What is the average life span of fiberglass screen?
a. Phifer® Fiberglass insect screening typically lasts 7-10yrs, with an extended lifespan of 10-15yrs. Builder grade screens typically last 5-7yrs with an extended lifespan of 7-10yrs. But results may vary, depending on your exposure and care. 

What is the average life span of Tuff Screen®?
a. The average life span of Tuff Screen® is 10-20yrs. 

What makes Tuff Screen® different than regular screen?
a. Tuff Screen® is a thicker synthetic polyester coated with vinyl, regular screens are fiberglass coated with vinyl.

What is the best way to clean my screens?
a. Use some Simple Green® & a light brushing & hose off. Though chlorine bleach is the most effective, it will deteriorate the antimicrobial agents in the screen and cause damage to the vinyl over time.

Why when I had only one damaged roof panel, did I need 5 of them replaced?
a. This is because the company that screened your enclosure last, did what is known as "sheeting" the roof. Meaning, there are not individual panels though it may look that way from inside the enclosure. It's done to save time & time is money. This is how other companies cheat you.

Why are my screws all rusty?
a. Standard screws are a painted zinc coated fastener. When they are screwed in, they lose some of the coating causing a dissimilar metal reaction otherwise known as electrolysis. 

What should I do if I'm noticing missing screws on the bottom of my enclosure?
a. You should have them checked, because if some are missing, more than likely more are bad. These are one of the only thing holding your enclosure down. Without them, it can blow away.

What are the cables on my enclosure for? Should I worry if one is broken?
a. The hurricane anchor cable prevents your enclosure from shifting back & forth in the winds ensuring that your fasteners do not fail. If one is broken, you should have it replaced as soon as possible as these prevent your enclosure from blowing over. 

Why doesn't my screen door close properly?
a. It may be time to change your door hardware kit, or the hinges could be bad. Also your frame might need adjusting due to a settling deck.

Do they make a pet door for a Screen enclosure or Screen Room?
a. Yes, they make varying sizes for a 3lb cat all the way up to a 150lb dog. Schedule an appointment today for sizing & placement for your pet door(s).

My pool enclosure gutters are always full of leaves, is there anything I can do?
a. Yes, we can increase the size of your gutter. For those who like to clean their gutters themselves, we can install trap doors through the top screens of your enclosure so you can gain access to your house roof.

The water pours off my roof over my Screen Enclosure gutters, what can I do?
a. We can increase the size of your gutters and downspouts to handle the excessive amount of water. We could also install a splash guard on your existing Screen Enclosure gutters.

Why are my screens all silvery looking?
a. This is because the vinyl has wore down over the years due to sun exposure, & your screen has reached its life expectancy. What you are seeing is the fiberglass showing through.

Does it require a permit for pavers?

a. No it does not require a permit for pavers. However if you wish to build on them it will require a structural footer which does require a permit. 

Does a concrete slab require a permit?

a. Depending on size, and jurisdiction your slab may not require a permit. However if you wish to build on it, it will require a permit.

Does it require a contractors license to rescreen?

a. In Pinellas County it does. "Rescreeners" are not usually Licensed Cotractors they are not allowed to change screws, cables, doors, gutters, wind bracing or any other structural framing member.

How do I know if a company is properly licensed?

a. Always ask to see a copy of their Contractors License. You may also check with the DBPR to determine if they are state licensed or the county you reside in to see if they are county licensed.

Is a deposit required?

a. All companies have different policies. Usually a deposit is only required for build projects. If a company is asking for a deposit for a rescreen or repair you may want to consider another company.

Does a screened front entry require a permit?

a. Yes, in all of our service area except Unincorporated Hillsborough County, however only a Licensed Contractor can perform the install.

Does a screened lanai (screened walls only) require a permit?

a. Yes, in all of our service area except Unincorporated Hillsborough County, however only a Licensed Contractor can perform the install.

Is it cheaper to hire the paver company, concrete company, and screen company separately?

a. In some cases it can be. However you assume the role of project coordinator and superintendent. This may lead to unnecessary delays, costs, oversights, and some finger pointing, enjoy.


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