The skylight retrofit has been completed. All work has been completed. The Lausanne Condominiums in Naples Florida is a beachfront high-rise building, actually two buildings, in the Moorings neighborhood. The Lausanne was built in 1980 and features structural dome skylights, its own beach access and is located close to the Moorings Country Club. Before and … Continue reading Structural Dome Retrofit – Lausanne Condos Completed!
Rainy weather slowed things down this last week, but the glass is set on the second dome at the Lausanne Condominiums.
Erecting the framework proceeds smoothly! With the framework completed, it’s time to remove the temporary work platform. A tricky process with a high risk factor. Our specialists have done this before and everything proceeds smoothly! One down, one to go.
Erecting the framework proceeds smoothly!
With the experience and lessons learned from the first skylight at the Lausanne Condos, work on the second frame went quickly.
Work begins on the second skylight retrofit at the Lausanne Condos.
The crew moved to the second building in the complex and demolition proceeded at a rapid pace. With safety systems in place, the existing dome has been demolished and construction has begun.
The acrylic glazing is removed.
It’s a harsh environment on the seashore.
The work platform is raised to the roof.
The old frame is ready to lift.
Up, up and away.
Making little ones out of a big one.
Ready to bundle up and haul away.
Assembling the primary rafters to lift to the roof.
Kalwall Skylights Kalwall skylights are made with FRP, or fiber-reinforced polymers, commonly known as fiberglass. All fiberglass constructed skylights require maintenance. Cleaning the skylights periodically is helpful in removing pollution and light-blocking dirt from the exterior surface. Fiberglass skylights have an exterior gelcoat that helps reduce damage from UV rays, but this wears away over time. It … Continue reading Kalwall & Fiberglass Skylights
Skylight Specialists Is Ready for Work in Florida We recently received our Glass and Glazing Specialty Contractor’s License from the State of Florida, giving us the ability to work on any skylight or glazing project in the state. This also assures our customers that we have the proper insurance and bonding requirements. Our contractor number is: SCC131151877 … Continue reading Florida Glass and Glazing Contractor’s License
Many condominiums have large skylight systems spanning courtyard or open areas. Some of these systems have started to fail but the building owners are more worried about the large cost of replacing these monumental systems. Acrylic skylights seem like the best solution because they are the cheapest to install. But there is a hidden costs to these … Continue reading Skylight Insurance Costs
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