If you’ve ever seen a builders grade enclosure  after a few years, you know what I’m talking about — the paint turns green, the screws rust, and the screen tears.  They’re not a pretty sight and become an eyesore to an otherwise beautiful home.  Our GCA Standard Enclosures, use materials to avoid these problems from the get go.  Unfortunately 95% of enclosures were built with builders grade materials that won’t stand the test of time.  Fortunately we’ve perfected the process of restoring screen enclosures for about half the cost of a new one.  Restorations have became so popular that we not complete over 200 per year!  Lets take a look at this pool cage restoration in Naples Florida!

First thing,  before getting into the nitty-gritty, you need to know what a screen enclosure restoration consists of.  It starts with removing all the screen, and upgrading the fasteners to Nylotech/Protech fasteners.  We then thoroughly clean the cage, cover the area, and clean it for painting.  All of the aluminum members are painted.  After the paint cures, new screen is put in.  Once complete it looks like new!

This Screen Enclosure In Naples Is Looking Pretty Rough….

No secret!  The aluminum members are turning green.  The screws are rusty and have stained the white metal, red.  The home owner called us to see about painting the enclosure.  After the estimate, which was done conveniently online, the customer hired us to complete the project.

Take a look at the enclosure in the picture below of what it looked like before we started.

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1. The screen has torn and hanging down.

2. The aluminum members are stained brown and green.

3. The low grade steel screes have rusted.

But Wait There’s more

Take a look at the rest of the pictures to get a true understanding of just what kind of shape this pool enclosure is in.  You can click on each picture for an enlarged view.

We Can All Agree

That this cage is a mess.  Besides the fact that this enclosure is is looking decrepit, with so many screws rusted/corroded the cage is a mere fraction of its original strength.

While this cage may seem like its day is done, restoring pool enclosures like this are just another day at the office for Gulf Coast Aluminum.  So lets get started.

The first thing we do is remove all the screens and and replace the fasteners.  With new fasteners the enclosure is much stronger and will be able to support ladders and walk-boards used for completing the rest of the project.  It will also eliminate the rust so we can warranty the paint.  In the picture below you’ll notice the fasteners are bronze, as the owner has decided to switch to a bronze enclosure.  The enclosure has also been thoroughly cleaned, before the painting occurs.

With the fasteners done, the next step would be to cover the whole deck with plastic and then paint the enclosure.  Unfortunately I wasn’t able to grab any pics of this step.  Once painted we wait a couple days for the paint to cure and then we come back out to re-screen.

Now We Are Looking GREAT

Check out the pictures post completion.  It really looks like a whole not screen enclosure from what you seen above!

That’s A Wrap!

Ready to have us do your enclosure?  If you’re in our service area you can give us a call or get your estimate conveniently online!

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.