We’d look rather silly without our skin (and kinda gross) and a home is no different.
Early on in the design process, we decided P+P would be a stucco-less home (in a land of stucco boxes.) We explored several materials, rusty metal was a contender for a short while but we chose Galvalume for many reasons.
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Galvalume sheet steel is a 55% Al-Zn coated sheet steel product that is ideally suited for most types of roofing and siding applications as well as unexposed automotive parts, appliances and miscellaneous applications like furniture, outdoor cabinetry, computer cases, gutters, pipe, etc. Since 1972, over 100 million tons of licensed product has been produced globally. Galvalume sheet steel continues to gain approval by specifiers, architects, building owners and many others due to its versatility, ease of use, aesthetics and long-term performance.
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Ok, all that was from Galvalumes official website…the real reason we chose Galvalume is because it’s cool. Very cool.
Galvalume. Wow, love it’s texture, love it’s color, love it’s chameleon characteristics, love it’s cost. Galvalume is energy efficient and maintenance free. Never has to be repainted or patched (unless you hit it with a chainsaw). This is a great material!
We chose Century Roofing for the installation; Century is a one stop shop for foam roofing, Galvalume metal fascia and Galvalume metal siding. Charlie from Century and I spent considerable time discussing the installation; details such as the window sills, headers and jambs, wall edges, aligning joints with columns and window corners. Charlie’s knowledge was an enormous asset.
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WINDOWS ARRIVE! Just in time for Christmas.
We bid Fleetwood, Heritage, International, Arcadia and Western. No doubt some of you have favorites and/or strong opinions. We chose the Western Window and Door 600 series, anodized bronze frames (which look great against the Galvalume).
The living area of the P+P home has 9’-0” tall x 10’-0” wide sliding glass doors (which ruled out some of the window manufacturers) and the steel rollers in the sliders make a very heavy door easy to move. Also, Western Windows are all custom, field measured and fabricated to size. All that, plus they met the budget, albeit a costly budget. I worked with Nikko from Roadrunner Glass (who is doing the install) to dial in the details of the design.
Details, details, details. Window headers die directly into the ceiling, emphasizing a continuous horizontal roof plane. Frames align with joints in Galvalume siding. We depressed the slab floor 1 1/2″ at the sliding glass door sills so the sill frame of the slider did not stick up above the concrete floor creating a toe catch.
God is indeed in the details.