Tubelite’s Monumental Doors

Tubelite Inc.’s Monumental Doors feature a durable tie-rod construction, 5-inch-wide stiles, up to 10-inch-high bottom rails and heavy-duty hardware to withstand high traffic. The framing may be reinforced with steel and used with a continuous hinge for maximum strength and dependability. The aluminum for these door products can be extruded by Tubelite using EcoLuminum™, a high recycled-content aluminum billet composition with eco-friendly, durable finishes. Thermal barriers also can be specified to enhance energy efficiency.

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Tubelite’s 14000 Series Storefront

Tubelite Inc. 14000 Series Storefront flush-glazed system helps meet low-rise buildings’ energy, daylighting and sustainability goals. Extra-heavy intermediate verticals may be specified for strong windloads. The system’s standard framing is available with thermally improved members for optimal strength and thermal performance and is compatible with Tubelite’s Narrow, Medium and Wide Stile Doors. The storefront and entrance systems’ aluminum can be extruded by Tubelite using EcoLuminum™, a high recycled-content aluminum billet composition with eco-friendly, durable finishes.

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Tubelite’s Therml=Block Doors Support Energy Efficiency

Contributing to environmental and energy-efficiency goals, Tubelite Inc. offers Therml=Block™ door products with thermal barriers. These insulated doors and frames are manufactured for quick installation and, once installed, reduce the transfer of hot and cold temperatures, mitigate interior frost build-up and require minimal maintenance for long-lasting, smooth operation.

Mary Olivier, Tubelite’s marketing manager explains, “The door and frame utilize an I-shaped thermal strut reinforced with 25% nylon fiber. When matched with high-performance glass, Tubelite’s Therml=Block entrance systems dramatically improve performance in all categories, including U-factor and CRF. In addition, each assembled extrusion must pass a shear test of 1,000-pound minimum.”

The doors are available in both 4-inch Medium Stile and 5-inch Wide Stile. There also are options for a 4-inch, mid-rail and rabbet stiles for continuous hinge application. The meeting stile on a pair of doors includes Tubelite’s improved, adjustable astragal and standard weathering. The aluminum, thermal door frame’s exterior face displays a 2-inch sightline and 4.5-inch depth.

The aluminum for Therml=Block door products can be extruded by Tubelite using EcoLuminum™, a high recycled-content aluminum billet composition with eco-friendly, durable finishes. The door and frames’ construction allows for different finishes to match both exterior and interior color schemes. Tubelite’s painted finishes are applied and controlled in an environmentally effective manner.

Tubelite’s Therml=Block door products join the company’s other energy-saving products, which include the Therml=Block 300ES Curtainwall. These curtainwall and entrance systems can be paired with Tubelite’s daylight control systems, such as Max/Block™ sun shades and aLuminate™ light shelves. With the combined benefits of thermal performance, daylighting and recycled content, these products may assist projects pursuing certification through the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Rating Systems.

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ForceFront Blast Curtainwall and Entry Door Offered

Walker, Mich. — Helping protect low- and mid-rise buildings, Tubelite’s ForceFront™ Blast curtainwall and entry door systems are now available for high-security projects seeking blast hazard mitigation.

ForceFront Blast products are designed for compliance with ASTM International standard F1642-04, the U.S. General Services Administration Interagency Security Committee (GSA/ISC) security design criteria and U.S. Department of Defense Unified Facilities Criteria (DoD UFC) 4-010-01 requirements. The products are tested to meet blast performance of 6 psi peak pressure at 42 psi-msec impulse.

Tubelite’s ForceFront Blast entry doors feature durable tie-rod construction, 6-inch-wide stiles and heavy-duty hardware. A single door measures 3-feet-wide and 7-feet-high. A 5.5-inch back member reinforces the curtainwall system’s structural performance. The systems include nominal 1-inch insulated glazing with a SentryGlas® Plus Interlayer. Dry glazing and sealing can be completed at the jobsite and a variety of anchor options are available to ease installation.

“Complementing our current product offering in performance, aesthetics and environmental attributes, ForceFront Blast is generating interest in geographic areas with a high count of governmental buildings, such as the Virginia/D.C. area, the Carolinas and Texas,” says Tubelite’s marketing manager, Mary Olivier.

In addition to blast-mitigating protection, Tubelite’s ForceFront Blast curtainwall and entry door systems support facilities’ environmental goals. The aluminum used to produce these systems can be extruded by Tubelite using EcoLuminum™, a high recycled-content aluminum billet composition with eco-friendly, durable finishes. These qualities may contribute to projects seeking certification by the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Rating Systems.

To learn more about Tubelite’s products and specific performance data, please click here.

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Max/Block Sun Shades by Tubelite Support Green Goals

Supporting green design and construction objectives, Max/Block™ sun shades by Tubelite® maximize daylighting and minimize solar heat gain.

The aluminum used to produce Max/Block sun shades can be extruded by Tubelite using EcoLuminum™, a high recycled-content aluminum billet composition with eco-friendly, durable finishes. These benefits also are key criteria for projects pursuing certification through the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Rating Systems.

“Sun shades help significantly lower buildings’ cooling costs and energy use, while still letting natural light fill the workspace,” says Mary Olivier, Tubelite’s marketing manager. “Max/Block sun shades are easy-to-install, aesthetically-and structurally-compatible with Tubelite’s curtainwall and storefront systems. They work especially well with Tubelite’s systems on low- to mid-rise buildings such schools, medical clinics and neighborhood offices.”

Complementing buildings’ designs, Max/Block sun shades are available in airfoil, Z-blade and tubular architectural profiles. Each outrigger type can be extended from the building in various projection lengths to provide the desired performance. Blades are attached to the outriggers using simple screw spline connections. The easy-to-install, patent-pending, detachable, mounting bracket fastens at the pressure plate area and allows for the removal of the sun shades’ individual sections for re-glazing applications.

Protecting and accentuating Tubelite’s aluminum products’ painted finishes are applied and controlled in an environmentally effective manner. Enhancing the natural, metallic appearance, eco-friendly anodize finishes send 90 percent less waste to landfills than traditional anodizing processes and ensure low-maintenance durability.

To learn more about Tubelite’s Max/Block sun shades and other environmentally responsible, energy-saving, finished products, please click here.

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