08 41 26 All-Glass Entrances and Storefronts

08 41 26 All-Glass Entrances and Storefronts


Specification Details

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2

Dimensions

8.5" x 11"

Editable

Word Doc

Usage Limit

Unlimited Projects

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All-Glass Entrances and Storefronts

Use this CSI 3 part SimpleSpecs™ master specification to specify aluminum all-glass entrances and storefronts with either continuous top and bottom channels or patch fittings.

 

Units are available with either continuous top and bottom channels or “patch” fittings; small metal components are used to connect segments and attach hardware. These entrances and storefronts do not have aluminum framing at vertical joints.

 

Top and bottom channels and patch fittings may be aluminum or aluminum clad with stainless steel, brass, or bronze.

 

Units are not thermally broken and doors are difficult to weatherstrip so their usage in exterior locations may be limited.

 

Finishes for exterior aluminum must provide resistance to weathering and ultraviolet degradation. Class II anodizing and lower quality painted coatings may not be suitable for exterior use.

 

Related Technical Standards:

Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA)

 

Related SimpleSpecs™ master specification:

08 41 13 – Aluminum-Framed Entrances and Storefronts 

08 42 29 – Automatic Entrances 

08 43 29 – Sliding Storefronts 

 

All-Glass Entrances and Storefronts

       
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