Window Flashing & Installation

Recently a customer who purchased a Milgard Tuscany Vinyl window came in to ask how to install a it.    This is a frequent question that sometimes can be difficult to find the right answer too.  Especially since all window openings were not created equal.  When replacing an old window that may or may not have existing flashing that meets today’s building standards, …

Bringing the Outside In: Fleetwood 3070 Doors and Custom 1/2″ Deck Rail

Project Photos from an Old Town Glass Project with Jim Allen Construction and CCS Architecture.   The project features Fleetwood 3070 Multislide Door Systems and 1/2″ Glass Deck Railings with an all glass gate in the railing.               All Photos Courtesy of Fleetwood Windows and Doors and CCS Architecture CCS Architecture

Wildland Urban Interface Codes for Windows & Doors in Marin County, CA

After three years in existence, questions still come up about Marin County’s Wildland Urban Interface Codes for windows and doors. These codes still vary by indivdual building and fire department jurisdiction.  If you are installing your windows on your own, please consult with the authority having juristdiction, prior to ordering your windows or doors. In order to assist in research of whether …

3/4″ Deck Railing Glass System with Dupont Sentry Interlayer

Frequently our customer’s ask how they can have a deck railing system that does not require a top cap on the edge of the glass. Most deck railing systems actually fall under code requirements for guardrailings.   Guardrail codes vary by juridictions and each system is subject to local building codes and engineering for the particular location that it is being placed.  …