American Glass Guild Discussion Board Home
Home Search search Menu menu Not logged in - Login | Register

Our new site
 Moderated by: Rebecca
 New Topic   Reply   Printer Friendly 
 Rate Topic 
AuthorPost
 Posted: Wed Mar 25th, 2009 06:17 am
   PM  Quote  Reply 
1st Post
mmezalick
AGG Member
 

Joined: Wed Sep 6th, 2006
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
Posts: 659
Status: 
Offline

  back to top

Here is a link to our new site.

Enjoy

http://www.mezalick.com/MDS/Home.html

Michael



 Posted: Sun Mar 29th, 2009 01:19 pm
   PM  Quote  Reply 
2nd Post
iaff84
AGG Member


Joined: Tue Oct 24th, 2006
Location: Muncie, Indiana USA
Posts: 76
Status: 
Offline

  back to top

Michael,

Nice update to your site.

I noticed in the exterior section some great improvement to one installation, the removal of dull lexan to what appears to be laminated glass. Is this correct? Did not note any venting with old or new in pictures. Care to expand on your choice of materials and installation?

So much to see and learn, so little time.

Dennis Swan



 Posted: Sun Mar 29th, 2009 03:23 pm
   PM  Quote  Reply 
3rd Post
mmezalick
AGG Member
 

Joined: Wed Sep 6th, 2006
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
Posts: 659
Status: 
Offline

  back to top

Dennis,

Thanks for the comments.

All exterior glass is 1/4" clear safety glass.

No venting on the old pictures, you are correct

We make it a habit to vent all installations. If you look closely you will see the bottom corners cut. Screens are added and in some cases a Plexiglas hood added to prevent rain water from coming in.

The tops of the lancets are also cut and screening is added. The tracery has screening added in selective sections to add to the venting process.

Our policy is to make the exterior glass as "invisible " as possible. That also includes the treatment to the venting methods.

I simply hate the look of the small round venting holes seen on many installations.

It looks, to me, as if the window was a subject of a drive by shooting.

One of the "materials" we have found useful is a lead die form DHD Metals.

They produce an offset H lead, ( sorry, I don't know the # ). One side accepts 1/4' glass and the other side, which is much thiner, accepts the screening material. Making for a very clean installation.

Michael

Last edited on Sun Mar 29th, 2009 03:26 pm by mmezalick



 Current time is 03:54 pm
Top




UltraBB 1.17 Copyright © 2007-2011 Data 1 Systems