Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Grabill's 'One of a Kind' Mentality with Entry Doors


At Grabill, we know the value in being ‘one of a kind’ - and a home’s entry door is no exception.

In every project, we believe that the entry door should be as unique as the owners themselves. Whether the design features modern, crisp lines, or more intricate, traditional style- Grabill works to deliver on every detail.

Our pivot and swing doors are available in all-wood, aluminum clad, bronze clad, & steel-with a multitude of finishing options to consider with each. Have a wild idea or a door?
Check out some of the features we offer:

·         Mortise and tenon joinery
·         Door frames have stainless steel screws and         are rabbeted and glued for structural integrity
·         Monumental pivot doors with state-of-the-art hardware
·         In-house production of veneers to ensure grain match
·         Custom jamb depths with no added components
·         Common mulled systems with ultra-thin profiles and minimal site lines
·         Factory finishes with custom color matching for paints and stains
·         Multiple wood and split species
·         Wood, brass, aluminum and low profile sills
·         Numerous glass options including triple glazing and high impact
·         Premium line of custom hardware and finishes
·         Roll screens or wood/metal framed screens with variety of screen fabrics
·         Engineered core stiles and rails for enhanced structure and security
·         Maximum design flexibility
·         Residential, commercial and historic replica


We strive for our client’s satisfaction, and want to make sure your entry is welcoming, warm-and everything you wanted it to be.


We are Grabill, and we are Built with Integrity. Built to Last.

For more information on Grabill Windows & Doors, please visit us online or call us directly at 810-798-2817.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017


Custom Glass Solutions to Fit Your Space

There are so many items to consider when it comes to finding the best glass solution for your space. Today, glass suppliers carry a multitude of coatings and tints-weaving the newest technology into everything they do. At Grabill, we work to ensure that our client's vision comes to life-even when it comes to  glass specification.

Smart Glass
There is a world of possibility when it comes to glazing options for the modern home – but smart glass “clearly” looks to be a leading choice.  Clean lines, minimalist style and awe-inspiring views are the perfect backdrop for smart glass.  The latest product is self-tinting.  No need for electrical components or wires – this is a thermochromic technology that uses the suns intensity to continuously transition the glass.   Much like transition lenses – just on an extremely large scale.  The technology can be used on single, double and triple pane glass and can be combined with different Low-e coatings to provide optimal energy efficiency. 

Ultra-Clear Low-Iron Glass
Standard glass contains a level of iron oxide that gives the glass a greenish hue. For those who desire the most impeccably clear glass on the market, Grabill Windows and Doors has the perfect solution. Low-iron glass...allowing for astonishingly clear, flawless glass in any of our custom products.

Self-Cleaning Glass
Self-cleaning glass is just one of the limitless options available on a Grabill custom window or door.  This unique glass consists of a titania based coating that sheets rain water containing dirt away, and it also chemically breaks down dirt when exposed to UV light.  Minimal maintenance is required for such glass, as nature itself does the cleaning through precipitation and sunlight. 

Switchable Privacy Glass

Switchable privacy glass is the perfect solution for areas of the home, such as: bathrooms, shower enclosures, home theaters-and more. This innovative glass actually transforms from transparent to opaque with the flip of a switch.  Privacy glass is available in cutout, curved, and shaped pieces-and can be incorporated into our custom windows and doors.

We are Grabill, and we are Built with Integrity; Built to Last.

For more information on Grabill Windows & Doors, please visit us online or call us directly at 810-798-2817.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Selecting the Perfect Material Type for your Window & Door Project


 At Grabill Windows and Doors, we don't believe in 'one size fits all.' To us, nothing is standard, and the next project is never the same as the one before. With so many choices in product type, finishes, & materials, it is comforting to know that our highly knowledgeable staff is here to guide you through the entire process - from deciding on the appropriate glazing specification to choosing the perfect hardware finish.

All of our material types - from clad to steel - highlight unique characteristics & differentiators that make them leaders in their prospective markets.

Get to know: Steel

Grabill Steel has been designed by our own Grabill team, and is a hybrid like you've never seen before. Featuring an aluminum or bronze clad exterior and steel interior, its tubular design and thermally broken frame make it both beautiful and functional. Grabill Steel can tackle projects where large, monumental openings with maximum views are desired.



Classic Steel captures the designs of yesterday with the manufacturing technology of today. Grabill has incorporated a thermally broken frame into the traditional, European-style steel windows and door design. The galvanized steel exterior and painted steel interior create a very historically accurate look.


Get to know: Clad

Our Aluminum and Bronze Clad product lines fuse the strength of clad with the beauty of wood, with a clad exterior and premium wood interior. Our heavy duty extruded aluminum cladding contains over 90% recycled material, is locally produced, and can be anodized or powder coated in virtually any color to create a crisp, clean look. The traditional styling of bronze cladding can be complete with a hand-rubbed patina finish.

Get to know: Wood

Our all-wood product line ensures a timeless, classic look for decades to come. Our highly flexible design options include historic preservation, traditional, European, and contemporary styles. Grabill meets and exceeds energy star standards for energy efficiency and offers green and sustainable FSC certified wood options, including Mahogany, Teak, White Oak, Douglas Fir, Eucalyptus, Spanish Cedar or as specified.

Our customers are at the center of everything we do, and we are committed to client satisfaction every step of the way. While there are many material types to consider in your window and door project, we are always here to ensure that the end result exceeds your every expectation.

We are Grabill, and we are Built with Integrity; Built to Last.

Find out more about Grabill at www.grabillwindow.com.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Minimal Corner Glazing on Lakeshore Residence

Okay, Michigan had gorgeous weather this past weekend, which makes us just a little (okay a LOT a) bit excited for summer, the lake, and a little R&R.

This modern lakeshore home in beautiful Iwannah, Michigan, incorporates the best of both worlds: the strength and weather resistance of extruded aluminum for the exterior, and the warmth of handcrafted wood for the interior.

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Oversized windows with minimal corner glazing allow for unobstructed views of the beachfront with a seamless appearance. This glazing technique is used in several of our projects, and really makes it difficult to distinguish whether you are outside or inside at any given time; the views are impeccable.

Directly above the shores of picturesque Lake Michigan, this impressive estate includes several triple wide lift and slide units containing two operable panels. The stunning windows in this estate provide show stopping views of the lakefront home’s beautiful surroundings.

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For more information on our luxury windows and doors, please visit us online at www.grabillwindow.com or call our sales team at 810-798-2817 ext. 44210.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Grabill Steel- Our Unique Hybrid

 

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It has already been a busy start to 2017 here at Grabill-from the quoting department to final assembly!

 

We love when products reach the final assembly stage, and we can tie a bow on the project. Most recently, we have a Grabill Steel project getting ready to make its way to our client.

 

 

Our Grabill Steel product is a unique hybrid; featuring a thermally broken frame, with a tubed steel interior & aluminum clad exterior. The substantial frame allows for large pieces of glass, and the aluminum clad offers the flexibility of many different finish options!

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For more information on our luxury windows and doors, please visit us online at www.grabillwindow.com or call our sales team at 810-798-2817 ext. 44210.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Several Product Lines-Finding a Perfect Solution

 

Wood, Clad, Steel –Oh my! With several different material options for your window & door project, it’s important to know that you’re finding the perfect solution for you or your client. Grabill offers steel, clad, and wood options for you to choose from; Check out each below:

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Steel

Our steel offering encompasses two custom product lines- Grabill Steel and Classic Steel.

Grabill Steel offers:

  • Fully welded frames, factory glazed or supplied glass
  • Custom engineered, fully welded frames are perfect for supporting large expanse glass
  • Thermally broken using cutting-edge proprietary design component
  • High performance, energy efficient glazing options
  • Premium hardware features stainless steel and architectural bronze levers and trims with specified finish options
  • Integrated curtain walls and store front systems with unlimited configurations

Classic Steel offers:

  • EDPM double gasketing
  • High-density polyurethane thermal break
  • Fully welded frames, factory glazed or supplied glass
  • High performance custom finishes
  • Galvanized steel and aluminum glazing beads with a variety of options
  • Traditional window hardware and through screen operation with nearly invisible screen cloth

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We offer both a bronze clad & aluminum clad solution for those who enjoy the warmth of wood on the interior & strength of cladding on the exterior.

The Grabill “Architectural Bronze” clad product line provides the best of both worlds: the strength, weather resistance, the unmistakable “Old World” look of bronze to the exterior, and the warmth of handcrafted wood to the interior.

 

The Grabill contemporary aluminum clad product line has the best of both worlds: the strength and weather resistance of extruded aluminum to the exterior, and the warmth of handcrafted wood to the interior. Our heavy duty extruded aluminum cladding contains over 90% recycled material, is locally produced, and can be anodized or powder coated in virtually any color.

 

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All wood-a classic solution.

Grabill manufactures a complete luxury product line of "Architectural Wood Windows" fabricated according to project specifications. Our highly flexible design options include historic preservation, traditional, European and contemporary styles. Grabill meets and exceeds energy star standards for energy efficiency and offers green and sustainable FSC certified wood options and high performance glass. Wood options include Mahogany, Teak, Douglas Fir, Eucalyptus, Spanish Cedar or as specified.

 

For more information on our luxury windows and doors, please visit us online at www.grabillwindow.com or call our sales team at 810-798-2817 ext. 44210.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Aspen Dream Home Adorned in Aluminum Clad

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This contemporary home nestled in the Red Mountains of Aspen features clean lines and open views that bring the outside in. For the interior, brushed nickel hardware accented the American Black Walnut that was specifically chosen for its natural dark appearance. A champagne anodized aluminum exterior completed the look while offering a low maintenance solution. Oversized custom doors and windows, with heights reaching 12 feet, are a common feature throughout the residence. A sophisticated aluminum clad pivot door adorns the entrance, and massive lift and slide glass walls seamlessly extend the living space beyond the interior.   Direct set, clerestory and motorized awning windows harmoniously blend with the interior while capturing the breathtaking mountain views. 

View more on this project here.

For more information on our luxury windows and doors, please visit us online at www.grabillwindow.com or call our sales team at 810-798-2817 ext. 44210.

 

Architect: Charles Cunniffe (CCA Architects-Charles Cunniffe Architects)

Contractor: David Lambert Construction

PhotograpHER: Derek Skalko

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