Aluminum Projected Windows feature continuous master frame.

Press Release Summary:

Suitable for replacement and new construction applications, Series 8500 includes 4 styles: out-swing casement (8500), fixed (8510), project-out awning (8520), and project-in hopper (8530). Windows come standard with 2 5/8 in. frames and sashes as well as architectural ratings from AW-PG80 to AW-PG100. Single master frame offers ability to combine up to 3 windows of same or varying styles in one grouping. Series 8600 offers same features and styles, but utilizes 3 ¼ in. frame.

Original Press Release:

Crystal Launches New Aluminum Projected Window Line

- Multi-Function Series 8500/8600 Suitable for Numerous Applications -

FLUSHING, NY, – National manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems is pleased to announce the latest addition to its broad line of quality aluminum and vinyl windows.  The Series 8500/8600 aluminum projected window line, available in a variety of styles with frame depth and insulating glass thickness options, is suitable for numerous replacement and new construction applications.  The window line's high AAMA ratings and continuous master frame position it as a cost effective step up from competitor products.

The new Crystal 8500 Series is available in four (4) styles – out-swing casement (8500), fixed (8510), project-out awning (8520) and project-in hopper (8530).  Standard with strong durable 2-5/8" depth frames and sashes, the line boasts AAMA architectural ratings from AW-PG80 to AW-PG100.  Of great appeal to owners, architects and installers is the continuous single master frame which offers the ability to combine up to three (3) windows of the same or varying styles in one grouping.

"Our new Series 8500 aluminum window line master frame allows property owners and designers to achieve the modern fenestration look so desired in today's buildings while saving time, effort and money over traditional 'stacking' and 'ganging' of separate windows using mullions," said Steve Chen, Crystal Chief Operating Officer.  "High end European style hardware, a face flange frame option, as well as custom trim and panning accessories ensure this new product line stands out from the crowd."

The new Crystal Series 8500 windows use concealed four-bar stainless steel friction hinges and single operation stainless steel multi-point locks for all casements and large size awnings and hoppers assuring smooth, secure operation.  Double rows of bulb weatherstripping on the sashes keep out the elements.  An integral pull handle on the sash is a standard feature on the casement window, and limit stops are an option.  Also available are optional screens for all the operating windows.  All Crystal products are finished using durable AAMA 2604 powder coat paints.

The new Crystal windows feature 1" insulating glass with the PPG Intercept Ultra spacer system as standard.  For even better thermal and sound attenuation performance, 1-¼" thick insulating glass units are an option.

The 8600 Series replicates everything from the 8500 line as far as styles, features and options, except it features a 3-¼" frame.  The 3-¼" frame readily adapts to many building applications, especially traditional window replacements.  The larger frame size mulls easily with the other 3-¼" products in Crystal's vast product line.

Crystal Window & Door Systems is one of the top 35 manufacturers in North America of replacement and new construction vinyl and aluminum window and door products and high-end fenestration systems.  Crystal offers a full product line, rapid order-to-delivery times, quality workmanship, innovative product features, outstanding value, and an experienced and knowledgeable staff.  Headquartered in New York, the company operates a national network of factories, branches, subsidiaries and affiliates in California, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, and a new large Pennsylvania facility.  For further information about Crystal and its products, call 718-961-7300, or visit the website at

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