Affordable Rescreening LLC
(813) 716-1389


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average life span of fiberglass screen?
a. 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.

What is the average life span of Super Screen®?
a. The average life span of Super Screen® is 10-20yrs.

What makes Super Screen® different than regular screen?
a. Super Screen® is a thicker synthetic polyester coated with nylon, regular screens are fiberglass coated with vinyl.

What is the best way to clean my screens?
a. Use some Simple Green® & a light brushing & 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.

Why when I had only one damaged roof panel, did I need 5 of them replaced?
a. 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.

Why are my screws all rusty?
a. 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.

What should I do if I'm noticing missing screws on the bottom of my enclosure?
a. You should have them checked, because if some are missing, more than likely more are bad. These are one of the only thing holding your enclosure down. Without them, it can blow away.

What are the cables on my enclosure for? Should I worry if one is broken?
a. The hurricane anchor cable prevents your enclosure from shifting back & 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.

Why doesn't my screen door close properly?
a. 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.

Do they make a pet door for a pool enclosure or Screen Room?
a. Yes, they make varying sizes for a 3lb cat all the way up to a 150lb dog. Schedule an appointment today for sizing & placement for your pet door(s).

My pool enclosure gutters are always full of leaves, is there anything I can do?
a. 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.

The water pours off my roof over my Screen Enclosure gutters, what can I do?
a. 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.

Why are my screens all silvery looking?
a. This is because the vinyl has wore down over the years due to sun exposure, & your screen has reached its life expectancy. What you are seeing is the fiberglass showing through.

Do you need a building permit for a screen lanai?
a. Yes in most jurisdictions. The best way to know for sure is to call your local building department and ask them.

Why is it more expensive for concrete through my screen company than through the concrete companies?
a. 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.

Does concrete require a permit?
a. Yes if you intend to build on it.

Does pavers require a permit?
a. Generally no, however if you wish to build on then you will need a structural footer which does require a permit.

My screen guy says I can pull a permit and he can install my build is this true?
a. 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. 

Can I get in trouble for hiring an unlicensed contractor?
a. Yes knowingly and willingly hiring an unlicensed contractor is punishable by a fine of up to $10,000.

If you don't see the answer to your question on this page, please feel free to contact us today! And if you're experiencing these problems, we can help with a free estimate!
Affordable Rescreening LLC
9907 E Fowler Ave Thonotosassa, FL 33592 US
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