Enclosure Restoration and Picture Window Conversion for Estero Homeowner - Gulf Coast Aluminum

Enclosure Restoration and Picture Window Conversion for Estero Homeowner

We completed another enclosure restoration project, but this time, our client from Estero also wanted to convert their existing pool cage into a picture window.

Here is what Ms. Stone’s old enclosure looked like: parts of the structure were moldy, rusty fasteners everywhere, and there were frames blocking the view. To make it look brand new again, she availed of our Lifetime Restoration Package, so we re-screened, replaced the fasteners with lifetime warranty stainless steel tapcons with finish, and repainted using High solids Polyurethane 2 part epoxy far better than any factory. She also upgraded to a Silver Clearview Conversion to convert her entire front wall into a picture window.

Before we started working on-site, we first had to prepare the permits and work on the engineering and site plans. After doing more than a hundred pool enclosure projects, we can efficiently get this process done and get permits faster than anyone else. 

We headed to her home after settling the requirements. This picture window has a span size of 39.4′ and we were able to convert it into a clear view by using vertical posts, dramatically increasing the structural integrity. We used #16 size fasteners for optimal strength and connection efficiency, and solid instead of stitched vertical posts. 

Next, we continued with the restoration process. We removed and disposed of the remaining mesh and replaced old and rusted fasteners. To ensure longevity and structural integrity of the enclosure, we upgraded the fasteners to Blue-tap Nylotech and Stainless Pro-Tect Tapcons. After, we repainted with Sherwin Williams Hi-Solids Polyurethane, which was sprayed on electrostatically to withstand the harsh Florida sun and other outdoor elements. Lastly, we installed Superscreen, a mesh that is three times stronger than the standard screen and can withstand strong wind pressure even when installed in large openings. This is suitable for this newly re-engineered enclosure with the ultimate view!

Doesn’t it look better with no frames blocking the view? We completed this project in less than two weeks. Our client can now enjoy her insect-free pool area with a maximized view.

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Corey Philip

Corey began working on screen enclosures as a teenager in 2004 after hurricane Charley devastated his home town of Punta Gorda. 7 years later, after holding positions from foreman, to sales, to project manager, while attending college at Florida Gulf Coast University, Corey and childhood friend Thomas Davis founded Gulf Coast Aluminum in 2011. With a focus on delivering an unparrelled level of service, the company has grown by leaps and bounds under their leadership. Today you’ll find Corey answering the phones In his free time Corey likes training for triathlons, running the trails at Ding Darling park on Sanibel Island, and of course, working on growing Gulf Coast Aluminum.