Different Types of Patio Enclosures

Patio enclosures are a popular addition to homes for a variety of reasons. They provide a sheltered space that can be used for dining, entertaining, or simply relaxing, while still allowing you to enjoy the great outdoors. There are many different types of patio enclosures to choose from, each with its own unique features and benefits. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the most common types of patio enclosures and what makes each one special.
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Choosing the Best Covered Patio for Florida

If you’re thinking of installing a covered patio on your property, you’ll quickly find that there are more options available for the design and build of the patio than you think. From where to put the patio in your yard to how your decorating choices can affect your ability to enjoy the patio, there’s a lot to think about. In this post, we’ll talk about some of the factors to consider when deciding on a covered patio for your Florida home:
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Common Questions Customers Ask About Pool Enclosures

If you’re thinking about installing a brand-new custom pool enclosure, you probably have a lot of questions. Lucky for you, we have answers! Read on for answers to the top questions we hear from new customers about our custom pool enclosures.

Is a Pool Enclosure Worth the Cost?

Yes! Pool enclosures offer so many benefits that far outweigh the costs of installation. A custom pool enclosure from a reputable contractor, like Southern Aluminum Installations, Inc. in Tampa, will bring you:
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How to Stay Warm in Your Sunroom During the Cooler Months

Winter is upon us, and people everywhere are getting ready for the cooler weather. Now granted, here in central Florida we don’t really get “cold” weather, but it does get a bit chilly from time to time. When the temperature falls outside, you’ll be extra happy that you added that new, gorgeous sunroom to your home. But how can you keep the sunroom temperature just right? Read on for our top tips on maintaining an enjoyable sunroom atmosphere during the winter months.
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Keeping Your Sunroom at a Comfortable Temperature Year-Round

Here in sunny Florida, we enjoy pleasant weather for the majority of the year. With average temperatures from the 60s to the mid-80’s all year, Florida is definitely a destination for warm-weather lovers. However, during the summer months, temps can soar up into the high 90s during the day. This can be problematic for a glass-enclosed sunroom, where all that heat can make you feel like you’re in an oven.

So how do you keep your sunroom cool and comfortable when it’s hot outside?

Use Lighter Colors

We’ve all heard that white reflects light while black absorbs it, and you’ll see this principle of physics at work if you use dark colors for your sunroom decor. Darker colors trap heat inside your sunroom, increasing the ambient temperature and making it quite uncomfortable on hotter days. Instead, opt for lighter shades of white and pastels when decorating your sunroom. This includes any fabrics or furniture, but also includes things like paint, shades, and even exterior colors.
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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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