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Crucial Tips for Concrete Care

Many customers ask us about building a screened room on an existing concrete patio. While this is doable, we often find that due to lack of maintenance, the customer’s patio is in no shape to withstand construction. Unfortunately, once the concrete is compromised and damaged, more intense measures must be taken to restore the surface. If the damage is extensive, a complete replacement may be the only option.

So how can you keep your concrete patio in great shape so it can support a new screen room from A.R.M. Aluminum Inc. in Tampa? Here are our top tips for maintaining any concrete surface so it stays strong for years to come: Continue reading

Upgrading Your Roofed Patio to a Screened Room

Having a roofed patio is great, but it doesn’t do much to keep out the pesky insects that swarm all over Florida during spring and summer. So how do you enjoy your outdoor patio without slathering on bug spray or dealing with painful, itchy bug bites? Screen it in!

Screen Your Patio In to Keep the Bugs Out

If the flies, mosquitoes, and other creepy-crawlies are keeping you from using your outdoor patio, it’s time to take back control! Upgrade your roofed patio to a convenient, versatile, and bug-free screened room with A.R.M. Aluminum of Tampa Bay. Our team can quickly and easily modify your existing roofed patio into a custom-built screened room, allowing you to finally live in your outdoor living space. Continue reading

Do You Need a Permit to Build a Screen Room in Florida?

Spoiler alert…the answer is yes.

Having a screen room attached to your home here in Florida is almost ubiquitous. Screen rooms provide protection from the elements while still giving you that outdoor feeling. In a place where the weather is beautiful and inviting, outdoor living space is essential.

However, there are strict rules when it comes to building a screen room onto your home here in Hillsborough County. A variety of rules must be strictly adhered to, and licensed contractors are often required to help design, build, and finish the screen room addition. All screen room additions must be permitted before construction begins unless the property owner qualifies for an exemption. Continue reading

The Safety Benefits of a Pool Enclosure

A high-quality enclosure does more than just make your pool area look great; properly installed pool enclosures provide a heightened level of safety for both your guests and uninvited visitors.

A few safety benefits of a high-quality pool enclosure like those built by A.R.M. Aluminum include:

Reduced risk of accidents

The fear of an accidental drowning of a child, animal, or even someone that just doesn’t know how to swim is always on the back of a pool owner’s mind. Ease some of that worry by installing a pool enclosure with a childproof entry lock as this will keep unwanted guests out of the pool area when you are not around to supervise. Continue reading

The Benefits of Having a Screen Room in Florida

Screened rooms are quintessential here in sunny Florida. They are places where the whole family can enjoy each other’s company with food, games, and conversation!

Or, maybe you’d enjoy some bug-free private time in the mornings before the rest of the family wakes up. 

Or, perhaps the kids would enjoy doing their homework out in the sun instead of cooped up in the house. The possibilities are truly endless! Continue reading

8 Advantages of Seamless Gutter Installation

When it’s time to choose a gutter system for your home, you’ll need to choose between seamless and sectioned gutters. While sectioned gutters might cost a bit less, the advantages of a quality seamless gutter system far outweigh the extra cost. 

Go with A.R.M. Aluminum, Inc. in Tampa, and you’ll enjoy a seamless gutter system that is:

   1. Customized

There is no one-size-fits-all with our seamless gutters. We craft and cut your seamless gutters right there at your home to the exact measurements and specifications of your structure. That means you’ll get gutters that are a perfect fit every time! Continue reading

Tips for Using Your Screened Room Year-Round

One of the great things about living in Florida is that we rarely have temperatures cold enough to avoid going outside. In fact, we have the opposite problem… sometimes it’s too hot for outdoor activities to be enjoyable.

If you have a screened-in outdoor room, like the ones we install at A.R.M. Aluminum in Tampa, those extra hot days don’t have to be so brutal. Use our tips for making your screened room more comfortable during the warmest summer months: Continue reading

5 Signs Your Concrete Needs Repairs

If you have a damaged concrete foundation for your patio, porch, or pool enclosure, there is no amount of decor that can fix it. Even the best-laid concrete will need repair as the years go by. Homeowners should be diligent about monitoring concrete surfaces and correcting any damage immediately. Five signs that your concrete foundation needs repair are:

  • Cracks

All concrete will crack after enough time and wear, but cracks can sometimes indicate abnormal issues. If concrete is not allowed to settle properly when pouring, settling after it dries can cause cracking. Extreme weather conditions, such as drought and earthquakes, can also cause premature cracking. Continue reading

4 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Pool Enclosure

There’s nothing better than soaking up the Florida sun in your very own backyard pool enclosure; You get all the benefits of an indoor pool while still getting the enjoyment of being outside. If issues with your pool enclosure are keeping you from enjoying your outdoor space, it may be time to think about a replacement. Consider replacing your pool enclosure if:

  • There is noticeable, extensive damage.

Enclosures that are not maintained are often too far gone for a simple patch job, and the entire structure needs to be replaced. This is common in homes that sit unoccupied for a while or enclosures that are built with inferior materials. Rust damage, torn screens, or even buckling of the support frame are all issues homeowners may face and are sure-fire signs that a new enclosure is needed. Continue reading