Big windows aren’t always just about looking out at the landscape. In the case of Choice Auto & Truck in Payson, Arizona, it’s also about the view from the outside looking in – and the ability to drive vintage vehicles through large openings.
Robert and Fayth Lowery, owners of Lowery’s Window & Door, the dealer for the project, knew their client needed the perfect combination of form and function. The entire front of the building consists of big glass panels with narrow sight lines that provide a clear view of the showroom floor and its sleek classic sports vehicles and American muscle cars interspersed with vintage neon gas station signs and old-school fuel pumps.
“The Western Window Systems multi-slide sealed better (than a garage door).” - Robert Lowery, Lowery’s Window & Door
“It was a toss-up between a garage door and a Western Window Systems door,” Robert Lowery says of the options for the storefront. “The big difference was the look and the way the Western Window Systems multi-slide sealed better.”
The massive panels of the Western Window Systems Series 600 Multi-Slide Door open fully to the outdoors so cars can come and go through the front of the building. Fayth Lowery says they used special sills they could drive over but which would blend in as well. “You would never see them,” Fayth says of the sills.
Robert says the 16-by-12-foot multi-slide door provides “a great custom look and feel for the town of Payson,” a small town surrounded by the Tonto National Forest near the center of Arizona known for its nostalgic vibes built around classic car shows and community events like a 136-year-old annual rodeo.
“You just can’t find the quality and craftsmanship with any other product. That’s why we chose Western Window Systems.” Fayth Lowery, Lowery’s Window & Door