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

What to Look for in a Pool Enclosure Professional

pool enclosure professionalEnclosing your outdoor pool here in hot, sunny Florida is almost a must. Without a pool enclosure, you’ll be skimming leaves and other debris out of the pool constantly, burning your feet on the hot concrete, and begging for a cool breeze to come by. But before you sign a contract to have your pool enclosed, you need to be 100% sure that the contractor you’re using is reliable, reputable, and professional. Here are our top tips on choosing the right pool enclosure contractor for your project: Continue reading

Advantages of Custom-Made Enclosures

If you have just moved to Florida, you now live in a gorgeous state with a famously warm and humid climate. However, Florida’s strong sun and humidity have their downfalls as well. In order to enjoy your home as much as possible in all four seasons, it is important for you to invest in these three custom-made enclosures for your new home. 

Screen Room

A screen room is one of the simplest ways to extend the living space of your house and increase its functionality. An aluminum screen room offers a number of perks, which is why it’s hard to find a Florida home without one!  Continue reading

Maintaining Your Enclosure

If you live in Florida and have a pool in your backyard, then you definitely understand how convenient and helpful it is to have a screen enclosure covering your entire pool or patio area. 

Between Florida’s relentless sunshine and notorious mosquitos, swimming in and lounging by a pool protected by an attractive screen covering can make all of the difference. Countless Florida homeowners have invested in screen enclosures for their pools and patios to improve the value and enjoyment of the best exterior parts of their home.  Continue reading

Pros and cons of enclosing your pool with a screen room

Florida law requires that you enclose your pool. The law was enacted to address the issue of so many children drowning in unsupervised pools. Other serious injuries or death can also occur when the pool is empty. It makes sense that to protect your neighborhood your pool would need to be enclosed with a locking gate.

But what are you going to enclose your pool with? The laws have few regulations as to the type of enclosure, so long as one is there that prevents small children or animals from entering. That means you can choose from a number of different types of fencing and other options. So why choose a screen room? Here are a few of the pros and cons. Continue reading

Meeting Florida Pool Safety Requirements with an Installed Screen Pool Enclosure

Did you know that the state of Florida requires all pools to be enclosed? There are several reasons for this, and there are few exceptions.  If you want to make sure your home’s pool meets state requirements, we can help.

Screen rooms

There are a lot of advantages to using a screened structure to surround your pool. It allows easy view of your pool in case you have teens or others swimming while you are doing other things, yet our screens are tight enough mesh to keep most pests and some insects out of your pool. With a screen room you can feel like you are naked to the elements poolside, while still meeting the requirements for an enclosure. Continue reading

How to Socially Distance with a Screen Room

Social distancing is hard on everyone. Even people who pride themselves on being introverts are having issues with being cut off from others. Humans are social creatures. We thrive on interaction with each other and our environment. As such, staying at home and being alone is about the worst thing you can do for your mental health.

Many therapists are suggesting that people have social distancing visits. As long as everyone wears a mask and is at least six feet apart, there is no harm in getting together for a friendly visit. It is important to keep such groups to only a few people or households, even if you are maintaining distance. Continue reading

Getting a Screen Repair During Hurricane Season

Florida’s hurricane season is in full swing, and even though we’ve managed not to have any severe tropical storms yet this year, that doesn’t mean one can’t hit at any time. Your screen room is designed to hold up against high winds, but that doesn’t mean it won’t become damaged during a storm. The screen can become ripped or stretched by flying debris or falling objects.

If your screen room is damaged by a hurricane or other severe weather, you don’t want to have to wait for it to be repaired. Putting off repairs can cause additional damage to occur, especially if there is another storm, and Florida is often getting one storm after another.  Continue reading