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Pros and cons of enclosing your pool with a screen room

Florida law requires that you enclose your pool. The law was enacted to address the issue of so many children drowning in unsupervised pools. Other serious injuries or death can also occur when the pool is empty. It makes sense that to protect your neighborhood your pool would need to be enclosed with a locking gate.

But what are you going to enclose your pool with? The laws have few regulations as to the type of enclosure, so long as one is there that prevents small children or animals from entering. That means you can choose from a number of different types of fencing and other options. So why choose a screen room? Here are a few of the pros and cons. Continue reading

Meeting Florida Pool Safety Requirements with an Installed Screen Pool Enclosure

Did you know that the state of Florida requires all pools to be enclosed? There are several reasons for this, and there are few exceptions.  If you want to make sure your home’s pool meets state requirements, we can help.

Screen rooms

There are a lot of advantages to using a screened structure to surround your pool. It allows easy view of your pool in case you have teens or others swimming while you are doing other things, yet our screens are tight enough mesh to keep most pests and some insects out of your pool. With a screen room you can feel like you are naked to the elements poolside, while still meeting the requirements for an enclosure. Continue reading

How to Socially Distance with a Screen Room

Social distancing is hard on everyone. Even people who pride themselves on being introverts are having issues with being cut off from others. Humans are social creatures. We thrive on interaction with each other and our environment. As such, staying at home and being alone is about the worst thing you can do for your mental health.

Many therapists are suggesting that people have social distancing visits. As long as everyone wears a mask and is at least six feet apart, there is no harm in getting together for a friendly visit. It is important to keep such groups to only a few people or households, even if you are maintaining distance. Continue reading

Getting a Screen Repair During Hurricane Season

Florida’s hurricane season is in full swing, and even though we’ve managed not to have any severe tropical storms yet this year, that doesn’t mean one can’t hit at any time. Your screen room is designed to hold up against high winds, but that doesn’t mean it won’t become damaged during a storm. The screen can become ripped or stretched by flying debris or falling objects.

If your screen room is damaged by a hurricane or other severe weather, you don’t want to have to wait for it to be repaired. Putting off repairs can cause additional damage to occur, especially if there is another storm, and Florida is often getting one storm after another.  Continue reading

Converting Your Porch to a Screen Room

Summer is fast approaching, and many people are going to be wanting to spend more time outdoors. With the rains of late spring and early summer, it can be very relaxing to sit outside and enjoy the storms, perhaps with a cup of coffee or hot tea and a cozy blanket.

But if you only have a covered porch or a partially covered porch, you probably aren’t able to make that dream a reality without getting awfully wet. Thankfully, there are ways that you can upgrade and improve your porch into a screen room that will allow you to enjoy storms, balmy breezes, and people watching.

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Three Ideas for a Screen Room

You may have thought about getting a screen room or screened-in porch for a while but be on the fence about it. A screen room adds value to your home and can be used for a number of purposes. Here are the three most popular ideas for a screen room.

Kiddie Corral

Do you have small children? Fresh air is wonderful for children, and a screen room allows you to get them out in the open while still protecting them. A screen room won’t allow debris, weather, or critters to enter, keeping your children safe. You can install a baby gate at the doorway to the screen room so that the children cannot escape and get into mischief. This is a great way to give your kids a playroom.

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Three Springtime Uses for a Screen Room

Have you been considering adding a screen room to your home? Whether you add an attached screen room, screen in a back porch or patio, or build a screen room as a separate structure, there are many great uses for a screen room, especially in the spring. Here are just a few of the ways you could be enjoying your screen room in a couple of months.

Storm Watching

While you don’t want to be out in the elements during a tropical storm or hurricane, you can still enjoy the typical run of the mill storms that roll through the area. Storm watching can be very therapeutic and relaxing. Sitting outside where you can see, hear, and smell the rain is a uniquely pleasurable experience. A screen room will allow you to enjoy the storms without actually getting wet. Continue reading

Three Reasons to Add a Screen Room to Your Home

There are a lot of things that you can do to improve your home and increase its value. The projects you take on to remodel or upgrade your home are personal to you and reflect what means most to you and your family. One of the often overlooked home improvements that can enhance your family and social lives is to add a screened room or porch. 

Increase Home Value

There are a lot of things that you can do to increase your home’s value, and adding a screened porch or screen room is just one of them. Increasing your home’s value is important for a number of reasons. If you ever decide to sell, it will help you get a better price. If you find yourself in a situation where you need to take out a loan against your home’s equity, a screened room could help you get more from the deal. Continue reading

Three Reasons to Replace Your Gutters This Fall

Your gutters might often be an afterthought, a chore that you dread doing each year. Yet your gutters are actually very important to the structural integrity and safety of your home and landscaping. Without appropriate gutters, you open up your home and lawn to potential water damage. Here are three reasons you might want to replace your gutters this fall.

Storm Damage

As we near the end of the Tampa rainy season, it is important to check your roof, chimney, facia, soffit, and gutters for storm damage. If your home sustained heavy rains, winds, or hail, chances are your gutters are fairly banged up. If this is their first season, they may not need to be replaced. If you have had the same gutters for years, you need to make sure to check them carefully for signs that they are not stable. Continue reading

Three Advantages of Having a Screen Room

You may think that a screen room is a luxury that you don’t really need to worry about, but there are a lot of great advantages to having a screen room, especially in the fall. When you want to entertain but the weather is unpredictable, having a screen room can be of great benefit. You can also use a screen room for other purposes throughout the fall and winter months. Here are three of the advantages to having a screen room.

Entertaining Outdoors

Fall is a beautiful time of year, and you might want to entertain outside. Fall weather can be unpredictable, though, sometimes with rain storms that can be amazing to watch but definitely get you wet. A screen room will allow you to continue with your entertainment plans regardless of the weather patterns for the night.  Continue reading