Why Is It Sooo Much Cheaper To Replace All The Fasteners With A Re-screen? - Gulf Coast Aluminum

Why Is It Sooo Much Cheaper To Replace All The Fasteners With A Re-screen?

It is no secret that the cheap builders grade screws and tapcons used many pool enclosures don’t last very long.  With exposure to water, salt, concrete, and different metals, the builders grade steel screws usually rust and become quite week in a matter of just a few years.  This means that while your pool enclosure was rated to 150mph (or the applicable wind code for your area) it now no longer is – and the old screws are an eyesore leaving red rust stains all over.  That said one of our most common services is a fastener replacement.  We go through and replace all (99.9% as some screws may be covered or embedded) the fasteners on the enclosure with an upgraded fastener that will stand the test of time.  Once you could up all the tap-cons going into the ground, and all the little metal screws at each connection, an average 20×40 screen enclosure will have around 2,000 fasteners.

That said, when you replace all the fasteners with a re-screen, the fastener price is extremely discounted.  Lets give an example (figurative numbers only): assume you have a 20×40 pool enclosure and need the fasteners replaced.  The cost of this would be $2,400; just for a fasteners replacement, no re-screen.  After further consideration you decide you might as well re-screen at the same time. The cost of your re-screen is $2,000.  Now since we are doing a re-screen the cost of your fastener replacement drops to $1,400.  That’s a $1,000 discount on the fasteners if you do a re-screen as well.

In other words you can get a fastener replacement only for $2,400 or a Full Re-screen and fastener replacement for $3,400.

Lets talk about why you get such a big discount, when we do the fasteners as well!  Here’s the thing, when we do the full fastener replacement, we need to get ladders, scaffolding, and walk boards (equipment) into the enclosure.  Move them around in the enclosure, and then back out of the enclosure….. all without removing the screen.  Our equipment isn’t small with some pieces being 30+ feet long!  It’s no easy task moving it all around, and re-arranging all the equipment without damaging the screen.  Ultimately what this means is that we need to take longer to ensure that no screen is damaged, and possibly replace a couple of pieces of screen depending on how your enclosure is shaped.

When we do a full re-screen, we just remove all the screen first and then we can bring in and re-arrange our equipment as needed.  This lets us move faster.  Quite a bit faster and we pass the time savings cost on to you!

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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.