How It turned Out: HUGE Screen Enclosure Repaint.

How It turned Out: HUGE Screen Enclosure Repaint.

In late March 2015 we got a call for what is usually a relatively simple estimate.  A simple screen enclosure repaint, re-screen, and fastener change, a ‘full restoration’ as we call it.  We complete at least 1 full restoration a day, and estimate several, if not dozens per day.   There is no doubt we were qualified for the project scope.  After taking our clients details we went on to review their enclosure and provide them with an online estimate.  It quickly became clear, there was one detail that set this restoration apart from all these other we had done… The sheer size of this enclosure.  The enclosure was HUUUUUUUUGE (just like Fucillo Kia for those of us that have heard the ads).  That might even be an understatement, this screen enclosure was a monstrosity.

Take a look at the screen enclosure in the pictures below.  Clearly the size stands out.  We started by changing out every single screw on the enclosure with a Nylotech fastener, tens of thousands of them.  Our largest ladders and walkboards were brought in to get our guys to the top. After that prep work for the paint began by our painting crew.  The entire screen area contains many unique architectural columns requiring precision in the prep and taping process outcome to get the paint perfect.

The entire project took close to 4 weeks (a regular size enclosure is about 2 weeks).  Coming in a price between $35-45,000  it certainly isn’t low cost but it is cost effective when you consider the replacement cost of an enclosure this size would around $150,000.  The completion of the repaint with fresh new screen, was nothing short of beautiful and just as a impressive looking as entirely new metal.

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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.