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
“The major qualities that distinguish G. Christianson are: Meticulousness. They have somehow managed to contract tile installers, plumbers, electricians, painters who share their value of meticulous attention to detail. Reliable and Relatable. They listen to your needs and help you achieve your vision. Innovative and Imaginative. They look for novel ways to solve problems in design and construction. Essentially, they like a challenge and will dare to imagine with you!”
Cari Williams, Corvallis, ORSee the Bright & Open Vintage Kitchen project
“We’re very happy to recommend you and your work whenever we can, we love our home.”
Nadine and Eric Skillingstad, Corvallis
“I can honestly say that I wouldn't have the kitchen that I love if it weren't for Carl! His attention to details made a huge difference, he would notice things that I hadn't even noticed. They do great work and they are good people, from Carl and the office staff to all the subs. ”
Mary & Kory Jackson, CorvallisSee the Spacious & Modern Kitchen project