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

PROJECT DETAILS

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

“Anytime we work with historic projects, we find unique challenges. We use our experience and creativity to find a path to the perfect finish”

Steve Schoonover, Superintendent, G. Christianson Construction

See the Historic Craftsman Front Porch project

“G. Christianson construction made us feel heard and cared for throughout our remodeling process. We had an ADU built in our unfinished basement and there were lots of uneven walls and floors and ducting that had to be worked around plus lots of replumbing both inside and out. They did such a nice job with attention to detail at the top of the list. Their subcontractors were top-notch and on schedule. We never felt stressed out. ”

Cindy Paden, Corvallis OR

“My kitchen looks lovely, thank you for the professional job.”

Esther McEvoy, Corvallis

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