How can I keep rain water from coming into my screen patio

Gem Spletzer
by Gem Spletzer

The home I just purchased came with a large screen patio. Which is nice because I have been using it to store my gym equipment & to do my exercise at. Unfortunately every time it rains water gets all over my equipment and I have constantly be moving it so it doesn't get wet or drying it to prevent it from getting rusted. I'm tired of having to do this almost in a daily basis (Florida weather). Definitely not the type of work out I was thinking of doing, so what can I do to keep rain water out but still get a nice breeze in when is not raining.

  5 answers
  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Jul 11, 2018

    Add gutters to your roof if you don't have them to keep the water away.

    • Gem Spletzer Gem Spletzer on Jul 12, 2018
      I have new gutters installed but that still not working. The problem is the rain coming in when is windy. Someone said they had heard there is a product I can do spray or replace the screens with that would keep rain from coming thru the screens but didn't know the name.

      Anyways, thanks for the suggestion.

  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Jul 12, 2018
    I am not familar with that product, but we once had to add a vinyl "frame" around a screen porch because of the rain and dirt coming inside. We put it along the bottom of the screen area and it helped.

  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Jul 12, 2018

    Gem...We purchased shades for our screen porch from Lowes, mainly for evening sun but we have lowered them when we are expecting a rain..they have an attachment at bottom to hold them down when winding, and we have noticed a lot less water on porch. I can't say "none" but nothing compared to what we had with nothing! Hope this helps!

  • Robin Robin on Jul 12, 2018
    You don't say if the screen goes all the way to the ground or if it stops at a wall. If it goes to the ground I would just buy a roll of clear plastic used for landscaping and run it down the screen almost to the floor inside the porch. It would be easy to roll up and tie out of the way when not needed. If you have a wall then the protection should be on the outside of the porch and becomes a bit more work. You can buy different types of blinds that would help. Either way good luck.

  • Kat8629957 Kat8629957 on Jul 12, 2018
    Have you thought of hanging outdoor curtains that can be open when the weather is nice? They would likely need to have chain or weights in the hems to reduce the billowing in the wind.