Converting to picture windows is always a great way to open up a wide viewpoint. Picture this: You can fully enjoy the view without interruptions while bringing in natural light and views of the outdoor. Sounds like a dream, right?

That said, these homeowners from Naples, Florida, wanted to convert the existing front wall of their screen enclosure to Clear View (along with installing new vertical posts).

Clear View Picture Window Installation Process

Installing a 38" size, bronze-colored picture windows required us to secure the proper engineering and permits for projects of this scale. We also updated the entire main load-bearing wall to meet the current building code. There was a 1" x 2" prefabricated design flaw on the header, which we also eliminated. And instead of stitched vertical posts, we used solid ones instead. Fewer aluminum members also decrease the chances of extensive damage in hurricane-prone regions like Florida.

Over the past years, we've discovered through countless projects how impactful a picture window can transform standard pool cages. This also impacts the day-to-day living experience of our clients for the better, as they can lounge, relax, and enjoy a more expansive view of the landscape outside the enclosure. (Related: Amazing Picture Windows for a Pool Cage in Naples)

If you're still uncertain what a picture window is– it refers to a wide screen wall with fewer (or not one) aluminum members installed. In most cases, our clients avail it during their restoration project if the existing layout allows. If not, you can have your whole enclosure re-engineered to allow the installation of a picture window.

This project also included a partial rescreening of some sections of the enclosure. This consists of the remainder of the enclosure located beside the picture window. We used Super Screen to achieve a premier pool enclosure. The material is known to be incredibly versatile and suitable for pool and patio enclosures.

Choose GCA for Your Picture Window Installation Project

So if you're planning to keep your home for quite a while like these Naples homeowners, this will help you get the best value for your dollar!

Suppose you want to enjoy the same expansive, scenic views at home. In that case, our professional team at Gulf Coast Aluminum will help you retrofit your existing pool screen enclosure to allow for these breathtaking views. Let's help you get to capture scenic views every day by converting to picture windows!

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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.