THE GLASS GUYS showed up yesterday for a partial installation over the upstairs terraza. For those who are unfamiliar with this project, see here.
They arrived about noon with six big panes, which they installed nicely. They left four hours later. I asked if they would continue today. The honcho said he was not sure, which is Mexi-Talk for no. With six installed, there are 37 more squares to be filled.
We hope it’s completed before the rainy season starts in June.
We had initially planned on installing dark glass to block sunlight, but two glass businesses told us dark would absorb heat and be more likely to crack in the future.
So we’re going with a white opaque. We’ll be doing something additional to reduce sunlight below, likely a net designed for that purpose. It’s available at Home Depot.
I like to watch construction work. An interesting detail here — to me, at least — is that the glass does not touch the metal. Instead it sits on little rubber footings. Who knew?
That discoloration you see around the edge of the panes will disappear when something or other dries, I was told. The adhesive, I suppose.
The saga continues. Stay tuned.