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I-Beams And Corrosion To GCA Standard

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.

Why Choose Gulf Coast Aluminum?

We’re not just another contractor! We’re the company to call when you want a headache free project!  Don’t take my word for it though, see what our more than 100 customer reviews say.  Keep on reading, to see exactly how & why we are the go to choice when you need a project done right.

  • Gulf Coast Aluminum is an established business with a great reputation for quality, and a physical presence.
  • They are a state licensed contractor in good standing with the community, google reviews and the Better Business Bureau just to name a few.
  • They carry over $1,000,000 of general liability and workers comp insurance for the safety and reassurance of their customers.
  • All of the employee’s are held to the highest standard, which includes periodic drug testing.
  • All permitted projects are assigned a dedicated project manager to ensure quality work from project administration through completion.

Replacement With A GCA Standard Enclosure In Naples

Can you say maximum view? That is exactly what this customer wanted when it was time to reconstructing his back pool enclosure. With the natural forest habitat that surrounded him, he wanted to be able to enjoy the view to the fullest without that “cage feeling” that sometimes develops with all the aluminum posts that comprise the enclosure. No problem! WIth a few heavy duty carrier beams, we were able to construct the screen enclosure that he envisioned. A newer, higher enclosure lifting two feet above the eve of the house.

This home received our quality polyester mesh with the top of the line 2604 powder coat acrylic paint to ensure a fine and lasting finish, NyloTech fasteners, and completed 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 border the woodlands behind him.

Take a look as we take this project from beginning to end!

If you would like to discuss a project similar to this reference project #12354.

Here’s the original screen enclosure.  You’ll notice, that it goes right to the eave of the house and its got the old school configuration of many thing aluminum members.

At this point the old screen enclosure has been removed.

Here’s the new structure engineered for maximum view….

Screen-In Front Entryway In Cape Coral

If you live in Florida, you will know right away the magnificent decision that these homeowners made when deciding to build a front entryway screen enclosure. For one, they can open the front door for some fresh air and two, they can now do so without having to deal with Florida’s gnat and mosquito problems. A dream for every resident in the sunshine state!

Our company manufactured a custom aluminum structure for this enclosure that took into account the top design for the odd shaped archway for the archway, which added a bit of difficulty, but with precision, it was created flawlessly. The homeowners also requested a screen door with a lock to add additional security for anything that was left outside their front door.

This home received our quality polyester screen mesh with the top of the line 2604 powder coat acrylic paint to ensure a fine and lasting finish. NyloTech fasteners are used to eliminate any rusting in the joints, and completed with a 10-year warranty. Not only did they make an investment that increased the value of their home, they created a more pleasant entry and exit way into their home that will provide an abundant of long term benefits.

This simple, quick build, that required no permits, added a major benefit to the homeowners and left them extremely happy and satisfied.

Ready to discuss a front entryway like this for your home?  Reference project #13961

Check out the before and after!

Why Choose Gulf Coast Aluminum?

We’re not just another contractor! We’re the company to call when you want a headache free project!  Don’t take my word for it though, see what our more than 100 customer reviews say.  Keep on reading, to see exactly how & why we are the go to choice when you need a project done right.

  • Gulf Coast Aluminum is an established business with a great reputation for quality, and a physical presence.
  • They are a state licensed contractor in good standing with the community, google reviews and the Better Business Bureau just to name a few.
  • They carry over $1,000,000 of general liability and workers comp insurance for the safety and reassurance of their customers.
  • All of the employee’s are held to the highest standard, which includes periodic drug testing.
  • All permitted projects are assigned a dedicated project manager to ensure quality work from project administration through completion.

Tiny Lanai To Large Screen Room

Here’s the story of how a tiny, little lanai became a very useful and beautiful screened in porch. The owners of the home decided that they were ready to invest in more outdoor enclosed space for entertaining and enjoying the fresh air. They contacted an extremely reliable company, that would be us, with many years of experience, received an estimate, and immediately put down a deposit. Within weeks, the company had applied for proper permits, drafted up the engineering plans for a brand new outdoor structure, and began its construction.

With isolated footing, and strings to ensure a perfect levelness, they laid out the concrete, and a rebar in the footer for reinforcement. However, this wasn’t your average, run of the mill, back porch. We constructed a 3 inch insulated composite roof with a built in gutter system and two downspouts, as well as 2 fan beams in the ceiling and a light fixture outlet. We installed a large picture viewing screen wall in exchange for all of the aluminum beams that create that “cage” type feel for maximum and unobstructed viewing of their surrounding and built a 16-inch-tall kick plate all around the enclosure for the safety of the dogs, and the safety of the screen from the dogs.

When the screen enclosure was perfected and completed on our part, they homeowners took the interior a step further and laid down a wood inspired floor with matching door pads, and finished the decor with beautiful lanai furniture.

Follow us as we take you from start to finish!

(If you would like an estimate for a similar project reference #14440)

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