Volume 48, Issue 9- September 2013


doors and windows
Clear as Crystal

Crystal Window & Door Systems has introduced its Series 2600 double-hung aluminum window, with an energy efficient 3-¼-inch frame depth with what the company calls a strong weather-resistant test rating. The window can be used for either replacement or new construction applications.

The Series 2600 has been rated as AAMA CW-PG50-H, which the company says achieves equivalent design pressure, uniform structural load, deflection and water resistance performance thresholds as the former HC (heavy commercial) rating using a relatively similar standard test size. The new double-hung window is positioned between the existing Series 2000A commercial and Series 5500 heavier-duty commercial windows on the company’s aluminum product line.

The Crystal Series 2600 is available as a double-hung model with easy cleaning tilt-in sashes. The top and bottom sashes feature equal sightlines. www.crystalwindows.com.

Know Your OptiQ
Kawneer’s Traco division has expanded its OptiQ ultra thermal window offering, introducing the AA®5450 series window. OptiQ ultra thermal windows are available in single and double hung configurations, including a matching fixed option. The AA5450 series windows are the product of a continuing partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy. They leverage design features and customization options found in the projecting and casement of OptiQ ultra thermal windows. The company says the thermal intelligence allows the AA5450 series window to maintain thermal continuity, reduce thermal transmission and help maintain interior comfort.

The AA5450 series windows meet or exceed the minimum requirements for architectural window performance class—including life cycle testing—and provide the ability to add or remove thermal options based on performance and cost requirements, according to the manufacturer. A polyamide thermal break allows OptiQ windows to achieve high thermal performance, which according to the company, is further enhanced by accommodating 1-inch double or 1-1/2-inch triple insulating glass. The windows are made from aluminum, to prevent rotting, warping and buckling due to moisture and weather exposure. www.kawneer.com

architectural metals
Here’s the Grille

he decorative grille (DG) series is the latest development from OGi Architectural Metal Solutions. These products are manufactured from a 6000 series aluminum alloy and can be fabricated with a variety of spacing options depending on the application requirements. According to the company, the series can be used to enhance a building’s features or hide unsightly areas. The products are available with various finishes including powder coat, anodized or Kynar. www.ohiogratings.com

Design Strengths

Azon now offers its MLP™ (mechanical lock profile) line, the newest concept from the AZO/Tec® design team for commercial aluminum door, window, storefront and curtainwall applications. The MLP system offers energy-saving enhancements and strength for all applications including high-rise buildings.

According to the company, the MLP achieves three material and energy criterion for owners of LEED New Construction and Major Renovation projects: low U-values, high shear strength and minimal metal content. The new line features a concealed and encapsulated mechanical lock, has higher shear compared to thermal barrier systems for other aluminum architectural products, is designed with a high temperature-resistant polyurethane polymer formulation, and a wide cavity for thermal performance and with a lower U-factor compared to other fenestration products. www.azonintl.com.



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