Wood Or Aluminum? A Unique Patio Roof

Is It Wood or Is It Aluminum?

Romano Patio wood finish end cuts.

Its got cut ends.  Its got a textured finish.  To the average passer by, its got the visual appeal & characteristics of classic wood.  Considering you know our name is a Gulf Coast Aluminum, a good guess would be…. aluminum.  And you would be right.  We now have the Romano Roof & Patio which looks like wood and gives our customers an alternative to traditional Patio’s and screen rooms.

Besides the fact that you get an awesome looking patio, lets take a look at the advantages of doing these patios out of aluminum, as opposed to wood.

  1. Termite Resistant.  This is rather simple.  Termites live in wood.  They need wood.  Termites cannot live in metal.  The Romano Patio is wood.
  2. Fire Resistant.  Wood burns and can be susceptible to catching/spreading fire.
  3. Warp & Crack Resistant.   Ever seen a wood structure in Florida?  After a few years of sun and salt, they dry out and become brittle.  Pieces of the wood flake awake.  The finish weathers.  Due to the properties of metal, this doesn’t happen to aluminum.

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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.