Patio screen replacement

How to Replace a Screen on Your Patio

Posted by JR on September 18, 2017
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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 or storms 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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Should I Remove Pool Screen Sections Before a Hurricane?

Posted by JR on September 01, 2017
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If you are going to get hurricane force winds at your house you may consider cutting a few screens out of your enclosure.  However,  It may be better to wait until the wind is above 20 at your house before you cut any screens out.  The storm could shift and you may not need to do anything.

The most efficient way to remove screens (to prepare for a storm)  is to take one screen out (screens at eye level) on each short side of the of the enclosure  and two out on the back (longer wall side) of the screen enclosure. You may  feel that you need to remove more sections.

Sometimes it may be advisable to remove the screen doors before a hurricane. Screen doors do not have strong locks and often fly open during a storm and rip off the frame.  In that case, you can remove the screen door and replace it after the storm.  Check your screen doors.

If the screen material on your enclosure is more than 7 years old then they will very likely blow out.  The average life of screen is 7-10 years.  The more sun exposure the screen has, the faster it deteriorates.

Rarely do you need to need to cut screens out of a porch (average 10X40 covered patio.)

No need to take the spline (rubber spline that holds the screen in) out.

DO NOT GET ON A LADDER DURING THE WIND !!!!!!!      NEVER PUT YOURSELF IN DANGER.

The reason for taking screen out is to allow wind to blow through the enclosure.  If the wind gets caught in the enclosure and has a hard time getting out, then it could lift the enclosure off the grown or even tare it off the house.

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You need to answer a few questions before you decide to remove screen sections/panels.

  1. How much exposure to the winds does your enclosure have?  (are you on a lake, a golf course, 5 acre lot or any large open area).  These things increase your wind exposure.
  2. Do you have other houses or  trees  (how many) around or near your pool enclosure.  These things create a kind of wind barrier and reduces your wind exposure.
  3. Was your leni or pool enclosure build before 2014?  The Florida Building Codes have been upgraded in 2014, 2010, 2007, 2004, 2001.  With every upgrade the requirements for screen structures were increased to be able to withstand hurricane type winds. Generally, the older your enclosure, the weaker it will be.  But this is not always necessarily true because many enclosures were built much stronger than code required at the time of the build.
  4. What type of screen is in your enclosure?  Regular 18/14,  20/20 or a heavier mesh.  The heavier or tighter mesh, the more resistant it will be in the wind,  (more difficult it will be for the wind to blow through one side of the enclosure and out the other side.)
  5. How tall is your enclosure?  The taller the enclosure the more exposure it will have to the winds.  The wind increases the higher you get from the ground.  The wind is less on the ground.
  6. How many screen side walls do you have? 1, 2, or 3?  The more screen walls you have, the more exposure you have.
  7. Do you have rusty screws or bolts?
  8. Is the enclosure securely attached to the house?
  9. Do you have additional bracing on your enclosure?
  10. How large is your screen enclosure?  The larger the enclosure, the more exposure to updraft or downdraft you can get.
  11. How tall is your house?  The taller your home, the more updraft or downdraft it can create on your enclosure
  12. Generally, determine the amount of exposure your screen enclosure has and determine if you need to remove any panels or sections. Keep in mind, the screens that you remove, you will need to replace after the storm.

For service in Wellington Florida, call John at 561-798-3132

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How to Install a Hurricane-Safe Screen Enclosure and Swimming Pool

Posted by JR on June 09, 2014
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John’s Screen Service in Wellington Florida, 561-798-3132

In this video you will see how a pool screen enclosure is built, how a patio is protected from storms, how the swimming pool runs with less chlorine, and how a child protective screen barrier is placed around your pool. All of these areas are important to know about when you build a new screen enclosure or if you already have an existing pool enclosure.

After you have your screen enclosure it will need to be maintained such as replacing screens because of children, pets, trees or storms.

For pool screen enclosure 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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Wellington Florida Screen Repair Service, 561-798-3132

Posted by JR on February 26, 2013
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       John has been in business 15+ years in Wellington Florida.  He repairs and replaces screens on swimming pool enclosures, patios, windows, and screened porches. He also builds porches, and repairs damaged enclosures.

John’s business is licensed and insured in the state of Florida.

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You may contact John by calling 561-798-3132.

Wellington FL 33414

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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   561-798-3132

Ph   561-798-3132

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John’s Screen Service
1210 Mystic Way
Wellington FL 33414

561-798-3132

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Roof Replacement and Pool Screen Repair

Posted by JR on June 21, 2010
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John’s Screen Repair             Wellington, Florida                 561-798-3132

When you are planning to replace your roof and have a pool Enclosure attached to the house, you need to ask your contractor several things.

1. Will your pool Enclosure need to be disconnected from the house at any point before, during or after the roof  is to be  replaced. (If so, is that included in the price).

2. Does any of the facia board that is between the pool enclosure and the house need to be replaced and how much. (Most of the time the pool enclosure needs to be disconnected when the facia is replaced).

3.  It is good to get the total price of everything that needs to be done before you sign for the roof is replaced.

4.  Generally, extra work, such as disconnecting the pool/patio enclosure  or replacing screen is not included in the price of replacing the roof.

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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John’s Screen Repair             Wellington, Florida                 561-798-3132

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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