blog-post-screenUnlike many other climates, we don’t get the snow, sleet, and ice that many other states do. There’s a reason we’re known as the Sunshine State here in Florida. However, there are things you can do to keep your screen porch in good working order and help it last for as long as possible.

Clean Your Screens

While you don’t have to worry about snow blowing at your screen porch all winter long, you do have to worry about humidity and maybe some frost. One of the best things you can do before you tuck your hose inside your tool shed for the winter is to give your screens a good cleaning with mild dish soap. Gently wipe down the screens with a microfiber cloth and a diluted soap solution. Let it sit briefly, and then hose down your screens. This will remove any debris that can cause damage and then leave your screens susceptible to the cooler temperatures and humidity that can cause problems like rust.

Buy a Broom

This may sound a little funny but before winter sets in, go out and buy a push broom. When storms come through the Orlando and Daytona areas, screen porches don’t stop rain from landing on your porch or making your 3-season room its residence. After every storm, grab your broom and make sure to remove any puddles from the floor buy brushing them out to the lawn.

When you have a screen porch or 3-season room installed by Central Florida Screens, you can rest assured that they are easy to take care of and can add value to your property. Contact us today for a free project quote.