Unique Country Home

Tri City Glass & Door had a challenging and unique opportunity to install large aluminum curtain wall windows & entrances on this custom home built by Virtue Homes. Tubelite’s Terraporte patio doors and Ultra-Thermal curtain wall systems are used to provide exceptional thermal performance. Large ultra-clear low iron insulated glass offers optimal clarity for spectacular views of the beautiful pond and surrounding countryside. The glass and aluminum framing in the “Tower” is angled to run with the roof pitch on the side walls while the front face “swags” outward, starting on the main floor and finishing at the top of the 3rd floor. Operable windows on the floor level of the 3rd floor allow airflow inside while the openings are guarded. The inside with a piece of laminated glass mounted to the framing with standoffs. 9/16” ultra-clear low iron laminated glass is used at the “Tower” staircase to protect the leading edges and allowed mounting of the custom handrail. This glass wall starts in the basement and is mounted to the “floating” wood stairs and continues up to the top floor of the “Tower.” Each piece of glass spans the individual floors and is mounted through the top and bottom of each piece with custom-made standoffs to the heavy timber beams at each floor. The exterior glass railing around the patio also utilizes the 9/16” ultra-clear low iron laminated glass and is mounted with standoffs to custom-made steel posts. This project is truly one-of-a-kind.