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Old 02-14-2010, 06:11 AM
 
Location: North Port
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Kbuild, How often do people go with the finer mesh to keep out no-see-ums? Does it cost more? Is a cage with finer mesh more likely to be damaged by high winds?
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Tommy, Not very often (unless they are located by mangroves or the intercoastal or brackish creeks) Yes, it does cost more, abiout 25 cents more a square, Yes, 20/20 mesh is more wind resistant and could cause wind damage to a pool cage.
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Old 02-15-2010, 07:29 AM
 
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does that cause a higher insurance rate--if that type of mesh is more wind-resistant, damage prone...

our daughter and son in law are considering having the top of their pool cage raised and the area enlarged at some point in the next couple of years which would mean getting new mesh for all of it probably....
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Old 02-15-2010, 08:16 AM
 
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When Absolute Aluminum built our cage in a couple years ago, they used 20/20 (acts as nice UV block during the height of summer!), and engineered the framework for the higher wind loads. Beefy stuff.

There was no impact to insurance premiums that we are aware of, I don't think anyone asked or took note- and we had to re-write our policy last year. The cage composition never came up, either time, they just insured for its square footage.

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Old 02-15-2010, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Murrayville, Georgia
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Thanks 419, You seem to know a lot about screening. I wonder if you could answer this for other readers;

If someone was putting in a new cage in an area known to have no-see-um problems and wasn't concerned about cost, what would you recommend?

20/20 mesh...
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Old 02-16-2010, 06:14 PM
 
Location: North Port
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Most insurance companies will not ask if there is 20/20 in the screen enclosure, Give some time though...
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Old 02-19-2010, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Murrayville, Georgia
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not sure if i'm right with this but i believe the FBC states that all wind analysis are based on 20/20 mesh with wind gusts in this area of 130mph max at 3 second intervals.....local building official can help with this.....
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Old 02-21-2010, 09:05 AM
 
Location: North Port
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not sure if i'm right with this but i believe the FBC states that all wind analysis are based on 20/20 mesh with wind gusts in this area of 130mph max at 3 second intervals.....local building official can help with this.....
All depends on the engineer
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