Hurricane Irma

To all of our CRA customers please stay safe during hurricane Irma. Here are a couple of safety tips to help you weather the storm and help protect your enclosure and surroundings. 1) remove all furniture from your lanai that could become flying debris. If you are out...

Got Gutters?

Typically May is gutter month at CRA but since we had little to no rain gutters we not in the minds of most people we are switching to June for 2017. We always knew the rains would come and that’s why we have ramped up our crews and equipment on the Gulf Coast. A week...

LED Lighting Systems

Take your pool or patio lighting to the next level Our LED lighting systems from ShadowCaster will take your outdoor space to the next level. They have really caught on and we are receiving great feedback from lots of happy clients. Truth is, most pool cages and...

Florida Aluminum Fence

Aluminum Fence Offers Major Advantages Most of you know Commercial Residential Aluminum for our pool cages but many of you don’t know we also offer aluminum fence as well. An aluminum fence offers several advantages over traditional wood, wrought iron, galvanized...

Sarasota Pool Enclosure

Even after 5 inches of pounding rain and heavy winds, this new pool enclosure on Siesta Key kept this beautiful outdoor space looking great. This patio would be next to impossible to maintain with the large and messy banyan tree in the back yard and perimeter...

Screen replacement and repair

How do I know when it’s time to replace my pool cage or lanai screens? At CRA we like to say, “if it’s loose or white, it ain’t right”. Be proactive before you get stuck in the next storm. If your screens are becoming loose or fading it may be time to replace them. We...

May is gutter month!

There is no better time to protect your Sarasota home, foundation and landscaping from our damaging summer rains. Any gutter order booked in May will qualify for an additional 10% off our already low pricing. It’s quick and easy to get an estimate from from CRA too....

Foundation

If your project requires a new or expanded foundation and CRA has you covered from the ground up. Each project starts from the ground up. If you are expanding your cage or enclosed patio, a foundation must made to support your structure. As with most construction, the...

Pet Doors

Pool Cages and Screen Enclosures For Everyone CRA can customize your Sarasota pool cage or screen enclosure in a variety of ways. One of our most popular options are pet access doors. We can add “the right size door” for your pet that combines functionality and...

Another Clearview

If you’ve got it, flaunt it A pool cage project at Venice Golf and Country Club where a Clearview wall was the obvious choice. The initial work order called for a standard white cage like the one we were replacing, but with a rendering of how the cage would look in...

Commercially inspired but right at home

Inspired designs for Florida your home Many common commercial projects like trellis (shown), walkway covers, railing, hand rail and even carports translate well to residential projects for your own home. Aluminum has the same advantages for your home that commercial...

Clearview beautiful

See what you are missing with Clearview walls CRA recently completed a pool cage project in Stony Brook for homeowners who wanted to update the look of their dated cage and bring the natural view of the lake right to their doorstep. Originally they intended to stay...

Pool Cage Installation

A short time lapse video of an installation on Siesta Key in Sarasota by one of our outstanding crews at CRA. Each pool cage we manufacturer is Pre-Cut and assembled in one of our facilities where we can control all of the conditions for a...

Choosing the right color

Color is and always will be a matter of personal preference. There are no exact rules unless your homeowners association stipulates your pool cage, front entry or patio enclosure be a specific color. Essentially pool cages and enclosures come in either white or...

What is a lanai?

We get asked this a lot. There seems to be a lot of confusion as to just what a lanai is and how it is distinguished from a patio. If you asked 100 people you probably would get everything from “I have no idea” all the way to “they are the same thing”. However, If you...

Aluminum Deck Railing

If you have ever wondered why you should choose aluminum deck railing instead of other railing alternatives like wood, vinyl iron or steel, you should know that aluminum comes with qualities that no other material can equal. Besides adding security and value to your...

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