DIY Screen Replacement

How to Put in or Take out a Hot Tub from Your Screen Patio or Porch

Posted by JR on September 04, 2014
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Most hot tubs are to big to take in or out of your patio/porch screen door. You will need to take a piece of the patio frame and screening out before you can get the hot tub in or out.
After the move is complete then you will need to replace the frame and screening.

It can be an extra cost to put a Hot tub in or out of your patio, pool enclosure, lanai, or screen porch.

This video shows you how to do it yourself.

Most hot tubs require a licensed plumber to hook up a hot tub but if you purchased the tub new the store will usually have someone that can do this.

Call John for screen service in Wellington FL, 33414.. 561-798-3132

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Rusty Screw Problems in Screen Enclosures

Posted by JR on January 20, 2014
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Rusty screws are a common problem in screen enclosures, porches and patios in Florida.  There are several things that cause rust.

Exposure to sun and rain and aging cause problems.  Homes that are close to salt water also rust faster.

The tops/heads of the screw often pop off and that results in a weaker screen structure.

Chlorine causes the biggest problems.  Most people wash their deck or patio with chlorine and that causes the screws to rust much faster.

A partial solution to the chlorine problem is to make sure that you thoroughly rinse the chlorine off the screws and any metal areas afterwards.

Another thing that causes rust is the incompatibility of  metals that touch each other.  The frame is made of aluminum and the screws are made of another type of metal.

You may need to replace some of the screws because of the rust.  There are screws that are more resistant to rust than others but are also more expensive.

Below is a list of some types of materials that screws are made of that are used in building a metal frame screen enclosure, porch or patio.

Zinc

Galvanized

Coatings of various kinds

Stainless Steel – is a mixture of metals that includes various amounts of nickel which is a anti rust metal.  Nickel is not as strong  a metal as steel so the screws cannot be made totally of a softer metal. Therefore, even if you use stainless steel screws, they will eventually rust.

 

 

 

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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.

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How to Patch a Hole on Your Screen Enclosure

Posted by JR on July 17, 2013
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How to put a patch on your screen.   Sometimes you don’t have the time or the money to repair or replace a screen.  This video gives you a simple way to patch the hole in the screen yourself.  This will work if it is on a pool, patio, screen room or lanai screen enclosure.

It will also work on a window screen.  The patch will usually stay on the screen for a long time if the patching is done with everything dry.

You can also use spray glue (get from the hobby store).  You could buy a roll of sticky screen but that does not stay on the screen as long (order this online).

The patch will look rather ugly and tacky but it will keep the bugs out.

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How to Repair a Screen in a Door or Window

Posted by JR on October 10, 2011
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You may need to repair or replace a window or door screen.

Call John if you need work done in Wellington FL, 33414

Ph   561-798-3132

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How to Repair a Slider Door Screen

Posted by JR on January 11, 2011
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DIY Project:
Just in case you want to replace the screen in your sliding screen door, below is a video from YouTube.


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Do It yourself Tips for Patio Screen Repair

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.

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