SPECIFICATIONS: 3¼″ Pultruded Fiberglass Closed Back Frame completely filled with laser die cut Polystyrene, injection molded reinforced mitered corners with Polyurethane foam fill, sealed with silicone sealant.
SIZES AVAILABLE:Minimum width 12″, Minimum height 12″, Maximum width 84″, Maximum height 84″. Fibertec manufactures to sizes specified + / – 1/8″ (3.17 mm) industry tolerance.
TEST RESULTS/ENERGY RATINGS:Products have been independently tested and rated by AAMA, and NFRC .(Click here to see energy ratings).
GLAZING OPTIONS:Double glazing Fiberglass glass stop – 7/8″ sealed unit with 5/8″ air space.
Triple glazing (optional) – 1 9/16″ sealed units. Various other optional glazings are available, to suit any climate condition or esthetics.(See glass and glazing page for more information)
PAINT FINISH: Stock colours are White interior and exterior, White interior and Commercial Brown exterior, White interior with Sandalwood exterior and white interior with black exterior. All frames use an Acrythane water based paint with UV protector. The paint is rated environmentally friendly due to low VOC. Custom colours are available.
Note that the paint finish does not wrap around to the bottom edge of the frame when using nail fin application. Please refer to the cross section drawing for nail fin under attachment options.(See here for interior and exterior colour options)
ATTACHMENTS: Brickmould (with or without nailing flange) three types; jamb extensions, strap anchors, and nailing fin are available for installation applications. (See here for technical attachment details)
WEATHER STRIPPING: The three seal design conforms to the rain screen principle. A combination of flexible Santoprene bubble and fin for the main frame, along with pile fin on the sash. The weather-stripping is replaceable.
INSECT SCREEN: Roll Formed aluminum screen bar with hidden spring loaded corner key, screened with anti-rot fiberglass mesh. Optional oak veneer screens are available to enhance the portrait of the window.
GLAZING STOP: A high performance pultruded fiberglass glass stop with a santoprene gasket to ensure a snug fit to the glazing. The glazing tape used is a closed cellular (foam) double adhesive backed tape.
INSTALLATION: Shall be performed by experienced installers in accordance with manufacturer instructions and CSA A440.4 standards. Window shall be plumb and square after installation is complete and sealed to both interior and exterior wall with high quality sealant around the perimeter of the frame. If perimeter cavity is to be foamed, additional anchorage may be required to prevent bowing. It shall be the responsibility of the installers to make all necessary final adjustments to ensure normal and smooth operation.
MAINTENANCE: Occasional cleaning of glass and frame components with a non-abrasive detergent is recommended.