Ply Gem Design Series Aluminum Clad Windows

Design Series

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Ply Gem Design Series Aluminum Clad Windows

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Design Series Casement & Awning Windows 

For comfort and style, our triple-glazed casement window is hard to beat. It can be installed as a single or double unit or in combination with other windows. Equal sight lines create a balanced look. Awning windows add a distinctive element to any home. They work well where space is limited. As an architectural accent, stacked awnings create a contemporary look while horizontal combinations accent Prairie, Ranch and split-lever styles.
  
Design Series Horizontal Slider Windows
 
This is a great way to add colour to the outside of your home. And with a variety of colours, it's easy to find one that works with your palette. On the inside, you'll enjoy unobstructed views and the comfort of a high performance window.
 
Design Series Single Hung Slider Windows
 
A choice of a variety of exterior colours makes these windows a design feature. While the vinyl interior creates a clean look that's easy to maintain. Double or triple glazing offers energy efficient options all around the house.
 
Colours
 
2 Interior Colours Available
 Beige
 
 White

 
11 Exterior Colours Available

           
 Beige  Black  Brown  Cashmere 
 Clear
 Anodized 
 Hunter Green
           
 Redwood  Sable  Slate Grey  Taupe  White  

 

Not all products are stocked in all branch locations.

Order quantities and lead times may vary. Contact your local Mitten branch for a list of box/order quantities.

Specifications

   Cladding available in a variety of colours. Enhanced Colour Protection (ECP) for darker colours to resist fading and chalking.
   Thermal Performance optimized through extruded gaskets separating glass from metal and air boundaries between aluminum and vinyl components.
   Compatible with vinyl or aluminum clad wood windows to address moisture concerns in bathrooms or allow for esthetic add-ons such as colour for front elevations.

Features
 
All Design Series Aluminum Clad Windows
  • The elegance of metal clad combined with the durability and low maintenance of vinyl.
  • Available in white or beige vinyl interior to match your colour scheme.
  • Fully extruded aluminum cladding available in a variety of colours. Enhanced Colour Protection (ECP) – which utilizes acroflur paint, a Kynar® based coating – is added to darker colours to resist fading and chalking.
  • Designed for thermal performance equivalent to, or in excess of, traditional vinyl windows.
  • Extruded gaskets separate metal from glass to block thermal transfer. Air boundaries between aluminum and vinyl create optimal thermal performance.
  • Double glazing or triple glazing available with a variety of glass options to maximize energy efficiency.
  • Choose from multiple grille types in an array of colours and patterns.
  • Make your windows more prominent with optional 2-inch exterior brickmould.

Design Series Casement & Awning Windows 
  • Steel reinforcement is added within vinyl components to provide necessary structural rigidity.
  • Continuous head and sill design ensures a watertight frame, a continuous nailing fin, and stronger configurations compared to mulled systems.
  • Sleek Truth Encore® folding hardware available in eleven colours.
 
 
Design Series Horizontal Slider Windows
  • Horizontal sliders run on non-marking rollers for a clean appearance and consistently smooth operation.
  • Tri-Fin weatherstripping on operating sash provides superior seal without compromising smooth operation.
  • Robust, centre-mounted knife latch lock is easily operated and provides excellent security. Dual locks featured on units of greater height or width.
  • Steel reinforcement added to pull rail and interlock on all horizontal sliders.
  • Sliders come with anti-lift sash to provide additional security.
  • Innovative equal sight line design.

Design Series Single Hung Slider Windows
  • Single Hung sliders incorporate spring balances for easy and quiet operation, and to hold the sash open at any height.
  • Steel reinforcement added to top pull rail in single hung sliders.
  • Sleek Truth Encore® folding hardware available in eleven colours.
  • Single hung sliders incorporate spring balances for easy and quiet operation, and to hold the sash open at any height.

Glass
For information on glass technology, please see Ply Gem's glass technology page here.

Performance
 
R-Value ( centre of glass)
The amount of heat retained by a window; the higher the number, the better the glass
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient
The amount of solar radiation entering a house and registering as heat gain; the lower the number, the less heat gained
   
Ultraviolet Transmission
The total ultraviolet rays entering through a window, generally responsible for fading; the lower the number, the better the glass
Visible Light Transmission
How much visible light enters through the glass; 100% = all the light gets through, 0% = no light gets through
   
DG 1
  • Double-glazed
  • Single Low E coating
  • One argon filled air space

TG 1
  • Tripple-glazed
  • Single Low E coating
  • Two argon filled air spaces
TG 2
  • Triple-glazed
  • Double Low E coating
  • Two argon filled air spaces

 Design Series Casement
 Window Performance
         
   R-Value  U Factor  SHGC  VT  Canadian ENERGY STAR® Zone 2015
 Clear Glass DG 1  2.50  0.40  0.50  0.52  
 Eco Gain 180 DG 1  3.70  0.27  0.44  0.50  1, 2
 Eco Shield 270 DG 1  3.70  0.27  0.24  0.45  1
 Eco Max Shield 366 DG 1  3.75  0.26  0.18  0.41  1
 Clear Glass TG 1  3.33  0.30  0.45  0.48  1, 2
 Eco Gain 180 TG 1  4.55  0.22  0.38  0.46  1, 2, 3
 Eco Shield 270 TG 1  4.55  0.22  0.17  0.38  1, 2
 Eco Max Shield 366 TG 1  4.55  0.22  0.17  0.38  1, 2
 Eco Gain 180 TG 2  5.26  0.19  0.36  0.44  1, 2, 3
 Eco Shield 270 TG 2  5.56  0.18  0.20  0.35  1, 2, 3
 Eco Max Shield 366 TG 2  5.56  0.18  0.16  0.30  1, 2, 3
 
 Design Series Awning
 Window Performance
         
   R-Value  U Factor  SHGC  VT  Canadian ENERGY STAR® Zone 2015
 Clear Glass DG 1  2.44  0.41  0.50  0.52  
 Eco Gain 180 DG 1  3.57  0.28  0.44  0.50  1, 2
 Eco Shield 270 DG 1  3.70  0.27  0.24  0.45  1
 Eco Max Shield 366 DG 1  3.70  0.27  0.18  0.41  1
 Clear Glass TG 1  3.33  0.30  0.45  0.48  1, 2
 Eco Gain 180 TG 1  4.35  0.23  0.38  0.46  1, 2, 3
 Eco Shield 270 TG 1  4.55  0.22  0.22  0.41  1, 2
 Eco Max Shield 366 TG 1  4.55  0.22  0.17  0.38  1, 2
 Eco Gain 180 TG 2  5.26  0.19  0.36  0.44  1, 2, 3
 Eco Shield 270 TG 2  5.56  0.18  0.20  0.35  1, 2, 3
 Eco Max Shield 366 TG 2  5.56  0.18  0.16  0.30  1, 2, 3
 
R-Value: Restrictive ambient air flow
U Factor: Rate of heat loss
SHGC: Solar Heat Gain Coefficient
VT: Visible Transmittance
All units rated in accordance with NFRC 100/200 standards. Performance values reflect the performance of units tested with the following configuration: 3mm glass, no grilles.

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