Q: Is Polycarbonate Easy to Install?Ease of InstallationThe hallmark of polycarbonate glazing systems is their ease of installation, especially compared with other glazing products like heavy IGU’s (Insulated Glazing Units). Successful installation of polycarbonate systems have been completed by a wide range of tradespeople. With few exceptions, minimal experience and common installation tools are all...Continue reading
The wood cladding look without the maintenance headaches!Today’s storefronts, office spaces, and contemporary homes are often designed with hints of wooden appeal. Why? Because wood presents a timeless, classic look that connects the structure with nature.Given its low material cost, a real wood façade can seem like the right choice. That is until you weigh...Continue reading
EXTECH was featured in the January/February 2018 issue of Architectural Products in a product focus on Daylight Harvesting.The mention reads: "Daylighting A New Stem Space: Bringing in ample daylighting through a 30 ft high exterior wall into a two-story common space, Cuningham Group and MOA Architecture specified more than 3000 sq. ft. of EXTECH's LightWall 3440 interlocking...Continue reading
We are delighted to announce that the KINETICWALL dynamic façade system is the winner of Architectural Products 2017 Product Innovation Award in the Fenestration products category. Created and manufactured by EXTECH/Exterior Technologies, Inc., the KINETICWALL is comprised of typically 6-inch flappers that move with the wind, creating an eye-catching aesthetic. It is customizable and can...Continue reading
The November 2017 issue of Commercial Architecture magazine features a lengthy profile of the Pathways Innovation Center and Roosevelt High School in Casper, WY - two projects that relied on EXTECH's LIGHTWALL 3440 translucent polycarbonate daylighting system in their design. Designed by the Cuningham Group and winner of the Project of Distinction Award from the Association for...Continue reading
Construction Specifier Magazine's digital platform currently features a great profile of the Pathways Innovation Center and Roosevelt High School, both of which utilize EXTECH's LIGHTWALL 3440 translucent wall system. The facilities, designed by the Cuningham Group, were designed to "emphasize daylighting, openness, transparency, and collaboration," and the profile details how this was facilitated using the...Continue reading
Architectural Record's digital platform this month features a short profile on the Eleanor Boathouse in Chicago, which was designed by Studio Gang architecture firm. The boathouse utilizes EXTECH's LIGHTWALL 3440 polycarbonate wall system with opalescent glazing, which allows 51% light transmission, compared with nearly 90 percent from a clear window. The opalescent panels help in both lighting...Continue reading
On November 8, 2017, EXTECH's Director of Product Application & Development, Kevin Smith, will speak at the panel session Kinetic Facades: Inventive Architecture, Design, Fabrication during Greenbuild 2017. The session will center around kinetic building envelope systems, and how they help designers meet sustainability requirements and deliver art pieces to cities. One of the systems that...