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Caring for outdoor furniture.

Tidying up around the house usually involves some vacuuming, dusting, cleaning on and around all types of furniture throughout your home.  There is sometimes one spot that doesn't always get the attention it needs though, and that's furniture you have outdoors. There are all different kinds of outdoor-specific furniture you can set up outside and not have to worry about too much. But when it comes to taking care of it, what is the best process?

Thankfully, a lot of outdoor furniture is made to weather outside conditions. These are labeled as "all-weather" furniture and isn't limited to just sitting under the shade of a covered patio. Here we will list the top 3 materials of all-weather furniture and give a few tips and tricks to keep anything outdoors look like it just came from indoors. 

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5 Reasons to Screen In Patio.

There's nothing more relaxing than being able to sit out on the front porch or patio area and enjoy some fresh air.Reasons to screen in a patio. Along with that, there's nothing more annoying than having that peaceful time interrupted by some unwanted flying pests - or maybe even something bigger! This is one of the main reasons why it's not just a good idea, but an important idea to make sure your patio is screened in. Keep scrolling, and you'll find a list of the top 5 reasons why you should screen in your porch or patio, and you'll be glad you did!

1. Let's start with something already mentioned, no annoying and uninvited pests! Florida is notorious for swarms of mosquitoes and the dreaded lovebugs, but with a screen installed throughout the patio, this means they can't get in! This also means you can spend more time in your screened in outdoor area, not having to pack it all inside when the sun starts to set. Enjoy a drink on the patio without having to worry if there's a bug floating in it.

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Benefits of Putting a Screen Around Your Pool

pool screenSummer’s back and so is that good ol’ Florida heat! There’s not much of a better way to beat the heat on a summer day than to take a nice, relaxing swim in the pool out back. But, there’s nothing more frustrating than getting ready to dive in and seeing all the little bugs that decided to have a pool party too overnight. Or what about getting into the pool and being ambushed by harsh sunlight, making it impossible to swim without sunglasses and 70+ SPF. Well, there are ways to prevent this and make sure you don’t get the swimming pool blues this summer! And it’s so simple that it’s  one step, putting up a screen enclosure around your pool! Besides fewer bugs and less harsh sunlight, there are many benefits to adding a screen enclosure to your pool, and we will provide you will all the pros (since there  aren’t any cons) here!

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Do Screens Block Rays?

screen solar protectionThe Sun can do some damage if you don’t learn to protect yourself from it. Florida is notorious for hot days with a burning sun, and with a bright and burning sun that can sneak up on you. While out and about, some sunscreen tossed in a bag is a great idea, but what about at home? Of course, you’re protected indoors where curtains can be drawn, but there are more open areas in some homes like pool areas. Typically these areas of the home are surrounded by screens, giving the homeowner an outdoor feel without the annoyance of outdoor pests. But do these screens protect you from the sun’s harmful rays?

The short answer is no; screens will not protect you from the sun’s rays. The holes in the screens allow the warmth of the rays to reach you just as if you were out in the open. But, there are alternatives! There are solar screens available that will provide 80 to 90% solar blockage. These shades can be customized to individual preference. It also gives the customer an added sense of privacy, allowing those inside to look out, but not visible to those outside looking in.

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Quality Screen & Aluminum is a family owned and operated business located in Leesburg, Florida. Our mission is to provide 100% customer satisfaction by offering quality materials, creative designs, expert craftsmanship, timely service, reasonable prices and the very latest trends.

We are an Accredited Member of the Better Business Bureau and carry an A+ rating with them for being a trusted and a reliable business. We also have gained the reputation for being a company that provides excellent workmanship and the utmost attention to details in all of our products.

For over ten years, Quality Screen & Aluminum has been the premier screen enclosure source for Lake & Sumter County and the surrounding area in Central Florida. Our experienced team of designers will create an enclosure to fit your vision and your budget, and you can take comfort in knowing we use only the highest quality materials and skilled craftsmen who are dedicated to excellence. Additionally, many of our products come with a limited lifetime manufacturer’s warranty, providing you with worry-free enjoyment.

Beautifully crafted screen enclosure designs, pool enclosures, screen repairs, re-screening, front entryways, birdcages, gutters, fencing...Quality Screen & Aluminum is your one source for all your screen enclosure needs.

 

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