Martha's Vineyard Sunroom, MA
Name: Martha’s Vineyard Sunroom, NY Location: Edgartown, MA Product: OS2 Thermally Broken Corten Steel Series Credits: G and S Installation LLC, Serpa Construction Much known for its views and access to the water, Martha’s Vineyard was the ideal spot for our client’s large, custom home. With the task of opening up the newly constructed sunroom, the architect choose to outfit the space with an array of fixed, casement and awning units equipped with motorized openers. To match the rustic style of the exterior rock façade and various wood beams, windows and doors located throughout the home, it was decided that Oxidized waxed Corten Steel would be the perfect finish for the units. With the material selection is in mind, as well as the efficiency factor involved with opening the entire room up with windows and doors, a thermally broken steel frame system was the most prudent option. As specialists in the steel window and door business, G and S Installation USA chose to glaze the units with a 1 ¼” dual pane, Low-E, IGU which significantly improved the overall efficiency of the units, and therefore, the entire space. For hardware, we installed burnished brass pull handles complimented by a multipoint locking system with eurocyclinder internal thumb turn and external key port on the doors. To secure the units, we used all Stainless Steel fasteners (to prevent galvanic corrosion) for the head and jambs and Tapcons for the sill. To complement the Corten finish, we used Bronze DOW 795 caulk for all metal to metal surfaces, cap bead on the exterior and around the perimeter of each unit. Using the right caulk and fastener combination ensures that the units will withstand the elements and daily use for years to come. It goes without saying that our client got a sunroom fit for a king. From the 360 degree views of the ocean to the added bonus of not only having a stylish system, but a thermally broken one that will benefit them year round, this space is truly one-of-a-kind and G&S is proud to say we made that possible. If you are considering renovating your custom home, looking to implement a one-of-a-kind, antique piece or attribute into your space or are just looking for an installation you can depend on, let G and S Installation USA help you along the way.