Posted on March 4, 2020

Wisconsin Modern Home Case Study

Wisconsin Modern Home Case Study

The Challenge

How to install glass into two large openings with limited man power in a residential location

The Solution

SmartLift® 608 Outdoor High Lifter

Project Overview

Experienced architects, Matt, also a contractor, and his wife were on the hunt for a tear down that they could transform into a new modern home. After much searching, they finally found the perfect lot—and began the process of building their new home with as much of their own labor as possible. But there was a challenge. The design of their modern home featured two large glass openings. Relying mostly on their own labor, how would they ever manage to install glass into those openings?

After some searching and consultation, Matt realized that the only way to install the glass safely and with limited manpower was to use a specialized glass lifter. This led him to SmartLift®. Due to the need to traverse the terrain surrounding the home, Matt chose the SmartLift® 608 Outdoor HL.

With his glass lifting solution secured, Matt believed that they were ready to tackle the five 800 lbs. panels of glass they’d be installing—but there were complications they hadn’t anticipated. When the shipping container arrived with the glass panels and door frames, nothing was packed as they expected. Not only did they need to lift 800 lbs. panels, they also needed to be able to move the panels laterally. The ability of the SmartLift® glass lifter to move in nearly every direction at very small intervals was key in the successful and precise placement of all the glass panels. 

Customer Experience

“Excellent—they were very quick to respond to my inquiry and questions along the way. Their timely delivery of the machine with short notice made everything work.” Matt

Our team made a lasting impression on Matt—so much that he said this wouldn’t be the last project he turned to SmartLift® for. When asked if he would recommend SmartLift® to others, his response was simple:

“Absolutely. The promptness of the company when it came to setting everything up and getting the machine delivered, took away unnecessary stresses. The machine itself was easy to use, yet managed to handle what I would consider a very difficult job. Its ability to maneuver on uneven terrain with very heavy weight made it the best solution to our needs.”

At SmartLift®, we always put service ahead of sales. We ensure that our first time customers have all the information they need to make the best decision for their projects. Contact us today and let us help you start lifting the smart way.



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