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.
The average life span of Super Screen® is 10-20yrs.
Super Screen® is a thicker synthetic polyester coated with nylon, regular screens are fiberglass coated with vinyl.
Use some Simple Green® with light brushing and a 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.
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.
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.
You should have them checked, because if some are missing, more than likely more are bad. These are one of the only things holding your enclosure down. Without them, it can blow away.
The hurricane anchor cable prevents your enclosure from shifting back and 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.
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.
Yes, they make varying sizes for a 3lb cat all the way up to a 150lb dog. Schedule an appointment today for sizing and placement for your pet door(s).
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.
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.
This is because the vinyl has worn down over the years due to sun exposure and your screen has reached its life expectancy. What you are seeing is the fiberglass showing through.
Most concrete installers are not pulling a permit. Some jurisdictions allow concrete up to certain square footages to be poured with no permit. These slabs may NOT be built on, however.
Yes, if you intend to build on it.
Generally no, however if you wish to build on them you will need a structural footer, which does require a permit.
Yes, in most jurisdictions. The best way to know for sure is to call your local building department and ask them.
Yes, in all of our service area except Unincorporated Hillsborough County, however only a licensed contractor can perform the install.
You can pull your own permit however if you pull your own permit you assume all responsibility and liability for the project. If someone is working on your job and gets injured you are liable.
Yes, knowingly and willingly hiring an unlicensed contractor is punishable by a fine of up to $10,000.
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.

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