Hardware & Accessories
Choose from an array of louvers, limiters, screens, decorative grids, and glass to customize your job, comply with main safety requirements, and maintain superb energy efficiency.
- 4 in. Limiter with & without Friction (Standard)
- 4 in. Limiter with Friction (Approved by NYC Department of Health)
- Model: AEL 42° Architectural decorative louver
- Material: Extruded Aluminum
- Finish: Clear Anodized, Kynar 50%, Kynar 70%
- Shapes: Rectangular ONLY
- Stable and robust frame profile keeps the net tightly stretched through the entire area of the frame.
- Installation of window screen does not damage the window or door.
- Screen net colors available in grey and black.
Attain the right look with our durable yet stylish decorative grid options.
INTUS offers double and triple glazed windows with customized glass for your building’s location, orientation, and situation for optimal performance.
Float glass (also called “flat” glass) that has not been heat-strengthened or tempered is called “annealed glass.” Annealing float glass is the process of controlled cooling to prevent residual stress in the glass and is an inherent operation of the float glass manufacturing process. Annealed glass can be cut, machined, drilled, edged, and polished.
Fully tempered glass is approximately four times stronger than annealed glass of the same thickness and configuration. Residual surface compression must be over 10,000 PSI for 6 mm glass, according to ASTM C 1048.
When broken, it will break into many relatively small fragments, which are less likely to cause serious injury. The typical process to produce tempered glass involves heating the glass to over 1,000 °F, then rapidly cooling to lock the glass surfaces in a state of compression and the core in a state of tension, as shown in the diagram.
Tempered glass is often referred to as “safety glass,” because it meets the requirements of the various code organizations. This type of glass is intended for general glazing, and safety glazing such as sliding doors, storm doors, building entrances, bath and shower enclosures, interior partitions, and other uses requiring superior strength and safety properties.
Tempered glass cannot be cut or drilled after tempering, and any alterations such as edge grinding, sand blasting, or acid etching can cause premature failure.
Laminated glass has two or more lites that are permanently bonded by heat and pressure with one or more plastic interlayers of polyvinyl butyral (PVB). Both the glass and the interlayers can be supplied in a variety of colors and thicknesses to provide the desired appearance.
Low-E Coating Glass
Relatively neutral in appearance, low-E coatings reduce heat gain or loss by reflecting long-wave infrared energy (heat) and, therefore, decrease the U-value and improve energy efficiency.
Current sputter-coated low-E coatings are multilayered, complex designs engineered to provide high visible light transmission, low visible light reflection and reduce heat transfer.
Low-E reduces the amount of direct solar energy from entering the building. Before the development of low-E coatings, architects relied on tinted (heat absorbing glass) or reflective coatings to reduce solar energy transmission. Tinted glass almost always requires heat-treatment to reduce potential thermal stress and breakage and tends to reradiate the absorbed heat.
Reflective coatings are effective at reducing heat gain but also reduce visible light transmission. Low-E coatings reflect solar energy away from the glazing, often without requiring heat-treatment, and generally have lower visible light reflection.
Enamel glass is produced by applying a ceramic paint onto its surface, and then dried and tempered. It is available in an array of colors to create eclectic and modern looks. It has a high resistance to environmental exposure, thermal stress, and mechanical damage, with the properties of safety glass.
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