My wife and I (living in Texas) visited family in Florida last week, and being my first time to Florida in many years I noticed many homes had Aluminum framed screened-in porches and patios. I also saw many homes had screens on their garage door as well. I've never seen this type of construction in my area, but we would like to add such a patio to our home.
The patios we saw weren't made of wood, but instead used an Aluminum frame. I want to build the patio myself, but I've yet to find any place local who carries these aluminum frames. Can someone suggest an online resource or any ideas on where to locate the parts or a kit to build such a patio? I've worked with a wood screened-in patio before where the screen was just stapled down, but the aluminum framed patios look so much nicer.
Thanks for any ideas -- and if anyone has installed such a patio or porch, any caviets or suggestions for the DIY'er who's about to take on such a project?