Glass isn’t perfect and can be really difficult to explain, especially when those standards don’t align to the client’s expectations. Glass industry standards – primarily visible defects, are set by the ASTM (American Society for Testing & Materials). ASTM glass standards cover a wide variety of glass issues and it’s not easy to get to the heart of the matter. Visible glass defects are the kicker in the luxury custom home niche.
Here at Westeck, we are proud to have been involved in 5 separate projects recently nominated for Georgie Awards with the Canadian Home Builders Association of BC. Today we focus on a fully custom carriage house in Mission, BC titled Inverted Elegance, built by Lacey Construction. Being recognized as a contributing company for such a project is quite the honor. We reached out to Cassidy Carew, the homeowner, to ask “Why did you choose Westeck?”
Recently, our team members had the opportunity to tour three recently completed, high-end custom homes featuring windows and doors supplied and installed by Westeck. All three homes were built to the highest standard, featuring a lot of glass, and were integrated with their landscapes, showcasing beautiful Fraser Valley views.
Over the past while, many questions have been raised about the differences between Modern and Contemporary Styles. Modern and Contemporary mean the same thing, right? Not exactly.
Let’s look at the dictionary definitions:
mod·ern – Relating to the present or recent times as opposed to the remote past. “the pace of modern life”
con·tem·po·rar·y – Living or occurring at the same time. “the event was recorded by a contemporary historian”
It’s true, every window and door with glass in it comes with the sealed unit with about 95% argon gas in it. With today’s thermal performance requirements these products use every available technology to reach these increasingly challenging performance depths. The lower the U value the better the thermal performance.
For anyone new to the world of fenestration, be it a first-time home builder, or new folks joining the trade, there are a lot of terms thrown around, that ordinary people like ourselves often find confusing.
Casey Kerkhoff, Founder and CEO of Westeck Windows and doors, is an encyclopedia of knowledge after 45 years in the business.
Westeck Windows and Doors Project Consultants and Company Leadership were proud to take in Fensterbau Frontale in Nuremberg, Germany this week. Joining thousands across the globe from the world of fenestration, Westeck gained new insight on emerging technology in the window and door sector. “We are extremely enthusiastic to bring back new perspective” said Neal Turner, General Manager Westeck Windows and Doors.