Fiberglass Selected to Replace Timber Screening Pyramids
The Vintage Club is one of America’s most prestigious country club communities. Located at the base of Eisenhower Mountain in Indian Wells, California, the Vintage Club blends natural beauty with sophisticated architecture. Throughout the club, pyramid shaped screens accent rooftops and conceal the facility’s air-conditioning units. The dual purpose screenings were constructed from structural timber and required approximately $75,000 in maintenance costs, every other year.
The timber’s quick deterioration, caused by the desert’s thermal cycling, combined with the mounting maintenance costs were driving factors in the Vintage Club’s exploration for a cost effective, long-term replacement. Harrington Plastics, a distributor of Strongwell products, recognized the club’s situation as an ideal project for fiberglass. Harrington recommended Strongwell’s EXTREN® structural shapes due to pultruded fiberglass’ significant structural and architectural advantages over wood.
Unlike timber, EXTREN® does not rot or decay and EXTREN® is not susceptible to insect attack. Strongwell’s EXTREN® shapes are also stronger and more rigid than timber.