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Is Patio Enclosure Repair a DIY Project?

Posted by on Jun 23, 2015 in Emergency Repairs, Featured Home Improvement Articles | 0 comments June 22nd, 2015

The weather is really heating up here in Florida, and your screen porch or swimming pool is no doubt looking more inviting every day. That is, unless you’ve got doors that won’t open properly or holes in the screens, and maybe a few months’ worth of dirt. If so, you clearly need patio enclosure repair! It’s always a great feeling when you can complete a home project on your own. That’s the reward of DIYing! Patio enclosures can vary in size from one-panel, small-framed spaces to huge swimming pool areas that can consist of anything from 50 to 100...

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Sometimes Screen Repair is More Costly than Replacement

Posted by on Jun 16, 2015 in Emergency Repairs, Featured Home Improvement Articles | 0 comments June 29th, 2015

The average lifespan of pool and patio screens can be anything from 10 to 15 years, depending on where you live. Screens on a swimming pool enclosure receive a lot of sun and subsequent damage from UV rays. Over time, the vinyl coating wears off, exposing the silvery fiberglass threads. At this point, the screen becomes extremely brittle and can easily tear. If your screens look like this, then it’s probably time for a complete rescreen. In the long run, this would be more cost-effective than continually having screen repair that involves replacing individual panels. Other common screen repair...

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Keeping Porch Screens Clean is Easy!

Posted by on Jun 9, 2015 in Featured Home Improvement Articles | 0 comments June 8th, 2015

It doesn’t take long for pollen and dust to clog up porch screens – and pollen and dust are two things that can cause allergy issues for anyone who likes sitting outside on their porches. Fortunately, simple cleaning will keep pollen and dust off your screens, so you can continue enjoying your outdoor space. 1.  Vacuum as much of the pollen and dust off the screens as you can. This is going to make scrubbing a lot easier. You’ll need to use your vacuum’s hose attachment. 2.  Put a teaspoon of dishwashing liquid in a bucket filled with warm...

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Rusty Screws Often Lead to the Need for Screen Door Repair

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Emergency Repairs, Featured Home Improvement Articles | 0 comments June 1st, 2015

In Florida, rusty screws are a common problem with screened enclosures, patios and porches. There are several factors that cause rust and resultant screen door repair – exposure to rain, sun, and humidity are the most typical ones. The screw heads frequently ‘pop’ off, weakening and compromising the structure. Another major problem is chlorine. Many people wash their patios or decks with chlorine, which causes screws to rust a lot faster. To slow down the process, ensure that the chlorine is thoroughly rinsed off any metal areas and screws after washing. When incompatible metals touch each other, rust can...

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