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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Enjoy Working From Home with a Sunroom

If you’ve spent the pandemic working from home, you’re probably not in any rush to return to office life! Small cubicles, water cooler chat, and in-person meetings are so 2019. Instead, embrace the “new normal” of work in comfort and style with a custom-built sunroom from Southern Aluminum Installations in Tampa Bay.

One of the biggest perks of remote work is that you can literally do it from anywhere with an internet connection. For some people that means living as a digital nomad, bouncing around exotic locations while typing up the latest meeting’s minutes, or composing a memo to potential investors. For most of us though, remote work just means kicking back at home, dressed in PJs from the waist down and business casual from the waist up.
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10 Advantages of a Pool Enclosure in Florida

Pools are just as common as bathrooms here in sunny Florida! So, it is important to protect your precious asset with a custom pool enclosure from Southern Aluminum Installations, Inc. Just a few reasons why pool enclosures are exactly what you need for your outdoor pool are:

1. Your pool will stay cleaner

A quality pool enclosure will keep trash and debris out of your pool. So, no more sucking out tree leaves with your pool vacuum!
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How to Keep Your Sunroom at a Comfortable Temperature Year-Round

For most of the year here in central Florida, the weather is pleasant and warm, making a sunroom the perfect place for lazy afternoons. However, on summer’s hottest days, that glass sunroom may feel more like an oven than an oasis. You don’t have to retreat indoors because of the heat. Instead, use our tips to keep your sunroom’s temperature mild and enjoyable all year:

Consider Your Colors

When decorating your sunroom for each season, think about the colors you plan to use and how they will affect the ambient temperature in the room. Remember that lighter colors reflect more sunlight and can cool down a space, while darker colors will absorb and trap heat instead.
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Ways to Keep Your Sunroom Cool in the Summer

Sunroom CoolKeeping your sunroom cool in Florida’s blazing summer heat is a noble endeavor. With heat indexes well over 100°F, it may feel like it’s impossible to get relief from the sun’s rays. Luckily, these tips should help you bring the temperature of your custom-built sunroom down so that you and your family and enjoy it all year long:

Window tint

Window tint is a cheap and easy solution to reduce the ambient temperature in your sunroom. You can install window tint yourself or have a professional tackle the job. We offer window tinting when you use Southern Aluminum Installations to build your sunroom!
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Advantages of a Pool Enclosure in Florida

Pool Enclosure in FloridaAn outdoor pool is essential during Florida’s hot, humid summers. After you’ve put in the work to build your inground pool, you’ll want to do everything you can to keep it clean and looking great all year! A custom aluminum pool enclosure from Southern Aluminum is the perfect addition to your outdoor setup because:

  • Aluminum pool enclosures increase your property value.

If you ever decide to sell your home, a well-built and properly maintained aluminum pool enclosure will stand out to buyers. The boost in curb appeal may even be the deciding factor in a buyer choosing your home over another, even for a higher price! Aluminum pool enclosures are designed to flow seamlessly with the existing aesthetic of the home, making your property appear more cohesive and intentional.
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