Winter Is Best Time To Upgrade or Repair Screen Enclosures, Patio Covers, Says President of Venetian Builders, Inc., Miami

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Savvy homeowners who need screen repairs or upgrades to patio covers or swimming pool enclosures are having them done before spring weather arrives, says Chris Noe, president of Venetian Builders, Inc., Miami. Repair and upgrade inquiries in South Florida communities have increased, but probably not as much as they should have, Noe says.

Custom-fabricated bracing plates and cross members, such as these from Venetian Builders, Inc., Miami, help aluminum structures stand up to hurricane-strength winds.

Screen repairs are simple for a professional. Our crews, with their expertise and tools, are often in and out of a job site in a morning or an afternoon.

Waiting for screen repairs and upgrades to patio covers and screen pool enclosures is never a good idea, says Chris Noe, president of Venetian Builders, Inc., Miami.

“They’re not items that get done yearly, so they’re easy to forget in cool weather when outdoor rooms aren’t used as often,” Noe says.

“But winter is the best time to have the work done,” Noe says. “Come spring, when the urge to get onto the patio and into the pool grows, you and everyone else who needs the work will be trying to get it scheduled.”
Scheduling may take longer once the construction season begins in earnest, he warned.

Venetian designs and installs Florida rooms, patio covers and swimming pool enclosures in South Florida, including West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Pinecrest, Boca Raton, Kendall and the Keys. It also installs insulated aluminum or wood patio roofs, pergolas and retractable canvas awnings for shade, and aluminum lattice for patio and poolside privacy.

It repairs and upgrades aluminum structures, including sunrooms, built by any installer.

“Screen repairs are simple for a professional,” Noe says. “Our crews, with their expertise and tools, are often in and out of a job site in a morning or an afternoon. And upgrades, although more involved, also can be done quickly, once they’re scheduled.”

Damaged screens can allow nuisances to enter a living area, Noe says. “Birds can get in, and so can crawling pests. It makes sense to get timely repairs that keep pests out.”

Upgrades, which reduce the likelihood of storm damage, should be done before the named storm season arrives, Noe says. The Atlantic storm season starts June 1 and ends Nov. 30.

“In 2013, – the web site of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – reported the slowest hurricane season since 1994, but who knows how 2014 will shape up?” Noe says. “It’s best to be prepared.”

Upgrades are especially useful on pool enclosures built before the current Florida Building Code was approved in 2010, Noe says.

“Not all pool domes are created equal, although to the untrained eye they may look the same,” Noe says. “For instance, we use heavier-gauge framing that looks like other framing but stands up better to high wind.”
Venetian also uses framing elements that its crews can retrofit to older pool enclosures during upgrades to help them better resist wind damage: heavier, custom-cut gussets, oversized stainless steel connectors, and heavier anchors. It can add “K” frames or cable bracing in corners.

Venetian provides free estimates that are written and detailed for repairs, upgrades and the installation of sunrooms, screen patio enclosures and patio roofs, pool screen enclosures, and all of its other products. In-home consultations are free and include curbside access to the Venetian mobile showroom.
For more information call 866-596-2427.

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