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  • Writer's pictureMike Delahoz

Why Florida Homeowners Love Mansard-Style Pool Enclosures

Updated: Jun 15, 2022

If you live in Florida, there’s a good chance you have a pool. In fact, 25% of Orlando homes had a swimming pool on the property according to a 2021 study. And if you are lucky enough to have a pool, you undoubtedly need a quality pool screen enclosure to protect your swimming pool from the elements.

There are several screen enclosure roof styles to choose from, all of which vary in popularity. The dome roof, with its sloped sides and striking design, is increasing in popularity among homeowners. Similarly, the gable roof has remained a popular choice for decades. But when it comes to popular screen enclosures, one design has the clear popular vote: the mansard roof pool screen enclosure.

The mansard roof screen enclosure has a flat midsection with gently-sloping sides, helping to create a spacious outdoor area. There are variations of the mansard roof — including the popular hip enclosure roofs — meaning pool owners have a number of options when it comes to their specific mansard roof design from Florida Pool Enclosures. Below, we have outlined some of the reasons why the mansard-style screen enclosure is so popular among homeowners. Read on, and decide if the mansard roof swimming pool enclosure is right for you!

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Why the Mansard Screen Enclosure is So Popular

  • 1. Beautify Your Outdoor Space

  • 2. Endure the Elements

  • 3. An Easy-to-Clean Swimming Pool Screen

Improve the Aesthetic Appeal of Your Outdoor Space

First, a mansard roof adds beauty to any Florida home. Mansard roofs were popularized in the 17th century by French architect Francois Mansart, and the mansard roof-style pool screen enclosure is equally regal. The mansard roof is characterized by sloping sides all around, which stem from a flat, level midsection. One mansard roof variation, the hip roof, has the added advantage of appearing taller — making for a visually-impressive architectural design. Of the different types of pool enclosures, a mansard roof is an ideal option for making your pool area feel incredibly spacious.

Protect Your Pool Year-Round

While the aesthetic beauty of an enclosure is important, the primary role of a screen enclosure is to keep the pool free of harmful UV rays, pests, leaves, and other debris. Mansard roofs do just that with elegance, while also helping to retain heat in cooler weather to reduce swimming pool heating costs. Of course, being in Florida, resistance to strong winds is of major importance — and mansard roof screen enclosures from Florida Pool Enclosures are designed with more wind resistance, enabling them to withstand wind from even the strongest storms.

Easier Enclosure Maintenance

Different types of pool enclosures may be harder or easier to clean depending on the shape, and part of the reason mansard-style pool screen enclosures are so popular is that most people prefer an easy-to-clean screen enclosure over one that is a pain in the neck. The mansard roof slopes upward toward a flat midsection, meaning the mansard roof screen enclosure — compared to the gable roof and the dome roof — is far easier to maintain, and is an ideal choice for homeowners who want to spend more time enjoying their swimming pool and less time cleaning their pool enclosure.

Trust Florida Pool Enclosures for Your Mansard Roof Installation

If, after reading this article, you're sold on a mansard-style pool enclosure for your outdoor space, we don't blame you! Between the aesthetic appeal, the increased wind resistance, and the painless maintenance, there's a good reason they are the most popular enclosure option — and Florida Pool Enclosures has overseen the construction and installation of countless mansard-style screen enclosures.

Whichever of the roof styles you choose for your screen enclosure, Florida Pool Enclosures is glad to help. For more information on the mansard roof, dome roof, and gable roof screen enclosures, dial (407) 260-2800 or receive a free estimate by completing our online contact form.


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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