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Explore these links to relevant building and construction and aluminum industry resources.
Western States Glass
The Aluminum Association, Inc.
The Aluminum Association, Inc. is the trade association for producers of primary aluminum, recyclers and semi-fabricated aluminum products, as well as suppliers to the industry.
The Aluminum Anodizers Council represents the interests of aluminum anodizers worldwide and is the principal trade organization for the anodizing industry in North America.
AAMA – American Architectural Manufacturers Association
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association: The window standard creator and your strong new business partner in the fenestration industry.
The American Association of School Administrators: Their mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children.
The Aluminum Extruders Council is an international association dedicated to helping manufacturers, engineers, architects and others to discover why aluminum extrusion is “the better material process for better products.”
Now Bricsnet, the e-marketplace for the global building industry. Bricsnet is an integrated work-centric environment, where building professionals access industry information, buy and sell materials, obtain mission-critical software applications, and share project information.
The company that manufactures glass, including Low E, for the commercial and residential construction, specialty, and automotive glass markets.
The American Institute of Architects: The association for registered architects and the architectural profession.
AIA / CES
AIA Continuing Education Online – Achieve your lifelong learning goals and fulfill your continuing-education requirements with the AIA eClassroom—24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It’s fast, simple, and easy to use.
Aluminum Company Of America, Alcoa is a world leader in the production and management of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and alumina.
ANSI – American National Standards Institute
Autodesk is the world’s leading design and digital content creation resource. The company provides AutoCAD software and Internet portal services to help customers drive business through the power of design.
ASTM – American Society for Testing and Materials
Built on AutoCAD® 2005 software, Autodesk® Architectural Desktop 2005 gives you the productivity of automated documentation, the efficiency of intelligent architectural objects, and the flexibility of file-based collaboration. You still have all the traditional drafting methods you’re used to, so you can start using intelligent architectural objects at your own pace.
The Azon companies are world leaders in the technology for the manufacture of thermal barrier aluminum fenestration products.
The Building Codes Assistance Project is dedicated to assisting states in the development and implementation of statewide building energy codes. The value of energy efficiency in properly implemented construction standards is universally recognized as the easiest and most cost-effective way to help consumers save energy and money, make housing more affordable, and reduce air pollution. All of these benefits are difficult or impossible to capture if not taken into consideration at the time of construction.
Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a premier network of 19,000 commercial real estate professionals.
CSI – The Construction Specifications Institute
The Construction Specifications Institute: a national association of professional specifiers that provides technical and product information, continuing education, professional conferences, and construction product trade shows. CSI knowledge for creating and sustaining the built environment.
DBIA – Design-Build Institute of America
This web site provides unbiased information on the benefits of energy-efficient windows, descriptions of how they work, and recommendations for their selection and use. Efficient Windows Collaborative (EWC) members have made a commitment to manufacture and promote energy-efficient windows.
EREN – Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Network (Dept. of Energy)
Fenestration Research and Development
Lawrence Berkeley Lab (LBL)’s Environmental Energy Technologies Division develops technology that uses, converts, and stores energy more efficiently and with less environmental impact, and studies the link between energy use and the environment.
A great starting place for finding the prominent glass associations and facts about glass.
GANA – Glass Association of North America
Glass Web Site
A great starting place for finding the prominent glass associations and facts about glass.
One of the world’s largest manufacturers of float glass and fabricated glass products. You also should know that we manufacture and supply the automotive industry with a variety of exterior products.
ICC – International Code Council
BOCA, ICBO and SBCCI formally consolidated into a single, 50,000-member organization:ICC will provide world-class service to members and customers, and remains dedicated to public safety through the development of building safety and fire prevention codes.
The Insulating Glass Certification Council: A non-profit organization which sponsors and directs a program of periodic accelerated laboratory testing and unannounced plant inspections to insure continuing insulating glass performance through specified standards.
Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance is a North American association of insulating glass manufacturers, suppliers of component materials and other industry-related professionals dedicated to upgrading product performance by promoting awareness of technological developments in the industry. IGMA provides the leadership required to assure the continued growth of the IG industry.
Kawneer North America offers architectural aluminum building products and systems for the commercial construction industry. Our comprehensive product line includes entrances, framing systems, windows and curtain wall systems. From thermal efficiency and sustainability to hurricane and blast resistance, Kawneer products are designed to optimize both aesthetics and performance.
McGraw-Hill Construction – Architectural Record
McGraw-Hill Construction – Engineering News Record
McGraw-Hill Construction – Dodge
The McGraw-Hill Construction Network for Products
Municipal Code Corporation
Has more than 50 years experience publishing Codes of Ordinances for local governments. This includes original codification, and updating. Municipal Code Corporation is the leader in the ordinance codification industry because we are committed to customer service and dedicated to staying abreast of technology.
NFRC – National Fenestration Rating Council
The National Fenestration Rating Council: A non-profit, public/private organization created by the window, door, and skylight industry. It is comprised of manufacturers, suppliers, builders, architects, designers, specifiers, code officials, utilities, and government agencies. NFRC provides consistent ratings on window, door, and skylight products.
NGA – National Glass Association
The National Glass Association: The largest trade association representing the flat (architectural and automotive) glass industry.
NIBS – National Institute of Building Sciences
PASourceNet Business Directory
The Business Resource Network provides Pennsylvania businesses with supplier and sales leads, international trade leads and other information as a courtesy to visitors and enrollees. It is offered as a convenient, concise, up-to-date, assistance tool for companies pursuing domestic and international interests.
This one-stop resource center for Pacific Gas & Electric provides studies on industry-related topics, e.g., daylighting.
Since 1883 PPG Industries, Inc. has been dedicated to providing innovative materials for manufacturing, construction, automotive, chemical processing and numerous other global industries.
PPG Industries is a leading global supplier of coatings, fiber glass, glass and chemicals. Industrial Coatings is one of six PPG coatings businesses which also includes Packaging, Automotive OEM, Automotive Refinish, Aerospace and Architectural Coatings.
Rebuild America is a national network of public-private partnerships engaged in making energy-efficient improvements to their communities. Local action plans reduce energy costs, with savings used to modernize buildings and revitalize communities.
Makes it easy to find articles covering the wide range of home building information.
Saflex® is a global business with manufacturing and sales throughout the world. Their plastic interlayer is used in laminated glass.
SCIP – Specifications Consultants in Independent Practice
The Safety Glazing Certification Council: A non-profit corporation, established in 1971 by manufacturers of safety glazing products, building code officials, and others concerned with public safety.
Southwall Technologies designs and produces thin film coatings that selectively absorb, reflect or transmit certain types of electromagnetic radiation. Proprietary manufacturing processes create thin films for a wide range of commercial applications — from transparent window insulation to anti-glare filters.
SPG – Special Projects Group (Architectural Builder’s Hardware)
Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty facts, in print, web links, gallery, news, poetry, questions from visitors to this site World’s Greatest Statues.
Sweets.com is the construction industry’s premier construction and building product marketplace.
ThomasNet is the most comprehensive online resource for finding companies and products manufactured in North America where you can: • Place orders online • View and download millions of Computer Aided Design (CAD) drawings • View thousands of online company catalogs and websites:
USGBC – US Green Building Council
Valspar – Industrial Coatings
Viracon offers the most complete range of high-performance architectural glass products available worldwide.
Frequently Asked Questions
Learn more about our glass services
Do you install and service doors?
Capital Glass installs and services commercial glass doors as well as patio doors.
Do you install auto glass?
Sorry, Capital Glass does not install auto glass.
Do you install Glass and Windows in Reno, Sparks, Fernley, Fallon, Minden, Gardnerville, Dayton, & Lake Tahoe?
Yes, Capital Glass services Northern Nevada and parts of Northern California. We are also a national glazing contractor that has large scale projects located throughout the United States.
How many years have you been in business?
Capital Glass was founded in 1968 by Donald and Virginia Larkin. Capital Glass is a family owned and operated glazing contractor dedicated to providing the highest quality products and services to all customers and projects regardless of their size. We have grown the business on the principals of hard work, quality, and accountability.
What is the difference between Annealed, Heat Strengthened and Tempered Glass?
Annealed Glass is raw glass with low, residual stresses. This enables cutting and fabrication.
Heat Strengthened Glass:
Flat or bent glass that has been heat-treated to have a surface compression between 3,500 and 7,500 psi (24 to 52 MPa) and meet the requirements of ASTM C 1048, kind HS. Heat-strengthened glass is not a safety glazing material and will not meet the requirements of ANSI Z97.1 or CPSC 16 CFR 1201.
Glass that has been heat-treated to have either a minimum surface compression of 10,000 psi or an edge compression not less than 9,700 psi in accordance with the requirements of ASTM C 1048, kind FT or meet the requirements of ANSI Z97.1 or CPSC 16 CFR 1201 safety glazing standards. Tempered glass is 4-5 times stronger than annealed glass, and when broken, breaks into small, relatively harmless, pieces. Tempered glass must be marked with a “bug” or logo that identifies it as tempered. The “bug” may vary, but will always contain reference to the American National Standards Institute standard ANSI Z-97.1. In special circumstances tempered glass can be ordered without the bug.
What is your standard warranty?
Subject to the following terms and conditions, Capital Glass, Inc., provides to our customers a LIMITED WARRANTY for a period of ONE (1) YEAR from the completion date of our work. Capital Glass warrants only to the extent the materials are warranted by the manufacturers to the owner, ordinary wear and tear, unusual abuse or neglect exempted. Modification, service, or tampering of installed materials by anyone other than Capital Glass, unless expressly written and authorized may void this warranty. Capital Glass does not warrant any glass against breakage from any cause. Replacement work provided under the terms of this warranty, shall be warranted only for the balance of the original warranty period.
This warranty is in lieu of any and all other warranties, express or implied, including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Capital glass will not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, consequential exemplary or other damages of any kind whatsoever, other than direct damages based on Capital Glass’ failure to honor its “repair or refund” obligations set forth below, whether such claim is based on theories of contract, warranty, negligence, tort, strict liability or otherwise. As a prior condition to any obligation of Capital Glass, the purchaser must have fully and finally paid for the work purchased from Capital Glass and must have provided written notice to Capital Glass of any claim being asserted. That notice must include proof of purchase and payment and a written description of the alleged defect. The determination as to whether the warranty is applicable shall be made by Capital Glass and, unless clearly erroneous, shall be binding on the parties hereto. In all events, Capital Glass’ sole and exclusive liability and the sole and exclusive right of the purchaser for an actual breach of the warranty shall be limited to the replacement of our work, or the refund of the original purchase price, at Capital Glass’ option. Under no circumstances shall Capital Glass be liable, directly or indirectly, for any actual or claimed labor costs, expenses or obligations, which may arise from the work of other trades. The terms of this warranty shall control any additional or conflicting terms contained in any purchase order or other document. The entire warranty is embodied in this writing and this agreement may be amended only with the express prior written consent of an officer of Capital Glass, Inc. and this instrument is the complete and exclusive statement of the terms hereof.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other legal rights, which vary from State to State.
What products do you offer?
We offer a wide-range of Commercial and Residential Glass products.
Our commercial division provides a wide range of products and services. From large scale design/build projects to simple door adjustments, we have the staff and experience to handle any of your commercial property glazing needs.
Some of our residential products include:
New Windows, Vinyl Windows, Wood Windows, Aluminum Windows, Replacement Windows, Glass Repairs, Patio Doors, Shower Doors & Enclosures, Mirrors, Custom Glass, Skylights, Screens, Table Tops, Transaction Windows
At Capital Glass, we understand how important a project schedule is and how costly mistakes can be. You can count on our experience to install your windows properly and in a timely fashion.
What solutions do you offer?
At Capital Glass, we are experts at Apartment Renovations, Commercial and Residential glass work.
Our mobility, expertise and experience set us apart from the competition. We are competitively priced, give free estimates, and can operate in most states.
Who is on your management team?
Capital Glass was founded in 1968 by Donald and Virginia Larkin. Capital Glass is a family owned and operated glazing contractor dedicated to providing the highest quality products and services to all customers and projects regardless of their size.
President – Scott Larkin
Vice President – Greg Larkin
Vice President / Secretary – Keith Larkin
Vice President / Treasurer – Daniel Larkin
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