How to clean a screen patio enclosure

Soon spring will be in the air. That means lots of pollen. If the sight of your screen porch, lanai, entry or pool enclosure developing an ugly yellowish-green tinge or the screen or aluminum has mold or mildew developing which is making you search “how to clean my...

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Hand railing with style

Check out the beautiful railing on this home remodel in Sarasota, FL. Hand railing from CRA affords the perfect blend of form and function to your home. Low maintenance aluminum handrails and fences are built with style while attractively providing maximum protection...

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Extended Lanai

At CRA, our most common request from our Quick Quote Forms this time of the year is for an Extended Lanai. Living in Florida has its share of perks, especially the beautiful weather nearly year-round. Most homes in the entire Sunshine State are built with a feature...

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Rescreen your enclosure

Is it time to replace my screens? How can I tell? If you have been enjoying your screened pool enclosure, screened lanai or screened porch in Florida for the last several years or more, you may notice your screen sagging, faded or the stitching coming apart. This can...

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Rescreening for less

Limited time $0.95/sf rescreening Commercial Residential Aluminum has added more dedicated screen crews and for a limited time we are offering rescreening for an unbelievable price. That's expert installation of quality 18 x 14 standard fiberglass mesh for your pool...

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Walkway Cover

Another new Walkway Cover project at Ridgeview Global Studies in Davenport, FL. CRA provides the best in quality aluminum construction for both residential and commercial applications. CRA has been trusted by homeowners, architects, builders, and many public and...

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Happy Holidays

Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a new year filled with peace and happiness from all of us at Commercial Residential Aluminum.

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Now five gutter crews

Protect your home, foundation and landscaping Seamless rain gutters control the flow of water around your home which protects against ground area washouts. They also eliminate that annoying water run-off in doorways and garage openings. Rain gutters are available in...

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Florida Seamless Gutters

With the addition of Commercial Residential Aluminum's 5th Gutter Truck this month, now is an excellent time to get a great price, expert advice and professional installation on aluminum seamless gutters for your home! Gutters protect your home from: Flooding in yard...

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Florida Product Approval

What is the Florida Product Approval Designation? Florida Product Approval is set by the State of Florida for all construction trades. They are products that the State approves for use in all areas of Florida, including the Hurricane Zones. To assure that the products...

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5 Strong and Growing

CRA is pleased to announce the addition of our 5th Gutter Truck to meet our ever-growing demand. High quality aluminum seamless gutters from CRA cost much less than you may think. Let one of our professional in-house associates give you a no pressure quote on...

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New and expanded CRA facility in Venice

Things to come With site and development plans approved by the Venice Planning Commission earlier this month, we are moving forward with plans to expand our facility. Look for a new 30,596-square-foot fabrication plant and offices in the near future very near our...

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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 enclosure we manufacturer is Pre-Cut and assembled in one of our facilities where we can control all of the conditions for a...

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Stronger by Design

A great enclosure starts with better design and materials. After Hurricane Charlie, CRA President, Tom Teffenhart was troubled by the high failure rate of traditional beams used in the construction of most every screen pool and patio enclosure. Tom saw a uniform flaw...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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How Much Do Gutters Cost?

A quick Q&A about gutters for your new or existing Florida home Q: How Much Do Gutters Cost? A: Today the average Florida home is measures approximately 2,400 square feet. There are several factors that contribute to an accurate estimate regarding Commercial...

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Gutters are Important to Your Florida Home

Most Florida homeowners don't spend a lot of time thinking about their gutters, but knowing why they are important may prevent expensive home repair in the future. Basically, the gutters on your home funnel water off of the roof and away from your perimeter, which...

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Choosing the Right Company

All kidding aside on the gutter topic, hiring the cheap guy to install your rain gutters might seem like the right idea at the time, but there is much more to gutter materials, sizing, and design than meets the eye. Our goal is to protect your home with a customized...

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The ABC’s of Seamless Gutters

Once upon a time, I lived in a fantasy world where gutter was invisible.  It wasn’t seen and it wasn’t heard.  The fascination factor just didn’t exist.  I mean, really, it’s gutter.  I’ve already typed more words than I ever thought about it! Then I married a partner...

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Florida Living at its Best!

Many years ago, I made the decision to move to Florida, and when I first went house hunting I asked about the possibility of seeing a snake in the back yard.  The realtor seemed shocked that I asked such a question, and replied, “This is Florida you know.” That was...

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