Fibertec fiberglass awning windows are a compression sealing window that opens outwards to provide maximum ventilation even in rainy weather. It also offers easy cleaning, and a superior air/water tightness. Fibertec windows provide one of the narrowest sight lines, thus giving you more glass area. The awning window is more suitable for wider shorter openings. Fibertec carries the most extensive glass options available catering to extreme weather climates. Anti-corrosion screens are on the inside of the window, allowing them to remain clean and protected from the elements. Fibertec has developed a fiberglass window system featuring advanced technology, resulting in one of the world`s best energy-rated systems that is environmentally friendly and is used in sustainable building.
GLAZING OPTIONS: Double glazing – 3/4″ sealed units with 1/2″ air space. Triple glazing (optional) – 1 5/16″ sealed units (maximum operator width 48″). Various other optional glazing’s are available, to suit any climate condition or aesthetics. (See here for all glass and glazing options)
PAINT FINISH: Stock colours are White interior and exterior, White interior and Commercial Brown exterior, White interior and Sandalwood exterior. All frames use Sequoia TM Series V advanced acryllic polyurethane (water borne) baked on the finish. The paint is rated environmentally friendly due to low VOC. Custom colours are available.
Note: 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 all interior and exterior colour options)
ATTACHMENTS TO FRAME: Brickmould (with or without nailing flange) three types; jamb extensions, strap anchors, and nailing fin are available for installation applications. (Click here to see attachment options)
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.
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 series.
GLAZING METHOD: The glass is held in place by a removable exterior glass stop. Double-sided closed cell foam tape on the interior and a Santoprene rubber gasket on the exterior assist in securing the glass. The glazing cavity is edge drained to the exterior with concealed drainage holes. The glazing cavity is also edge vented to the exterior through concealed vent holes.
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.