EXTECH’s daylighting systems are well suited to harsh aviation environments and have been used in numerous hangar projects throughout the United States and Canada.
LIGHTWEIGHT HANGAR DOOR SYSTEMS
Hangar doors must offer a lightness and flexibility that allows the support structure of the hangar to hold their weight while maintaining superior impact-resistance. Polycarbonate is an ideal material in this regard – it is extremely lightweight and durable, unlike glass. We work with the leading door manufacturers and detail our systems for a majority of door types, including sliding, vertical lift, bi-folding, and tailgate hangar door systems. EXTECH’s systems can incorporate full polycarbonate glazing or a mixture of polycarbonate, vision glass, and metal panels.
TRANSLUCENT HANGAR WALLS
There are many benefits when using daylighting systems in your applications. Translucent walls for aviation hangars allow maintenance crews to work in the glow of natural light while owners and lessees save money on energy costs.
EXTECH’s translucent wall systems are built with our 40+ years of experience and have been designed to deliver leak-proof, impact-resistant durability and a long lifespan. Each system is fabricated to meet your needs and facilitate easy, seamless installation. For retrofit applications, quick installation times result in minimal impact on flight schedules and aircraft duties.
The polycarbonate glazing utilized in our systems reduces glare and reflectivity that can cause loss of vision to pilots and maintenance personnel. There is a multitude of translucencies and colors to choose from, and polycarbonate can be diffused at various levels to create as soft a glow as you need.
CUSTOM DESIGNS, HISTORICAL SYSTEMS & RETROFITS
EXTECH is experienced in retrofit projects that require the emulation of a historical system or a redesign that can accommodate newer and larger aircraft. We have created custom facades that mirror the look of steel sash and corrugated wire glass facades and thus maintain the historical aesthetic of the hangar.
Aircraft have become larger and more complex than they once were, and existing hangar facilities often need to be retrofitted to accommodate these massive planes and maintenance challenges. Our translucent wall systems are ideal when retrofitting hangars - the full fabrication and detailing ensure the façade will integrate with the original structure, and polycarbonate’s durability and resistance to yellowing guarantees the system’s long lifespan.