Originally published in Interiors & Sources

10/01/2007

Focus Products: Exteriors

 

View the article "Taking Shape" which accomanies these products. 

FLASHY FAÇADES
GKD's Mediamesh® combines stainless steel wire mesh with IT-based LED technology to create a permanent, integrated media-based façade system. A woven cable mesh type is configured to form a mechanical interface for special round profiles into which LEDs are inserted. Displays can be operated via the Internet. Product can be woven and finished in any shape or size and display images from simple graphics to video-quality output. System is weather- and temperature-resistant. 
GKD Metal Fabrics
Cambridge, MD


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ENHANCED EXTERIORS
Hunter Douglas' Aerobrise, Celoscreen, C23/C40, and Softwave sun louver and exterior screening products for façade and ceiling applications enhance energy savings through regulation of thermal heat gain and loss. Products add dramatic texture and color while providing good outward visibility and free air circulation. Aerobrise louvers (pictured here) are available in 100-mm blade, 200-mm blade, 60-mm flat, and 41-mm-diameter tube profiles. All louvers and screens are made from aluminum with a minimum of 70-percent recycled content and are available in standard and custom colors and several perforation options.
HUNTER DOUGLAS CONTRACT
NORCROSS, GA


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LIGHTWEIGHT ROOFING SYSTEM
Garland's R-Mer LiteTM II 30-year insulated steel roofing system features a watertight seal and a high-gloss white finish for enhanced energy efficiency. Product has an innovative aluminum seam bar and a free-floating and self-venting flashing design. Its lightweight steel composition is less than ¾ of a pound per square foot installed. Standard high-gloss white finish offers protection against destructive UV rays to help lower surface temperatures and reduce energy costs.
THE GARLAND CO. INC.
CLEVELAND, OH


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THE SKY IS THE LIMIT
Skywall®'s Acrylit® translucent panels for vertical wall and skylight applications are manufactured with 100-percent acrylic resin, using glass reinforcement, to provide panels with optimal flatness and durability. Weather Erosion Veil protects against UV degradation to reduce yellowing and fiberbloom. Panels offer excellent light distribution, haze factor, and smoke development. A wide variety of grid patterns and color combinations is available.
SKYWALL TRANSLUCENT SYSTEMS - The Vistawall Group
TERRELL, TX


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RECAST PRECAST PANELS
Fabcon's VersaCore+GreenTM precast concrete wall panels feature up to 58-percent post-consumer waste recycled products by volume and an increased R-value over previous product offering. Panels are manufactured in sizes from 8 to 12 inches thick and widths up to 12 feet for use in a variety of climates and building applications. Based on 2006 International Energy Conservation Code, product has an R-value of up to 13 for 8-inch panel, 18 for 10-inch panel, and 21 for 12-inch panel. Unusable panels can be crushed and recycled into more panels.
FABCON
SAVAGE, MN


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MADE FOR THE SHADE
Ferrari Textiles' Soltis 86 is a 14-percent open mesh textile for shade structures and solar protection applications. Precontraint coating system offers increased durability in tension applications over standard mesh fabrics. Fabric is available in 20 standard colors including copper and gold and offers solar protection while maintaining views.
FERRARI TEXTILES CORP.
POMPANO BEACH, FL


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SOUND SEALING
EMSEAL's double-sided Seismic Colorseal-DS movement joint sealant fills and seals both interior and exterior structural joint openings while simultaneously insulating and attenuating sound. It is ideal for new or retrofit use and features noninvasive anchoring: No screws, anchors, or embedments are used to hold system in place or exact a seal. Material self-expands and connects to substrates through its inherent, active backpressure combined with the pressure-sensitive-adhesive nature of the impregnation medium in the cellular foam matrix.
EMSEAL JOINT SYSTEMS LTD.
WESTBOROUGH, MA


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BEST OF EIFS
Sto's StoThermNExTTM (New Exterior Technology) cladding combines EIFS (exterior insulation and finish systems) design flexibility, color range, insulation, and light weight with a moisture protection system. Features include StoGuardTM spray-on waterproofing/air barrier, Sto adhesive, Sto expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation board, Sto base coat with embedded glass fiber mesh, and 100-percent acrylic polymer-based or silicone-enhanced textured finish coat.
STO CORP.
ATLANTA, GA


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CLASSICAL STYLING
Moduline Window Systems' RenaissanceTM Option resurrects neoclassical architectural styling, offering the retro look of wood and steel windows of the past. It offers historic color duplication, retention of narrow sight line glass-to-frame ratio, and duplication of frame width and depth. System is also available in arched, gothic, and other classical-period frames. Renaissance glazing system replicates look of popular sloped exterior appearance.
MODULINE WINDOW SYSTEMS - THE VISTAWALL GROUP
TERRELL, TX


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GREEN DOORS
Special-Lite's FRP flush doors and AMP wood grain flush doors have durable factory finishes that allow graffiti to be removed with green cleaners while eliminating routine refinishing processes that generate airborne irritants and hazardous wastes. Aluminum/composite hybrid construction resists rusting, peeling, and rotting. Foamed-in-place urethane core offers thermal performance. Doors are GREENGUARD certified to Children & Schools standard to minimize impact on indoor air quality.
SPECIAL-LITE INC.
DECATUR, MI


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WEATHER-TIGHT WALL
NanaWall's NanaWall SL70 Hurricane is a monumentally sized aluminum folding system that provides an opening glass wall up to 36 inches wide and up to 8 feet, 2 inches tall. System is engineered to provide weather tightness and high structural performance. It is tested in accordance with hurricane-resistance specifications for fenestration products developed by the AAMA (American Architectural Manufacturers Association) and is Energy Star®/NFRC-approved for thermal performance.
NANAWALL SYSTEMS INC.
MILL VALLEY, CA


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COOL ROOFING
Met-Tile's "Cool Roof" metal tile panel roofing system combines the popular look of tile with the high performance of metal. Product offers all-weather performance, a 230-plus-mph wind rating, and Class-4 impact (hail) resistance. Twenty-six-gauge steel panels are 3 feet wide and available in standard lengths of 2 to 20 feet. Line features 10 designer colors and meets or exceeds Energy Star® requirements.
MET-TILE
ONTARIO, CA 

 

 
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