What makes Phifer’s Glas-Shield screen special? Often referred to as Florida glass screen, it’s a fiberglass mesh screen that has been laminated with vinyl. This process creates a unique material that makes a perfect outdoor privacy screen, protects your porch, patio or pool area from the elements, and provides impressive durability.
Florida Glass Privacy Screen
When Glas-Sheild is installed, the patio screen has an attractive opacity that is similar to the look of frosted glass. Florida glass screen allows light to enter your enclosure, but anyone on the outside looking in won’t be able to see clearly through it. This feature makes a Florida glass privacy screen an easy way to create a space where you can relax and unwind without worrying about the possibility of being on display. This outdoor privacy screen can also be used to hide unappealing views, gently obscuring them to keep them out of sight and out of mind.
Florida Glass Protection
Like all screens, Florida glass protects your enclosed areas from bugs and yard debris like leaves and twigs. However, Florida glass takes this protection to another level. Thanks to the vinyl lamination, it is solid; it doesn’t have the tiny holes that most standard screens have. This allows it to keep even small bits of debris like dust, pollen and grass clippings out of your enclosure. Since Florida glass is also waterproof, it can be used to keep rain from blowing in and putting a damper on your time in your sunroom. Alternately, it can be used to keep splashes from the pool contained, protecting any landscaping that you have around your pool enclosure from the chemically treated pool water.
Florida Glass Durability
Do you have pets or small children? If so, then you will probably appreciate the extra durability of Florida glass. The combination of fiberglass mesh and vinyl lamination makes this product tougher than standard screens, so it’s better able to withstand bumps and scrapes from active animals or excited children.
Uses for Florida Glass Screen
Florida glass is ideal for use in pool enclosures, patio enclosures and even sunrooms. Really, Florida Glass can be used in any type of screen enclosures. Depending on your personal preferences, you can screen the space entirely in Florida glass or mix this popular material with other types of screening. Intended for use in vertical applications, Florida glass can be used in the panels beneath a chair rail to form a half wall if you just want to keep debris out. In situations where more privacy is desired, it can be used for the entire wall. While Florida glass is waterproof, the material is not intended for horizontal applications, so it should not be used for any type of roof or skylight.
Dulando Screen & Awning has been serving Florida homeowners since 1968. We combine expert knowledge with a commitment to quality and top-notch materials from trusted manufacturers like Phifer to transform your outdoor space into the place that you love to be.
If you find the idea of using Phifer’s Glas-Shield screen in your porch, patio or pool enclosure intriguing, call 407-862-6060 today to learn more and schedule your free consultation.