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Two senior housing properties renovated with 608 replacement windows

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Two senior housing properties renovated with 608 replacement windows

Renovation of the two properties, with 200 apartments for seniors, was financed through a special public/private arrangement under the federal and New Jersey Rental Assistance Demonstration program.


By CRYSTAL WINDOW & DOOR SYSTEMS | March 19, 2024
The Wetmore and Petrone senior housing centers, Morristown, N.J.
Crystal Window & Door Systems provided 608 new energy-efficient aluminum windows for the Wetmore and the Petrone buildings, with 200 units of senior affordable housing in Morristown, N.J. Photo: Courtesy Crystal Window & Door Systems

For the rehabilitation of two of its senior housing properties dating to the 1960s and 1970s, the Morristown (N.J.) Housing Authority installed 608 single-, double-, and triple-unit windows supplied by national manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems.

The renovation work included extensive interior and exterior work, complete resurfacing of the brick façades, and the replacement of all windows in the pair of six-story buildings: the Wetmore, 31 Early Street, and the Petrone, 39 Early Street.

The two properties offer 200 apartments set aside exclusively for area seniors. Financing for the rehabilitation project was provided through a special public/private arrangement under the federal and New Jersey state Rental Assistance Demonstration program, which also includes privatization of the buildings’ ongoing operation and management. 

MORE THAN 600 REPLACEMENT WINDOWS INSTALLED

Crystal supplied 459 Series 2000A aluminum double-hung windows in single- and master-frame double versions and 149 Series 2100 aluminum fixed windows in single- and master-frame triple units. The Series 2000A is a thermally broken aluminum tilt-in sash double-hung window. The 3¼-inch frame depth window features equal sightlines, a sloped sill, and a solid AAMA structural rating of CW-PG50.

Other features include an ergonomic curved, easy-use sash lift rail and anti-drift head clip lock, which automatically locks the top sash in the closed position, assuring safety, security, and a weathertight seal.

The Crystal 2000A is available as a single unit and, with a continuous master frame, double and triple units, some of which were used for the Morristown project.

For the Morristown project, Crystal also supplied the Series 2100 thermally broken aluminum fixed picture window. This 3¼-inch frame depth window is AAMA rated CW-PG60. The Series 2100 is also available as a single unit or as double and triple units using a continuous master frame.

To complement the building’s new modern façade, all the windows were finished in durable, environmentally sustainable AAMA 2604 simulated anodized silver powder coat paint.

 

Crystal windows installed at senior housing in Morristown NJ
Crystal Series 2000A and Series 2100 windows are finished in a durable AAMA 2604 simulated anodized silver powder coat paint. Photo: Courtesy Crystal Window & Door Systems

 

In addition to the Series 2000A and 2100 windows, Crystal sourced, supplied, and factory installed in window frames 248 insulated panels in lieu of window glass. With each of the Series 2100 triple window units for the Petrone building, the center panel was left open to accept an HVAC unit and the two flankers were glazed with a ⅞-inch thermal insulated panel.

The Petrone building’s Series 2000A double-hung windows were mulled atop Series 2100 fixed windows glazed with a ⅞” thick insulated panel. The special insulated panels were supplied by A-Porcel, Bronx, N.Y., and featured a stucco exterior finish in AAMA 2604 simulated anodized silver powder coat paint to match the window frames.

For all the vision glass window units, ⅞-inch double-pane insulated glass units with Intercept warm-edge spacers were installed. For additional thermal efficiency and safety, Vitro Solarban SB60 tempered glass with argon gas was specified.

Crystal fabricated and provided installation accessories including window frame face flanges, stack mullions, and installation clips with snap trim.

WETMORE/PETRONE BUILDING TEAM

Owner: Morristown (N.J.) Housing Authority

Developer/Privatized property manager: Orbach Affordable Housing Solutions

Architect: KMA Design Studio

General contractor/Window installer: ETC Companies

ABOUT CRYSTAL WINDOW & DOOR SYSTEMS

Crystal Window & Door Systems is one of the top 30 manufacturers in North America of replacement and new construction vinyl and aluminum window and door products and high-end fenestration systems. Crystal offers a full product line, rapid order-to-delivery times, quality workmanship, innovative product features, outstanding value, and an experienced and knowledgeable staff. Headquartered in New York, the company operates a national network of factories, branches, subsidiaries and affiliates in California, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and its newest branch in Texas. For further information, call 718-961-7300.

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