- December 15, 2023
- Posted by: Tight Line Productions
- Category: Aluminum Fence, Blog, Patio Enclosures, Pool Screen Enclosures, Porch Enclosure, Screen Enclosure, Screen Porch, Uncategorized
Christmas, Christmas time is here, time for joy and time for cheer! Be honest – do you hear Alvin and the Chipmunks in your head, singing that song? Indeed, the holiday season is upon us! With Thanksgiving behind us, many of you are probably in full-on decorating mode. And we know that some of you started decorating for Christmas before Thanksgiving! Yeah, we know. As you decorate outside, you may wonder what you can do to prepare and decorate your screened in porch and pool enclosure.
Preparing and decorating your enclosures for the holiday season is a fun task. Preparing is the first step, so decorating goes smoothly. Making necessary repairs to screening or the structure is important before decorating. Then, the fun of holiday splendor can explode all over your enclosures!
Tripod Aluminum has been installing screened in porches and pool enclosures in Melbourne FL for thirty years! We also do screen repairs. So, before you begin decorating, check your enclosures for any necessary repairs. If you find any, give us a call. We’ll have your enclosures ready for decorating in no time. The outdoor space enclosures provide adds to your living space, so why not decorate them just as you do the interior of your home? Then, you can enjoy the warm glow of lights and holiday decor both inside and out!
Preparing Your Screened In Porches and Pool Enclosures for the Holidays
There is a little prep that needs to go into your enclosed outdoor spaces before decorating. First, check for any tears or holes in your screens. These can be caused by flying debris during storms or even by family pets. Their claws or teeth can easily leave little holes if they paw at or nibble the screen. If you have a particularly active pup, then he may have even run through your screen, making his own doggie door. Yes, it happens all the time. If holes or tears are found, give us a call to come out and do a quick screen repair for you!
Second, check your structures for any damage. If it has been a particularly stormy year or if your structure is aging, it may be time for repairs or a new structure altogether. Let us take a look with you and give you professional advice on the best course of action. You want your outdoor space to be safe for you and your loved ones. You also don’t want your holiday decor to cause additional damage.
Third, grab your power washer and give your enclosures a good wash. You don’t want to hang your lovely decorations all over a filthy enclosure. Not only will it not look as nice, but it can make your decorations dirty or damaged. If you don’t have a power washer, even a good spray down with a hose attachment is better than nothing.
Decorating Your Screened In Porches and Pool Enclosures
Lights are an easy yet beautiful way to decorate during the holidays. You can go with all white for a classy, elegant look or multi-colored for a fun, traditional vibe. Big bows are also a cute way to make your enclosures look festive.
Aside from the aluminum part of your enclosures that can be used for hanging lights and bows, you also have the interior portion of the enclosures to decorate. If you have outdoor furniture, changing the covers of your outdoor couches to a festive green or red is a great idea. You can add decorative throw pillows to any outdoor couches, as well. They are also a great space for kid and pet-friendly plants like a holiday topiary or beautiful red poinsettias. The American Kennel Club offers a list of holiday plants that are dangerous to dogs, such as mistletoe and holly. Mistletoe is usually hung up high, of course, so if it won’t get knocked down, it should be ok.
There are also really cute lighted decorations like lighted nativity scenes and lighted gifts. These would look especially cute on a screeened in porch in the front of your house. Along with lights and holiday plants, your home will look welcoming and festive!
Decorations That Are a Ho Ho Ho No-No!
While it may be fun to get carried away with your outdoor holiday decorating, don’t forget that you should avoid heavy decorations on your enclosures. If you want to hang a heavy wreath, your front door or the solid wood trim of your house is a better location to secure a heavy decoration. Garlands are also beautiful, but the pine needles, whether real or fake, are rough and sharp. They can easily poke holes or cause tears in your screen. A fence is a better option for garland-hanging.
What If I Need Help Preparing or Decorating My Enclosures?
If you have found some damage to your screened in porch or pool enclosure, then give us a call at Tripod Aluminum. We can take care of screen repairs or replacements so your outdoor space is ready for decorating and celebrating this holiday season! If it is time to replace your enclosure, then we will be happy to give you a free estimate and install a beautiful new enclosure for you made out of quality materials to last you many holidays to come.
If you don’t have time for decorating or have physical limitations that make it difficult, then there are professionals who can come to your home to hang lights and decorate. Some companies specialize in this area but may be a bit pricey for some budgets. In that case, you can likely find a local handyman who would be happy to hang your lights and help out! Whatever you decide to do this holiday season, know that Tripod Aluminum wishes you the merriest and brightest of holiday seasons!