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Follow These Steps to Keep your Pool Enclosure Looking like New.

Cleaning your pool enclosure is essential to maintain its appearance and functionality. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to clean your pool enclosure:

Use caution while cleaning and consider hiring a licensed professional cleaning company.

Materials You’ll Need:

  1. Garden hose or pressure washer
  2. Bucket
  3. Mild detergent or specialized enclosure cleaner
  4. Soft-bristle brush or pool enclosure brush
  5. Extension pole (if needed)
  6. Ladder (if needed)
  7. Microfiber cloths or soft, lint-free towels


Step 1: Remove Debris Sweep or use a leaf blower to remove any leaves, twigs, or debris from the pool enclosure. This will prevent debris from getting wet and sticking to the enclosure during cleaning.

Step 2: Rinse Use a garden hose or pressure washer to rinse the entire enclosure. Start at the top and work your way down, making sure to remove loose dirt and dust. A pressure washer can be very effective for this step, but be cautious not to use too high pressure, which might damage the enclosure.

Step 3: Prepare Cleaning Solution Fill a bucket with water and add a mild detergent or a specialized enclosure cleaner according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Be careful not to use harsh chemicals that could damage the enclosure material.

Step 4: Scrub the Enclosure Dip a soft-bristle brush or a pool enclosure brush into the cleaning solution and start scrubbing the enclosure. Begin at the top and work your way down, paying extra attention to areas with stubborn stains or mold/mildew buildup. If your enclosure is particularly tall, consider using an extension pole to reach higher areas.

Step 5: Rinse Again After scrubbing, thoroughly rinse the enclosure with a hose or pressure washer to remove any soap residue and dirt. Ensure that all cleaning solution is washed away.

Step 6: Dry the Enclosure Use microfiber cloths or soft, lint-free towels to dry the enclosure thoroughly. This step helps prevent streaks and water spots from forming.

Step 7: Regular Maintenance To keep your pool enclosure in good condition, perform regular cleaning and maintenance as needed. The frequency will depend on your local climate and how quickly dirt and debris accumulate.

By following these steps, you can keep your pool enclosure clean and well-maintained, enhancing the overall look of your pool area and extending the life of the enclosure.


Looking for a Quote on your Project? Here is our process!

Embarking on a new construction or renovation project can be exhilarating, but the road to bringing your vision to life often begins with getting quotes. Liberty Aluminum, a renowned player in the aluminum fabrication industry, has designed a quoting process that ensures transparency, accuracy, and efficiency, setting the stage for a smooth journey from concept to completion.

What to include in your quote request:

  • Contact Information: Name / Project Address / Phone Number / Email Address & General Contractor (If applicable)
  • Description of the product you are looking for – Screen Enclosure, Fencing, Railing, Multi-Family Carport, Decorative shutters, Condo Screen etc
  • Rough dimensions such as linear feet 
  • Pictures of existing area where the product would be installed
  • Blueprints if the project is new construction


Step 1: Initiating the Quote

The first step in Liberty Aluminum’s quoting process is as simple as sending an email. Yes, you read that right – no paperwork or complex forms. All you need to do is gather a few key details about your project, snap some pictures of the relevant areas, and send them over to bids@libertyaluminum.com. Alongside the images, include any pertinent information and dimensions. This initial interaction serves as the foundation for your quoting journey. Please see list above for more details.

Step 2: Expert Evaluation

Upon receiving your email, Liberty Aluminum’s Sales Department steps into action. Our experienced professionals carefully review the information and images you’ve provided. This step ensures that all the necessary details are on the table and that your project aligns with Liberty Aluminum’s capabilities and expertise. This proactive review not only streamlines the process but also ensures that every quote is backed by Liberty Aluminum’s commitment to excellence.

Step 3: You’ve been added to the Quote List

Once reviewed, your project is added to the quote list. This list is a well-organized hub where all potential projects are tracked. Being added to this list signifies that Liberty Aluminum is ready to dive deeper into your project, providing you with the attention and dedication you deserve. 

Step 4: Receiving and Reviewing the Quote

Time is an essential factor in any project, and Liberty Aluminum values your time just as much as you do. While you might be eager to see your quote, this process is thorough and takes a little time. On average, it takes approximately 3-4 weeks for you to receive your quote. This period accounts for the meticulous attention to detail, internal evaluations, and precise calculations that ensure your quote is as accurate as possible. Once you receive your quote, take time to review the quote thoroughly. Once you are satisfied and ready to proceed, a simple email indicating your acceptance is all that’s needed.


The journey from project inception to the realization of your vision involves many steps, and Liberty Aluminum’s quoting process is the initial stepping stone. By allowing you to easily initiate the process through email, involving an experienced General Manager for review, and ensuring a meticulous evaluation process, Liberty Aluminum guarantees accuracy and reliability. While the waiting period for your quote might require some patience, it’s a testament to the company’s dedication to delivering nothing but the best. So, the next time you’re ready to turn your aluminum dreams into reality, remember that Liberty Aluminum has a quoting process designed with you in mind.


The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning and Maintaining Exterior Cable Railings: Defeating Rust and Erosion

Exterior cable railings are a stylish and contemporary addition to any residential or commercial space. They offer an unobtrusive view and provide safety without obstructing the surrounding environment. However, regular cleaning and maintenance are essential to keep them looking pristine and functioning properly. In this blog post, we will explore the proper way to clean exterior cable railings to avoid rust and erosion, ensuring they stand the test of time and continue to enhance the beauty of your home.

At Liberty Aluminum we construct cable railing with stainless steel cables and aluminum railing, these materials are durable and the stainless steel cable is resistant to corrosion. However, exposure to the elements can lead to the accumulation of dirt, salt, and other debris, making the railing susceptible to rust and erosion. Regular cleaning not only keeps your cable railings looking their best but also prevents potential damage and ensures their longevity.

Necessary Tools

  • Soft bristle brush or sponge
  • Mild dish soap or gentle stainless steel cleaner
  • Warm water
  • Microfiber cloth or soft towel
  • Garden hose with a spray nozzle
  • Protective gloves


Step 1:

Before you start cleaning, make sure to remove any obstacles or furniture near the cable railings. This ensures you have unobstructed access and prevents accidental damage to the surrounding objects.

Step 2:

Using a garden hose with a spray nozzle, rinse the cable railings thoroughly. This will help remove loose dirt, debris, and any surface-level contaminants.

Step 3: 

Create a cleaning solution by mixing mild dish soap with warm water. Avoid using abrasive or acidic cleaners as they can damage the surface.

Step 4:

Dip the soft bristle brush or sponge into the cleaning solution and gently scrub the cable railings. Focus on areas with visible stains, grime, or salt deposits. Be cautious not to apply excessive pressure, as rough scrubbing could scratch the surface.

Step 5:

After scrubbing, rinse the railings once more with clean water to remove any leftover cleaning solution and loosened dirt.

Step 6:

Use a microfiber cloth or soft towel to dry the cable railings thoroughly. Drying is crucial to prevent water spots, which can leave mineral deposits on the surface.

Properly cleaning and maintaining your exterior cable railings is a crucial step in ensuring their longevity, preserving their beauty, and avoiding rust and erosion. By following the steps outlined in this guide and implementing preventive measures, you can enjoy your cable railings for years to come, enhancing both the safety and aesthetics of your outdoor space. Regular care and attention will pay off in the long run, protecting your investment and maintaining the allure of your home’s exterior.


Pool Fences: Why Do We Need Them and What are the Requirements?

Owning a pool is a fantastic way to beat the heat and enjoy some refreshing fun in the Florida sun. However, it is crucial to prioritize safety when it comes to pool ownership, especially if you have young children or pets. In Florida, where pools are a common feature in many homes, there are specific requirements for pool fences to ensure the well-being of residents and visitors. In this blog post, we will delve into the Florida state requirements for pool fences, understanding why they are necessary and how they contribute to a safer swimming environment.

Purpose of Pool Fencing:

The primary objective of pool fencing regulations is to prevent accidental drownings, particularly among children. By establishing stringent guidelines for pool barriers, Florida aims to minimize the risk of unauthorized access to pools and enhance overall safety. Pool fences act as a physical barrier, creating an additional layer of protection that can deter children and pets from entering the pool area unsupervised.

Florida Building Code (FBC) Guidelines:

The Florida Building Code (FBC) outlines the specific requirements for pool fences in the state. The code defines the necessary attributes of a compliant pool fence, including its height, materials, construction, and gate specifications. Our pool fences and gates are made of aluminum, which is an approved metal according to the FBC. 

  • Gates must be self-closing and self-latching
  • The latch must be at least 54″ from the ground
  • The gate must open outward from the pool
  • The space between the vertical pickets must not exceed 4″
  • The space between the pool barrier and the top of the pool structure must not exceed 4″
  • The top of the fence must measure at least 48″ 


Florida’s strict requirements for pool fences are designed to prioritize safety and prevent accidents. As a pool owner in the state, it is essential to familiarize yourself with the specific guidelines outlined in the Florida Building Code (FBC). By adhering to these regulations and implementing the necessary safety measures, you can create a secure environment for your loved ones and mitigate the risk of potential pool-related accidents. Remember, investing in a robust and compliant pool fence is a responsible choice that will provide peace of mind while you enjoy the pleasures of pool ownership in the Sunshine State.



RAL Color Chart: What to Consider when Selecting your Powder Coating Color

All right! You’ve made the right choice selecting Liberty Aluminum to design and fabricate your aluminum railing, canopy, grille, balcony, louvered shutter, etc. but before your product can be installed it must be powder coated.

Powder coating is a dry mixture of finely ground particles of pigment and resin. It is typically applied using an electrostatic spray gun. The gun imparts a positive charge to the powder particles, and the grounded aluminum attracts the charged particles, ensuring even coverage. Then it is cured, cooled, and inspected for quality.

You get the fun task of choosing the color of the coating. Here are a few things to consider when selecting your perfect shade.

1. Consider the Purpose and Environment:

If it’s for an outdoor application, select a color that complements the surrounding environment and blends well with the landscape. If it’s an indoor product, consider the color scheme of the space where it will be placed. Harmonizing with the surroundings will create a visually pleasing overall aesthetic.

2. Explore Trends and Styles:

Staying up to date with the latest trends in color can help you make an informed decision. Research current design trends and color forecasts to identify popular choices. However, remember that trends can change, and it’s important to choose a color that will stand the test of time. Opting for timeless and classic colors can ensure your aluminum product remains visually appealing for years to come.

For your convenience we have included an RAL chart below…

The colors in this chart have been matched as closely as possible, computer monitors colors can vary, as such, it would be recommended to use an actual color chart or come on in and see us for samples!  

The following chart was shared from: E-Paint 



Celebrating 30 Years of Success: Liberty Aluminum’s Epic Company Picnic

A significant milestone calls for a celebration that will be remembered for years to come. Liberty Aluminum, a leading player in the SWFL construction industry, recently commemorated its 30th anniversary with a company picnic that was nothing short of spectacular. The event, attended by employees and their families, was a day filled with laughter, delicious food, and exhilarating field games, creating memories that will be cherished for a lifetime.

To ensure everyone’s taste buds were satisfied, Liberty Aluminum partnered with Famous Dave’s BBQ for catering. The aroma of sizzling brisket, mouth-watering Georgia chopped pork, and cornbread was an unforgettable feast. But of course, they kept with tradition and had a sheet cake embellished with the Liberty Aluminum logo. Delicious! 

The Liberty Aluminum company picnic embraced the spirit of camaraderie and healthy competition with a range of exciting field games. Laughter echoed across the picnic grounds as teams participated in the classic water balloon toss, 3-legged race and egg race. Greg and his son won every game but second place was always an exciting toss up. 

Thank you to all who have contributed to our success these past 30 years; and thank you to leadership for steering us towards our vision of creating an environment where people can enjoy earning a living. 

Here’s to the next 30 years!


Carports: Why You Should Consider them for your Multifamily Community.


Condo Community with Multiple Carports


Aluminum carports can provide apartment complexes with a variety of benefits, including cost-effectiveness, durability, convenience, and compliance with local regulations.


Aluminum is the most cost-effective material to make a carport. At Liberty Aluminum we sell roll form carports because they are less expensive and last longer in the Florida climate. Roll Form carports consist of interlocking aluminum pans with a surrounding edge for protection. 


Aluminum carports are highly resistant to corrosion and weather damage, making them a durable and long-lasting option. This means that the carports will require minimal maintenance and can last for many years. Regular inspections from your property managers or facility maintenance managers are advised to make sure the structure hasn’t been damaged. After all, residents may cause damage to the carports with their vehicles. 


Carports provide convenient covered parking for residents, which can be a significant benefit in Florida summers when it rains or when it is a very hot day. Carports can help to improve resident satisfaction and retention.


In some areas, local regulations may require apartment complexes to provide covered parking for their residents. Aluminum carports can be a cost-effective and efficient way to comply with these regulations and avoid potential fines or legal issues. 

Do you like what you see?

If you are in the market for high-quality carport for your community, let our team at Liberty Aluminum Co. to get your project started. Give us a call at 239-369-3000


How Much Do You Know About Glass Railing?


Now that’s a view worth protecting!


Are you considering glass railing for your project? Check out the information below…


History of Glass Railing:

Even though glass railing has a contemporary look it has been around for a long time. The first patent for glass rail technology appeared in the late 1960s and became a mainstream addition to the building codes in the 1980s. Glass railing has become a popular alternative to traditional mechanical rail, cable rail, and welded rail because of its contemporary design. Glass railing is used in commercial and residential structures. Due to the technology and engineering required, it is not the least expensive option for your design, but it will offer the best view.

Construction of Glass Railing:

Traditional glass railing includes a glass baluster, secured into a base and a top rail. The top rail offers protection against falls should the glass panels break. Glass Railing has load requirements just as any railing would, 200-pound concentrated load and a separate load case of 50-pound-per-foot uniform load applied perpendicular to the top of the guard, to uphold safety.

Top Railing Exception:

As technology has progressed glass railing can now exclude a top rail, the International Building Code (IBC) released an exception to the top rail requirement. If a glass baluster is laminated and has been impact-tested to be used as a barrier in compliance with ASTM standard 2353 (The American Society for Testing and Materials), then a top rail isn’t a requirement. Now architects have the option to have a completely transparent design.

Do you like what you see?

Liberty Aluminum added glass railing to their offerings over 10 years ago. Since then Liberty Aluminum has completed dozens of beautiful glass railings for resorts and waterfront homes. If you are in the market for high-quality glass railing for your next project, let our team at Liberty Aluminum Co. make your dream a reality today. Give us a call at 239-369-3000


Mechanical Railing: Knowing Your Style Options


Mechanical railing is popular because it is cost-effective and durable. However, not everyone is aware of the variety of styles you can choose from to fit the aesthetic of your space. Starting with the most obvious feature, color options for mechanical railing are black, bronze, and white.

Your next style option is the top cap which is the piece people hold onto when walking (see image below). Top caps come in different shapes such as “HR-1” which looks like a “mushroom”. The most popular is the “bread loaf” style because it is a standard arch that fits easily in most hands, referred to as “HR-14”. A cross between the two is “HR-10” which looks like a wider arch. This is seen as a middle option that adds more interest to your railing but isn’t as larger as the “HR-1” or “mushroom” style.

But what about the middle? Mechanical rail base models come with ¾” or 1” pickets depending on the height of your fence. At Liberty Aluminum we care about quality and safety, so we use 1” pickets in our standard design. Finally, to make your railing unique, consider adding a top channel, fleur-de-lis, spears, or circles.

After you make your selections all pickets are secured into a bottom channel and ready for installation.








Do you have a fence that needs replacing? Call Liberty Aluminum or email pictures and dimensions to bids@libertyaluminum.com


Why Should You Consider Cable Railing?

Cable railing systems have become increasingly popular as they offer several benefits including:

  1. Unobstructed views: Cable railings are typically made of thin, high-strength wires that are stretched between posts. This design allows for unobstructed views, making cable railings an ideal choice for properties with scenic views or outdoor living spaces that require a clear line of sight.
  2. Low maintenance: Cable railings are made of durable materials that require little maintenance. They can be easily cleaned with soap and water.
  3. Safety: Cable railings offer a high level of safety, as the thin cable is a barrier that can prevent falls and injuries.
  4. Contemporary design: Cable railings have a sleek and modern design that can complement any architectural style. They can be customized with different types of posts, finishes, and cable patterns to suit the design aesthetic of the property.
  5. Durability: Cable railings are made of high-quality materials, such as stainless steel or aluminum, which are resistant to rust and corrosion.


Fun Fact: The job pictured above was the 2020 Winner of the “Aluminum Association of Florida Award of Excellence” 1st Place – Railings

If your blueprints include cable rail or any aluminum railing, give Liberty Aluminum a call.


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