JLC ??AUGUST 1991
Designs that call for sunspaces or
heavily glazed walls and roofs can
often be handled with sunspace kits
or commercially made sash and skylights.
But in many cases, the best
solution is to install fixed glass in
simple framing systems built on site.
If designed well, these glazing systems
are economical and durable.
And they give the designer great
flexibility in the size, shape, and
type of glazing.
Although installing insulated
glass units (IGUs) is not that difficult,
there is no trade that specializes
in the craft. Commercial glass
dealers often have little knowledge
of framing, while building contractors
don't know glazing tapes and
setting blocks. To successfully install
or repair fixed glass, a builder needs