We hit a mailbox in the past, but not this one: “It was the garbage man,” our customer said, “look at what he has he done!” She must have been right. The only vehicle not light, with enough horsepower to mow this boulder of mailbox over, had to have been a garbage truck—any other vehicle that may have hit it would have gotten stuck. He pulled away unscathed as our customer ran outside being alerted by a sonic wave. “Come back, come back,” she yelled. He paused for a split second, but soon she could see him no more, no more—he had “hit the road Jack.”
If you ever need your storefront windows repaired, replaced, or re-glazed, in Hampton Roads, Virginia, call the window man. We have experience with any and all commercial window and door systems and curtain walls. Our Most recent project of which located in Virginia Beach, VA at the Physiotherapy Associates Office required serious repair work. The installers who completed the original installation of this commercial window system, either lacked experience, or more than likely pride in his or her workmanship.
The construction of most modern commercial window systems is quite simple. They consist of an aluminum frame composed of vertical and horizontal rectangular beams, much like that of a tic-tac-toe board, which supports glass glazed in each one of the openings the beam structure creates. The glass installed by a process called glazing, stays in the aluminum frame with a vinyl or rubber strip, running the length of all its sides, both inside and out, called a gasket. The gasket is truly the lifeblood of the commercial window system—it holds the glass in place much like one would hold a glass of water.
We replaced windows in Virginia Beach for Star, a customer with gleaming charisma and a radiant positive attitude. On the Court named after the venerable Captain Adams, her brilliance shined bright. As part of Virginia history, Captain Robert Adams sailed out on the vessel Hercules
to find a seate for a new towne, with 200 men…from Jamestown in the early 1600’s. It was a mission with great purpose, a mission to open new windows in the world, windows of opportunity.
Star’s home moored off of Independence Blvd near Thoroughgood, on Captain Adams Court, needed these new windows and a new patio door. Yes, the original windows once did their job, but unfortunately the only opportunity they now offered was an opportunity for air and water infiltration. These old-world windows had to go.
You can install replacement windows in Norfolk, VA in this weather? This particular window installation off of Halprin Drive in Norfolk certainly had its difficulties. The weather here in Hampton Roads certainly has been optimal for the construction industry during the past three weeks. The almost every day deluge of rain and snow endowed us with literally a “slippery slope” on which to perform our window and sliding—I mean siding—installations. Only one word can fully sum up our experiences with the stunning Mother Nature over the past few weeks: “F-U-N, FUN.” And to boot, straight from Mother Nature’s warm heart, she was kind enough to send over a very scrutinizing scout to watch The Window Man’s every move at this Norfolk, Virginia window installation. Her name was—and I do mean was— “Snow Woman.”
Hidden Shores had hidden problems. This condominium complex in the Great Neck Area in Virginia Beach, two buildings in particular, suffered from a problem we see all too often. Behind the vinyl siding, the flashing around the windows failed; in fact, it actually didn’t exist. And so, the windows leaked like my wife’s Lexus in our beautiful white driveway. At first, it was just the power steering fluid, and then the oil, then the brake fluid, then the air conditioning, then the coolant, and now the exhaust is even leaking—I have named it “Jack the Dripper.” Unfortunately, she loves it. He is certainly a knockout, purring down the road like a squealing hog riding a Harley. Oh yeah, about the condo.
As they say, “You never get a second chance for a first impression;” we certainly made our mark with this customer…thank god his dad referred us to him. We installed replacement windows at this customer’s father’s home in Virginia Beach over the summer and also rebuilt two stairs systems on his back deck and welded together custom railings for them. We did a good job hence the referral. But upon our arrival to his son’s house, “BOOM,” there went the neighbor’s mailbox. I always give my father a hard time about his proficiency in his driving a car in reverse. Though it proved my point that he isn’t the best, to be polite, it made for a fantastic first impression, I must say. My father somehow acted like it was the mailbox’s fault for jumping out of nowhere—“yeah, like they always do,” I thought out loud.
Windows, Virginia Beach is what The Window Man is famous for. This house located in Kempsville near Arrowhead elementary needed new windows. This project is another piece by piece window installation. Two of the font windows were in desperate need of replacement. They were old wooden windows that were vandalized by a dog jumping and scratching at every person who walked by the home. This seemingly ferocious beast, with a Napoleon complex fought to keep his home safe from potential intruders walking their newborns in strollers on the street. Yes, he kept the home safe and sound from these disguised villains, but he ripped apart and lacerated the sashes of the old windows.