At their most basic level, fire-rated glazing materials divide buildings into compartments to help slow or stop the spread of fire. They are not just a means of providing fire safety—they are also a contributor to interior aesthetics. Unlike concrete, corrugated steel or other opaque fire-rated materials, fire-rated glazing can create open, luminous interiors and provide visibility for people entering and exiting spaces. This transparency can help project teams align fire and life safety plans with stylistic goals. It necessitates a good working knowledge of the performance and design characteristics of today’s offerings, as the material class has evolved significantly in recent years.
Fire-rated windows and storefronts provide critical fire safety while improving visibility and light transfer. While traditional hollow-metal steel products are a proven solution, their frame profile size and shape may not match neighboring assemblies. Our fire-rated windows and fire-rated storefronts help overcome this challenge with their sleek form.
Our comprehensive line of products are available with up to 90 minute fire ratings while still being representative of traditional storefront and window systems. They feature narrow sightlines and can support increased glass lite sizes. They can be installed into finished openings and offer narrow stile and concealed hardware options. You can even select from narrow steel, aluminum, hardwood or butt-glazed offerings to meet specific project need