Skylights, windows and daylighting products featured in Metal
Architecture's April 2017 issue.
Exterior Technologies Inc. (EXTECH)
EXTECH's TECHVENT 5300 is a top-hinged window system that stays
open during normal rainfall while keeping interiors dry. It is
available with thermally broken framing. TECHVENT 5300 can be
operated manually or electrically with an optional control system.
It can be installed in an individual punched opening or continuous
clerestory wings. The window system is available in glass and
polycarbonate, and can work as an operating skylight by installing
it on a slope.
Firestone Building Products Co. LLC
Firestone Building Products' SunWave Daylighting System features a
double-glazed, acrylic, polycarbonate or combination of both. It's
prismatic layered dome and is available in six standard sizes.
SunWave Daylighting System spreads natural, diffused light
throughout interiors and eliminates moisture buildup in the frame
due to its insulated, condensation-resistant, thermally broken
frame and integrated exterior weeping wells.
Kolbe and Kolbe Millwork Co. Inc.
Kolbe's VistaLuxe sliding window features a slim, extruded
aluminum exterior, wood interior and tilt-in sash on some models
for cleaning. The sliding window features flush sills and a
concealed weep system. It is available in double, triple and quad
configurations, with openings to 168 inches. VistaLuxe sliding
window is produced in Ultra Series and VistaLuxe complementary
Major Industries Inc.
Major Industries' Guardian 275 translucent systems can be custom
designed with integrated fixed or operable windows. Mixed glazed
systems provide light control with views and ventilation options.
Translucent panels can be combined with glass to customize
skylights and control daylight. Additionally, translucent panels
can be mixed with fixed and operable glass for wall systems.
Tubelite's 900RW Series ribbon windows are available with single-
and dual-poured and de-bridged thermal break options to allow for
appropriate thermal performance levels. The 900RW Series 2
1/4-inch-wide thermal framing is available in depths of 4 1/2 or 6
inches. Glass is positioned at the exterior of the frame and
installed from the interior side. Options are available for slab
edge covers. The 900RW Series ribbon windows are part of the
Therml=Block product line and may be specified as part of a
complete entrance, storefront and curtainwall system.
Varco Pruden Buildings
Varco Pruden Buildings' PrisMAX TRU (Tuf-lite Retrofit Unit)
Skylight replaces Tuf-lites in its SSR System to enhance
daylighting. It utilizes Sunoptics' prismatic lens and provides
weathertightness with a diverter, which prevents water pooling. The
PrisMAX TRU Skylight is 24 inches wide and has an aluminum frame
that attaches to the top of standing seam ribs.
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