If you own a pool, chances are you are bound to get a screen enclosure to protect it from the outside. Did you know these screen room also protect you from harmful UV rays from the sun? Think about it like the most natural type of SPF sunscreen. It is the easiest because you do not even have to apply anything to your skin. At American Home Center, we are here to provide you with the ultimate sun protection. Our Plant City, FL location is dedicated to providing the utmost service to suit all your screen needs.

What are the Dangers?

The weather seems to be getting cold earlier in Florida this year, so there is no better time than now to take advantage of this weather is be outside as much as possible. You never know how long it will last. The safest way to have “fun in the sun” is to be protected by the dangers of overexposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays. You can do this with the proper screen enclosures.

Yes. Some sun is good for your body. It is beneficial to your health by providing a natural source of Vitamin D to the body, which aids in the absorption of calcium and phosphorus – essential for healthy bones. However, overexposure to the sun is not good. The dangers of overexposure are:

Skin Cancer


Damage to eyes

Rashes, itchiness, and dryness

Deterioration of the skin, including premature aging and loss of elasticity

A Screen Room is the Perfect SPF

The Sun Protection Factor is an acronym that is used to measure the level of UVB protection a sun protection product will give. It ranges from 1 to 90. It indicated the length of time that your skin is protected from sunburn. This depends on your skin type.

Here is a good way to understand this. Let’s say you go outside without any sunscreen. After five minutes you start getting sunburned. You now apply some with an SPF of 30. This means the product would protect you for 30 times five minutes, which is 150 minutes.

Understanding SPF with sunscreen can get complicated, so why bother thinking hard about it. Instead, take the most important part of the sunscreen. “The Screen.” Screen enclosures are available with various degrees of protection against harmful UV rays. Solar screens block UV rays all year long while keeping your home’s temperature cooler, lowering your electric bill by reducing your need for air conditioning and even adding extra protection against wind.

Also, something else to note, sun protection for the pool extends the life of the chlorine applied to the pool. So with a pool screen, you get two in one. Sun protection for both your skin and your pool!

Contact Us Today

We want you to be protected with the proper SPF when you are out there enjoying the weather. Ask us about our screens. American Home Center has all the answers you need, Plant City, FL. Call us today for more information.