Do you want to extend your outdoor living space? We can build a screen enclosure to expand your outdoor area footage and keep the bugs out! Take a look at this project we completed in Punta Gorda. Mr. Schulz couldn’t enjoy his open under-truss lanai because there are bugs out and about as well as limited space. After seeing our screen enclosure projects online, he called us to schedule his project.

Before we head on-site, we first had to prepare permits and work on the engineering and site plans. After doing more than a hundred pool enclosure projects, we can efficiently get this process done and get permits faster than anyone else. We also had a dedicated project manager, so our clients won’t have to worry about this part of the project.

After settling the requirements, we head to his home. First, we had to lay the concrete, which was broom finished. We also installed structural footers in the corners of the enclosure. Most of the structure was prefabricated in our facility, while the rest were done with site-specific laser cut and leveling. The enclosure has a bronze 2604 powder coat finish to withstand the harsh Florida sun and other outdoor elements. For the fasteners, we used Blue-Tap Fasteners, which come with a 10-year warranty, and Tapcons Tru-stainless with a lifetime warranty. 

We then screened it in with Superscreen 14/17, which also comes with a 10-year warranty. This mesh is three times stronger than the standard screen and can withstand strong gusts of wind even when installed in large openings. This makes it perfect for this 15×27 enclosure since we used a Clearview configuration of members for the maximum view. For the roof design, we used a half mansard that is 3″ tall. We also installed two 36″x 80″ standard doors and a 7” super gutter, which we extended to the end.

Our efficient crew completed this project in one week. Now, our client can enjoy their extended outdoor area that is free of pesky bugs.

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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.