Specifications by Window Type

This table shows the material, glass, and operational specifications for Paradigm Windows.

Paradigm Window Specifications

Double Hung Single Hung Hybrid Picture Casement Awning Hopper Slider Specialty Shapes Sliding Door

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Extruded PVC components, produced from commercial quality virgin PVC (unplasticised polyvinyl chloride), Provide multi-chambered PVC extruded frames and sash. Fusion welded frame and sash joints strong enough to develop full strength of members.  Head and jamb members have integral screen stops. Meeting rails have an integral interlock with two contact points of pile weather-strip provided. 

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Extruded PVC components produced from commercial quality virgin PVC (unplasticised polyvinyl chloride), conforms to AAMA 303 from sections in one piece, straight, true and smooth. Provide multi-chambered PVC extruded frames and sash in accordance with the manufacturers standard practice. Fusion welded frame joints strong enough to develop full strength of members.

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Meeting rails have an integral interlock with two lines of pile weather-strip provided. Upper and lower sash shall have the same glass size. Sash has a fusion welded mitered corners. A snap in sill insert sloped to provide positive weep system with appropriate slots and slope to provide drainage to the exterior.

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Head and jamb members shall have integral screen stops. Interior horizontal top surfaces of both meeting rails flat and in the same plane. Meeting rails have an integral interlock with two lines of pile weather-strip provided.

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Meeting rails between stationary and operating panels to have integral interlocks.

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Glass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glass and Glazing: Factory glazed 3/4" insulating glass conforming to ASTM-E-2090, with warm edge seal spacer. Glazing shall be integral glazing type system with architectural back bedded glazing tape and designed to maintain a watertight seal between glass and sash frame. Non-standard glass options will have a thermally-improved box-type spacer with dual seal system.

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Glass and Glazing: Glass shall conform to DD-G-451 and not less than “B” quality. Factory glazed 3/4” insulating glass conforming to ASTM-E-774, with warm edge seal spacer. Glazing shall be integral glazing type system with architectural back bedded glazing tape and designed to maintain a watertight seal between glass and sash frame. Non-standard glass options will have metal box-type spacer with dual seal system.

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Glass and Glazing: Glass conforms to DD-G-451 and not less than “B” quality. Sash will be factory glazed 1" insulating glass conforming to ASTM-E-774. Glazing shall be integral glazing type system with architectural back bedded glazing tape and designed to maintain a watertight seal between glass and sash frame.

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Operation & Hardware

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance Mechanism: Two stainless steel 3/4" thickness constant force coil balance springs for sash.  Enclose balance springs in rustproof cases, with jamb liner covers, from the top of the bottom sash to the head of the window unit. Balance covers shall be finished to match window frame finish and easily removable for field service. Balances also have an interlocking pivot bar, for integral frame alignment with sash for keeping window frames straight and true during installation.

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Balance Mechanism & Operation – lower sash: Two 1/2" stainless steel, constant force coil spring balances. Enclose balance springs in rustproof cases, from the top of the bottom sash to the head of the window unit. Balances also have an interlocking pivot bar, and provide positive locking of sash location when sash is tilted in for cleaning.

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Balance Mechanism & Operation – upper sash: Two inverted block & tackle spring balances. Balances also have an interlocking pivot bar, for integral frame alignment with sash for keeping window frames straight and true during installation. Upper sash to be further secured using removable jamb stop inserts below with integral screen track. Removal of insect screen and stops will allow the top sash to be lowered and tilted in for cleaning. Balance to provide positive locking of sash location when sash is tilted in for cleaning.

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Locking Device: Provide each window over 32 inches in width with two cam-action sweep sash locks. The sash has one continuous, integral lift rail at the bottom of the sash.  Two tilt latches in the top of the sash allow for tilting in for exterior cleaning. The tilt latches are integrally mortised into the sash top rails for a clean appearance.

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Locking Device: Locking device shall be Roto X-Drive locking system manufactured by Roto-Frank, Chester, CT. Materials are high pressure zinc die-cast handle, case and sliders (liquid or powder coated painted finish).

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Operating Hardware: Awning operating hardware is Roto X-Drive manufactured by Roto-Frank, Chester, CT.   All operating handles are the folding type.

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Lock:  Materials are high pressure zinc die-cast handle, case and sliders (liquid or powder coated painted finish).

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Operating Hardware: Operating sashes have two tandem brass rollers in a molded nylon housing mortised into the bottom of the panel(s) to provide smooth operation.

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Locking Device: Each operating sash with two cam-action sweep sash locks. Operating sashes shall have one continuous, integral pull at their edge opposite the lock rail.

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Locking Device:  Each Sliding Patio Door comes with a 3-point stainless steel lock system which is engaged by rotating the lock handle located on the interior of the handle hardware.  The handle hardware system provided with the sliding patio door can be solid brass, with either a white powder coated finish, bright or antique brass, or brushed or polished chrome finish. A flush bolt is provided as standard on 4 panel doors to secure the passive sliding panel.

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