25 September, 2023
In the bustling cities of Vancouver and Toronto, where architectural innovation converges with a blend of cultures, the name Lumon is synonymous with transformative glazing solutions. But beyond this name lies a world of architectural marvels and possibilities. The essence of Lumon's offerings goes beyond mere words – it's about redefining spaces, transcending conventional boundaries, and embracing the ever-evolving dynamics of design. This begs the age-old question, "What's in a name?" In the context of Lumon and its expertise in glazing, we'll delve deeper, revealing how the different names used for Lumon Glass Walls like Stackers, Bi-fold, and Curtain Walls embody architectural excellence.
11 August, 2023
Sunrooms are a great way to utilize the outdoors. Whether it be the rain that so often visits Vancouver and the surrounding cities, or the wind and snow that keeps the plastic coverings on the furniture. At Lumon Canada, we believe that optimizing the patio and/or balcony systems is crucial to our physical and mental needs, that is why we developed the Lumon Retractable and Sliding Glazing System. Here below is a list of some of our favourite installations in Lower-Mainland / Vancouver area. Sunroom 1. Outdoor Kitchen Oasis This sunroom features our "LGR" (Lumon Retractable Glazing Solution. Each panel slides independently from one another and stacks at its designated end. This space is primarily an outdoor kitchen and entertaining space. The flexibility of movable glass walls allows for the barbequing, by adding gaps between the panels, this eliminates the risk of trapping smoke within the space. (For record, we recommend clients open the panels as much as possible when cooking, no matter what the weather conditions are). Sunroom 2. Vancouver Patio Re-imagined This Lumon outdoor living space replaced an older patio cover that had issues with leaking and rust. The owner decided to install wooden posts and beams to match the west coast theme of his backyard and go with Lumon Retractable Glazing, mounted on Lumon Railing. As Chris mentions here, this space is perfect for the kids - "Deck camping is a go!"
3 August, 2023
When it comes to embracing nature while enjoying the comfort of indoor living, Lumon has become a leader in providing exceptional sunroom solutions in the Greater Toronto Area. Lumon is renowned for its innovative designs, cutting-edge technology, and commitment to sustainability.
6 July, 2023
The balcony is ubiquitous. Generally humble in size (averaging between 40 and 80 SqFt in North America), as long as humans have been living above one another, having access to the outdoors has been crucial for architectural progress. In Ancient Greece, balconies were one of the many ways to allow for ventilation in a humid area. In the present day blessed with HVAC, balconies as of late served more as a recreational space, otherwise known as "outdoor living space". Despite thousands of years of architectural innovation since then, balconies are plagued by neglect. If we are using these spaces for recreation, we have to center our usage around weather and time. This is contrasted by the usage of other spaces in our homes. Shantaé Campbell writing for Yahoo speculates that balconies are becoming a thing of the past and a luxury for the future, “Balconies are expensive to build and quite frankly, most balconies aren’t actually used all year round,” she quotes. And as for reaching net-zero, the traditional balcony she argues makes the building "less green" as it creates more opportunities for permeation, she argues. But what if the balcony could actually reduce our carbon footprint? What if it could save on energy costs? That it could be a space just as beloved as the kitchen or living room? With Lumon Glazing Systems, it can. Lumon has been enclosing balconies with frameless retractable glazing for over 40 years. The solution is simple. Glazing is installed on-top of railing, or sits floor-to-ceiling and follows a guide that sits low to the ground. Glass slides independently from another or together as a wall, towards its destination and stacks in front, or folds. 1. Lumon Balcony Enclosures Expand Balcony Usage
The conversation around outdoor living trends has become increasingly about the establishment of a connection to nature. Homeowners look to the often unused patio space for the possibility of bringing an added sense of relaxation to the home. It's no wonder - personal wellbeing and a balanced lifestyle are essential in coping with an often fast-paced external environment.
As a restaurant owner, you're in the business to create a memorable dining experience for your guests. In today's competitive environment, it may however be difficult to differentiate your restaurant from all the other ones near-by. One way to achieve this, however, is by incorporating a custom retractable glazing solution for your patio space... because as we know, the restaurant patio is the place to be, so why not make the most of it!
As the weather starts to warm up and the days get longer, many of us are eager to spend more time outdoors. One of the best ways to enjoy the spring weather is by spending time on your patio or porch. But what if you could take your outdoor experience to the next level? Enter retractable glass walls. Retractable glass walls are a relatively new addition to outdoor design, but they’re quickly gaining popularity for their ability to transform any outdoor space. These walls are made up of glass panels that can be opened and closed, allowing you to create a completely open or enclosed space. Here are just a few ways that retractable glass walls can help you enjoy spring better: They Let You Enjoy the Outdoors While Staying Comfortable One of the biggest challenges of spending time outdoors in the spring is dealing with unpredictable weather. One minute it’s sunny and warm, and the next minute it’s raining or chilly. Retractable glass walls give you the flexibility to enjoy your outdoor space no matter what the weather is like. On warm, sunny days, you can open up the walls and enjoy a breeze. If it gets too hot, you can close them up and turn on the air conditioning. If it starts to rain, you can quickly and easily close the walls to stay dry. They Create a Seamless Indoor-Outdoor Space Retractable glass walls blur the line between indoor and outdoor spaces, creating a seamless transition between the two. This is especially useful if you like to entertain guests. With retractable glass walls, you can open up your living space to your outdoor area, creating a larger, more welcoming space for guests to mingle. They Allow for More Natural Light Spring is all about embracing natural light, and retractable glass walls allow you to do just that. When the walls are open, you’ll get plenty of natural light streaming into your home. This not only creates a bright, cheerful atmosphere but can also help lower your energy bills by reducing your reliance on artificial lighting. You can now subscribe to our blog to keep in touch and get some decor tips to make the most of this spring sunlight in your Lumon space! They Increase Your Home’s Resale Value Retractable glass walls are a desirable feature that can increase your home’s resale value. Homebuyers are looking for homes that offer a seamless indoor-outdoor experience, and retractable glass walls provide just that. Plus, they add a touch of modern elegance to your home’s design, making it stand out in the real estate market. Overall, retractable glass walls are a great investment for anyone looking to take their outdoor space to the next level. With their ability to create a seamless indoor-outdoor experience, increase natural light, and provide flexibility for any type of weather, they’re a feature that you won’t regret adding to your home. So why not start enjoying the spring weather in a whole new way? You can start your Lumon journey towards more room for life with getting a free estimate today!
24 January, 2023
One of the benefits of seamless retractable glazing is that you do not need to worry about compromising on making the most of daylight. In the winter, the need for sunlight can be heightened... so one thing is for sure: we do not want an outdoor structure that limits the amount of natural light coming in even more! With a few more winter months ahead of us, let's not get discouraged: spring is on the way.