Frequently Asked Questions


What is the guarantee of your products and work?

The quality of our craft and workmanship is the supreme focus of our business. Being such, we stand behind every piece of our work at Everglade with a 3-year warranty on our workmanship. This covers the performance and functionality of everything we install on your home or patio. If something does not meet your expectation, we will come out free of charge to make sure it performs in a way that matches our company-wide standard of top-notch craftsmanship.

What is a screen enclosure?

A screen enclosure is an aluminum structure that surrounds an outdoor living area or pool and is covered with a screen mesh. Screen enclosures keep out pests, debris, and other outdoor elements allowing you to enjoy your outdoor space uninterrupted.

What is a lanai?

A lanai is a term originating in Hawaii but used commonly in many tropical climates to refer to a covered outdoor living space or patio. Lanais typically have a roof but often have open sides or screen walls to allow for natural ventilation and to enjoy the surrounding views. It is typically located at the back or front of a house and used for a variety of purposes, such as entertaining guests, dining, or simply relaxing. They can be found in many types of homes, from modest bungalows to luxurious beachfront villas.

What is the framing made of that is used to build screen enclosures?

Our screen enclosures are built using a powder-coated extruded aluminum frame. The aluminum alloy used to build our screen enclosures is 6005-T5. This is a heat-treated and strengthened aluminum alloy that is known for its strength, durability, and resistance to corrosion. It is also relatively malleable and easy to work with, making it a popular choice for complex framing extrusions used in outdoor structures like pool enclosures.

Please tell me everything I need to know about screens!

First and foremost, all screen products used by Everglade Screen and Window to complete your project are manufactured in the United States. Many companies may try to use screen imported from China that is considerably cheaper and of much lower quality to save themselves costs on the project. Be sure to know what your contractor is using on your home! The most common brand we use (and that seems to be most popular from customer requests!) is called Phifer, a company headquartered in Alabama.

Within the Phifer brand, the most common screen you see in almost every screen enclosure is a fiberglass mesh called 18x14 or 20x20. You may have heard of “NoSeeUm screen” before; that is another interchangeable term for the 20x20 mesh design. And don’t be intimidated by the numbers! They simply represent how many squares exist on the mesh pattern within a single square inch. So as you can imagine, the higher the numbers get, the smaller the squares get. Meaning, less and less can get through!

The most common purpose of screening is to keep bugs out. However, keeping bugs out is nearly impossible if your screens are ripped from anxious pets, rambunctious children, pesky wildlife, or harsh weather. This vinyl-coated polyester is tear and puncture resistant and one of the most durable screen options on the market. It installs just like regular screening but is 3x stronger than standard fiberglass and won’t need to be replaced nearly as often.