Crystal Windows Offer Views for Cedarbrook Residents
April 20, 2020
Crystal Window & Door Systems’ Chicago production facility is providing views for the newly constructed senior residence Cedarbrook at Rochester with 1,341 new Crystal commercial aluminum windows and terrace doors. The new independent, assisted and memory care facility is located in Rochester, Michigan, just north of Detroit.
“Crystal’s products are well suited for the large and growing senior housing market across the country,” says Scott Anderson, Crystal sales executive and project manager for Cedarbrook. “Our windows and doors offer ease of operation, quality hardware, ADA compliance options and high thermal energy efficiency, all combined into thoughtful design for the comfort of senior residents.”
Crystal teamed with DeYonker Window & Door of Rochester to supply the project on the tight construction schedule. “Crystal has worked on many past projects with DeYonker’s project manager Jesse Adler, who knows our broad product line and production capabilities,” says Anderson. “To speed shipments and reduce transportation costs for this project, we manufactured most of the products at Crystal’s Chicago facility. Papo Perez, Crystal’s Ohio Branch Manager, also assisted with the project.”
The Cedarbrook at Rochester project used an assortment of the Crystal 3¼-inch jamb, ⅞-inch insulated glass pocket aluminum 2000 Series operating and fixed windows. Most of the 2000 Series windows were installed in the building openings in large combined assemblies using mullions and continuous head and sill masterframes. The most prevalent was the Series 2100 Aluminum Fixed Picture Window, of which 752 were ordered. The AAMA-rated CW-PG65/PG-50 Crystal 2100 Fixed Picture Windows were specified in single, 2-lite, and 3-lite equal and unequal configurations in both horizontal and vertical orientations. With spans up to 108 inches in height or width, these windows, especially when combined with other windows, provided aesthetic appeal to the façade and great views for the residents.
The project also called for 233 of Crystal’s tilt-in sash Series 2000A Aluminum Double-Hung Window in both single and twin configurations, some as large as 108 inches wide by 80 inches tall. Adding visual interest, all of the 2000A Double-Hung Windows were specified in an unequal sash “cottage-style” configuration. To aid in operation, larger heavier sashes were equipped with Ultra-Lift balances.
The third window for the project was the Crystal Series 2300 Aluminum 2-Lite Sliding Window. A total of 278 of these AAMA-rated CW-PG50 windows were ordered, some of which were up to 108 inches wide by 56 inches tall.
In addition to the windows, 78 of Crystal’s Series 1450 Aluminum Swing Terrace Doors were installed to allow access to the apartment terraces. When combined with flanking window sidelights, the Series 1450 Swing Terrace Doors provide outside access and add to the expansive views. The 3¼-inch jamb depth door is rated AW-PG75 and features a 1-inch insulating glass unit, an opening-limit device, multi-point locking, and an advanced polymer thermal strut insulating structure. The 40-inch-wide by 96-inch-tall Crystal Series 1450 Swing Terrace Doors were also specified with an optional ADA sill.
The vast majority of the windows and all the doors utilized ⅛-inch dual pane Vitro Solarban 60 low-emissivity glass and Argon gas filled IGUs. Some of the Series 2100 Fixed Picture Window configurations also incorporated gray spandrel glass. The Series 1450 Swing Terrace Door glass was tempered.
Installation options and accessories included nailing fin on all windows as well as mullion, subsill, receptor and snap trim/clip components. All the windows, doors and visible accessories were finished with Crystal’s standard AAMA 2604 bronze powder coat paint.
Cedarbrook of Rochester is owned by The Damone Group, which has developed over 120 similar residences across the country. The project architect was Fusco, Shaffer & Pappas of Ferndale, Michigan. The general contractor was Aileron Construction of Troy, Michigan, a sister company of The Damone Group.