Self-Closing Operable Windows
From Optimum Window comes a revolutionary comprehensive line of steel fire-rated windows that can be used to effectively restrict the spread of fire between buildings that are in close proximity, whether they be a residence, school, or business.
These windows have been put through rigorous testing, and can withstand heats up to 1600 degrees Fahrenheit, and for as long as 45 or 90 minutes, depending on the series. Windows made from aluminum, wood, or vinyl can experience disastrous reactions from thermal shock when the cold fire-hose is applied. Fire rated steel windows will maintain their integrity under these conditions.
Optimum Window’s fire-rated windows are the latest in building safety while being environmentally friendly. Their powder coating finish makes them ideal for meeting government compliance, as don’t contain any of the VOCs (volatile organic compounds) that would be present in liquid paints. Composed of solid steel sections produced from 100% recycled steel, these windows can be used for either interior or exterior applications.
Modern Design Applications
With these fire-rated windows available, architects can address building areas that require more light without the restrictions of fire codes. The windows are designed to contain heat and prevent spreading between rooms as well as separate buildings. They are available in a variety of colours and are shipped fully assembled, painted, and glazed to reduce the amount of labour required onsite.
Main Features of Optimum Window Fire-Rated Windows
- 45 minute to 90 minute rating
- Self-closing windows available
- Underwriters Laboratories listed and certified
- 100% solid recycled steel
- Environmentally-friendly paint
- EPDM and Silicone Pile weather-stripping
- Insulated glazing available
- Balanced calibrated according to weight
- Held in place with mechanically-fastened steel glazing beads
If you'd like to know more about how you can improve the integrety and fire safety of your building with Fire-Rated Windows, stop by The Window Center in Kingston, Ontario for the expertise and installation of a knowledgeable industry specialist. Our staff will be happy to help you with the selection of your fire rated windows.