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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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Do screens protect from UV rays from the Sun?

uv rays screen damageSpring has sprung on us here in Florida, and with it, some of the not so “fun in the sun” dangers of overexposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays. Fortunately, for those of us who have discovered the benefits of screen enclosures, we’ve learned how to beat the heat while enjoying the great outdoors…..and we’re doing it in style!

While some sun exposure is beneficial to your health by providing a natural source of Vitamin D to the body (which aids in the absorption of calcium and phosphorus - essential for healthy bones), overexposure to the sun is nothing to rest on your laurels about. 

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Jazz up your home or business with canvas awings

When considering all of the options available to you for your home or office that allow you to enjoy unrestricted airflow and fresh outdoor air without the sun’s harmful UV rays, remember to keep canvas awnings in mind!  There are some reasons these types of awnings are beneficial. The design possibilities are endless with canvas awnings, and with the many fabric selections available, they complement just about any home or building perfectly. Below, are just a few more reasons to make canvas awnings a part of your home:

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Let us know how we can help you.

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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What others say about Quality Screen and Aluminum

Quality Screen and Aluminum built a porch on my house in August 2016. I was so impressed with the way my needs were satisfied beyond expectations and the quality of the workmanship was superb! Blake Keedy was personally involved with every aspect of the construction, even the work of the contract crews! I would definitely use them again and would highly recommend this business!

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Our screen enclosure look just like the day it was installed. Many around us don't.

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