The MK Panel: Progress Made

The process of putting together the MK Panel has progressed since last week. Where we left off, Kevin had cut all of the pieces of glass and done something of a dry-fit to ensure that they would all lie together as planned. The next step was to fit the came–the metal channels that hold the glass in place–to the panel, work on which is shown below.

The panel is surrounded by a zinc came, a harder metal that adds significant strength to the panel’s structure. Within the panel, a lead u-channel is used to allow the glass to settle in on both sides of the lead. We stretch the lead before applying it, narrowing and straightening the channels and making the ductile metal even easier to work with. And that flexibility matters; it allows for the window to shift ever so slightly against changes in temperature, without which the glass might well break under the strain of being in the Hill Country sun. We don’t want that to happen, of course; we stand by our products, so we make sure we make them right!

If you like what you see and would like to see it for yourself, please, give us a call at 830-890-1509, or message us via our “Contacts” page or the form below to see what all we can do for you!

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