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McCree Completes Westminster Towers Window Replacement

McCree General Contractors, Inc. is pleased to announce the completion of the window replacement project for Westminster Towers of Orlando in January 2012.

The eight month window replacement project consisted of 1,550 windows, 20 curtain walls, and seventeen stories in Westminster Towers, located on 70 West Lucerne Circle, Orlando, Florida 32801. The upgrade was needed for several reasons. The building had been having problems with perennial leaking of the curtain wall system, which included both the glass and asbestos slab cover panels. The original windows did not meet current wind-load requirement and were becoming visually outdated. Not only have the new windows created an aesthetic improvement, but they also facilitated energy efficiency. Since the completion of the project, apartments now have floor to ceiling views of beautiful downtown Orlando, with new ornate wood crown molding, drapery valances, and improved climate control. Glare was reduced with the new tint in the glass, and the hurricane-safe glass has given residents an increased level of safety.

Window replacements occurred while the campus and living units remained occupied. Exterior swing stages were set up and measures were taken to maintain the least amount of impact on the residents possible. Replacing windows in 340 resident apartments was no easy task, but McCree was able to put residents at ease, realizing that each apartment was home. Jane Roney, a Westminster Towers resident said of McCree, “From a resident’s view, McCree’s work has been commendable. They ensure our comfort during the transition from old to new windows, and they protect our personal property as though it were their own.” The end result was a beautiful improvement to the interior and exterior of Westminster Towers and to the Orlando skyline. McCree delivered all this three weeks ahead of schedule, within the budget, and exceeding quality expectations.