Vinyl laminated florida glass for roof of screen enclosure?

agreenthumbMarch 22, 2012

I have a question about adding some rain protection over our gable hip screen enclosure. I am trying to increase the useable patio space under our enclosure when it rains. It doesn't make sense to me to install awning or other types of devices inside an screen enclosure. So I thought that installing laminated screening on the top panels would be a cleaner and possibly a solution? I am not sure if the water would still come through the framing and/or if that Florida Glass would provide total rain protection. Would you consider this and is it common practice to do such a thing?

Thanks, GT

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brentr_gw

GT see if your screen person will install/ replace the screen with vinyl. It is a 3m product and normally comes with a 10 yr warranty if used for windows. It comes in tint or clear. We have clear for our windows in the Flamingo room and we have the tint in the Dolphin Bar and Grill room. Our screen person would not guarantee the area in the Dolphin Bar and grill however he says that it is a hit and miss depends how much wind you receive. He also says that it should last about 3 years. We have had ours for 1.5 years and absolutely love and would recommend it. We do have some very minor leaks however our objective was to be able to sit in our summer kitchen while it was raining. It really keeps us fairly dry. Of course we would get wet if the rain was blowing sideways. We plan on addding 4 more feet this year. Look at our summer kitchen install.

Here is a link that might be useful: Outdoor Summer Kitchen in the Dolphin Bar and Grill

    Bookmark   March 23, 2012 at 8:06AM
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