Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Art Deco windows installed
My husband Eric installed all 9 Art Deco windows this weekend. Here he is, affixing clips to the large window to securely anchor it to the wood frame window. (Click on any image to zoom in).
He installed the 8 smaller windows above it with clear silicone caulk. First he positioned each piece of glass in the center of the mullions and then secured each one in place with blue painters tape as shown. Note that he also positioned a few layers of cardboard beneath each piece of glass to help center them.
Below, he's applying clear silicone caulk to the space between the edge of the glass and the edge of the mullion. The silicone will secure the glass and is ideal for this application since it is clear and it will allow light in. Its also flexible to allow for temperature changes through the seasons. To allow for airflow between the layers of glass, some gaps were left in the silicone caulking.
It takes about 24 hours for the silicone to set, so we left it to our customer to remove the blue tape. Here's what the windows looked like when we left.
These windows face the front of their home. It was wonderful to look up on our way out and see the character the stained glass windows add, even from the outside.
Below is a photo of the completed window, as taken by my customer the next day.
Here is a lovely comment left for us ... "The window is gorgeous and exceeded our expectations! The pictures of the finished window don't really do it justice as the colors and the different types of clear glass are quite astonishing; especially when the light reflects through. We have already received quite a number of compliments after only a few days! It is the focal point of our bathroom, and rightly so"
Thank you for finding me, Mark and Debi. It was a pleasure bringing your vision to reality .. May you enjoy them for many, many years!