Do you want to expand your outdoor area? We can install a screen enclosure to extend your living space. Take a look at this project we recently completed for a client in Punta Gorda. Mr. and Ms. Brown wanted a new screen enclosure for their yard, so they called us to get the job done.

Before we started building on-site, we first prepared the permits and worked on the engineering and site plans. After doing more than a hundred screen enclosure projects, we can efficiently get this process done and get permits faster than anyone else. Our clients also don’t have to worry about this part of the project since we have a dedicated project manager to handle these matters.

After acquiring the permit, we headed on-site. We first had to lay structural concrete and pavers for the base. For the enclosure, most of the frames were prefabricated in our facility while the rest were done by site-specific laser cut and leveling. We applied a bronze 2604 Powder Coat Finish to withstand the harsh Florida sun and other outdoor elements. 

To ensure the longevity and structural integrity of the enclosure, we used Blue-Tap Fasteners, which come with a 10-year warranty, and Tapcons Tru-stainless with a lifetime warranty. After, we screened it in with Superscreen 14/17, a durable mesh that also comes with a 10-year warranty. It is three times stronger than the standard screen and can withstand strong wind pressure even when installed in large openings. This is suitable for this structure since we used a Clearview configuration of members for the ultimate view. We also installed a 7’ supergutter and used a half mansard design for the roof.

It took us one week to complete this project. Now, our client has more outdoor living space, which they can enjoy without worrying about pesky insects and frames blocking the view.

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Corey Philip

About the author

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.