This week, we completed an enclosure restoration and picture window conversion for a client in Fort Myers. Mr. and Ms. Rosser wanted to make their pool cage look brand new again and get rid of frames obstructing the view, so they called us to get the job done.

They availed of our Value Restoration Package, which includes replacing the fasteners, repainting, and rescreening the entire structure using different materials to lower the cost of the project. They also asked for the Bronze Clearview Conversion, which includes re-engineering a part of the front wall. 

Before we started on the picture window conversion process, we first had to obtain the necessary 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.

After acquiring the permits, we headed on-site. This picture window has a span size of 45′ and we were able to convert it into a clear view by utilizing the existing vertical posts, dramatically increasing the structural integrity. To ensure the structural integrity and longevity of the enclosure, we used concrete fasteners, which come with a lifetime warranty, and then re-screened with a durable mesh that comes with a 10-year manufacturer warranty.

We then continued with the restoration process. We stripped and disposed of the rest of the screen and then replaced the fasteners with ceramic coated steel. For the paint, we used bronze Sherwin Williams DTM Tough Trim, making the structure look brand new again. We then installed Standard 18/14, a mesh that can withstand strong thunderstorm force winds for some time over 10 years. All screens are durable when it’s newly installed, but this mesh will only be easily tearable from a regular storm after 7 to 15 years. 

We also replaced the doors and installed Florida glass on the return walls up to the second chair rail. This screen is vinyl-laminated and water-resistant which gives our client a little more privacy and helps keep out dirt and debris.

It took us less than two weeks to complete this project. Our client is glad that their pool enclosure looks brand new again with no frames blocking the view.

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Corey Philip

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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.