Working With General Contractors
Every day in every city general contractors receive contracts from commercial building owners to renovate their structures. Sometimes those renovations include the installation of security and solar control window films.
Often the window film installations are a complex process. At that point the general contractor has a decision to make. Do they hire an inexperience film installation company that might be cheaper or located nearby or do they retain an inexperienced window film installation company like Commercial Window Shield to make sure the job is don’t correctly?
The problem with hiring an inexperienced company to install shatter resistant and solar control window films is that if the job is not completed properly then the general contractor has to answer to the building owner on why the best security and solar control window film installer was not hired.
Once example of such at project is United Airline’s Terminal 1 at O’Hare International Airport, one of the world’s busiest airports. The project called for fragment retention film to be installed on 37,500 square feet of hard-to-reach glass in a crowded, busy environment. As often is the case when Commercial Window Shield takes on an intricate project, job specifications developed by the project’s architect and engineering firms were not feasible. Commercial Window Shield offered an alternative, more effective plan utilizing its own engineering calculations and installation design. Part of Commercial Window Shield’s project plan called for three scissor lifts and a 40-foot articulating boom to be used to reach the top of the extremely large panes of glass.
As usual, Commercial Window Shield’s plan worked to perfection. The highly visible job was completed on time and to the satisfaction of the general contractor and the city of Chicago, which manages the airport.
Another high-profile project involving a partnership between Commercial Window Shield and a general contractor was at Vanderbilt Hall, which is located in the world famous Grand Central Terminal in New York City.
The project called for the installation of shatter resistant film in Vanderbilt Hall but that was the easy part of the project. The windows were over 100 years old and had decades of dirt and grime on them. The general contractor as Commercial Window Shield if it could clean, repair and/or replace all the windows. The company accepted the challenge. This was after all the security window film installation companies dropped out of the bidding process because they deemed the project too difficult.
The reason the glass needed to be cleaned or replaced was because the security window film would not adhere to the windows if they were not clean. Commercial Window Shield not only took care of the dirty window issue but installed the security window film exactly to the general contractor’s specifications and finished the project on time.
Another reason Commercial Window Shield has had a successful relationship with general contractors on so many security and solar control window film installation projects are because the GCs don’t have to oversee the project. Commercial Window Shield has proved time and again it take on any project and run it in an efficient and organized manner and always meeting the deadline set by the general contractor. This gives the GCs a tremendous amount of confidence in Commercial Window Shield’s ability to get the job done and, just as important, it reduces the GCs concern about having to assign someone from their team to the job. They know the project is in good hands.
Over the years, Commercial Window Shield has worked with some of the country’s leading general contractors on a variety of fragment retention and solar control installation projects. As a result of its success in these projects, general contractors often seek out Commercial Window Shield for any project involving security and solar window film installation.