Aluminum Construction by Bob Gouge
When I started in the aluminum construction business over 32 years ago on the west coast of Florida, aluminum construction was much different. Simple little jobs would rarely require a building permit. If a job did require a permit, you could usually get one in a day with just a simple drawing, not even required to be drawn to scale. After Hurricane Charley hit Port Charlotte, Florida State and local building codes for all aluminum construction became much tougher for your protection. Over the years the building departments, insurance companies, and myself have learned what materials last, the strongest fastening methods and how to keep a room dry.
Each project I do that requires a building permit has what we, in the aluminum construction industry, call a set of “Site Specific” engineered drawings done for that job. Specifications are done by a licensed engineer and your project will have a set of sealed drawings telling us how it is to be constructed. When you have a project done by Bob Gouge Construction, your project is going to be built by the area’s best aluminum construction installers and inspected by the building department. Many times my customers tell me after we build a patio enclosure, “If there is ever a hurricane, we are going into that room! I’ll take my chances there, it’s built stronger than my home”.
The State of Florida has its own building codes for aluminum construction. Your home is located in a particular wind zone and has what they call a specific exposure. Your project has to be engineered and constructed to meet those specifications.
If you are interested in doing a project which requires any type of aluminum construction, please contact me, Bob Gouge, at Bob Gouge Construction, LLC. Get it done right the first time. We are a state certified building construction company, licensed, insured and bonded.
State license #- CRC 058469