Storefront System offers hurricane impact resistance.

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Engineered for hurricane resistance on low- to mid-rise commercial buildings, 34000 Series has been tested to Florida Building Code TAS 201, 202, and 203 standards and is compliant with ASTM E 1886/1996 Wind Zone 4 impact/cyclic criteria. Series features 2½ x 5 in. flush-glazed system and impact-resistant screw-spline framing, glazed with 1 5/16 in. laminated glass positioned in center of frame. Non-thermal E34000 Series and T34000 Series with poured-and-debridged thermal option are available.



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Tubelite Adds 34000 Series Storefront to ForceFront Storm Hurricane Resistant Products



Walker, Michigan -- Tubelite Inc. introduces 34000 Series storefront system as part of its ForceFront™ Storm products, engineered for hurricane resistance on low- to mid-rise commercial buildings. The 34000 Series has been tested to Florida Building Code TAS 201, 202 and 203 standards and are compliant with ASTM E 1886/1996 Wind Zone 4 impact/cyclic criteria. ForceFront medium stile entrance doors also were tested with 34000 Series storefront to provide a complete impact-resistant system.



Tubelite’s 34000 Series features a 2-1/2-by-5-inch flush-glazed system and impact-resistant screw-spline framing, glazed with 1-5/16-inch laminated glass positioned in the center of the frame. This new addition is offered as either a non-thermal E34000 Series system or as the T34000 Series with a single poured-and-debridged thermal improvement option. Both choices easily accommodate insulated glass.



Along with hurricane impact resistance and thermal performance, ForceFront medium stile entrance doors are designed for compliance with large and small missile impact, and for forced entry testing to meet AAMA 1304-02. The door stiles have a 4-inch profile width and a depth of 1-3/4-inch. The aluminum used to produce all of Tubelite’s ForceFront systems can be extruded using EcoLuminum™, a high recycled-content aluminum billet composition with eco-friendly, durable finishes.



To learn more about Tubelite’s new 34000 Series storefront system design details, test reports, installation instruction and specific performance data, please visit www.tubeliteinc.com.



Tubelite was established in 1945 and is part of Apogee Enterprises, Inc. The company’s headquarters, distribution, warehousing and assembly operations are in Walker, Michigan. Its facility in Reed City, Michigan, houses the company’s aluminum extrusion operation. In 2011, the company expanded with an additional facility in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, and offices in Rockhill, South Carolina, to better serve clients working in the southern states.



Tubelite and its staff are members of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), the Glass Association of North America (GANA), and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

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