Commercial Storefronts

   

Storefront glazing refers to the glass in the front of a business establishment. Storefront glass commonly consists of large glass panels reinforced by a metal framework. Storefront glazing serves a number of purposes. It must provide structural integrity, resist breakage and protect the interior of the store from the elements. In addition, storefront glazing must comply with building codes, which can vary by location.

Storefront glazing can also enhance the appearance of a store and help save energy by reducing lighting costs, for instance. A general contractor or an architect should consider their needs carefully before selecting glazing, as many options are available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Aluminium Composite Panel (ACP) / Aluminium Composite Material (ACM)

 ACP is mainly used for external and internal architectural cladding or partitions, false ceilings, signage, machine coverings, container construction etc. ACP is also widely used within the signage industry as an alternative to heavier, more expensive substrates. 

 

Curtain walls

A curtain wall system is a lightweight exterior cladding which is hung on the building structure, usually from floor to floor. It can provide a variety of exterior appearances but is characterized by narrowly spaced vertical and horizontal caps with glass or metal infil panels. 

 

Commercial Windows

Window systems are comprised of glass panes, structural frames, spacers, and sealants. In recent years, the variety of glass types, coatings, and frames available for use in window systems has increased dramatically, as has the opportunity to fine-tune and optimize window selection on a project-by-project basis. Careful specification of window and glazing systems is essential to the energy efficiency and comfort of all buildings.

 

Fire-Rated Aluminum Glazing Systems

This system is based on two extruded and thermally broken aluminum profiles that are filled with a proprietary compound. In a fire test, the aluminum will begin melting off on the exposed side of the frame, but the remaining construction will retain its integrity throughout the test. One of the main benefits with the fired rated aluminum framing system is that it passes the fire testing without the structural steel profiles that other systems use. 

 

Herculate Doors

A herculite door was a particular manufacturer of a frameless glass door. This would normally consist of 1/2" tempered glass with the vertical edges polished. Tops and bottoms are pivoted by either patch fittings or full width shoes, often with polished metal cladding. These are high profile doors you might see at a lobby, or mall entrance, or perhaps an executive office. People often recognize frameless glass doors as the age old term herculite door.

Shower Doors and Mirrors

Made of glass and other materials, come in many different configurations and sizes. For a modern look many are opting to purchase a frameless shower door which has clean lines and flawless clear glass; while others love the style and tradition of a framed shower door with a frame that can have the same finish as the rest of the bathroom fixtures. Shower doors come in many different opening types such as bypass doors which slide back and forth, pivot doors which are simply one door that pivots on a hinge, and neo-angle doors that are designed for neo angle shower pans.