Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Improved Impact-Resistant Casement Window by PGT Industries

PGT Industries of Venice, Florida has obtained the Miami-Dade County approval for the performance improvements made on the casement window Series CA740. This casement window series belongs to the manufacturer's WinGuard line of impact-resistant products suited for hurricane protection. The following enhancements can now be found in the Casement Window Series CA740: 
  • Maximum operable casement height has been increased to 84” 
  • Maximum fixed casement window has increased to 145” in width or height, not to exceed 31 ½” in the opposite direction
  • The frame assembly tube maximum height is 62”; assemblies greater than this will require a mull bar with clips. 
  • Additional configuration options are available, for example XXX, OOO, XP/XP, etc. Any configuration can be attached to another configuration within the same opening which was not possible with the previous approval. The only limitation is that one frame assembly tube cannot intersect with another frame assembly tube. 
  • Increased maximum design pressure to +90 / -130
  • Base glass changed from 5/16” Ann/HS to 5/16” Ann/Ann
  • 7/16” glass is no longer required for heights over 63”
  • 7/16” glass is only available with SGP interlayer to achieve higher design pressures
  • Laminated Insulating glass thickness increased from 13/16” to 7/8” which allows colonial insulating muntins with all available glass selections

Miami-Dade County Notice of Acceptance (NOA):
The improved casement product now has three different NOAs.  Previously, PGT had one NOA that incorporated the three major casement styles: fixed, operable and projected awning.  The new NOA numbers are presented below:
  • Casement: NOA#12-1218.09
  • Fixed casement: NOA# 12-1218.11 
  • Projected awning: NOA#12-1218.07 
Sales Information:
For additional information or to obtain a job-specific quote, please contact Astor Windows and Doors via phone at (305) 328-9138 or by email at sales@astorwindows.com.  Astor Windows is an authorized dealer for PGT Industries.


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