Structurally or Butt Joint Glazed Windows
Butt joint glazed windows are a true architectural feature available from Solar Innovations®. This unique glazing option creates a frameless corner window consisting of two pieces of glass that are joined together at a 90 degree angle, without any metal framing attached to the corner. The end result is a modern architectural window with a contemporary appeal. Because there is no corner framing, the window provides unobstructed views.
In order to achieve such a unique result, the glass employed in the window must be engineered as a structural element, resulting in a strict range of glass size and thickness dictated by code requirements. Structural glazing also features horizontal (top and bottom) supports, similar to that of a clear wall, to ensure the appropriate structural loads can be achieved. These windows often perform equal to or better than a conventional framing system when properly installed and engineered.
Solar Innovations®’s butt glazed windows contain low maintenance aluminum framing and are custom designed to the individual customer’s specifications. All components and framing are manufactured at Solar Innovations®’s corporate facility located in Pine Grove, PA, USA. To discuss a butt glazed window project, please contact a Solar Innovations® sales representative by calling 800-618-0669 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.