Graham Offers Expert Insight to Industry Trade Publication

May 5, 2015

Bill Wilder, Graham Architectural Products’ director of technical sales, offers insights into replication windows for historic renovations in the May, 2015, issue of Glass Magazine.

The article, titled “Windows in Retrofit,” discusses replacement windows and their role in upgrading buildings for energy performance and aesthetics. It’s a particularly timely topic, the article notes, as more and more “owners and architects realize the cost savings and performance benefits of replacement façade products.”

At one point, Bill tells writer and Glass Magazine Managing Editor Bethany Stough, “The biggest driver of development in windows is meeting increasing aesthetic, often driven by historic concerns or tax credits, while meeting the challenging codes.”

He adds, “Owners and architects are more sophisticated and are demanding customization on each project…[including] elevated water resistance, ADA operation, better thermal performance, enhanced flashings or moisture barriers, and sometimes very high acoustic performance.”

Bill was also quoted in a sidebar titled, “Installation Tips for Glaziers,” advising installers to “partner with your window manufacturer as early as possible in the process. Also, have as good an understanding as possible of the actual conditions of the project prior to bidding the project.”

For nearly half a century, leading architects have trusted Graham Architectural Products to help solve their most challenging design projects involving architectural windows, doors and curtain wall systems. That kind of acquired expertise is why leading trade publications trust Graham personnel to provide accurate perspective on the most pressing issues of the day.