Decoration Ideas for a Pool Enclosure

Decoration Ideas for a Pool Enclosure

A house in Florida isn’t complete without a pool. Pools can make a house feel like a retreat. You can relax more, go for a swim, and enjoy the stylish ambiance. Many homes with pools invest in a pool cage to keep their pools clean, usable, and shielded. These stylish...

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How Long Does a Pool Enclosure Last?

How Long Does a Pool Enclosure Last?

When you live in Florida, a home pool is practically a necessity. If you have a gorgeous pool but are getting sick of fighting the bugs and dirt to enjoy it, a pool enclosure is something you may be considering. Pool enclosures help to keep your pool safe from debris,...

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Ways to Add Value to Your Home

Ways to Add Value to Your Home

With the summer months looming, many homeowners are starting to think about putting their homes on the market or even just making general improvements in case they ever do decide to sell. Some even simply want to make improvements to better enjoy their homes. No...

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Pool Screen Enclosure Cleaning Tips

Pool Screen Enclosure Cleaning Tips

Spring cleaning is something people do all over the country, and Florida is no exception. As the weather warms up, you may find yourself in cleaning mode. Many people focus their efforts on the inside of their homes, but spring is the perfect time to prepare and clean...

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How to Prepare Your Pool for Winter in Florida

How to Prepare Your Pool for Winter in Florida

Winter is in full swing here in Florida, so it’s time to prepare your home. You should winterize your home every cold season to ensure things are ready when summer rolls back around. One thing you should pay special attention to is your pool. Unlike in the northern...

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Four Pool Maintenance Tips

Four Pool Maintenance Tips

Owning a pool is a lot of fun. Pools get tons of use during the hot summer days—they can be places of relaxation, fun, and socialization. However, pools require a lot of maintenance to run safely and smoothly. Check out these helpful and easy pool maintenance tips....

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Advantages of a Clearview Enclosure

Advantages of a Clearview Enclosure

The Clearview enclosure offered by CRA’s custom design options boasts endless possibilities for your outdoor space. Learn about your options and decide what interests you—we have an enclosure to meet your needs and fit your budget. Here are the advantages of adding a...

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Signs You Need a New Pool Cage

Signs You Need a New Pool Cage

Pool cages are great additions to any home—especially in Florida, where they really make a house stand out. They keep pools clean, keep outdoor spaces cozy, and improve your entire outdoor space’s usability. Whether you’re new to the pool cage lifestyle or you’ve had...

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Rescreening for less

Rescreening for less

Limited time $0.85/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 entire...

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Benefits of a Lanai Enclosure for Your Home

Benefits of a Lanai Enclosure for Your Home

A lanai is an enclosure for your outdoor spaces. The lanai enclosure originated in Hawaii and was designed to allow people to enjoy their natural surroundings and beauty without dealing with bugs and other outdoor inconveniences. Here are some benefits of a lanai...

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Screen replacement and repair

Screen replacement and repair

How do I know when it’s time to replace my pool cage or lanai screens? If your screen is wavey or is turning white, it may be time to replace. Be proactive before you get stuck in the next storm. If your screens are becoming loose or fading it may be time to replace...

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Rescreen your enclosure

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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Screened Front Entry

Screened Front Entry

Primetime in Florida, let it flow... This time of the year marks the beginning of Florida’s prime season for enjoying the outdoors. As the days get longer and the weather is beautiful, many Floridians like to let the outside in and enjoy a cool breeze and the...

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CRA in Fort Myers

CRA in Fort Myers

Many of you are not aware that CRA is in Fort Myers as well as our office in Venice serving Sarasota and the northern part of our region from Englewood, FL to the Tampa area. Our Fort Myers facility offers all of the same services that our Venice facility offers...

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Outdoor living space defined

Outdoor living space defined

Many of you think of Commercial Residential Aluminum as a pool cage company. You would be correct as nobody in Florida builds more pool enclosures than CRA. But actually we build and enhance all of your outdoor living spaces for your Florida home by building not only...

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How to clean a screen patio enclosure

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

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

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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Walkway Cover

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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Now five gutter crews

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

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...

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Florida Product Approval

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

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

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

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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Got Gutters?

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

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

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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May is gutter month!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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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