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EW YORK, NY — Crystal Window & Door Systems , the Windsor Park Co-Op Association retains Akam Living Services as its property manager Major New York City replacement project uses Crystal Windows N

home to over 5,000 residents. The window replacement work, one of the largest in the region at this time, began in late 2017 and is scheduled for completion within the next few weeks. All the window replacement work was accomplished while apartments remained occupied, always a challenging effort. “Crystal was delighted to join with our installation partner Ecker Windows to provide the residents of Windsor Park with new energy efficient windows,” said Jimmy Zhou , Crystal’s senior account manager for the project. “This 14,000-window project demonstrates Crystal’s

ability to effectively supply ma- jor multi-year, very large quan- tity window projects. While Crystal has furnished windows for numerous other large-scale projects, such as Lefrak City in Queens, and Harbor Point in Stamford, CT, this one was par- ticularly satisfying since it is so close to our factory and is home for some of our employees.” The Crystal Series 2600 alu- minum double-hung was the predominant window used for the project. The 3-¼” frame depth window has tilting sash- es, a ⅞” insulated glass unit (IGU) pocket and is AAMA rat- ed CW-PG50/HC50. A strong

proven weather-resistant energy-efficient window, the Series 2600 features a deep sill pocket, three layers of sill weatherstripping, a continuous full width bottom lift rail clip lock, and a continuous full- width variation of the standard anti-drift head clip lock. For increased energy efficiency, the double-pane insulated glass units used double-strength thickness Vitro Solarban 60 and clear glass with argon gas filling. Bathroomwindows were specified with obscure glass. While most of the Series 2600 windows were ordered as single units, several thousand were specified as side-by-side twin units, which utilized the model line’s continuous master frame option. Part of the proj- ect featured several hundred quadruple and quintuple hori- zontally combined units using mulled Series 2600 windows. For easy operation, most of the bottom sashes were equipped with Ultra-Lift block-and-tack- le balances. In addition to the Crystal Series 2600, the building base- ment window replacements also used over 300 Crystal alu- minum Series 2300 2-light slid- ing and Series 8530 project-in hopper windows. The basement windows were specified with dual-pane tempered IGU glass. To facilitate installation, the windows were ordered with 2” perimeter face flange (casement fin) frames. Crystal also sup- plied matching clips and snap trim to aid the new window installation process. All the windows and exposed installa- tion accessories were finished in Crystal’s standard AAMA 2604 durability bronze color powder coat paint. A key factor in selecting the supplier and installer for the Windsor Park window replace- ment project was how the new windows would accommodate several thousand new window air-conditioning units. The Windsor Park Co-Op Board was seeking to have all the new air- conditioning units installed in a common fashion to provide a uniform and attractive exterior appearance for all the buildings in the complex. Owners of the property, the Windsor Park Co-Op Asso- ciation, retains Akam Living Services as its property man- ager, and its subsidiary PMG Project Management Group as overall project manager for the capital improvements. 

national manufacturer based in Queens, is nearing comple- tion of one of the largest win- dow replacement projects in the City of New York. Crys- tal has successfully supplied nearly 14,000 energy efficient replacement windows for the sprawling Windsor Park Co-Op complex. Windsor Park Co-Op encompasses 20 six-story apart- ment buildings spread over 46 park-like acres in the Oakland Gardens section of Queens. Windsor Park has 1,830 apart- ments of various sizes and is

Windsor Park Co-Op complex

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