Shelter Works can provide any type of window to meet the specific needs of your application, but typically, we provide one of the following:
Cost-Effective Double-Paned Tempered Glass
This is the most cost-effective window that offers standard, tempered safety glass that has good insulating properties. Although these usually come in 15″ x 15″ or 22″ x 36″ sizes, we can custom fit any size window anywhere in any wall or roof of the shelter.
Sliders with Insect Screen
For those that need an operable sash that slides open and closed, this is the best option (note: the sashes can come operable on both ends if required)
Safety-Rated Wire Mesh Glass
This type of reinforced window provides additional protection and might be specified for several different reasons:
To discourage vandalism
To protect the integrity of the window during hurricanes
To protect against flying debris caused by airplane jet wash on FAA field equipment buildings on active runways
Plexiglas (or Alternatively, Lexan)
For many of our customers, our corrosive-resistant, fiberglass buildings are chosen because they need to protect equipment in aggressive chemical environments. For these types of applications, chemicals could possibly etch glass, reducing opacity and therefore visibility. To combat this, we use either Plexiglas® or Lexan® for these types of situations.
Note: in our experience, Lexan may yellow in the sun over time
The FAA buildings we create for use on airstrips around the country require glass with a 45 minute fire rating. Let us know what your requirements are, and we’ll be happy to meet your individual needs.
Because Shelter Works skylights are actually an area of the fiberglass wall or roof that has no foam insulation so that the fiberglass can be translucent and let in light from sunup to sundown (even on a cloudy day), they never leak and can be a great alternative to bring light into a shelter. They can come in multiple sizes and are especially useful for buildings with no electrical service.