ow many people does it take to manually install a large window?
The answer in this case was ten men to manually lift it up (there's another behind the window). This Pella window is eight feet wide, almost ten feet tall and extremely heavy. It had to be lifted to its base at fourteen feet above the floor, before being secured. Suction cups are extremely helpful in lifting these heavy windows. They provide a vacuum seal, which creates the force necessary for the cups to stay in place while the windows are raised. The window is aluminum clad on the exterior, with a wood interior, and triple glazing. It looks like tough work, but in this case at least the guys didn't have to go to the gym that evening. In most cases, with smaller windows, it only takes one to two people to do the job.
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. For finished photos of this project, see Sandau Builders . Priest Lake house
John Hendricks, AIA Architect
designs custom residences throughout North America, from small beach houses to luxury waterfront mountain homes. We like to design in large windows to take advantage of some of the great views our clients have. Hendricks Architecture
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