Hurricane is a storm with violent winds that are very strong in intensity. They are known by various names all over the world like a typhoon, cyclone, superstorm, etc. If you reside in a Hurricane-prone area, then you must be used to the before and after-effects of hurricanes that occur every year.
You might also be well aware of the methods to protect yourself and your belongings from this heavy storm. Along with the methods of protection of your cars, house, furniture, and other items. You must also know the methods of protecting your pool and screen enclosures during a storm. If you have a pool screen, patio screen, or solarium, then ultimately you should have a screen enclosure that is designed to protect your pool screen or solarium as they provide maximum protection under the harshest conditions.
Down below, we are going to share with you the steps of creating your screen enclosure to protect your pool and pool equipment.
Steps of Preparing Your Screen Enclosures
First, to prepare the screen enclosure for the hurricane, you must contact a screen enclosure professional. They will rigorously assist the structural conditions of your screen enclosure and will conduct various tests on each screens’ structural integrity, screen mesh airflow, and attachment to systemic gutters along with the normal wear and tear of the parts such as the screws, bolts, and angle brackets.
One must take care of the strength and durability of screen enclosures so that it can vigorously face the strong Hurricane. By failing to prepare well, many people end up getting a weak screen enclosure installation which results in the loss of a good amount of money. It is not just a matter of money, but also your precious lives. People fail to realize the consequences of unsecured screen enclosures.
The professionals and technicians specializing in screen enclosure installation are capable enough to add the required adjustments to your screen enclosures so that they can easily face the storm. These adjustments are:
● Strengthening the wind support: The professionals will reinforce the wind support and strengthen it to face the hurricane.
● Corrosion-resistant screws: Professionals will use corrosion-resistant screws that will give a long life to the screen enclosure.
● Detachable panels: They will use removable panels as it will make the panels handy and the owner can remove them when he/she wants to do so and it will also help at the time of the hurricane.
Materials you should use to make the Deck of your screen enclosures:
The choice of the material to make the Deck plays an important role, as the Deck should be able to support the weight of your screen enclosures. Here are the most commonly used materials used to make Decks.
- Poured Concrete Decks
- Wooden pool Decks
- Tile pool Decks
- Stone pool Decks
It is highly advised that one must get his/her screen enclosures inspected once a year to be assured that they can face the heavy storm.
This article was written by Bob Elliot, Bob is the sales/design consultant for Pyramid Aluminum Inc. Pyramid Aluminum Inc is dedicated to providing installation designed with an eye to detail and built for the long-lasting value our clients deserve. We are fully equipped to handle any project in the Tampa Bay area. Residential or commercial, no job is too large or too small!