NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Solar Innovations, Inc.; glazed structure system.

    This section is based on the products of Solar Innovations, Inc., which is located at:

    31 Roberts Road
    Pine Grove, PA 17963
    Tel. Toll Free: (800) 618-0669
    Tel: (570) 915-1500
    Fax: (570) 915-6083

    Solar Innovations, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of the highest quality aluminum and wood structures. Their comprehensive product line also includes conservatories, greenhouses, solariums, skylights, pool and spa enclosures, folding glass walls, walkways, canopies, terrace doors and more. Solar Innovations, Inc. strives to produce products tailored to each particular need, residential or commercial.

    Solar Innovations, Inc. operable & retractable skylights are available in multiple configurations, styles, and colors with custom or standard options. Contact the manufacturer for more detailed information..

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    1.1 Section Includes

    Select the items below required for project

  • 1.2 Related Sections

    ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select any sections below relevant to this project; add others as required.


    ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select references from the list below that are required.


    ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Edit the following paragraphs to suit project requirements. Coordinate performance requirements with the manufacturer for the project location, wall size, and local building code requirements.


    A. Submit under provisions of Section 01300.

    B. Product Data: Manufacturer's data sheets on each product to be used, including:

    1. Product details

    2. Preparation instructions and recommendations

    3. Storage and handling requirements and recommendations

    4. Installation methods

    C. Shop Drawings: Detailed drawings and structural calculations prepared specifically for the project by manufacturer; provide stamp or seal of licensed professional engineer if required by authorities having jurisdiction.

    1. Indicate material thickness, fastener locations, glazing and hardware arrangements.

    2. Include schedule identifying each unit, with marks or numbers referencing drawings.

    3. Must show all surrounding substrates and relevant conditions.

    4. Must be drawn in the domestic USA, by the manufacturer of the system.


    A. Manufacturer Qualifications:

    1. Company specializing in manufacturing products specified in this Section with minimum ten (10) years experience in fabrication and erection of glazed window wall systems for projects of similar scope.

    2. Manufacturer must be recognized by NAMI.

    3. Manufacturer must use extruded aluminum system that uses domestically produced aluminum, and is fabricated/assembled in the USA.

    B. Installer Qualifications:

    1. Experienced in performing work of this section that has specialized in installation of work similar to that required for the project.

    2. Manufacturer must approve installer of folding glass wall for warranty to be valid.

    3. Manufacturer may not withhold approval of installer for undue reasons.

    ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Include a mock-up if the project size and/or quality warrant taking such a precaution. The following is one example of how a mock-up on a large project might be specified. When deciding on the extent of the mock-up, consider all the major different types of work on the project.


    A. Store products in manufacturer's unopened packaging until ready for installation.

    B. Protect factory finishes from damage, precipitation, and construction materials until ready for installation.


    A. Maintain environmental conditions (temperature, humidity, and ventilation) within limits recommended by manufacturer for optimum results. Do not install products under environmental conditions outside manufacturer's absolute limits.

    B. Perform structural silicone sealant work when air temperature is above 10 degrees F (minus 12 degrees C).

    1.9 WARRANTY

    A. Provide skylight manufacturer's warranty that properly installed skylight will be free from significant defects in material, workmanship, and uncontrolled water leakage for two (2) years from date of Substantial Completion.

    ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select warranties below that apply to products specified.
    B. Finish:

  • ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Under extreme conditions, warranties for glazing may be less than 10 years. Verify conditions with manufacturer. Select the following paragraph if required; edit to suit conditions.



    A. Acceptable Manufacturer: Solar Innovations, Inc.; 31 Roberts Road, Pine Grove, PA 17963. ASD. Tel. Toll Free: (800) 618-0669. Tel: (570)915-1500. Fax: (570) 915-6083. Email:

    B. Manufacturing facility must have achieved Gold LEED certification.

    ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select one of the following two paragraphs; coordinate with requirements of Division 1 section on product options and substitutions.


    A. Provide terrace door factory assembled and glazed, complete with weather-stripping, glazing, operating hardware, and specified accessories. Door system shall be provided to fit the openings indicated on the Drawings and as follows:

    ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select one of the following paragraphs. Individual panel are available in widths up to 48 inches (1219 mm) and heights up to 120 inches (3048 mm). Contact manufacturer for sizes to fit your performance requirements.

    A. Type:

  • B. Configuration / Size:

    ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select one of the following paragraphs.

  • ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select one of the following paragraphs and Select the other.

    a. Framing Members: minimum .125 wall thickness required for all structural members.

  • 2. Panels:

    ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select two of the following glazing paragraphs. Laminated glass is required for Impact Rated Systems. Decorative mullions are optional.

  •  d. Glazing:to meet required performance IE: thermal or acoustical.

  • ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER **Select accessories required for project. Perimeter weather gaskets are standard.

    4. Accessories:

  • 5. Sill

    a. Standard Sill

    6. Thermally-Broken Mulling Profile

  •  c. Other:
  • ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** 3 point lock set is standard. Select optional 5 point lock set system as required.

    7. Hardware

  • ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Flush bolts are standard. Select optional two point locking handle as required.

  • ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Surface mount hinge is standard. Select semi-concealed hinge as required.

  • 8. Corners:

    a. Corner lugs to be extruded, thermally broken aluminum. "Corner connectors that are not thermally-broken will not be accepted"

    9. Endcaps:

    a. End caps not permitted to breech thermal break.


    ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** The exterior of the wood system is clad in aluminum. Select this paragraph for both wood and aluminum framing systems.

    A. Aluminum: 6063-T52, 6005-T5, 6063-T6, or 6061-T6 alloy and temper. Other alloys and tempers may be used for non-structural members provided they do not void the required warranties. Indicate alloys and tempers clearly on shop drawings and in structural calculations.

    1. Framing Members: Thickness based on the design loading, cross sectional configuration, and fabrication requirement.

    2. Aluminum Flashing and Closures: Minimum of 0.040 inches (1.0 mm) thick.

    3. Snap-On Covers and Miscellaneous Non-Structural Trim: Minimum thickness recommended by the manufacturer.

    B. Insulation: Expanded polystyrene; provide at all filler panels and sheet metal members.

    ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** The manufacturer will select the type of glazing for the project based on project location, site, use of skylight, and input from the Architect. If glazing type has been determined, modify following to indicate type, thickness, tint if any, and other specific requirements. Coordinate with glazing described above.

    C. Glazing: As specified in 2.2

    D. Flashings: Sheet aluminum, same finish as for system components; secured with concealed fastening method or fastener with head finished to match; thickness as required for conditions encountered.

    ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select the following when not required.

    E. Thermal Break: Manufacturer's standard system to provide thermal separation between exterior and interior components.

    NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Verify with manufacturer if internal reinforcing is required based on framing material, structure, size and configuration.

    F. Internal Reinforcing:

  • G. Glazing Gaskets: Compression type design, replaceable, EPDM, complying with ASTM C864, with solid strand cord to prevent shrinkage.

  • H. Setting Blocks, Edge Blocks, and Spacers: As required by manufacturer and compatible with insulated glass where required.

    I. Structural Glazing Sealant: GE Silpruf; black.

    J. Perimeter Sealant: GE Silpruf; color to match framing finish if available; otherwise color as selected from manufacturer's standard range.

    K. Anchors and Fasteners:

  • L. Accessories: Provide accessories as scheduled to achieve design intent and environmental control.

    A. Fabricate components in accordance with approved shop drawings. Remove burrs and rough edges. Shop fabricate to greatest extent practicable to minimize field cutting, splicing, and assembly. Disassemble only to extent necessary for shipping and handling limitations. Install gaskets and tapes in factory.

    B. Welding:

    1. Comply with recommendations of American Welding Society.

    2. Grind exposed welds smooth and flush with adjacent surfaces before finishing; restore mechanical finish.

    ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select the following if internal reinforcing is required for this project.

  • D. Fabricate components true to detail and free from defects impairing appearance, strength, or durability. Contour outdoor horizontal or purlin glazing retainers to minimize water ponding and ice or snow buildup.

    E. Fabricate components to allow for accurate and rigid fit of joints and corners. Match components carefully ensuring continuity of line and design. Ensure joints and connections will be flush and weather tight. Ensure slip joints make full, tight contact and are weather tight.

    F. Reinforce components at anchorage and support points, at joints, and at attachment points for interfacing work.

    G. Glass: Accurately size glass to fit openings allowing clearances following recommendations of "Glazing Manual" published by Flat Glass Marketing Association.

    H. Cut glass clean and carefully. Nicks and damaged edges will not be accepted. Replace glass that has damaged edges.

    2.5 FINISHES

    ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select one of the following aluminum finishes. If more than one finish is required, indicate the locations where each is to be used. Verify current standard colors available.

  • ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** If a custom color or a different type of finish is required, verify availability with manufacturer and enter a description below.

  •  1. Aluminum Liquid Finish:
     2. Aluminum Powder Finish:
     3. Aluminum Anodized Finish:
     4. Wood Veneer:
     5. Metal Cladding:
  • ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select one of the following if wood veneer has been selected.



    A. Do not begin installation until substrates have been properly prepared.


    A. Clean surfaces thoroughly prior to installation.

    B. Prepare surfaces using the methods recommended by the manufacturer for achieving the best result for the substrate under the project conditions.

    C. If substrate preparation is the responsibility of another installer, notify Architect of unsatisfactory preparation before proceeding. Work by Others. However, it is the installers responsibility to notify the Contractor and Architect if conditions are inappropriate for proper installation.


    A. Install skylight system in accordance with approved shop drawings and manufacturer's instructions.

    B. Separate dissimilar materials using nonconductive tape, paint, or other material not visible in finished work.

    C. Provide attachments and shims to permanently fasten system to building structure.

    D. Maintain dimensional tolerances and alignment with adjacent work.

    E. Anchor securely in place, allowing for required movement, including expansion and contraction.

    F. Install glazing and sealants in accordance with manufacturer's instructions without exception, including surface preparations.

    G. Set sill members in bed of sealant. Set other members with internal sealants to provide weather tight construction.

    H. Install flashings, bent metal closures, corners, gutters, and other accessories as required or detailed.

    I. Clean surfaces and install sealant in accordance with sealant manufacturer's instructions and skylight manufacturer's guidelines.


    A. Protect installed products until completion of project.

    B. Touch-up, repair or replace damaged products before Substantial Completion.

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