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How to Replace a Screen on Your Patio

Posted by JR on July 08, 2016
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For service in Wellington Florida Call John at 561-798-3132

You may need to replace a screen section on your patio when it is torn by pets, tree limbs and other mishaps.  The following video will demonstrate how to replace a screen section on the side wall of your patio.  We DO NOT recommend that you try to replace a screen that is part of the top of your pool enclosure (anything that is not vertical, is the top).  Working on the top of a pool enclosure is very dangerous and should not be attempted unless you have knowledge and experience.

Call John at 561-798-3132 for service in Wellington Florida.

John’s Screen Repair Service
1210 Mystic Way
Wellington, FL 33414

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Screen Repair Review 561-798-3132

Posted by JR on August 18, 2014
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This infographic is a snapshot of the different areas that are included in the screen enclosure building and repair business. It can be as large as building a large, 2 story enclosure to as small a replacing a screen door latch.

John's Screen Service

Topics on this infographic are explained in more detail in other posts on this blog.
For service in Wellington Florida, call John at 561-798-3132.

John’s Screen Repair Service
1210 Mystic Way
Wellington, FL 33414

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Screen Room Patio Maintenance

Posted by JR on February 27, 2014
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John’s Screen Repair Service in Wellington FL 33414 561-798-3132

In Florida there are hundreds of swimming pools. Many of the pools have a big screen room around them to keep the bugs and trash out. The screen rooms or screen enclosure, as many people refer to them, are mostly made of an aluminum frame and screen that is attached to the frame.

Screen enclosures require maintenance. When a screen gets a hole or a tear or rip because of wind, or a tree limb falling, a golf ball crashing into the pool you will want to replace that part of the screen. Replace bent or broken frame sections since they can be hazardous.

You want your screen enclosure frame to last as long as possible and look as good as possible. After all, your screen room is an extension of your home living space.

There are some things that you can do to maintain your enclosure, screen room or porch. The following description applies to structures that are made using aluminum and synthetic screen material.

The aluminum frame that is under the roof eves of the house needs a little more attention. While the frame is more protected and thus more stable and secure during high wind events the screen enclosure is constantly affected by nature all the time, 24\7.

The part of the frame attached to the house does not get the free natural cleansing that freestanding pool enclosures get when it rains. If you have a lot of trees or even a fence or hedge near the enclosure, screen room or porch, this will also reduce the natural rain cleaning process.

The screen is attached to the aluminum frame so it collects small amounts of water vapors, mists, salts, chlorides, minute chemicals and dirt from the air and this may not be washed away by the rain. The deposits are captured and collected by the screen and this material congeals. This is a slow process but it damages the frame by eating away at the aluminum.

The frame should be cleaned every year. To do this all you need is a water hose with no attachments. At slow volumes or minimal pressures place the water hose on the frame directly over the rubber tubing and gently rinse the debris away.

The deposits mainly collect on the horizontal frame also known as the chair rail. The best time to clean the frame is after a very long hard rain as the deposits are softer at that time and are easier to wash out.

There are exceptions to these rules of thumb. If someone has pressure cleaned your home or roof and used chlorine or bleach then the entire frame should be cleaned in this manner.
Even very old screen frames can be somewhat renewed with this intervention.

For service in Wellington FL call John at 561-798-3132

John’s Screen Repair Service
1210 Mystic Way
Wellington, FL 33414

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Replacing Screens During Cold Weather Can Rip Your Screen

Posted by JR on December 10, 2013
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When you try to replace a screen section, (on a pool enclosure, porch, patio or other) and the outside temperature is below 70  there could be a problem.

In cooler temperatures the spline (black rubber tubing that keeps the screen in place) gets like hard plastic and when the temperature gets below 60 it is very rigid.

Because of the rigidness of the spline (tubing), the spline may tare the screen . The tares may be very small (only a few strands) but that small tare can rip more easily, so in a few months you may have rips and tares along the edge of a fairly new screen.

The screen material also becomes more brittle in cooler weather and may tare easier when you work with it.

So, even though you may want to replace your screens  ASAP, it is better to wait until the outside temperature is above 70.

For screen service in Wellington Fl call John at 561-798-3132

John’s Screen Repair Service
1210 Mystic Way
Wellington, FL 33414

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Prepare Your Pool for Winter Safety

Posted by JR on November 09, 2012
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It does not get very cold in South Florida during the winter but it is still too cool for most people to swim.

It is important to keep your pool enclosure locked so children do not fall into the pool and need help.

The federal gov has made a number of laws regarding  pool safety.  You can find them in the links below.

About PoolSafely.gov and CPSC

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. In addition to Pool and Spa Safety, the CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard.

Accessibility | Privacy/Security | Open Government | cpsc.gov

John’s Screen Repair Service

Wellington FL 33414

561-798-3132

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Prepare Screen Enclosure for Hurricane

Posted by JR on July 21, 2012
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Preparing your screen enclosure for a hurricane is important.

You need to look at the screws and bolts to see if they are rusty.  Old rusty screws snap and fall out.  This does not happen all at one time.  But it happens that a few at a time fall out  and at some point the structure comes apart.

You may have a lot of rusty screws but your structure seems fine.  But then you get a stong wind or hurricane and it just comes apart.

So, check your structure for rusty screws and loose areas.

Secure your screen enclosure by replacing rusty screws and tighten up loose joints.

John’s Screen Service                         Wellington FL                         561-798-3132

1210 Mystic Way

Wellington FL 33414

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Swimming Pool Saltwater Vs Chlorine

Posted by JR on January 21, 2011
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If you are thinking about putting in a new pool this summer then you will need to do a lot of research. Don’t just go to the nearest pool shop. I found this short article about clorine vs salt water pool.

Saltwater Vs Chlorine: Which Swimming Pool Do You Need?

When someone decides that they want to install a swimming pool in their home, inground or above ground is not the only choice they have to make. They will also need to decide if they want a pool that uses saltwater or chlorine to stay clean. There are benefits to both, and the facts should be closely examined before making a choice.

One of the benefits of a saltwater pool is that it provides a more comfortable experience for the swimmers. Chlorine can be known to cause red eyes, itchy skin and even green hair for someone who swims in it often, but this does not occur with saltwater. Also, if someone happens to get some water in their mouth, the taste of saltwater is far more pleasant.

If cost is an issue, a chlorine pool is generally more affordable at the time of purchase than a saltwater pool. However, the cost of chemicals and maintenance can add up faster for a chlorine pool than a saltwater pool. Shoppers must decide whether they are more concerned with saving money at the time they purchase the pool or down the road.

Many people are concerned with choosing the pool that will be safest for the environment but the truth is that there is really no difference. Whether someone uses chlorine or saltwater, they are posing a risk for the plants around their pool. There is also a slight chance, with either system, that there could be a negative impact on the drinking water of the home.

Choosing between a saltwater and a freshwater pool is really a matter of personal preference. Shoppers must consider the expense that they are willing to take on when they purchase the pool, as well as their concern for the comfort of their swimmers. Whichever system someone chooses, they are sure to enjoy having a pool of their very own.

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Hope you learned something from this short article. If you need any help regarding your pool enclosure call John at 561-798-3132 in Wellington, Florida 33414
John’s Screen Service
Wellington, Fl 33414
561-798-3132

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Do It yourself Tips for Patio Screen Repair Safety

Posted by JR on June 13, 2010
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Safety First:  Screen Enclosures can be very tall.  The Alumium can get very hot during the summer and even burn your skin.  Be very careful when you climb on the enclosure.  The enclosure may have bolts missing or the wood on your house could be rotting.  The screen enclosure is also referred to as a sceen room or lanai screen.

Make sure someone is home if you are working on the top of the pool enclosure or on high ladders.  Even if you fall in the swimming pool you could hit your head, foot, or arm on the side of the pool and it could knock you out enough that you could drown.  Even the impact of thye water could knock you out.

John’s Screen Repair Service Wellington Florida, 33414.

1210 Mystic Way, Wellington, FL 33414

Phone 561-798-3132

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Prepare Your Screen Enclosure For Hurricane Season

Posted by JR on June 07, 2010
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Hurricanes are severe tropical storms that form in the southern Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Scientists can now predict hurricanes, but people who live in coastal communities should plan what they will do if they are told to evacuate.

What should you do to prepare your screen enclosure for the hurricane season.

Check your enclosure for rusty or loose screws, missing screws or missing bracing.

Everything put togather sooner or later falls apart, sooner when the connectors are rusty or worn.

If you are handy, you can replace screws or bolts yourself.

Check for weak, poorly attached corners.  Enclosure angles and corners take heavy stress during a storm and one break can bring down an entire pool cage.

Check for improperly anchored support beams.  Anchoring beams through pavers is not sturdy.  Heavy winds can pull the pavers free from their mortar and sand base.

John’s Screen Repair

1210 Mystic Way

Wellington, Florida, 33414

561-798-3132

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Patio Screen Materials 561-798-3132

Posted by JR on May 01, 2010
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John’s Screen Repair Service Wellington Florida, 33414.

Phone 561-798-3132

What is the difference between Lanai and Patio?
– Lanai already has a existing roof and concrete floor that are usually a part of the house, unlike the patio that will need a aluminum or screen roof and sometimes a slab.

What colors are available?
– Aluminum frame color choices are white or bronze (usually referred as black)
– The most common screen color is Charcoal, there are also white and gray screens.
– Remember to check with your Community HOA(home owners association) what colors are required by your community, if you live in a community.

What is the difference between screen roof and aluminum roof?
– Screen roof is just like the rest of your screen; aluminum roof is made out of aluminum. – Aluminum roof can be made out of insulated or uninsulated panels. – The insulated panels have the insulation build in between two sheets of aluminum. – Insulated roofs are more expensive, but quieter. Uninsulated aluminum roofs are louder and less money.

John’s Screen Repair Service Wellington Florida, 33414. 

1210 Mystic Way

Phone 561-798-3132

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