Repair Or Replace My Screen Enclosure?
There will be times when you need to consider whether it makes financial sense to simply repair your screen, or get a full-screen replacement. You might initially choose to repair it, but sometimes a complete replacement is the better option in the long run.
For example, if you notice tearing around the aluminum in your screen, this means that your screen has been significantly weakened. A repair will only temporarily fix the problem meaning you’ll be back to square one as little as a few months later. In this case, we’d strongly advise a replacement.
If you notice a slight change in the color of your screen enclosure, this is another sign that the screen is weakening and will need to be replaced soon.
But in the case of a single hole caused by a rock or an animal, an enclosure repair would be sufficient.
If you’re ever in doubt, get in touch with us at Screenvana, and we’ll be able to advise you on your options as well as our expert recommendation, along with free estimates.
How to protect your screen during a hurricane
As you know, living in Miami offers some of the world’s most glorious sunshine and blue skies, but we are also a city that is prone to hurricanes.
So what does this mean for screen enclosures?
Weakening over time, loosened screw which may eventually fall out, and even blowouts.
The great news is there are precautions you can take to protect your screen.
Cutting screens – one each from the short side of the enclosure, and two from the back – will allow wind to flow freely through your screen room or pool area, preventing your enclosure from blowing down during gail force winds. Though this rarely needs to be done to porch screens.
Depending on the strength of the locks on your screen door, we sometimes recommend you remove these before a hurricane too, otherwise the door can fly open during a storm and rip off. if this does happen to you, don’t hesitate to call us and we’ll take care of your screen door repair quickly, and efficiently.
Remember, each storm will gradually weaken your screen enclosure, so while yours might look in good condition, it could be in need of repairs or adjustments. We will happily visit your property free of charge, assess your screen, and advise you of any enclosure repairs needed along with how best to protect your enclosure from future bad weather – saving you precious time and stress later.
Leave it to the experts
At times, it can be tempting to try and repair your screen yourself and save yourself money, but here’s why we don’t recommend this to our customers.
Repairing panels on your screen is time consuming, intricate, and requires expert knowledge and skill in order to be done correctly. Patio screen enclosures and pool enclosures often scale high above the ground, and attempting to make repairs above your head height is very risky when you don’t know what you’re doing.
Regularly clean and protect your screen as much as possible, but save the enclosure repairs to someone who knows exactly what they’re doing, with years of experience to back it up.
Hire a professional screen installer today!
Screenvana is a screen replacement and enclosure repair company based in Miami, Florida.
Whether you’re in need of repair services to your existing screen, looking to invest in home improvement and boost the value of your property by fitting a new pool or patio screen to your home, or you’d like to inquire about any of our other services (screen door replacement, screw repair, pool cage repair or painting, lanai screen repair, pressure washing) – get in touch today for your free estimate.
Our Top Tips For Protecting and Maintaining Your Screen Enclosure
You’ve already invested your hard earned money into a screen enclosure for your home, whether that’s a screened pool or pool cage, a screened in porch or even a patio screening. But in order to keep it in great condition, it’s vital you regularly maintain it and take measures to protect it.
There are so many things that are out of your hands – insects, stray wildlife, your own pets, and of course Miami’s notorious sunny and stormy climate – meaning that it’s only a matter of time before your screen enclosure will need to be repaired or replaced. One of our clients even managed to rip a hole through his pool enclosure while mowing the lawn and unknowingly flicking up a rock. Here at Screenvana, we’re a screen repair company who has truly seen it all.
Luckily, there are a few ways that you can protect and maintain your screen enclosure from unwanted damage, and save yourself money and headaches in the process!