Restoring And Re-Engineering The Old Enclosure Of Naples Homeowner - Gulf Coast Aluminum

Restoring And Re-Engineering The Old Enclosure Of Naples Homeowner

Does your pool cage have rusty fasteners, moldy frames, faded paint, or damaged screens? Take a look at what our client’s old enclosure looked like:

No wonder they called us to restore their pool cage! To make it look brand new again, Mr. Russo availed the Lifetime Restoration Package. This includes 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. He also upgraded to a Bronze Clearview Conversion, so we converted the middle part of the front wall into a picture window.

Before we headed to his home in Naples, we first had to obtain permits and work on the engineering and site plans. After doing more than a hundred enclosure projects, we can efficiently get this process done and get permits faster than anyone else. 

After settling the requirements, we head on-site. Some frames were prefabricated in our shop while we were able to convert the front wall into a clear view by utilizing existing vertical posts, dramatically increasing the structural integrity. This picture window has a span size of 47′ and we also lowered the chair rail since it was covered by the hedges.

Now that we have re-engineered it for the ultimate view, it’s time to make it look brand new again. For our restoration process, we started by removing and disposing of old mesh. Next, we upgraded the old and rusted fasteners to Blue-tap Nylotech and Stainless Pro-Tect Tapcons with a lifetime warranty.

For the paint, we used Sherwin Williams Hi-Solids Polyurethane, which was sprayed on electrostatically to withstand the harsh Florida sun and outdoor elements. Lastly, we screened in the entire enclosure with Superscreen. This mesh is three times stronger than the standard screen and can withstand strong wind pressure even when installed in large openings.

It took us less than two weeks to complete this project. Our client is glad that his enclosure looks brand new again and that there are no more frames blocking the view!

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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.