Meeting today’s quick-turn construction schedules and more stringent energy codes, Tubelite 400TU SG Series Therml=Block® and 400SS SG curtainwall provide shop-glazed solutions for low- to mid-rise buildings. Tubelite, a brand of Apogee Enterprises’ Architectural Framing Systems business, offers improved, energy-efficient, thermally broken, aluminum-framed curtainwall systems to reduce fabrication and installation labor.
The systems’ dependable performance and damage-free delivery assist building teams with accelerated timelines often required for schools and colleges, health care facilities and clinics, and for adaptive use and renovation projects.
The updated, versatile design of these curtainwall systems allows for faster installation by pre-glazing as a unitized system in the shop. Pressure plates and face caps also can be pre-installed when shop-glazing, saving time on the jobsite. The curtainwall systems feature an outside-glazed pressure-plate system, available in captured and structural-glazed configurations. An improved horizontal member minimizes splice requirements, while accommodating expansion/contraction clearances.

Thoroughly tested by an independent laboratory, Tubelite curtainwall’s thermal isolator and thick gasketing provide industry-leading thermal performance and condensation resistance. The glass bite securely grips 1-inch-thick glass or panels, including high-performance insulated glass with warm edge spacer. Glass is positioned to the system exterior enhancing resistance to rainwater.
In addition, these curtainwall systems also have demonstrated they meet or exceed ASTM and AAMA industry standards for air, water, structural, acoustical and seismic performance. The system also can be steel-reinforced for strong wind loads.
These Tubelite curtainwall systems have a 2-1/2-inch face and standard 7-1/2-inch depth. A concealed screw-spline fastener joinery creates a smooth, monolithic appearance for modern building designs. Enhancing aesthetics, choose from 19 standard paint colors, 11 standard anodized finishes, or specialty and custom options.
Tubelite curtainwall systems are engineered for easy integration and simple installation with Tubelite Therml=Block vents and doors, plus operable windows and MaxBlock® Sun Shades.
Drawing from nearly 80 years of experience, the Tubelite brand provides dependable service, fabrication and distribution of architectural aluminum products. To learn more about Tubelite curtainwall and other products,, call 800-866-2227, emaildependable@tubeliteusa.comor contact a localclient development manager.