I-Beams And Corrosion To GCA Standard

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It was about that time. Try as we might have for a simple restoration and repaint, it just wasn’t in the books for this screen enclosure in the south Fort Myers area.. With its old, white I-beams deemed unpaintable (more on this down the page) and hard to rescreen, it was decided between us and the homeowners that it was indeed time to replace the entire pool cage in south Fort Myers. However, this would be a good thing! The new screen would include one of our favorite items to install and build, a picture window, also known as a clearview window. It is an extremely large opening of the screen enclosure that is unobstructed by any aluminum beams, offering a maximum view from inside. These windows provide an alternative to the ‘cage feeling’ that one often feels inside the pool “cage” and make for a great view of the surroundings, such as this homeowner’s beautiful water front view. And rightfully so, as he quite literally had one of the most spectacular back yards imaginable!

This customer received our quality polyester mesh, 2604 powder coat acrylic paint, and NyloTech fasteners, complete with a 10-year warranty. Not only did he make an investment towards the asset of his home, he created a more pleasant, clean and fun experience for his family when enjoying the outdoor pool area and swimming facilities that overlook the amazing waterway behind the home.

Follow us as we go through the project from beginning to end results!

To discuss a project like this at your home reference project #12860.

As you look at the before images, you’ll notice it is built with I-beams, as in the beams are an I shaped aluminum extrusion as opposed to rectangular.  This type of beam was used in the early 90s, and has since became obsolete, making it near impossible to get members for repair, and the inverted corners on the extrusions corroded and cannot be prepped for painting.

The final project, engineered for maximum view.  No more I-beams.

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Corey Philip Administrator
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.
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