Custom Designed Protective Storm Glazing Specialists in London, Ontario
With Trillium Glass qualified craftsmen along with using the best products on the market to day we feel that by giving the expensive irreplaceable stained glass art forms the ultimate in proper protection is just as important in its own right than the stained glass windows.
Our people are skilled and qualified in glasswork, in working with the aluminum framing and of equal importance in the proper preparation of the existing wood frames prior to applying our storm glazing system. The preparation of the wood frame could also include wood repairs and/or replacements.
Due to all the aluminum sections’ dimensions being approximately 1″ x 1″ x 1/8″ thick and its unique profile, it is an excellent material to use not only for its storm glazing attributes but also as important, it gives added structural support to existing both small and large wood frame windows. Its added thickness in all the sections over what others use assists greatly with this increased support.
Again, as it is with re-leading, restoration and new memorial windows we do not sell on price or on a reduced length of time in which it should take to address your windows properly. We sell on quality. We can prove the longevity of our work.
We realize that:
A) One gets what they pay for, and
B) The length of time one spends is directly related to the level of quality that one receives.
Again, like in everything else in life, it gets down to ‘Are you looking at the short term or the long term? That is the question you have to ask yourself.
As noted above, the timely proper preparation of the exterior wood frame is very important. We take great care to prepare the wood in such a way that it will last for years versus just slapping the paint onto flaking, rotten wood, which should be repaired or replaced by ourselves.
The conditions from one institution to another are not the same when it comes to Protective Storm Glazing. A glass technique that worked well for one building may need to be modified somewhere else. One of the most valuable assets that our installers have is a sound knowledge of the principals of protective glazing combined with experience and adaptability.
Storm Glazing Uses
Protective storm glazing is used for all types of reasons. Please note the following partial list:
1. Vandalism reduction to the stained glass windows
3. Energy savings up to 50%
6. Reduced weather and pollution damage to the stained glass windows and exterior woodwork
7. Protection from accidents
8. Sound barrier
9. Less maintenance being required with respect to the stained glass windows themselves, as well as to the exterior woodwork, which our system covers.
We have implemented into our most popular storm glazing system bronze coloured aluminum to go along with the silver colour that we have used for years. The bronze aluminum in most cases marries up aesthetically with the usual darker coloured brickwork unlike the more commercial looking silver coloured aluminum.
The bronze coloured aluminum was brought into stock due to requests and has shown outstanding popularity and results along with using the bronze sealant to match. And now outsells the silver aluminum.
We have seen of late work done by others using some form of silver aluminum but bronze sealant. The silver aluminum once installed is located between the darker coloured brick and the bronze sealant. This we call the zebra effect as yet another colour is being introduced, which is not aesthetically pleasing, that being the silver aluminum versus the bronze to match.
Being in business as long as we have we can prove that our work and quality does last coupled with over 100 years of experience on staff.
Where Quality Has Its Price, Price Alone Has No Quality