Located in the heart of Oklahoma, the Ash Street Place Assisted Living Community is subjected to warm temperatures throughout the year. Tenants were too warm in the building and cooling costs were too high. During the replacement process, the Ash Street Place building owner emphasized the need for energy-efficient windows that would ensure the residents are comfortable.
Replacing Old Aluminum Windows
One of the main reasons the building owner considered a replacement window project was due to the poor insulation from the building’s existing windows. Outdated aluminum windows faced east and west, so they didn’t provide the energy efficiency the owner was looking for. With so much heat entering, the residents had to keep their shades closed to try and keep the warm sun out of their rooms. Even though the old windows had air-conditioning units, they struggled to keep up with the heat.
As the building owner began his search for new windows for his commercial building, he had a few main goals to keep in mind. Excellent energy efficiency and the ability to keep residents, including his mom, comfortable was the most important factor. The new windows also needed to be able to fit air-conditioning units, so having flexible sizing was a must. Aesthetically, the building owner wanted to find a solution that was available in a more modern color to update the exterior.
According to Greg Evans, the local Pella rep on the project and window and door expert: “Our relationship with the owner was established on a smaller commercial project we completed for him two years prior to Ash Street Place. He knew he wanted something stronger than vinyl and color was a driving factor in his decision.”
Modernizing and Strengthening a Building’s Façade
To help the building owner create a more comfortable space, energy-efficient Pella Impervia fiberglass windows with SunDefense Low-E glazing were used. The SunDefense Low-E glazing helps reflect heat away from the building to keep it more comfortable. These new windows were installed with a P-tack system, where the window frame opens without a sash to allow for air conditioning units. The unmatched strength and lasting durability of Pella Impervia fiberglass windows, combined with a modern black finish, completely refreshed the assisted living building’s façade.
Commercial Window Installation Expertise
The Ash Street Place building owner worked closely with Pella of Oklahoma to find the perfect options to achieve the building’s goals. Pella’s Architectural Solutions provided shop drawings for installation, including sill flashing to help with the building’s water management system and seamless integration with external metal work. With Pella’s continuous support, there were zero callbacks after installation.
“Our ability to provide products and installation with service after the sale gave him piece of mind we could deliver his exact needs,“ says Evans. The building owner knew he could rely on the local Pella team to provide the expertise required for a complex project.
A Trusted Business Resource
The owner of the Ash Street Place assisted living facility had developed a great relationship with the Pella team and trusted the branch to complete the job. Throughout the last project, the Pella rep helped keep the project on schedule while providing expert knowledge and exceptional service. The local branch proved to be a one-stop-shop and guided the owner through the entire process, so they didn’t have to work with a general contractor.
“With Ash Street Place, the complexity of long, horizontal ribbon walls and the need to protect the occupants during installation made it especially important to deliver on this turnkey promise. The owner never doubted our ability and appreciated the extra attention our commercial superintendent provided during the process. Our relationship with the owner has proven valuable as we’ve completed two additional replacement projects for him since Ash Street Place,” reflects Evans.
If you’re interested in learning more about how Pella can assist with your commercial replacement project, request a free project quote and see how Pella’s team can guide you through the process.