Newly Restored and Re-Engineered Enclosure In Bonita Springs With The Ultimate View - Gulf Coast Aluminum

Newly Restored and Re-Engineered Enclosure In Bonita Springs With The Ultimate View

We recently completed an enclosure restoration and picture window conversion project for a client in Bonita Springs. Mr. and Mrs. Wiant wanted to make their pool cage look brand new again and maximize the view, so they called us to get the job done. 

Their old enclosure had chipped paint and frames that are discolored and blocking the view. So they availed the Lifetime Restoration Package, which included re-screening, replacing the fasteners with lifetime warranty stainless steel tapcons with finish, and repainting using High solids Polyurethane 2 part epoxy far better than any factory. They also got the Silver Clearview Conversion, so we re-engineered the entire front wall for the ultimate view.

The first thing we needed to do was prepare the permits and work on the engineering and site plans. We can efficiently get this process done and get permits faster than anyone else, so our client didn’t have to wait that long or worry about the details. 

After obtaining the necessary permits, we got started on-site. This picture window has a span size of 40′ and we were able to convert the entire front wall of the screen enclosure into a clear view by utilizing new vertical posts, dramatically increasing the structural integrity. We also upgraded the structural columns to 6×6 over engineer specifications. For optimal strength and connection efficiency, we used #16 size fasteners and solid vertical posts instead of stitched ones. 

For the restoration process, we stripped and removed the rest of the old mesh. We replaced all old and rusted fasteners throughout the cage with Blue-tap Nylotech and Stainless Pro-Tect Tapcons to ensure longevity and structural integrity of the enclosure. Next, we repainted with Sherwin Williams Hi-Solids Polyurethane, which was sprayed on electrostatically to withstand the harsh Florida sun and outdoor elements. Lastly, we re-screened the walls with Superscreen. This mesh is three times stronger than the standard screen and can withstand strong gusts of wind even when installed in large openings. For the roof, we used Superscreen 17/20  or No-See-Um. It looks dark but that’s because it’s thicker and tighter than the standard screen, yet it doesn’t change the outward visibility.

We completed this project in less than two weeks. Compared to other enclosures, they already had fewer frames blocking the view. But now, the entire front wall has been converted into a picture window for the ultimate view and restored to look brand new again.

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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.