We recently had a client from the Chicagoland area reach out to us for some custom window guards. They had some concerns about the first story windows being broken into but at the same time did not want to distress the curb appeal of the property or scare off their neighbors. They were looking for something decorative yet secure.
We first asked for some photos of the windows as well as some rough dimensions and design ideas they had. Once we had everything ready to go we put together a quote very quickly and the client gave us the go ahead.
Fabrication for this window guard was roughly a little over a week plus a week for the finish process. For exterior window guards we often recommend either powder coating or two coats of oil based paint. Considering the hard Chicago weathers many often choose the powder coating finish but it does increase the price of the final product – but you don’t have to worry about the maintenance then.
This particular client chose to go with the two coats of oil based paint that we utilize in our metal fabrication facility. Once the product was complete – we sent over some photos showing the progress and the final work to get the final approval to come out and install.
Installation took roughly an hour as we had to make sure the guard was well secured. This particular installation went fairly smoothly and we do everything we can when we measure out every job that we don’t have to make any modifications to the final product during the installation process but it sometimes happens where we find out the brick is hollow or the place we are setting into is not secure. In any situation – we find a way to pivot and always get the job done no matter what it takes.
If you are ever in the market for a beautiful artistic window guard for your commercial or residential property in Chicago – please give us a call. Our imagination coupled with your desire can truly create amazing final products that will stand up to generations.
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