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Maxblock Sunshades: "Z" Blade

Minimize solar heat gain through efficient shade factor design
Reduce cooling costs and energy use
Credits available for LEED projects
Patent pending detachable mounting bracket designed to allow reglazing
Variety of blade and outrigger styles available
Finishes to match or contrast with Curtainwall framing
Distinctive architectural design

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“Z” Blade – 5-1/4” blade: This shape is our highest shade factor design providing the maximum shade possible with straight outrigger and box shaped fascia. It will span up to 56” at 65psf.

MAXBLOCK™ “Z” Blade can be mounted to Tubelite® 200 Series or 400 Series Curtainwall

Effectively reduce Solar Heat Gain by shading vision glass areas of the building envelope with Tubelite’s MAXBLOCK™ Sunshades. Cooling costs can be significantly lowered while still allowing natural light to fill the workspace.

MAXBLOCK™ Sunshades are designed for use with Tubelite Curtain wall & Storefront products.

A unique, easy to install outrigger bracket fastens at the pressure plate area and allows removal of individual sections of Sunshade for reglazing applications.

A variety of architectural profiles are available to compliment surrounding elements. Three outrigger types with corresponding blade styles and facia caps can be selected. Each type can then be extended from the building in projections of 20”, 25”, 30”, and 35” to provide the desired performance. Blades are attached to the outriggers using simple screw spline connections.

LEED Program points are available for reducing building energy costs for cooling while supplementing interior lighting (Energy & Atmosphere Credit 1, 1-10 Points).

Estimate the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient on the glass by geography using our convenient tables. See Tubelite’s technical data in the full product information binder.

Maxblock™ Outriggers & Spans

25” straight outrigger with Z” Blade shown: 30 degrees Latitude North, Summer Solstice, High Noon. Shade factor 97%.*

20” outrigger has 3 blades
25” outrigger has 4 blades
30” outrigger has 5 blades
35” outrigger has 6 blades

Connect to Tubelite’s 200 Series or 400 Series Curtainwall with a unique bracket that doubles as a pressure plate, and allows removal of individual sections without affecting the wall system.

Outriggers are painted finish only and match anodized or painted blades.

*Sunshade blade design and performance may limit outrigger spans.

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