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Health Benefits of a Patio or Pool Screen Enclosure

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If you’re considering investing in patio or pool screen enclosure, then you have probably already learned that it can add value to your property and make enjoying your outdoor spaces more comfortable. But did you know that a screen enclosure can also offer real health benefits?

Instant Insect Protection
Mosquitoes, ticks and other creepy crawlies are more than an annoyance; they’re a health threat. The news is full of scary stories about insect-borne ailments like West Nile virus and Zika virus that have the potential to make people very ill. The stings of bees and wasps and the bites of mosquitoes and ants are generally far less terrifying, but they can still make you feel thoroughly miserable, especially if you have an allergic reaction.

A screen in patio and pool enclosure forms a protective wall that keeps troublesome insects out. This leaves you and your entire family free to enjoy your corner of the great outdoors without being forced to choose between smelly insect repellents or itchy bug bites. Plus, by reducing your chances of being bitten, these enclosures shrink your risk of catching a nasty bug-borne disease.

Allergen Barrier
While pollen has an important part to play in the growth of the flowers, plants and trees that make outdoor living spaces so beautiful, it’s also a seasonal allergy sufferer’s worst nightmare. After all, it’s hard to enjoy your pool or patio if you start to sniffle and sneeze every time that you step outside your door.

When you have a patio or swimming pool screen enclosure, the screen forms a barrier that keeps debris out and reduces infiltration of pollen and dust. Phifer offers a 20×20 fiberglass mesh that helps protects your patio against pollen season. That means that you’ll have more time to enjoy the space because you’ll be doing less cleaning and less sneezing.

Hassle-Free Sunblock
The warmth of the sun feels delicious on the skin, but it is a treat to be savored cautiously. Sunburns hurt, and skin cancer can be destructive or even deadly. Unfortunately, applying and reapplying sunblock is a hassle, especially when you’re trying to enjoy an afternoon in the pool. It’s easy to get caught up in the fun and forget to touch up your sunblock.

What does building a pool enclosure or a screened patio have to do with sun protection? At Dulando Screen and Awning, we use high-quality screens from Phifer. The world’s largest producer of aluminum and fiberglass screening, Phifer offers several innovative screens designed to exceed expectations, including several screens that have been recognized by the Melanoma International Foundation for their effectiveness in protecting the skin and eyes from sun damage. In fact, these screens protect more than people from the sun. Our favorite is the Phifer Super Solar Screening which offers the ultimate in shading protection by blocking up to 90% of the sun’s heat. They also protect your patio furniture from solar wear and tear, preventing fading so that it looks newer for longer.

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Quality is something that Dulando Screen and Awning takes great pride in delivering. Every screen enclosure we design and install is meant to look fantastic both now and years from now. Our experienced team delights in helping you create the screen enclosure of your dreams. Call today 407-862-6060 to learn more about our products and request your free in-home estimate.