Super Gutter Installation on your Pool Cage could save you in costly repairs of your Tampa home

The flow of water around the structure of your pool cage can be one of the primary factors in the longevity of it. The experts at Tampa Bay Rescreens and Repair have taken the time to put together some tips for you to not only make the flow of moisture more efficient, but to also save you money in costly repairs. When it comes to the installation and maintenance of Pool Enclosures, the motto of “quality work at a fair price” is lived up to every time.

Over time, your pool cage will be subject to tens of thousands of gallons of rainwater passing through it. This has several effects.

Pool Enclosure Super Gutters too small?

pool-enclosure-structural-integrity-2pool-enclosure-structural-integrity-1Is your pool enclosure gutter system properly handling the amount of rain flowing off your roof, especially barrel tile roofs? Water overflowing over the gutter will cause your fascia and soffitt boards to stay wet, inviting insect infestation and wood rot.  If the super gutter wasn’t attached to a structural part of the roof framing the rotting fascia board could cause the gutter and the screen roof beams to collapse with catastrophic results. Tampa Bay Rescreens can replace that 5″ gutter to a 7″ super gutter allowing the gutter system to handle the roof rain run off.

 

With a Super Gutter, the effects of rainwater can be mitigated, which will greatly decrease the damage by the elements and extend the life of your pool cage.

Is your pool enclosure lacking a Super Gutter altogether?

Is the rain from your roof  just flowing through the roof screen of pool enclosure like a waterfall? Without a gutter, the waterfall effect can cause an erosion effect on your pool deck, especially if you have brick pavers. They are softer than concrete decks and will erode faster over time. Tampa Bay Rescreens can install a 5 or 7 inch super gutter to prevent the erosion on the deck which keeps all that water from pooling on the deck. (see photos below of a super gutter installed where there was none before)

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Photo before the installation of a super gutter.

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Photo before the installation of a super gutter.

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Photo after the installation of a Super Gutter.

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Photo after the installation of a Super Gutter.

Please consider the installation of a Super Gutter in your existing pool enclosure today to protect your investment and keep your Tampa home looking beautiful. Please schedule an appointment with Tampa Bay Rescreens & Repair services Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Dunedin, and Oldsmar areas. Please call us today at 813-679-1074 or you can also contact us using the button below.

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Sherwin Williams Direct to Metal Paint best choice for Tampa Pool Enclosures

sherwin williams, paint, pool enclosuresAt Tampa Bay Rescreens and Repair, we use only the best materials in our Pool Enclosure paining service. The Direct-to-Metal (DTM) product line of paints by Sherwin Williams has many benefits that make it stand out among their competitors lower-quality paints. DTM ACRYLIC FINISHING is a 100 % acrylic, water reducible, corrosion resistant finishing for light to moderate industrial use. Developed for new building or maintenance usage and can be made use of straight over prepared substrates. It turns out to be perfect for pool enclosure painting and can easily accompany a rescreening of your pool enclosure.

  • Chemical resistant
  • Deterioration resistant
  • Quick drying
  • Low smell
  • Flash rust/early corrosion resistant
  • Interior/exterior usage

Check out this video about our pool enclosure painting service using the Direct-to-Metal paint by Sherwin Williams:

Painting your pool enclosure is a cost-effective alternative to rebuilding it from the ground up. You could save thousands of dollars and still restore your pool enclosure to its original luster by painting it using our Direct-to-metal paints. Not only is it cost-effective but also environmentally friendly, as you will be recycling your old enclosure to last for years to come. Tampa homeowners who are trying to pinch a penny will be making a sound choice with this alternative and Tampa Bay Rescreens and Repair will do their very best to make sure you get quality service at a fair price.

We use Sherwin Williams Direct-to-Metal paint for your pool enclosure to help your pool cage resist the elements. Please schedule an appointment with Tampa Bay Rescreens & Repair services Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Dunedin, and Oldsmar areas. Please call us today at 813-679-1074 or you can also contact us using the button below.

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Tampa homeowners use Phifer Screen Material when rescreening their pool cage!

SunTex 80/90 Sun Control Screen

suntex-8090-screenSunTex exterior shading fabric is made of strong vinyl-coated polyester.  Developed originally for use in outdoor furniture, SunTex is mildew and fade resistant and needs only an occasional cleaning with mild soap and water.  Ideal for use as a shading fabric on windows, doors and porches, SunTex is also pet resistant.

Available Colors: 80Brown, 80 Black, 80 Grey, 80 Stucco, 80 Beige, 80 Dark Bronze, 90 Brown, 90 Black, 90 Grey, 90 Stucco, 90 Beige, 90 Dark Bronze

18/14 Fiberglass Mesh

14x18-mesh-screenThe traditional choice for patio and pool enclosures.  Designed for applications where extra strength is desired.

Available Colors: Silver Grey and Charcoal

No-Seeums 20×20 Mesh

noseeums-screenKnown as No-See-Um screen, this fiberglass screen is a tightly woven 20×20 mesh designed to keep out smaller flying insects. While densely woven, this screen still allows good ventilation and visibility and provides some daytime privacy. Phifer’s fiberglass screening is woven from permanent glass yarn which has been coated with a protective vinyl to ensure lasting beauty, color and flexibility. It is produced under the most exacting conditions to meet extremely rigid specifications. Fiberglass screen is noncombustible and will not rust, corrode or stain.

Available Colors: Charcoal and Silver Grey

We use Phifer screen quality materials to extend the life of your pool enclosure, please schedule an appointment with Tampa Bay Rescreens & Repair services Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Dunedin, and Oldsmar areas. Please call us today at 813-679-1074 or you can also contact us using the button below.

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Keep your Tampa Pool Enclosure sturdy with structural integrity measures

Your investment of building that pool, lanai, or deck may have cost you a pretty penny when it was originally constructed. At Tampa Bay Rescreens & Repair, we want to help you protect your investment by making sure the pool enclosure is kept up and that it can protect your property from the elements. Over the years, the elements can take their toll on the metal and a simple rescreen won’t be enough. Structural integrity is just as important, if not more than the appearance of your pool enclosure. There are many things that are involved to help keep your enclosure from falling down and perhaps becoming damaged beyond repair.

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Sealing the carrier beam or header properly will prevent water from getting behind and rotting your fascia board.

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Attaching to a structural portion of the house will prevent this from happening

In the examples above, mounting the carrier beam to an actual structural portion of the house (e.g. wall joists or roof trusses) is a much better choice. Only fastening the pool enclosure carrier beam to the fascia board or exterior sheathing is not enough which could end in catastrophic failure.

Eyebolt - not very sturdy

Eyebolt drilled through the frame – not very sturdy

Properly Reinforced with a brace

Properly Reinforced with an angled wall plate

Using lateral wall bracing cables are important to keep the front and side walls from moving, as the old eyebolt type drilled through the frame is not as effective as the newer angled wall plates. These wall plates actually attach to the top and upright portion of the aluminum framing and come with an adjustable stainless steel eyebolt and nuts so you can tighten the cable over time as they become loose. The older eyebolt through through the frame is useless unless it has a turnbuckle, as they cannot be tightened over time and if they do, they will have more than likely rusted so much that the buckle cannot be turned.

Wall anchors

Wall anchors corroded over time

New wall anchors

New wall anchors

The wall anchors that hold the entire cage to the concrete slab are another important structural aspect to the safety of your enclosure over time, since the chlorine from your pool will corrode the ceramic coated tapcon used to hold it down. The tapcons should be replaced about every five years. Stainless steel anchors are also available and will last much longer, but will eventually corrode to due the corrosive properties of chlorine.

If your pool enclosure is beginning to fall and you need to increase its structural integrity, please schedule an appointment with Tampa Bay Rescreens & Repair services Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Dunedin, and Oldsmar areas. Please call us today at 813-679-1074 or you can also contact us using the button below.

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Beautify your Tampa home by painting your Pool Enclosure

Beautify your Tampa home by painting your Pool Enclosure

Beautify your Tampa home by painting your Pool Enclosure

A Pool Enclosure is always a great addition to your sunny Tampa, FL home. The experts at Tampa Bay Rescreens & Repair will help you keep your investment in tip-top shape by making that old pool enclosure shine again. If you thought this might cost you too much money, the alternative to building a new pool enclosure is to have it painted. This new service offered by Tampa Bay Rescreens & Repair is both cost-effective and will extend the life of your pool enclosure by protecting it from the elements, including rain and the hot Florida sun. Here are some reasons why you might consider pool enclosure painting services:

Pool Enclosure Rusting

Normally, pool enclosures are either white or bronze. As a pool enclosure ages and is exposed to the elements like sun and rain, the metal can oxidize and create rust or rust streaks on the pool cage in addition to the screws. White pool enclosures will become chalky and leave behind a residue that denotes oxidation of the metal underneath. Even the bronze pool enclosures will show some signs of rust and wear, so painting the enclosure can protect it and restore it to its previous luster.

Pool Enclosure Age

Pool enclosures will typically last 10-12 years at which time you might consider replacing the pool enclosure or, at the very least, replacing the screen materials. If you’re already going to have your pool enclosure rescreened, Tampa Bay Rescreens & Repair can protect your investment by painting the enclosure, which might also make it more appealing by matching the color to the surrounding environment or the home exterior. You can choose from these colors: white, blue, grey, black, brown (earth tones).

Pool Enclosure Price

You can easily spend between $6000 and $10,000 on a new pool enclosure, but now there is a more cost-effective option to have the pool enclosure painted. The costs associated with pool enclosure painting is between $1500 to $2000, which means you will be accomplishing the same goal by protecting and beautifying your home at a fraction of the cost.

Protect your pool enclosure and make it more beautiful with pool enclosure painting servicesTampa Bay Rescreens & Repair services Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Dunedin, and Oldsmar areas. Please call us today at 813-679-1074 or you can also contact us using the button below.

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