Restoring and Maximizing the View of an Enclosure in Cape Coral - Gulf Coast Aluminum

Restoring and Maximizing the View of an Enclosure in Cape Coral

Not only do picture windows increase the value of a home and its cosmetic appeal, but it also decreases the probability of structural damage during a hurricane. So when a client from Cape Coral called us for a restoration package, they decided to convert their pool cage as well. Here is what their pool cage looked like before:

It had rusty fasteners, fading paint, damaged screens, and frames blocking the view. So Mr. Marin availed of the Value Restoration Package, which includes a re-screen, repaint, and fastener replacement but using different materials to lower the project cost. He also added the Gold Clearview Conversion, so all sides were re-engineered.  

But first, we had to prepare the permits, engineering, and site plans. Since we’ve done more than a hundred of screen enclosure projects, we can efficiently get this process done and get permits faster than anyone else. 

Once we’ve settled the documents and other requirements, we head on-site. We mostly prefabricate the frames in our shop, making it more efficient to re-engineer the pool cage. We were able to convert all walls of the structure into a clear view by utilizing new vertical posts, dramatically increasing the structural integrity. We also upgraded the doors into phat frame clear view ones, making it look seamless.

After converting the walls, we got started with the restoration process. We removed the rest of the screens and disposed of them. Next, we repainted with bronze Sherwin Williams DTM Tough Trim and upgraded the fasteners to ceramic-coated steel. Lastly, we installed the Standard Phifer 18/14 throughout the enclosure. This mesh can withstand strong wind pressure for some time over 10 years. All screens are durable when it’s newly installed, but this mesh will only be easily tearable from a regular storm after 7 to 15 years.

Our efficient crew completed this project in less than two weeks. Mr. Marin can now enjoy his newly restored and re-engineered enclosure, without worrying about rusty fasteners, bugs, or frames blocking the 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.