WASHINGTON – Commercial Window Shield has completed the first phase of a window film installation project at a historic Washington, D.C. building and begun Phase 2.
DAVIS Construction retained the company earlier in the year for the window film projects at The Warner at 1299 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
DAVIS had been hired by CBRE Investment Management, The Warner’s owner, to renovate the building. A section of the building is the former Earle Theater, which was built in 1924.
In the just-completed Phase 1, Commercial Window Shield installed privacy window film on the outside of the building’s three interior glass floors from inside the building’s atrium, where they had been fully visible.
Phase 2, which began last week, involves installing solar control, privacy and decorative window films on glass in the building’s front lobby and lobby entrance. The window films are a part of the design plan for the building entrance, which is part of an overall building renovation.
Additionally, DAVIS has asked Commercial Window Shield to install a blackout window film to block out the view of the ground floor amenities space from the outside sidewalk. Also, decorative film will be installed on all doors in the amenities space as well as on sidelight glass panes next to the glass.
As the project involves multiple contractors, Commercial Window Shield has been working closely with each of them to make sure all schedules are coordinated and work is completed on time without any issues. This cooperation will continue during the project’s Phase 2.
The Warner presently has two main tenants, a law firm and an international public relations company.
Commercial Window Shield and DAVIS have collaborated on a number of window film installation projects over the years. In July, 2021, DAVIS hired the company to install three types of window film at a complete building renovation at 1275 New Jersey Ave. SE., new corporate headquarters for Chemonics. Previously, DAVIS hired Commercial Window Film to install decorative window film at PBS headquarters in Arlington, Va. and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention building in Washington.
Commercial Window Shield is one of the country’s leading installers of all types of window films and have a particular strong history working with some of the country’s top general contractors. Commercial Window Shield has also completed security, solar control, RF, smart, switchable and privacy window film projects for Harvey-Cleary, HITT, Gilbane Building Co., Rand Construction and D Watts Construction.
The company’s major focus in its nearly 40 years has been security and solar control window film installation. Its clients have included the U.S. Capitol, FBI headquarters, the Pentagon, all House of Representative and Library of Congress buildings, Grand Central Terminal, Merrill Lynch headquarters, the United Nations, the Willis [former Sears] Tower, O’Hare and Seattle international airports, and the Philadelphia and Denver mints.