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PRODUCT DETAILS

Triple-glazed, thermally broken fibreglass composite curtain wall frame
for l
ow- and mid-rise commercial applications:

 

R-value: R6.7
U-value:
    0.62 W/m2-K (0.11 Btu/ft2·F)                         - Centre of Glass
    0.85 W/m2·K (0.15 Btu/ft2·F)                        - Overall, frame and glass

 

Coefficients of Expansion
    Glass:= 8.7 x 10-6 m/m-K  
    Fibreglass = 9.0 x 10-6 m/m-K
    Aluminum = 23 x 10-6 m/m-K

SHGC (Centre of Glass) = 0.29
    

Air & Water Tightness:

ASTM E283:
    Air Penetration Resistance Test Pressure = 300 Pa
    Exfiltration: 2.21 m3/hr total (equivalent to 0.52 m3/hr/m2)
​    Infiltration: No air penetration observed.

ASTM E331:
    Water Penetration Resistance Test Pressure = 720 Pa
    Result: No water penetration observed.

Report by Building Envelope Engineering Inc.

Finish:

Exterior Caps: 
    Clear anodic finish

Interior Sections: 
    Standard dark grey, or painted any colour 

    Compatible with operable windows

 

Profile (Mullion) Designs:

    GlasCurtain with 5.7" back section
    GlasCurtainXL with 10" back section for longer spans
    GlasCurtainSSG for use on two-sided SSG systems
    GlasCurtain134 for use on non-combustible buildings (available 2018)
    GlasCurtainPHI for use on Passive House Institute certified buildings (coming 2019)
    GlasCurtainHS for use on high-security systems (coming 2019/20)
    
GlasCurtainVIG for use with R18 Vacuum Insulated Glass (coming 2019/20)


Specs, Spans, LCA and HPD Downloads:

Design Specifications for Fibreglass Curtain Wall  Wind Load Charts (Span Tables)  Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) by Athena Sustainable Materials Institute Health Product Declaration (HPD) by ToxServices LLC

Typical Detail Downloads: 

Flashed Outside Corner Mullion Jamb Sill At Slab  Operable vent
Glass Outside Corner Head Weep Anchor At Parapet Inside Corner
 
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