03.26.10 Client News

Wausau offers schools the look of double-hung windows with the convenience, consistency of project-out and fixed units

Mimicking the look of traditional school windows, Wausau Window and Wall Systems introduces “simulated double-hung” windows in project-in hopper vents, project-out awning vents and casements.

Among the new product selection, Wausau’s 3250-LP and 4250-LP Low Profile Series windows are part of the Advantage by Wausau standard product offering. Ideally suited for educational facility renovations, Advantage by Wausau products are competitively priced, available on an accelerated delivery schedule, and backed with an industry-leading warranty of up to 10 years.

Wausau’s 3250-LP and 4250-LP Low Profile Series windows preserve the look of double-hung units’ offset glass planes. They are available with matching sightlines between upper and lower lites as an option. To enhance the historic style, Wausau’s optional accessories include muntin grids and “reverse cove” and “ogee” panning and mullions.

Wausau’s Low Profile Series helps increase daylighting, lower U-Factor, and widen the view. Operable units may assist with egress compliance and present the opportunity for natural ventilation. These features may aid buildings seeking certification under such programs as the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® for Schools.

“Our school window products are engineered for durability. They’re NFRC-labeled and AAMA-rated, and tested to withstand the high-use, low-maintenance demands, as well as the demanding and differing climate conditions across the nation,” says Steve Gille, Wausau’s educational market manager.

“When existing single-glazed double-hung windows are replaced, heavier double- or even triple-insulating glass is specified for energy efficiency,” added Gille. “However, counter-balancing hardware may not be up to the challenge of increased sash weight. The compression seals and ease of operation that characterize projected and casement windows may improve functionality of replacement windows, versus replacing ‘in kind’ with double-hung sash.”

Contributing to environmentally sound design, Wausau’s aluminum systems may be specified with recycled content and can be finished with liquid paints composed of up to 100% post-industrial waste, or powder paint and anodize finishes specified as VOC-free coatings.

Download a PDF of the full success story by clicking here. A high-resolution product photo is available here.

Wausau will be exhibiting at AIA Expo2010 in booth #2553 .

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