Hurricane season is upon us yet again and, if you're like most Central Floridians, you're probably wondering how to best prepare your pool screen enclosure for these severe storms. Have no fear - we're here to help!
In this blog post, we'll give you some tips on how to secure your screen enclosure and ensure that it can withstand strong winds. Whether you have a new or existing screen enclosure, following these simple steps will help give you peace of mind during hurricane season. So let's get started!
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Inspecting Your Pool Screen Regularly
When a hurricane hits, it's crucial to make sure your pool enclosure is prepared! By remembering to check and double-check your screen regularly throughout the season, you can minimize damage and ensure your patio screen is repaired before a storm hits.
How often should you inspect your pool screen enclosure? We recommend at least once a week, but twice a week is even better. Checking your screen enclosures for holes, tears, or loose screens is vital to keeping your pool area secure. And, if you have pets, it's also important to make sure that they haven't scratched or clawed any holes in the screen.
If you do find any damage, don't delay in repairing it! While it may seem like a DIY job, trusting the experts at Florida Pool Enclosures can guarantee your pool screen is prepared to handle anything the elements throw at it. The sooner you take care of the problem, the better. Not only will this help keep your pool area secure, but it will also save you money in the long run.
Landscaping Tips to Protect Your Pool Screen Enclosure
Another important tip to remember is to trim any tree branches that could potentially fall on your pool screen during a hurricane. While it may seem like a hassle, trimming back landscaping around your pool area is crucial to protecting your investment.
In addition to trimming back trees and shrubs, you should also make sure that any flowers or plants are located away from your patio screen or pool cage. If they're too close, they could easily be blown over in a major storm and result in torn screens.
By keeping your landscape manicured, not only will you keep your personal oasis beautiful, but you will protect your screened-in porch from anything the elements have to offer during storm season!
Temporary Panels: The Platinum Standard of Pool Protection
Finally, if you're really looking to provide maximum protection for your pool enclosure from any and all flying debris, we recommend installing temporary panels. These panels go over your screen panels, and are made of heavy-duty aluminum and can withstand even the strongest hurricane-force winds.
Installing temporary panels is the platinum standard of hurricane protection against flying yard debris or dangerous projectiles, and is by far the most effective way to keep your pool screen safe during a storm. Not to mention, they're easy to install and can be removed when the season for hurricanes is over.
If you're looking for an extra layer of protection for your patio enclosure, temporary panels are the way to go!
Storing The Essentials
In addition to securing your screen enclosure, it's also important to store any furniture or other items inside the enclosure that could be damaged by high winds. This includes patio furniture, grill, potted plants, toys - anything that could be lifted up and carried away in a storm. When you take these pieces of furniture out of the equation, you not only protect your enclosure from them, but you protect them from the elements!
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If you’re like most residential homeowners in the market for a screen enclosure to protect your pool from the harshest conditions of hurricane season, we can help. Give us a call today and one of our experienced professionals will be happy to walk you through your options. We know how important it is to keep your pool safe during this time of year, so let us take care of everything for you. With our years of experience, we are confident that we can find the perfect solution for your needs, and keep you enjoying your pool for as long as possible.
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