Allied Window offers a wide variety of options which address “protective glazing.” Much of this information is addressed in Protection Options which identifies the types of protection provided by our storm windows/Performance Panels®.
The Allied One Lite (AOL) series is designed for window openings where a permanently-installed master frame, with one or more removable glass panel inserts is appropriate. “Invisible clips” (flush), or standard swivel clips are used on the perimeter of panels, to secure the panels in the master frame. Available in a wide variety of glazing materials up to 3/16”, as well as a full range of window film. Custom colors, custom shapes, screens, and glazing muntins are typical options. Mounting stops can be provided to adapt to field conditions.
Primary Uses: The (AOL) series can be adapted to very large openings, or openings with complex shapes or structures where interior ventilation is not a concern. It can be used with every style of existing window. The (AOL) is ideal for stained glass windows in churches, colleges and residences. Various methods of venting are available, to address heat build-up.
The Magnetic One Lite (MOL) series is designed to provide efficient, economical, easily removed panels with narrow sight lines. Available in a wide variety of glazing materials up to 3/16”, as well as a full range of window film. Custom colors, custom shapes, screens, glazing muntins and between-glass blinds (remote operation) are typical options. All units are retained at the head; utilize permanent magnetic strips at the jambs; and feature a special weather-stripping at the sill.
Primary Uses: The (MOL) series can be used for every conceivable type of existing window, and is frequently combined with the Slide-A-Way (SAW) inside-sliding series.
The (D-42) Panel is a single frame unit that is designed to be permanently installed. Available in a wide variety of glazing materials up to 3/16”, as well as a full range of window film. Custom colors, custom shapes and glazing muntins are typical options. Mounting strips can be provided to adapt to field conditions.
Primary Uses: The (D-42) series can be adapted to very large openings, or openings with complex shapes or structures where interior ventilation is not a concern. It can be used with every style of existing window. The (D-42) is ideal for stained glass windows in churches, colleges and residences. Various methods of venting are available, to address heat build-up.
Allied Window’s screens are of exceptionally high quality and strength of construction. All frames are of extruded aluminum, with heavy solid extruded corner keys. Very large screens can be provided, without the need for a brace bar. A complete variety of screen wire materials is available, including charcoal aluminum (which is the standard wire), black aluminum, bright aluminum, bronze, stainless steel, and charcoal fiberglas wire. Fiberglas and aluminum “sunshade” materials are also an option. Springs, handles, spring-bolts, tracks, and other hardware are available to adapt to field conditions. Screen wire is held in place by a large diameter re-usable tubular vinyl spline. Spline color choices are white, black, beige, light gray and medium gray. Custom shapes and custom colors are popular screen options.
Primary Uses: The standard screen for all of our storm window products is an S-102 screen, with stainless steel handles. For existing wood or steel double-hungs, typical units are; lift out screens, sliding screens, and full screens. For steel or aluminum casement windows; clip-on, sliding or wicket screens are normally used. Some interior or exterior screens for steel or aluminum windows may require an angle build-out frame. Plain screen panels are ideal for large un-divided areas such as screened porches.
Light control is a vital factor in commercial buildings. Beyond the visual comfort of the building tenants, there are issues of cooling costs, heating costs, UV damage and the temperature comfort of the tenants.
The good news is that 1” or 5/8” mini-blinds are available from Allied Window in a system that incorporates them into our interior storm window installation. These “between-glass” blinds can be tilted using a remote control knob, while the blinds are protected from dirt and damage. They are accessible by simply removing the storm window panel. See Magnetic One Lite with Mini-Blind
We have selected Window Accessory Company, Inc. (WACI), as our blind supplier. They are the leading between-glass blind source in the window industry. They offer both a standard and custom line of blinds and hardware. Their blinds are available in either 1” or 5/8” width slats for a wide variety of window designs. Blinds are offered in 16 standard colors. Custom colors are available. In addition, WACI offers 16 standard tilt control options, as well as specialty hardware. Every blind is custom manufactured to meet our customer’s specific needs.
Colors shown are an approximation and will vary with monitor and printer settings. Samples of standard colors are available upon request. Colonial White (Commercial Customers). Clear Anodize (Residential Customers).
Our extruder provides material in our standard colors, as well as Class 1Clear anodize. The paint is baked on after the extrusion process. When we need to match our standard colors, we rely on PPG. Our local PPG is able to provide matching colors.
The standard glazing material for Allied Window products is clear double-strength (DSB) glass with a thickness of 1/8" 3mm. These products can also accept glazing materials of 5/32" 4mm and 3/16" 5mm. Some special models can accept 1/4" 6mm materials. Glass thickness is determined by factory guidelines or project specifications.
Many people think that UV exposure is the reason that fabrics fade. Actually, UV light is only about 40% of what cause fading.See UV Fading Facts.
Nonetheless, UV light is still the major reason for fading of fabrics and damage to other valuable materials.
Certain glazing materials when used in our storm windows can provide up to 99% protection from some or all of the UV light. Typical alternatives are shown in UV Glazing Options. In our experience 3/16” laminated glass, UV filtering acrylic, and polycarbonate are the most popular glazing ...