Tubelite® Inc.’s new 400SS Series screw spline, aluminum-framed Thermal Curtainwall features a thermally broken system to meet today’s commercial building codes and performance criteria. In addition to delivering high thermal performance and condensation resistance, the new system is engineered for glazing in either the shop or in the field for installing on low-rise to mid-rise buildings. The new 400SS Thermal Curtainwall significantly reduces fabrication and installation labor costs to keep pace with fast-paced construction schedules, while supporting energy-efficient building goals.
The expanded thermal break and thick gasketing of Tubelite’s new thermal curtainwall helps buildings meet model energy codes and green building thermal performance guidelines including LEED® certification. This system can be pre-assembled, pre-sealed, and pre-glazed under factory conditions, or stick-fabricated in the field. It is engineered to efficiently integrate with Tubelite’s operable windows, Therml=Block® entrances, MaxBlock® sun shades, and aLuminate® light shelves for complete, convenient installation and dependable performance.
Tubelite’s 400SS Series Thermal Curtainwall’s standard 2-1/2”-wide, aluminum-framed system is available in 6”, 7-1/2”, and 10” depths and with an aluminum pressure plate. An optional polyamide pressure plate meets or exceeds stringent energy codes. Upon request, Tubelite can provide deep face covers, captured and structural silicone glazed verticals and horizontals, steel reinforcing, and 90º inside and outside corners. Modified standard and custom sizes also can be specified. Tubelite has developed an optional top-of-slab anchoring system for projects requiring greater adjustability, and removable interior covers at the head and sill members, for easier access to anchors.
The aluminum used to produce all of Tubelite’s framing systems, sun shades, and light shelves can be extruded using EcoLuminum™, a high recycled-content aluminum billet composition. The aluminum is finished in a choice of seven anodized finishes or 20 standard paint colors, or, upon request, blended and custom colors may be specified. Durable finishes reduce buildings’ maintenance costs and enhance long life cycles.