Category Archives: Screen Rooms

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 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

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

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

Converting Your Porch to a Screen Room

Summer is fast approaching, and many people are going to be wanting to spend more time outdoors. With the rains of late spring and early summer, it can be very relaxing to sit outside and enjoy the storms, perhaps with a cup of coffee or hot tea and a cozy blanket.

But if you only have a covered porch or a partially covered porch, you probably aren’t able to make that dream a reality without getting awfully wet. Thankfully, there are ways that you can upgrade and improve your porch into a screen room that will allow you to enjoy storms, balmy breezes, and people watching.

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Three Ideas for a Screen Room

You may have thought about getting a screen room or screened-in porch for a while but be on the fence about it. A screen room adds value to your home and can be used for a number of purposes. Here are the three most popular ideas for a screen room.

Kiddie Corral

Do you have small children? Fresh air is wonderful for children, and a screen room allows you to get them out in the open while still protecting them. A screen room won’t allow debris, weather, or critters to enter, keeping your children safe. You can install a baby gate at the doorway to the screen room so that the children cannot escape and get into mischief. This is a great way to give your kids a playroom.

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Three Springtime Uses for a Screen Room

Have you been considering adding a screen room to your home? Whether you add an attached screen room, screen in a back porch or patio, or build a screen room as a separate structure, there are many great uses for a screen room, especially in the spring. Here are just a few of the ways you could be enjoying your screen room in a couple of months.

Storm Watching

While you don’t want to be out in the elements during a tropical storm or hurricane, you can still enjoy the typical run of the mill storms that roll through the area. Storm watching can be very therapeutic and relaxing. Sitting outside where you can see, hear, and smell the rain is a uniquely pleasurable experience. A screen room will allow you to enjoy the storms without actually getting wet. Continue reading

Three Reasons to Add a Screen Room to Your Home

There are a lot of things that you can do to improve your home and increase its value. The projects you take on to remodel or upgrade your home are personal to you and reflect what means most to you and your family. One of the often overlooked home improvements that can enhance your family and social lives is to add a screened room or porch. 

Increase Home Value

There are a lot of things that you can do to increase your home’s value, and adding a screened porch or screen room is just one of them. Increasing your home’s value is important for a number of reasons. If you ever decide to sell, it will help you get a better price. If you find yourself in a situation where you need to take out a loan against your home’s equity, a screened room could help you get more from the deal. Continue reading