Screen repair and renovations

Pool enclosure destroyed by Hurricane Irma (2017) - Fort Myers, FL
Pool enclosure post Irma (2017)

Have your window screens become weathered or torn? Have pool screens been blown out by a storm or hurricane? Is it time to have your screen panels replaced?

Here in Southwest Florida, pets, children, landscapers, and stray golfballs are the usual suspects when screens need fixing. Hurricanes not only wreak havoc on screens, but aluminum frames that hold them in place! 

When you need screen repair, who should you trust? 

Choose a company that is licensed

An unlicensed contractor either hasn't been trained and tested by the state or their license has been revoked. Either way, you can trust that a licensed contractor knows their trade inside and out. That's because we have to pass a state exam before we can become licensed and complete 14 credits of CEUs (continued education units) every two years afterward. 

Unlicensed contractors also may start a job, leave it unfinished, and you will have little legal recourse to hold them accountable. Fortunately local law enforcement agencies conduct operations to nab them such as Operation Freeloader and a 2018 sting conducted by the Cape Coral PD.

You can verify whether or not a Florida contractor is licensed by visiting MyFloridaLicense.com. The Screen Doctor is a Certified Building Contractor (license #CBC1252537) which you can verify here.

Choose a company that is insured

As you can imagine, there are some hazards associated with our job like falling from a tall pool enclosure. An uninsured contractor who injures himself on your property, may sue you and your homeowner's insurance company to replenish his lost wages and medical bills. If you lose the case, higher insurance premiums are in store and you may have to pay out of pocket whatever the insurance company denies. So before hiring any contractor, demand to see their liability insurance.

Choose a company with a great reputation

Ask friends and family who they use. Search reviews on sites like Google, NextDoor, and Angies List, but consider any extenuating circumstances outside of the contractor's control. For example, screening contractors often receive thousands of calls following a hurricane. If they receive negative reviews for slow follow-up, take that into account.

Screen repair vs screen replacement

It's common for people with damaged screens to seek screen repair. If you're a "do it yourselfer", you may be able to purchase a repair kit to patch a hole. If the whole panel is relatively new, this may work. But if it's aged and weathered, you're better off having the whole screen panel replaced. We replace screen panels rather than repair them because we've learned from experience that:

  • Customers prefer a clean look rather than a patched hole.
  • Some screens take longer to fix than replace, which incurs higher labor costs.
  • New screens are stronger and last longer than repaired screens, especially Samson screen doors.

Serving the Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, and Naples area with these 5 offerings

When you work with Screen Doctor, not only will you get:

  • New screens
  • New fasteners
  • Clean enclosures
  • New door hardware
  • Properly adjusted cables
  • A new pool enclosure (in some cases)

...you'll have peace of mind knowing that the job is done right. Eric Peterson has been doing screen work since 1995 and each product comes with its own manufacturer's warranty.

Ready to get started?

Contact us or call 239-482-7502 today for your FREE estimate!

Serving Southwest Florida: Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Estero, Sanibel, Pine Island, Lee, and Collier County.

"The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of a cheap price."