Tips on Keeping Bugs Out of Your Screen Porch

Are bugs getting past your screens and into your porch? One of the biggest benefits of installing a screened porch is eliminating pests, so when that’s not happening, it stops you from enjoying your outdoor spaces to the fullest. In this post, we’ll go over a few tips to keep pests out of your screened areas.

Inspect & Repair Damage Immediately

Inspect all your screens monthly and repair any damage you find, no matter how minor, immediately. This is the most effective way to keep bugs from breaching your screens. If a patch is not enough to fix the damage, the screen must be replaced. We highly recommend using a professional to repair your screens. If you’re in the Tampa area, look no further than Southern Aluminum Installations, Inc. for all your screen repair needs. Just give us a call at 813-264-7477 or reach out online to schedule a free estimate.
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Benefits of a Pool Enclosure

Any type of pool is great, but with the intense sunlight and never-ending parade of bugs here in central Florida, a pool enclosure makes your pool so much more enjoyable. In this post, we’ll review the benefits of adding a custom pool enclosure from Southern Aluminum Installations over your inground pool:


The first and best reason to install a custom pool enclosure over your pool is safety. Every pool owner has thought about the consequences of a child or animal inadvertently falling into their pool. Keep unwanted visitors out and the neighborhood a little safer with a quality aluminum-framed pool enclosure.
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How Can I Keep My Sunroom Cool During The Summer

It can be tough to keep a sunroom cool during the summer, especially here in central Florida. Between the ever-present sun and the smothering humidity, keeping a sunroom cool and comfortable is a challenge. To help you keep your sunroom pleasant all summer long, check out our top tips:

1. Cover the Windows

This will help keep the sun’s rays out and avoid ambient heating. There is no end to the style and color options available for interior window coverings, so you’ll always be able to match your decor. If you’re the creative type, making your own window coverings is a great way to add a personalized touch to your sunroom.
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Converting a Patio to a Sunroom

If you live in Florida, and you have a patio that you never use, you may be wondering if it’s possible to convert that patio into a sunroom. The answer is yes – it’s definitely possible, and it can be a great way to add some extra living space to your home. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the benefits of converting your existing patio into a stylish, functional, and comfortable sunroom.

What is a Sunroom?

A sunroom is a room that is designed to let in natural light. Sunrooms typically have large, floor-to-ceiling windows that allow in plenty of sunlight. They are often heated and cooled like the rest of your home and are typically considered liveable square footage.
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7 Screened Porch Benefits

A screened porch is a lovely addition to any home, from apartments and condos to single and multi-family developments. The benefits of a screened porch are many and far outweigh the cost of installation. Screen in a porch or patio on your property and you’ll be enjoying these top 7 benefits:

1. Outdoor Life, Minus the Bugs

Being outdoors is just the Florida way of life, but let’s be honest…no one likes the bugs. Okay, maybe entomologists and toddlers like them, but other than that there’s no one. A screened porch allows you to enjoy the outdoors all year long without having to load up on the bug spray. Since some insects can carry some really nasty diseases, keeping them out of where your loved ones spend time is crucial.

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When is it Time to Rescreen a Pool Enclosure?

It’s a beautiful, sunny Florida day, so you head out to your pool enclosure to enjoy a quick dip and some relaxing time soaking up the sun. But when you get out there, you notice a few sagging, frayed screens, unwanted pests, and the pool is turning green! What’s going on?

It sounds like it’s time to rescreen your pool enclosure. Every 2-3 years, it’s a good idea to get a contractor to come out to assess your screen’s condition and make any needed repairs. You can expect to need to replace the screens every 5-8 years for optimal appearance and function.
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Do I Have to Have a Concrete Patio Already for a Sunroom?

Sunrooms are beautiful, relaxing areas that add value and comfort to any home. People use sunrooms for outdoor entertaining, gardening, exercise, or simple relaxation. If you’ve ever thought about adding a sunroom to your home, spring is a great time to start!

Sunroom Foundations

Concrete Patios
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Upgrade Your Roofed Patio to an Enjoyable Sunroom or Screen Room

Florida is known for its sunny skies, sandy beaches, and year-round pleasant weather. However, Florida is also known for its oppressive humidity, frequent rain showers, and an army of insects. By having just a roofed patio attached to your home, you may not be able to appreciate the outdoor life as much as you would hope.

Take Control of Your Outdoor Living Space

Living spaces should be lived in, so when your outdoor living space doesn’t offer you any protection from the elements, you can’t use it to its fullest potential. By upgrading your roofed patio to one of our custom-built aluminum screen rooms or sunrooms, you can regain the functionality of your outdoor space and provide you and your family a new area to relax and enjoy the outdoors.
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The Year Round Benefits of Screened Rooms

Screened rooms are everywhere you look here in central Florida. In fact, it is almost unusual to see a home without one! Screened rooms are great places to spend time with family, entertain guests, or just enjoy some private time.

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and people spending so much more time at home, screened rooms have even become the location of remote offices and classrooms!

With a screened room installed by Southern Aluminum Installations Inc., you too can experience the following benefits all year long here in the Sunshine State:
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The Difference Between a Sunroom and Screened Room

If you’re considering adding some outdoor space to your home, you’ve got plenty of options. Two of the most popular choices here in Florida are sunrooms and screened rooms. Screened rooms go by many names, including screened-in rooms and screened-in porches.

A sunroom is a roofed structure that is connected to your home with glass walls, usually from floor to ceiling. A screened room is similar, except the walls are finished with a fine mesh screen instead of glass.

Sunroom Benefits

A sunroom gives you the feeling of being outdoors with protection from the elements. Since the walls are made of glass, you get the benefits of the sun’s rays on nice days, plus you’ll feel surrounded by the greenery of your lawn and gardens. Sunrooms are very popular with home gardeners since they are a great place for fragile plants to grow while still getting much needed sunlight. However, since they are completely enclosed, you can expect the additional cost of air conditioning for the space.
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