Keeping up with the Joneses may not be the most important thing in life, and you most definitely do not want to succumb to peer pressure at any age, but one thing is for sure: You do NOT want to be that house  in the neighborhood that doesn’t maintain the lawn, forgets to take the trash bin up for days, or needs to reroof the house. What you might not even think of is what your neighbors see when they look at your pool enclosure. From the inside you may think everything looks just fine, but from a distance, from across the lake or perhaps your neighbors yard next door, it might appear otherwise. You won’t want that.  Up close you many not notice that your screen now has a green, white, shiny or faded look, making your entire home look bad, and unkept. We’re not saying keep up with the Joneses, but we are saying we think it’s a good idea to maintain your home all around.

Just take a look at this screen enclosure.  Notice the one on the right has shiny white panels that clearly stand out.  This isn’t white screen… its really old screen that has weathered in Florida and should be replaced.

Next time you are out in your screen porch, take a good look around. Have you noticed that your screen is sagging a bit, or that the stitching is starting to come apart? Maybe you’ve noticed more insects in your usually well protected space? Many times it is hard to see smaller tears or holes until they become a much larger issue, and they go unnoticed. Then there is the coloring, do you see a tint of green or white? A shine or fading of color? And don’t forget to look up, it is very common for roof panel damage to go unnoticed.  These are all signs that it may be time to give your screen a facelift.

Pool screen repair and maintenance are all part of owning a screen enclosure. Thankfully, a rescreen to get your pool cage back in shape is quick and easy. Now, it is of course your choice of whether to change a few panels, or replace the screen of the entire cage, but it is in your best interest price wise to rescreen the entire structure all at once. No matter which company you go with, you will save a tremendous amount of money if you do them all at the same time rather than calling a repair crew to come out and change a few panels every so often. Plus, from a distance, say your neighbor’s home, or across the lake, old and new panels come across looking very different from each other, as the color of the screen fades and changes over time. If you are going for the well-kept and maintained household, you will not want to have this irregularly patterned look going on. These types of screen repairs for the entire enclosure generally consist of one repair crew coming to your home to take care of the work, and it usually is completed within in a few hours, depending on the size of the project and how many panels need to be done, but in most circumstances, you can expect your screen repair to be fast. You can have your home in tip top shape in no time! Maybe the Joneses’ aren’t so bad after all 😉

Corey Philip

About the author

Corey began working on screen enclosures as a teenager in 2004 after hurricane Charley devastated his home town of Punta Gorda. 7 years later, after holding positions from foreman, to sales, to project manager, while attending college at Florida Gulf Coast University, Corey and childhood friend Thomas Davis founded Gulf Coast Aluminum in 2011. With a focus on delivering an unparrelled level of service, the company has grown by leaps and bounds under their leadership. Today you’ll find Corey answering the phones In his free time Corey likes training for triathlons, running the trails at Ding Darling park on Sanibel Island, and of course, working on growing Gulf Coast Aluminum.