Written by: Simonette Berry
Have you ever walked outside on a beautiful day, ready to enjoy a cool drink by the pool or tan on the patio, only to discover you need to clean your pool, rake the yard, or douse yourself in bug spray before you can relax? We are lucky to have gorgeous weather in Louisiana almost year-round, yet often our tropical climate presents other challenges: the constant leaf debris, clouds of giant mosquitoes, and the occasional snake or family of raccoons that drop in for a visit.Imagine for a moment a hassle-free, tranquil area that you can use anytime of the day or year: your own outdoor living room. At Adams Aluminum Pool and Patio Enclosures, Richard Adams has been realizing this dream for his customers since 1979. “It’s basically an invisible barrier that allows you to open up your house and enjoy the outdoors without the nuisances. No leaves to rake, no flies getting into the kitchen, or extra maintenance costs. Anytime you walk outside, you’re set free!” he says.
Adams Aluminum enclosures enable customers to enjoy spending more time outside year-round entertaining, cooking, exercising, meditating, or just relaxing; and all with very little maintenance. Enclosed pools don’t require the use of as many chemicals to keep them clean, which creates a healthier environment for you to swim in, cuts down on costs, and allows a longer life for your pool finish. Some enclosure materials can also act as a UV barrier, allowing you to enjoy the warmth of the sunlight without damaging your skin.
“People are moving their lives outside these days,” Adams says. “In 32 years of specializing solely in custom enclosures, these projects have evolved from the construction of simple deck enclosures to the creation of full outdoor living spaces. Now instead of a barbeque grill on the patio, people are building full-service kitchens with granite countertops, double ovens, and warming drawers. Next to that is often a fireplace with a flat screen TV, loveseats, and couches made with water resistant material. The area becomes their second living room, and they can watch the game and cook dinner while the kids play in the pool. It’s a great way to enjoy family time or entertain guests.”
Adams Aluminum designs each enclosure to fit seamlessly with the existing architecture of the home. The finished product appears as if it were part of the original design, but also blends into the background, allowing the beauty of the natural surroundings to shine through. Often they continue the roofline of the house or mimic the shape of an existing architectural element in creating an enclosure design. “If there’s a wing on one side of the house, we might frame the enclosure on the other side to mirror it,” he explains. While most companies only offer one or two designs, Adams Aluminum can create enclosures in all shapes, sizes, and materials. “Today it’s become common for the homeowners associations of subdivisions to require more blending with the existing architecture. We can match any style, and we have the ability to incorporate stucco, brick, and wooden elements into our enclosures.”
Adams Aluminum has a 15,000-square-foot facility in Mandeville and decades of design experience. The staff has the technology and experience needed to design and fabricate a wide array of architectural styles. “We take tremendous joy and pride in designing our enclosures,” says Adams. “We gain a great sense of accomplishment when people tell us that our enclosures are superior to others they have seen.”
In addition to catering to the needs of homeowners, Adams Aluminum works closely with several architects nationwide on both residential and commercial enclosures. Adams Aluminum has created custom enclosures for homes designed in the essence of Frank Lloyd Wright, A Hays Town houses, Arthur Rutenburg, and many historical homes and plantations. Some of their commercial work is in the garden suites of the L’Auberge du Lac Casino Resort and in the St. James Place assisted living community. The latter glass enclosure was created to enable residents to enjoy aqua therapy year-round. Adams Aluminum screen and glass pool and patio enclosures are found throughout Louisiana and in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.
Outdoor living has allowed the clients of Adams Aluminum to do things they only dreamed of before. “Now people are creating outdoor living environments within our enclosures. As they get older, people often downsize their homes, get rid of the extra bedrooms, and spend more time outside relaxing and doing what they love. They have created beautiful water features with landscaping, lighting, and palm trees. A few customers have made butterfly gardens inside of their enclosures or allowed their parakeets and cockatoos to fly freely within these spaces instead of keeping them in birdcages,” says Adams. “Imagine having an extra room in your house bathed in natural light year-round. It’s there for all the family to use for any purpose, and it can only increase the quality of living and entertaining in your home. The possibilities are endless.”
68469 James Street
Mandeville, LA 70447