Window Wall Front Entrance
A sleek new welcome to students
Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity in Corvallis contacted us when they realized that their front entry facade was quickly becoming unsafe due to extensive dryrot. We proposed a window system supported by Douglas fir glulam beams with commercial glass. We began construction in July, and then discovered major dryrot in the canopy's main support beam. So we replaced the canopy with a much more attractive version. You can see a "before" picture in the gallery above. We finished the whole project ahead of time, well before the start of school.
“It was a pleasure to work with Carl and the crew on this extensive project! Thanks so much for including the before and after pictures on your website. This work should now last for another fifty years or more!”
Gerry Reese, Lambda Chi Alpha, Corvallis
Sierra Pacific Wall System
We use Sierra Pacific architectural wall systems to add natural light to any home or business, while enabling you to make a big, bold statement. With their bold Douglas fir glulam beams and load bearing structural integrity, they are a distinctive upgrade over ordinary aluminum sunrooms, storefront glazings or aluminum curtain walls. These energy efficient, highly engineered wall systems can easily incorporate doors, operable windows and skylights.
Beautiful (durable) doors
We know the heavy traffic and severe conditions a commercial building contends with. Consequently, we suggested ThermaTru Fiberglass front doors. These fiberglass doors look like wood, but they don’t warp or rot like wood, or dent or rust like steel. In fact, a fiberglass door needs only a fraction of the maintenance wood and steel doors do. And the inside of a ThermaTru fiberglass door is filled with an exceptional heat- and cold-resistant insulation that helps keep your home warm in winter and cool in summer.
Dryrot is common in Oregon
Our wet, temperate climate is a prime location for dryrot to occur. When wood is not protected from long term water exposure it will dryrot and lose its structural strength. At this fraternity the whole two story wall would move when you leaned on it. If you discover this in your home or deck it is urgent, please give us a call.
What our Clients are Saying
“... I appreciated their high level of professionalism, even perfection at times in different aspects of the project. I love my new bathroom!”
Jo Tynon, CorvallisSee the project
“G. Christianson repaired some serious water damage from a leaky roof in our dining room. They did excellent work, with great attention to detail at all times. The repairs blended seamless into the rest of the house...”
Cara Fritz & Brendan Kane, Corvallis
“Turning what was once a 1950's pink bathroom into an Artic Oasis was delightful for both the Client and G. Christianson Construction. ”
CARL CHRISTIANSON, SUPERINTENDENT AND OWNERSee the project