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Tallahassee and its surrounding areas are home to beautiful golf courses such as Southwood, Seminole Legacy, Havana Golf, Golf Club of Quincy, and Golden Eagle, to name a few. There is nothing quite like an early morning Sunday golf session. That is why many enjoy living within proximity to a golf course. However, living next to one of these courses can be both a blessing and a curse. Somehow, those small rubber balls can cause significant damage to your home. Luckily, we have a few tips and tricks that can help homeowners who live next to a golf course protect their homes from golf ball damage. 


Golf ball damage-proof screens: 

Did you know that there are screens specifically designed to withstand high-speed golf balls? The screens sit a few inches over your windows to stop the golf ball in its tracks before it hits your delicate glass. Therefore, your windows and glass doors are sure to be protected from cracks or holes after the installation. 


Install roll down panels to prevent golf ball damage:

Roll-down panels are a non-permanent solution to protect your home from golf ball damage. These panels are usually made with strong vinyl or polyester. Before you get them installed, make sure to talk to your contractor to ensure they are golf ball-proof. We suggest having these installed if your house is more prone to damage during specific times of the day. This way, you can roll them down when the golf course is open and unroll them when it’s closed, so you can enjoy the view out of your windows during certain hours of the day. 


Screen enclosures: 

Screen enclosures are one of the most effective ways to prevent golf ball damage. If a golf ball is going fast enough, it can cause dents or paint chips. Screen enclosures will prevent this since they protect your structure as a whole instead of just focusing on your windows. Additionally, screen enclosures also keep pesky insects out of your home. As we Floridians know, the bugs here are rampant. Installing a screen enclosure will ensure they are gone for good. 


Install an impact-resistant roof: 

We know this is a costly suggestion, but if your home was due for a roof replacement anyway, you should consider installing a roof with class 4 category materials. Class 4 category materials withstand hail, winds up to 110 miles per hour, and of course, golf balls! You’re basically killing three birds with one stone. 


If you’ve suffered damage from golf balls in the past, don’t let it happen again. Our TSpark construction experts can install protective screens, panels, or enclosures to ensure you can enjoy the luxury of living near a golf course without worrying about potential golf ball damage to your home. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have a construction project in mind. We have the resources, team, and expertise to take on any task.



TSpark Enterprises, headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida, offers a wide range of roofing and construction services in the North Florida and South Georgia area. Visit our website or call (850) 766-1340 to get a free estimate and embark on your construction journey today!