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.

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