Making an Enclosure in Naples Look Brand New Again - Gulf Coast Aluminum

Making an Enclosure in Naples Look Brand New Again

We completed another pool cage restoration and picture window conversion project for a client in Naples. Mr. Zellers wanted to restore his pool cage because the fasteners were rusty and moldy and the structure’s paint was fading and had green mold all over. This is what his pool cage looked like:

He looked online for a company that would make his pool cage look brand new again and found our website. He availed our Value Restoration Package, so we installed new screens and fasteners, and repainted the entire structure using different materials to lower the project cost (except for the one material, which you’ll find out later). He also wanted to maximize the view of his pool cage, so he added the Bronze Picture Window Conversion Package, which includes re-engineering a part of his front wall to get rid of the frames obstructing the view.

We first had to get the permits and prepare the engineering and site plans for this project. Since we’ve done more than a hundred pool enclosure projects, we can efficiently get this process done and get permits faster than anyone else, making it easier for the client. After settling this part, we head on-site.

Before we start, we covered the pool and deck with plastic to prevent getting paint or debris on it. For the picture window, we mostly prefabricate the frames in our shop. We bring these then install and work on the rest on-site. We did something different for this project because the picture window was going on the edge, which we call a stem wall. We had to add some rock to the landscaping below to bring it up to a fall of less than 30″.

After the picture window conversion, we start with the restoration process. For the fasteners, instead of the usual model we use for this package, the client wanted Nylotech, a durable fastener that comes with a 10-year warranty. Next, we repainted the structure with water-based acrylic paint that is also corrosion-resistant. Lastly, we replaced the screens with Standard Phifer 18/14. All screens are durable when it’s newly installed but this mesh can withstand thunderstorm force winds for at least 3 years. 

Our client was glad that we completed this project in two weeks. Now, he doesn’t have to worry about rusty fasteners, moldy frames, damaged screens, or a pool cage that looks like an eyesore!

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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.