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Diamond Certified Expert Video, From Old Town Glass

Recent video featured on Diamond Certified’s Expert Contributor page

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NOVATO − Host, Sarah Rutan: If you’re thinking about installing a new glass product in your home, you’ll first want to understand your options. Today we’re in Novato with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, John Pope of Old Town Glass to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, John Pope: Today we’re going to talk about different glass types. Your typical glass that you’d find in a window or door, whether it’s residential or commercial, is double paned. Double paned glass is made up of two pieces of glass. That’s what you’d find in a window. You actually have two pieces of glass with an air space. And what that does is it provides an insulating value similar to wall insulation that actually isolates the interior from the exterior, more so than if you just had a single pane piece of glass, which would just be one single pane separating the interior from the exterior.

So, in double pane glass there’s a couple different options. These are all examples of low-e glass. Low-e glass is a double pane glass that has a coating on it to make it more energy efficient. So, what you’ve got is a piece of quarter inch glass, a spacer bar, and then another piece of quarter inch glass.

In interior glass application, shower doors, heavy glass, we have monolithic, or single pane glass. This is an example of a sliding door that you could use as a closet door or as the entry to an office system.

Within side that family of single pane or monolithic, like in this case, this was used as an office partition, we have options for that. This is actually pattern glass. So you’ve got single pane pattern glass; in this case it is actually an obscure pattern that the further you move away from it, you can’t see through. Satin natural matte Lux, which is this type of glass. We want more of an obscure pattern. This is another type of pattern glass, which is baroque, where you can see through it but it diffuses the view as you look through the glass.

One of the other glass types we use that is used a lot in commercial, guard rail applications, and/or deck rails, or in areas where you’re worried about things breaking, is laminated glass. In this case, this is glass that we’d use in a heavy glass rail, where you did not want a top cap on it, or in an application where if the glass breaks you still don’t want the glass to fall apart or fail.

In this piece is two pieces of three-eighths monolithic glass, or single pane glass, sandwiched together with an inter-layer from DuPont. And it’s a 0.060 inter-layer so this glass is almost an inch thick, but it’s really made of three components. If we were to break this glass the glass will still stay standing.

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Marvin three panel clad sliding French door

Photo of a Marvin stone white ultimate sliding French door.

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This door was installed on a project in Novato.

Old Town Glass is a Marvin Authorized Installing Retailer.

Marin Home Magazine: Winter 2015

The Marin Builder’s Association just released the printed version of Marin Home, Winter 2015 Edition.   An electronic version is also available.

Showroom Addition: Marvin Bifold Door with Contemporary Panel

We just added a three panel, Marvin Bifold Door to the showroom.  Trim, finish work, and a glass awning to be added shortly. . .

Old Town Glass newest addition to the showroom

Old Town Glass newest addition to the showroom

Specs:

Marvin Bifold with Contemporary Panels with Satin Nickel, Contemporary Handle

Bright Silver Aluminum Clad Exterior and Factory Painted White Interior

5 1/2″ Jambs with Bronze Sill

This rounds out the collection of Marvin doors that we have on display.  We currently have:

16′ x 8′, Clad Ultimate Sliding French Door: Stone White Exterior and White Oak Interior

9′ x 8′, Clad Bifold Door with Contemporary Panels

6′ x 8′ Clad Ultimate Inswing French Door, with Flat Panels: Cashmere Exterior and Bare Mixed Grain Fir Interior

6′ x 8′, Clad Ultimate Sliding Patio Door: Bronze Exterior and Stained Interior

For more information on Marvin’s Bifold Door products stop by our showroom for additional information on the entire Marvin product line.

 

Sky-Frame: Image and Product Brochures

New Sky-Frame brochures,  the Image Brochure and the Product Brochure, are now available.

For additional information on Sky-Frame visit our product portfolio or give us a call.

 

Sky-Frame Product Brochure:  SKYFRAME PRODUCT BROCHURE produktbroschure_sky-frame_en

 

Sky-Frame Image Brochure: SKYFRAME IMAGE BROCHURE – sf_livingwithsf_140918

Glass Conference Room with ADA Hardware

Photos from an installation of 1/2″ Glass conference rooms on a project in San Francisco, using CRL’s hardware.  Features Clear Anodized Aluminum headers with overhead concealed closers and a free swinging bottom pivot anchored into the concrete floor.

 

Glass Conference Room with a Glass Corner and Stainless Steel Ladder Pull

Glass Conference Room with a Glass Corner and Stainless Steel Ladder Pull

Glass Conference Room constructed using 1/2" clear tempered glass.  Hardware is satin anodized with a ladder pull.

Glass Conference Room constructed using 1/2″ clear tempered glass. Hardware is satin anodized with a ladder pull.

Patch fitting used to attach the glass to the overhead concealed ADA closer.

Patch fitting used to attach the glass to the overhead concealed ADA closer.

Back to Back Ladder Pull Installed on 1/2" Glass

Back to Back Ladder Pull Installed on 1/2″ Glass

View looking our from the conference room.

View looking our from the conference room.

 

Custom Design: Glass Deck Railing with Custom Powder Coat

A recent installation featured custom powder coated posts and top cap to surround 1/2″ Clear Tempered Glass glass to create a glass deck railing in Jenner, CA.   The railing system was a collaborative design effort between the project team and really captures the essence of the view. Using off the shelf components, two local steel fabricators, 1/2″ Clear Tempered Glass, and a local powder coater – the project accomplish the architect and owner’s design intent.

View of a recent glass deck railing installation in Jenner, CA.

View of a recent glass deck railing installation in Jenner, CA.

Custom Powder Coated Bronze Glass Deck Railing

Custom Powder Coated Bronze Glass Deck Railing

 

Close up of a 1/2" Glass Deck Railing

Close up of a 1/2″ Glass Deck Railing

Ocean View and a Old Town Glass 1/2" Clear Glass Deck Railing Installation

Ocean View and a Old Town Glass 1/2″ Clear Glass Deck Railing Installation

Custom Design 1/2" Glass Deck Railing System

Custom Design 1/2″ Glass Deck Railing System

Custom Welded Stainless Steel Top Cap

Custom Welded Stainless Steel Top Cap

 

Architect: Helena Barrios Vincent, AIA

Railing Components: CR Laurence

Glass Supply & Installation: Old Town Glass

Post Fabrication: Fabworx, Santa Rosa

Top Cap Fabrication: Lux Metals, Santa Rosa

General Contractor: Getchell Construction, Monte Rio

Custom Welded Stainless Steel Top Cap Deck Railing System

Custom Welded Stainless Steel Top Cap Deck Railing System

Introducing Sky-Frame: “A View, not a window.” – Swiss Made

Sky-Frame was recently added to our portfolio of fenestration products.   As the international dealer partner for  Sky-Frame in Northern California we offer the complete product line.   Sky-Frame is the world’s leading sliding window system.  Through single-minded commitment coupled with profound technical, architectural and spatial design expertise they produce an amazing window/door system.  Sky-Frame is truly a view and not a window.

The recently released video, highlights Sky-Frame and captures the fact that it not just an ordinary window or door, but a unique system. It is available in Dual Glaze and Triple Glaze glass configurations.   Operable panels can be operated with electric motors featuring integration into home automation systems. The product is also available with factory supplied stainless steel drainage systems that allow for enhanced wind and water performance.

Sky-Frame: “A view, not a window.” (ENG) from Sky-Frame on Vimeo.

Based in Frauenfeld, Switzerland  – where all development and production operations are, Sky-Frame is a Swiss Made product featuring the best European Components.   Sky Frame products are featured in several thousand properties across all continents.

Photos from a recent visit to Sky-Frame headquarters in Switzerland.

For additional information on Sky-Frame, including quotes and architectural assistance for a project, please contact Johnny in our office.

Old Town Glass is a leading supplier of Fenestration Products in Northern California, providing our clients, architects, and designers with the top window and door products on the market.

Tiburon Glass Railing System, 1/2″ Tempered, Stainless and Hand Rail

We recently completed the installation of a 1/2″ Glass Railing on a project in Tiburon.  It features 1/2″ Glass set in a CRL Base Shoe.  The Base Shoe is buried in concrete below finish stone work.  The railing features a stainless steel handrail, glass fittings from CRL to attach the handrail to the glass, and a narrow profile stainless steel cap.

The project features:

CRL Wet Glaze U Channel

B5 Series Base Shoe in Concrete

Brushed Stainless Steel Handrail Brackets

Brushed Stainless Steel Glass Rail Cap.

 

Project Architect: Holscher Architecture

Project General Contractor: Sausalito Construction

Glass and Glazing: Old Town Glass, Inc.

 

 

Glass stair handrail.

Glass stair handrail.

Shows an overview of a base shoe glass railing used in a stair in Tiburon, CA.

Shows an overview of a base shoe glass railing used in a stair in Tiburon, CA.

Glass set in base shoe and a stone surround.

Glass set in base shoe and a stone surround.

Glass handrail bracket in brushed stainless steel.

Glass handrail bracket in brushed stainless steel.

Overview showing two separate glass railings on the same project.   Base Shoe System on the stairs and posts with channel on the upper level.  This show a close up with the handrail brackets and through glass mounting.

Overview showing two separate glass railings on the same project. Base Shoe System on the stairs and posts with channel on the upper level. This show a close up with the handrail brackets and through glass mounting.

Overview showing two separate glass railings on the same project.   Base Shoe System on the stairs and posts with channel on the upper level.

Overview showing two separate glass railings on the same project. Base Shoe System on the stairs and posts with channel on the upper level.

Bracket and Hand Rail Close Up

Bracket and Hand Rail Close Up

Detailed view of glass railing with handrail and handrail brackets.

Detailed view of glass railing with handrail and handrail brackets.

Glass Railing with View of Sausalito

Glass Railing with View of Sausalito

Glass Handrail and Guardrail Going Down Stairs. Glass is set in a base shoe with a stone surround.

Glass Handrail and Guardrail Going Down Stairs. Glass is set in a base shoe with a stone surround.

1/2" Glass Deck Railing Between Wood Posts.  A frameless base shoe system is used going down the stairs.

1/2″ Glass Deck Railing Between Wood Posts. A frameless base shoe system is used going down the stairs.

 

 

Deck Railing with 27/32″ Thick Glass

We are finishing up the installation of a 27/32″ thick glass railing system, using a CRL Base Shoe.  The glass consists of two pieces of 3/8″ thick clear tempered glass with a Dupont Sentryglas Interlayer that is .060 thick.  Here are some photos taken during the installation.  This project was also featured in a previous blog post on options for structural glass railings.

Old Town Glass, Inc. is a full service glazing contractor providing custom solutions for the commercial and residential markets.