Download this 3-part specification template to specify Metropolis Post Windscreens System by C.R. Laurence Co., Inc.
What is a glass windscreen?
A glass windscreen for exterior spaces is a protective barrier made entirely or primarily of glass, designed to shield outdoor areas from wind, debris, and other environmental elements. It serves as a transparent or semi-transparent enclosure that allows for an unobstructed view of the surroundings while providing a barrier against the elements.
Glass windscreens are commonly used in outdoor spaces such as balconies, terraces, patios, and rooftop areas. They offer a modern and aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional barriers like walls or fences, as they maintain a sense of openness and preserve the visual connection with the outdoors.
These windscreens are engineered to be durable and weather-resistant, ensuring they can withstand various climatic conditions. They are available in different styles and configurations, allowing for customization to suit specific design preferences and functional requirements.
With an ultra-slim 3/4” face trim, the CRL Metropolis™ Post Windscreen System produces expansive glass spans that deliver seamless transparency and contemporary elegance while meeting code requirements. Its purposeful, low-profile aesthetic lets the view take center stage while providing needed wind protection and safety. An 8-foot maximum system height offers the option to create a striking glass wall.
Metropolis™ meets the wind load requirements set forth in IBC 2018 and ASCE-7/16. 316 stainless steel construction adds stability and durability, which makes Metropolis well-suited for higher elevations.
Features & Benefits
Metropolis™ is available in several post heights, configurations, and finishes to provide versatility and make every installation unique. Applications include rooftops, terraces, swimming pools, outdoor dining areas, and other exteriors.
- Ultra-narrow posts with 3/4″ face trim
- Provides expansive glass spans
- 5” post depth enhances performance
- Meets IBC 2018 wind load requirements
- Maximum height including glass: 8 feet
- 316 grade stainless-steel construction
- Select from 5′, 6′, and 7′ post heights
For assistance in the use of products in this section, contact C.R. Laurence Co., Inc. by calling 800-421-6144 or visit their website at www.crlaurence.com.
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