Friday, November 13, 2009

Pool Enclosures And How To Do A Screen Repair

If you go through any neighborhood in Florida, you'll quickly realize that most of the swimming pools are covered with patios or a pool enclosure. And there is a better than good chance that at any time you can also see a large swarm of mosquitoes buzzing around, which is one good reason for their existence.

Due to the continuous influx of bugs throughout Florida, the pool enclosures built around and over the pools give the homeowners the ability to actually enjoy their pools without discomfort. There are times that just sitting out on your own porch, if it doesn't have a cover, is impossible. The downside of having these wonderful enclosures is the occasional screen repair that becomes part of the required maintenance.

The screen is composed of a plastic coating that is administered to a mostly nylon material. And the actual framing of the enclosures is made from aluminum, which means that they are very rust resistant. The enclosure is likely to outlive your house, consequently, unless it is blown down by a hurricane. But what should one do when a screen is torn in some way or they simply age and begin to discolor?

When it comes to doing a acceptable screen repair on any pool enclosure, you really need to know what you're doing. The screen itself is held in place in the aluminum framing by spline. In order to set the spline securely into the groove, you will need special tools.

Some people will try to do repairs themselves, and the materials that they buy at Home Depot or other home improvement stores are not made of the best quality which will make the home owners more disgruntled with the project. Also, the screens from which one can choose are many and varied.

Where a standard screen repair needs an 18x14 mesh material, most of the time folks will choose to go with a 20x20 mesh material. The difference is that the hole in the screen material is smaller. People can also choose to use privacy screens when repairing their pool enclosures, and can also benefit from a shade giving screen known as the Sun Screen.

These screens can last between 8 to 10 years before you need to replace them, and you position them in the top of the pool enclosures. Ten to twelve years is how long the screen panels on the sides of the enclosure will usually last. It's not always age that creates a need for screen repair; there is the occasional squirrel or weed eater that can do some damage.

You can find pool enclosures in white and bronze colors. The majority of customers choose the bronze color since when the screws start to rust, it tends to blend in. Regardless, to get the maximum pleasure from your pool in Florida, you will need to have a pool enclosure. You'll have to deal with many insect bites.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Repair and Rescreen Your Pool Enclosures, Patios, And Porches

Look anywhere in the state of Florida and you will see almost everyone has some sort of pool enclosure or patio. Look everywhere in Florida and you will also find a swarm of misquitos somewhere near by. These aluminum structures are built with insect screen to allow home owners to enjoy their pools and patios during the evenings with out by these flying pest that roam the state. The insect screen that protects these home owners is made of a nylon wrap with a plastic coating. The lifetime of the screen in these enclosures is around 10 years.

Most pool enclosures are now equipped with flat spline which holds the screen into place. All though most pool enclosures and porches now use this flat spline there are still a few pool enclosures that use round spline. Round Spline was designed to come out under high winds but also had a habbit of falling out under normal conditions. It was because of this that the flat spline was created.

Find out more about rescreening your pool enclosure.