There are many replacement window companies in Hampton Roads on which to gamble. And I say gamble because most people replace their windows once. In view of this fact that this process happens once, one doesn’t have past experiences with window companies that would help foster a fact based decision. Instead one has to base this decision on research and instinct, which I consider to be a gamble. You can roll the dice, but you cannot predict the outcome of the roll. You can only know your odds.
“I had my son mark all the rotten places that need repair and I want to see the fixes before you install my new windows,” our customer poignantly explained, “I’ll be watching like a hawk.” ”No problem” said the Window Man “we are here to restore and fix these once beautiful windows in your Virginia Beach home down to the core.” Yes, this customer was seemingly skeptical at first, and rightfully so. He had a bad experience in the past where one of the others had simply covered areas of rot. We explained to him that magicians, we are not. “Look the other way and we will cover away,” say some of the other window magicians in Hampton Roads, “POOF…your rotten problems are gone.” Though this sleight of hand results in a pretty end picture, it doesn’t solve any problems.
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.