08 87 00 Glazing Surface Films

08 87 00 Glazing Surface Films


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Pages

1

Dimensions

8.5" x 11"

Editable

Word Doc

Usage Limit

Unlimited Projects

Section

08 87 00

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Glazing Surface Films

Use this section to specify field-applied glazing surface films for solar control and privacy purposes. Films are also available for security purposes including resistance to physical attack and blast resistance.

 

Films are often used to improve the solar performance of existing glass where replacement of the glass and possibly the glazing framing system could exceed budget limits. While the installation of a glazing surface film will improve the performance of existing glass, it will not achieve the same results as sealed insulating glass units with reflective or Low-E coatings.

 

Related Section:

Shop-applied glass coatings are specified in Section 08 80 00 – Glazing.

 

Glazing Surface Films

       
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