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For 29 years, Lifetime Enclosures has been the premier enclosure source for Jacksonville and all of Northeast 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 manufacturers warranty, providing you with worry-free enjoyment.
Enhance your lifestyle, and add to the beauty and value of your home with one of our custom enclosures. We build sunrooms, screen and glass enclosures for pools and lanais, patio covers, carports and much more. Our enclosures turn your home into a year-round vacation spot and are a great way to extend your entertaining and living areas. With 100 percent financing available, we make it easy to turn your home improvement dreams into reality!!
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- QUARANTINE DAY 985 April 9, 2020
QUARANTINE DAY 985: How to Clean Your Screen Enclosure
With the current stay at home order issued by our local authorities I think it’s safe to assume we’re all working on our Honey Do lists. We have received a few calls this week from homeowners asking us how to properly clean their screen enclosure. We here at Lifetime Enclosures want to offer a little guidance!
There are a couple different methods to choose from when it comes to cleaning your screen enclosure. Before you begin any method you will want to brush the screen with a broom or light brush to remove any loose leaves and debris. Make sure to use a soft-bristled brush so you do not damage the screen. You can use a blower to blow debris from the top of your pool enclosure or screen roof enclosure.
Perhaps the easiest way to go about cleaning your screen enclosure is with a power or pressure washer. If you choose to go this route make sure that you start on the lowest setting and slowly increase pressure as needed to make sure that you do not damage the screen. You shouldn’t need a lot of pressure. This is a convenient method and will make is easy to clean the higher and harder to reach portions of your screen enclosure. The combination of warm water and high pressure will usually eliminate the majority of mold and grime on the screens. The common garden hose attachment will also do the work without damaging the screen. Most hardware stores rent out pressure washers if you do not have one and this is your preferred method of cleaning.
If the pressure washing method doesn’t seem to get the tough spots of mold and mildew you can also soak the screen with water and scrub the spots with warm water and dish soap. After you have done some light scrubbing with a soft-bristled brush you will want to rinse the screens thoroughly with water. You can allow them to air dry or you can dry them yourself with a non-abrasive and super absorbent chamois cloth. Using the chamois cloth will ensure you have no drip stains or streaks that will likely form during the air drying process. This method of tedious cleaning will also help to remove stains caused by fingerprints, dead bugs, and weathering.
For especially tricky stains that need a little extra attention or to remove stubborn mold and mildew you can also use a solution of 1:3 water and bleach. Make sure to water nearby plants first. This will protect them from the harsh bleach. You can spray this solution on the stains and use a soft-bristled brush to lightly scrub the area. Make sure to thoroughly rinse all of the solution off the screens. The bleach may damage the aluminum, so be cautious near the framing and make sure to rinse quickly and completely. Don’t forget to dry with a chamois cloth to avoid water spots and streaks.
If the bleach method is a little too strong for you then we suggest a mixture of 1:1 Vinegar and warm water. Spray the desired area with the mixture and lightly scrub with a soft-bristled brush. Rinse completely. Again, you can allow to air dry or you can manually dry the screen with a chamois cloth. Don’t stress about the vinegar smell, it will dissipate as the screens dry. And actually, the residue left by the mixture hinders the growth of mold!
To clean the roof panels of your pool enclosure or screen roof enclosure you may need to use a walk board over two ladders. Make sure your ladders are well positioned and on level ground. If you do not feel comfortable with this please call a professional to handle the job!
Be cautious while cleaning your screens. Using the pressure washer improperly or scrubbing with the wrong brush or solution can damage your screen enclosure. Most homeowners are comfortable with this type of DIY. But never hesitate to call a professional!
And don’t forget, soap and water can quickly make for a slippery floor… so be careful!
If these suggestions didn’t help, or your enclosure if beyond the point of being able to be cleaned, if may be time to give us a call to talk about getting it rescreened. It would be our pleasure to help!
Stay safe and wash your hands!
Happy Quarantine Cleaning!
What Our Clients Are Saying
John & Melissa
Quality A+ work by Installer Brad. Had vinyl windows added to existing screen enclosure previously installed on covered patio lanai by Lifetime Enclosures. Very pleased with product and service provided. The Company’s office, sales, and installation personnel are professional and pleasant to deal with. Highly recommend using Lifetime Enclosures for your patio/porch/deck improvement projects.
Bill & Belinda
John & Dorothy B.
Everybody was excellent, the crew was polite, very professional. You went above and beyond for my wife’s birthday. I understood the red tape involved with permits and would still give the same rating on your service, but you worked a miracle. I am forever grateful.
John & Betty C.
Thank you and your company very much for the concern and hard work that was given to me and my husband. It means so much to know that there’s a company with integrity that really cares and show it to their customer’s. It’s all well appreciated and I look forward in continuing business with Lifetime Enclosures in the future.
Overall a great job. I am very pleased with everything. I am very impressed with how professional, polite and helpful the folks that helped me were! Thank you!
Frank & Rita S.
My wife and I are 100% pleased with the finished product. Lifetime exceeded our expectations.
Rich & JoAnn G.
Quality structure. Very pleased.
Jerry & Sherry B.
We are very pleased with our room and also with the quick response we received with regard to any follow up on minor issues.
Stephen & Kristina D.
Experience second time around, still excellent craftsmanship but thought much more communication and responsiveness.
Roger & Celeste L.
We are so pleased with the quality of construction and the professionalism of Mike & his crew. We are so happy with it looks wonderful. Thank you!!
I was very pleased with my screen room and the professionalism, helpfulness and friendliness of the staff. Great construction!
Very pleased with the product. Sales and information was great. Installation crew was great and knew what they were doing- they did an excellent job.
Robert & Phyllis L.
From the salesman to the installation crew-all were polite and knowledgeable. We are enjoying the porch and very proud of the work they did!
My wife has been wanting to screen in our porch area to have a pleasant additional living space. Lifetime Enclosures provided us a great product at a reasonable price. We now have better living space. Mike and Bryan did a fantastic job installing our screened in porch.
OUTSTANDING COMPANY!!! Easy to schedule, courteous, knowledgeable staff and very fair priced. Lee Johnson was our technician. He was a pleasure to work with, skilled, courteous and fast on completing screens replacements. I have to say this was the best service call we have experienced. Thank all of the staff at Lifetime Enclosures.
Lifetime Enclosures built our patio enclosure for us and made our time on our patio very enjoyable. The construction is very sound and cosmetically pleasing to the eye. The team at Lifetime Enclosures worked with us from initial survey to final installation. Their work was remarkable.