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  • Writer's pictureMike Delahoz

Screened Patio Enclosures Protect You from UV Rays (and Other Dangers!)

Updated: Jun 30, 2022

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, "up to 90% of skin cancers are caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun." That's a pretty alarming statistic, and it's one that should motivate everyone to take steps to protect themselves from the sun. When it comes to staying safe in the Florida sun, there are several ways that some people try to protect themselves: they avoid going outside during peak hours of sunlight; they wear sunscreen; they cover up with clothing. While all of these are good methods of protection, there is one simple but effective way to stay safe from harmful UV rays at home year-round: screened patio enclosures.

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Patio enclosures will not only keep you and your family safe from the sun's harmful UV rays, but they will also help to protect you from bugs and other pests — in addition to providing a number of other benefits. As experts in patio screen enclosure construction and installation, the team at Florida Pool Enclosures has helped countless Florida homeowners protect their existing patio from harmful UV rays. Below are some ways that a screened patio can protect you and your family from UV rays, and other benefits of adding a screen room to your patio.

Decrease UV Exposure to an Existing Porch

Although a screen enclosure might not block 100% of UV rays, a screened-in porch or patio reduced UV exposure significantly — with a screened-in patio blocking 30-80% more UV rays than an uncovered living area. Don't worry! Homeowners with a screen enclosure still have maximum visibility and can enjoy all of the luxuries of your sunroom. A screened-in patio makes lounging outdoors much safer, but even Florida homeowners with a screened patio enclosure from Florida Pool Enclosures should still be applying sunblock.

Make Your Outdoor Living Space Safer

Anyone who has lived in Florida during hurricane season knows that storm-force winds are no joke! Without the protection from the elements that a patio screen enclosure provides, debris — from leaves to tree limbs — can enter your outdoor living space and pose a threat to you and your family. Further, without an attached screen room enclosure, there is no barrier between a tree limb picked up by the wind and your glass living room window. This can pose an even greater threat, which is why a porch enclosure is an excellent line of defense against tree limbs, glass, and other potentially harmful debris. Patio screen enclosures from Florida Pool Enclosures are designed with structural integrity in mind, meaning they can stand up to just about anything the weather throws at them.

Screened Enclosures Improve Daytime Privacy

Many new Central Florida housing developments lack privacy, with houses seemingly stacked on top of each other, and screen enclosures are a great way to improve daytime privacy — allowing you and your family to enjoy your screen room or patio without the prying eyes of neighbors. Further, a screen enclosure can serve as a deterrent to unwanted visitors as it is one more door a criminal or pest has to get through. With screen rooms and patio enclosures, homeowners can enjoy privacy and security year-round.

25 Years of Custom-Designed Screen Rooms

Florida Pool Enclosures has been proudly serving the Central Florida community for over 25 years, and in that time we have designed and installed countless outdoor living area solutions. In addition to protecting you and your family from harmful UV rays, a screen room or patio enclosure can defend against flying debris and keep criminals and animals out — allowing your screened patio enclosure to be the oasis you imagined it would be.

To learn more about how screen rooms and patio enclosures can improve your outdoor living area, contact the experts at Florida Pool Enclosures by dialing (407) 260-2800 or complete our contact form for a free estimate!


Florida Pool Enclosures Proudly Services the Following Areas:

Orange County, Seminole County, Lake County, Osceola County, Volusia County, and Broward County. Our team commonly operates in Metro West, Doctor Phillips, Windermere, Kissimmee, Winter Garden, Gotha, Oviedo, Oakland, Apopka, College Park, Winter Park, Sorrento, Longwood, Altamonte Springs, Lake Mary, Heathrow, & Sanford.

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