Friday, March 30, 2012

Fire and water restoration windows and doors

Water restoration door

Grabill is leading the way for window and door manufacturers in the fire and water restoration arena.  A fire damaged Rochester, Michigan shop was brought back to life with replica Palladian windows and transoms. Grabill fabricated double hung windows and casements with leaded glass panels to exact detail.  Hardware was restored or replaced as needed.  For a different fire restoration project, Grabill manufactured reproduction woodwork including ponderosa pine sash components, interior trim soffet brackets, crown, beveled siding and shutters. Included in the project were fabricated sash using original open mortise and tenon joinery.

A northern Michigan lakeshore home experienced extensive water damage and Grabill was contacted by Belfor to restore and replace damaged window and door units.  This custom entry door was part of the restoration that included inswing doors with outswing screen doors, multi-lite oval windows, operable round pivot windows and outswing and tilt-turn casements.  Grabill products meet Historical Preservation Guidelines and can be constructed to match the original window or door perfectly.

For more information on our products, please visit our website or call us directly at 810-798-2817.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Inswing Casements with roll screens

Inswing Window

Roll Screen Window

Grabill is currently fabricating windows for a project in Northern Michigan. This project involves in-swing casements with roll screens and storms.  The retractable screens slide into the natural recess of the window frame and virtually disappear when not in use.  The screen hardware offers a quite, smooth operation and protects the screens from the elements when retracted.  Grabill custom products have endless design possibilities.  For more information on Grabill Windows and Doors, please visit our website.  

Casement Windows 2

Casement Windows

Friday, March 16, 2012

Grabill Architectural Windows and Doors……The Right Choice!

Grabill HdqcropGrabill Westcrop

Grabill Windows and Doors is one of the leading custom window and door manufacturers in the United States.  This family owned business is led by Greg Grabill who is an expert in the field of woodworking and design.  With over 30 years of experience, Grabill has designed, manufactured, installed and serviced an infinite number of projects from coast to coast.   You will not find a team more dedicated to providing you with the right product, handcrafted with the utmost care, and service beyond your expectations.  Not only do we answer the phone when you call, we are there when you need us.  Our references speak for themselves.  The Grabill team welcomes your ideas and suggestions and looks forward to working with you on your next custom window and door project.  Whether it is commercial or residential, historical or contemporary – Grabill products range from contemporary bronze clad pivot doors to traditional triple hung windows.  For more information on our products and our company, please visit our website.    

Friday, March 9, 2012

Historical Windows in Michigan Train Depots

durand train station by Friday1970Durand Train at night by cherjak






Grabill has provided historical replica windows and doors for several Michigan train depots.  Above is the Durand Train Station while below are images of  the Marlette Train Depot and Union Station in Holly Michigan.  

Grabill designs and manufactures premium architectural wood windows of outstanding quality and enduring beauty for residential, commercial and historic projects. Grabill has combined the excellence of old world craftsmanship with state of the art technology to bring you a superior, highly efficient, quality product.  For more information on Grabill products, please visit our website.

depot front

Depot West






Holly train station with train by archlapeer

Holly Train station by archlapeer

Friday, March 2, 2012

Historical single glazed windows–In Progress

IMG_0668Grabill has a team of craftsmen currently manufacturing historical replica windows for a Traverse Bay, Michigan vacation home.  This project involves in-swing casement and slider windows along with inswing exterior doors.  To attain the historical accuracy requested by the client, the units are constructed of douglas fir with traditional joinery and are single glazed with wood storm window inserts.  In an effort to increase energy efficiency for the single glazing, Grabill will provide low-E glass in the storms that improve the efficiency from .7 to .4 U-Value.  Grabill offers a full spectrum of historically accurate products.  These include triple hung windows with concealed balances or weight and chain operation, and pivot windows with brass or bronze recast lever-actuated hardware.  We have a full staff of professionals to assist with each phase of your project. For more information, please visit our website.