Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®  






Vistawall Architectural Products

P.O. Box 629

803 Airport Road

Terrell, Texas 75160

Voice (214) 551-6100

Data (214) 551-6264




This guide specification has been prepared by Vistawall Architectural Products in printed and electronic media as an aid to specifiers in preparing written construction documents for storefront systems.

This section includes aluminum doors, door frames and glazed lights for exterior and interior applications, shop fabricated, factory pre-finished, for field glazing. The system application is less than one story, usually from floor to spandrel beam above or less in height.

Door hardware may be specified in whole or in part in this section or in Section 08710 - Hardware; coordinate requirements.

Sealants are referenced to Section 07900, Sealants Sealers.

Glass and glazing are referenced in Section 08810, Glass and Glazing.

Where work of this section integrates with curtain wall, sloped glazing system, skylight, windows, or other glazing system, carefully coordinate both sections to function together. Air and vapor barrier continuity from this system to adjacent construction is critical to successful building air tightness; specify compatible materials in conjunction with adjacent air and vapor barriers.

Edit entire master to suit project requirements. Modify or add items as necessary. Delete items which are not applicable. Words and sentences within brackets [_____] reflect a choice to be made regarding inclusion or exclusion of a particular item or statement. This section may include performance, proprietary, and descriptive type specifications. Edit to avoid conflicting requirements.

Editor notes are included within the text of this section to assist the specifier in knowledgeable decision-making.





1. Related Documents: Conditions of the Contract, Division 1 - General Requirements, and Drawings apply to Work of this Section.


Edit this paragraph to briefly describe the contents of the section. After editing section, refer back to this paragraph to verify no conflicts exist.


B. Section Includes:

1. Entrance and storefront systems, complete with reinforcing, fasteners, anchors, and attachment devices.

2. Aluminum doors complete with hardware.

3. Accessories necessary to complete work.


Edit paragraph below to suit project requirements.


C. Products Furnished But Not Installed Under This Section:

1. Anchoring devices which are built into masonry.

2. Anchoring devices which are cast in concrete.


This document incorporates CSI (Construction Specifications Institute) Manual of Practice principles of cross referencing to Division 1 sections and other sections. The cross references must be edited to retain only those other sections used. Other guide specifications for Vistawall Architectural Products, including those of Naturalite/EPI Skylights are available as follows:

Section 07720 - Heat and Smoke Vents

Section 07821 - Acrylic Unit Skylights

Section 07822 - Glass Unit Skylights

Section 07825 - Metal Framed Skylights

Section 08411 thru 08413 - Aluminum Entrances and Storefronts.

Section 08450 - All Glass Entrances.

Section 08490 - Sliding Mall Fronts.

Section 08950 - Translucent Panel System

Section 08921 thru 08927 - Glazed Aluminum Curtainwalls.

Section 08960 - Sloped Glazing System


D. Related Sections:

1. Section 01430 - Mock-ups.

2. Section 05500 - Metal Fabrications.

3. Section 06100 - Rough Carpentry.

4. Section 07900 - Joint Sealers.

5. Section 08450 - All Glass Entrances.

6. Section 08470 - Revolving Entrance Doors.

7. Section 08490 - Sliding Mall Fronts.

8. Section 08520 - Aluminum Windows.

9. Section 08710 - Door Hardware.

10. Section 08810 - Glass and Glazing.

11. Section 0892X - Glazed Aluminum Curtain Wall.

12 Section 08960 - Sloped Glazing System.


List reference standards that are included within the text of this section. Edit the following as required for project conditions.




A. Aluminum Association (AA):

1. DAF-45 Designation System for Aluminum Finishes.

B. American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA):

1. 501.2 Field Check of Metal Curtain Walls for Water Leakage.

2. 605.2 Voluntary Specification for High Performance Organic Coatings on Architectural Extrusions and Panels.

3. 606.1 Specifications and Inspection Methods for Integral Color Anodic Finishes for Architectural Aluminum.

4. 607.1 Specifications and Inspection Methods for Clear Anodic Finishes for Architectural Aluminum.

5. 608.1 Specification and Inspection Methods for Electrolytically Deposited Color Anodic Finishes for Architectural Aluminum.

6. 701.2 Specifications for Pile Weatherstripping.

7. Manual #10 Care and Handling of Architectural Aluminum From Shop to Site.

8. SFM-1 Aluminum Storefront and Entrance Manual.

C. American National Standards Institute (ANSI):

1. A117.1 Safety Standards for the Handicapped.

D. American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM):

1. A36 Structural Steel.

2. A123 Zinc (Hot-Dip Galvanized) Coatings on Iron and Steel Products.

3. B209 Aluminum and Aluminum - Alloy Sheet and Plate.

4. B221 Aluminum-Alloy Extruded Bars, Rods, Wire, Shapes, and Tubes.

5. B308 Aluminum-Alloy 6061-T6 Standard Structural Shapes, Rolled or Extruded.

6. C509 Cellular Elastomeric Preformed Gasket and Sealing Material.

7. C864 Dense Elastomeric Compression Seal Gaskets, Setting Blocks and Spacers.

8. E283 Test Method for Rate of Air Leakage Through Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls and Doors.

9. E330 Test Method for Structural Performance of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls and Doors by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference.

10. E331 Test Method for Water Penetration of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls and Doors by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference.

E. Federal Specifications (FS):

1. TT-P-641G(1) Primer Coating, Zinc Dust-Zinc Oxide (For Galvanized Surfaces).

2. TT-P-645A Primer, Paint, Zinc Chromate, Alkyd Type.

F. Steel Structures Painting Council (SSPC):

1. Paint 12 Cold-Applied Asphalt Mastic (Extra Thick Film).


Use the article below carefully; restrict statements to describe components used to assemble the system. Do not repeat statements made in the SECTION INCLUDES article. Restrict statements to identify system performance requirements or function criteria only. Delete paragraphs not appropriate to project.

The following paragraphs represent a suggested listing of performance criteria.



A. Design Requirements:

1. Drawings are diagrammatic and do not purport to identify nor solve problems of thermal or structural movement, glazing, anchorage, or moisture disposal.

2. Requirements shown by details are intended to establish basic dimension of units, sight lines and profiles of members.

3. Provide concealed fastening.

4. Provide entrance and storefront systems, including necessary modifications, to meet specified requirements and maintaining visual design concepts.

5. Attachment considerations are to take into account site peculiarities and expansion and contraction movements so there is no possibility of loosening, weakening or fracturing connection between units and building structure or between units themselves.

6. Anchors, fasteners and braces shall be structurally stressed not more than 50% of allowable stress when maximum loads are applied.

7. Provide for expansion and contraction due to structural movement without detriment to appearance or performance.

8. Assemblies shall be free from rattles, wind whistles and noise due to thermal and structural movement and wind pressure.

9. Not Permitted: Vibration harmonics, wind whistles, noises caused by thermal movement, thermal movement transmitted to other building elements, loosening, weakening, or fracturing of attachments or components of system.


6.24 psf is equal to a 50 mph wind. 0.06 cfm/sq. ft. is industry standard. High performing systems (up to 0.01 cfm/sq. ft.) are available at additional cost.


B. Performance Requirements:

1. Air infiltration: Air leakage through fixed light areas of storefront shall not exceed 0.06 cfm per square foot of surface area when tested in accordance with ASTM E283 at differential static pressure of 6.24 psf.

2. Water infiltration: No uncontrolled leakage when tested in accordance with ASTM E331 at test pressure of 6 psf, or 20% of full positive design wind load, whichever is greater.

C. Thermal Requirements:

1. Framing systems shall accommodate expansion and contraction movement due to surface temperature differentials of 180�F without causing buckling, stress on glass, failure of joint seals, excessive stress on structural elements, reduction of performance, or other detrimental effects.

2. Ensure doors function normally within limits of specified temperature range.


Coordinate wind loads with applicable building code, or appropriate wind loads may be determined by using ANSI A58.1-1982, "Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures". Edit following paragraph accordingly.


D. Structural Requirements, as measured in accordance with ANSI/ASTM E330:

1. Wind loads for exterior assemblies:

a. Basic loading:

1) [_____] psf acting inward.

2) [_____] psf acting outward.


In cases of large spans, calculate maximum deflection and give consideration to visual impact. If it appears desirable, specify an allowable deflection less than 1/175 of clear span. Smaller deflections, however, will often require use of heavier cross sections or internal reinforcements. Therefore, importance of visual impact must be weighed against added cost.


2. Deflection: Maximum calculated deflection of any framing member in direction normal to plane of wall when subjected to specified design pressures shall not exceed [1/175] [___] of its clear span or [3/4] [___] inch, whichever is less [, except that maximum deflections of members supporting plaster surfaces shall not exceed 1/360 of its span].

E. Testing Requirements: Provide components that have been previously tested by an independent testing laboratory.


Include submittal requirements below which are consistent with scope of project and extent of work of this section. Only request submittals which are absolutely necessary.



A. General: Submit in accordance with Section 01300.

B. Product Data:

1. Submit manufacturer's descriptive literature and product specifications.

2. Include information for factory finishes, hardware, accessories, and other required components.

[3. Include color charts for finish indicating manufacturer's standard colors available for selection.]

C. Shop Drawings:

1. Submit shop drawings covering fabrication, installation and finish of specified systems.

2. Include following:

a. Fully dimensioned plans and elevations with detail coordination keys.

b. Locations of exposed fasteners and joints.

3. Provide detailed drawings of:

a. Composite members.

b. Joint connections for framing systems and for entrance doors.

c. Anchorage.

d. System reinforcements.

e. Expansion and contraction provisions.

f. Hardware, including locations, mounting heights, reinforcements and special installation provisions.

g. Glazing methods and accessories.

h. Internal sealant requirements and recommended types.

[i. Thermal breaks.]

4. Schedule of finishes.

D. Samples:

1. Submit samples indicating quality of finish [in required colors] on alloys used for work, 12 inches long for extrusions and 6 inches square for sheet materials.

2. Where normal texture or color variations are expected, include additional samples illustrating range of variation.

[3. Submit samples for each type of glass, 12 x 12 inch size.]

E. Calculations: Submit structural calculations made in connection with supplemental design and detailing of systems.

F. Test Reports:

1. Standard Systems: Submit certified copies of previous test reports substantiating performance of system in lieu of retesting. Include other supportive data as necessary.

G. Certificates:

1. Submit manufacturer's certification stating that systems are in compliance with specified requirements.

2. Submit statement certified by structural engineer registered in State where Project is located stating that components [, including frames and glass,] will withstand specified wind loads and allowable deflection will not be exceeded.

H. Qualification Data:

1. Submit installer qualifications verifying years of experience.

2. Include list of projects having similar scope of work identified by name, location, date, reference name and phone number.

I. Manufacturer's Instructions: Submit manufacturer's printed installation instructions.


Include quality assurance requirements consistent with size and scope of project and extent of work of this section. Edit following article accordingly.



A. Single Source Responsibility:


Vistawall Architectural Products is unique in the industry in single source responsibility. First, system design,

extrusion, fabrication, and finishing occur at the same facility, and under strict tolerances, assuring uniformity of profile and finishes between systems. Second, Vistawall products include a full array of storefront (including operable vents on some systems), curtainwall, all glass entrances, sliding mall fronts, sloped glazing, and flush faced aluminum framed doors, as well as all the monumental and unit skylight products manufactured by Naturalite/EPI, allowing the designer and specifier a single source of responsibility when combining products from any of these categories.


1. To ensure quality of appearance and performance, obtain materials for systems from either a single manufacturer or from manufacturer approved by systems manufacturer.

B. Installer Qualifications: Certified in writing by system manufacturer as qualified for installation of specified systems.

C. Perform Work in accordance with AAMA SFM-1 and manufacturer's written instructions.

D. Conform to requirements of ANSI A117.1 and local amendments.


Mock-ups are typically not required, however, depending on scope of work, a mock-up may be desirable; retain and edit following article accordingly. Ensure section 01430 includes details for each mock-up required.


[1.06 MOCK-UPS

A. Visual Mock-up: Provide mock-up to demonstrate visual features and workmanship; refer to Sections 01400 and 01430 for requirements.

B. Test Mock-up: Provide mock-up for laboratory testing [Refer to Sections 01400 and 01430 for requirements]. [Visual mock-up must be approved by Architect prior to construction of test mock-up.]]


A. Comply with requirements of Section 01600.

B. Protect finished surfaces as necessary to prevent damage.

C. Do not use adhesive papers or sprayed coatings which become firmly bonded when exposed to sun.

D. Do not leave coating residue on any surfaces.

E. Replace damaged units.


Contractor's statutory one-year warranty may be sufficient and following article then can be deleted. When special coatings, insulating glass, or high quality applications are specified or owner has requested an extended warranty, retain following article. Edit article commensurate with project conditions and/or owners instructions.




Note: Longer warranty periods are available at additional cost.


A. Provide warranties in accordance with Section 01700.

B. Provide written warranty in form acceptable to Owner jointly signed by manufacturer, installer and Contractor warranting work to be watertight, free from deflective materials, defective workmanship, glass breakage due to defective design, and agreeing to replace components which fail within 1 year from date of Substantial Completion.

C. Warranty shall cover following:

1. Complete watertight and airtight system installation within specified tolerances.

2. Completed installation will remain free from rattles, wind whistles and noise due to thermal and structural movement and wind pressure.

3. System is structurally sound and free from distortion.

4. Glass and glazing gaskets will not break or "pop" from frames due to design wind, expansion or contraction movement or structural loading.

5. Glazing sealants and gaskets will remain free from abnormal deterioration or dislocation due to sunlight, weather or oxidation.


Delete paragraph below if high performance fluoropolymer finish not used.


D. Provide written warranty stating organic coating finish will be free from fading more than 10%, chalking, yellowing, peeling, cracking, pitting, corroding or non-uniformity of color, or gloss deterioration beyond manufacturer's descriptive standards for 5 years from date of Substantial Completion and agreeing to promptly correct defects.






In this article, list the manufacturers acceptable for this project.


A. Subject to compliance with requirements indicated, provide products by one of the following:

1. Vistawall Architectural Products, Terrell, TX.

B. Substitutions: Submit under provisions of Section 01630, a minimum of 10 days prior to bid date.


Edit the following paragraphs for appropriate system in each category and delete remaining. Refer to Vistawall technical literature for additional information.

When specifying manufacturer's standard product or manufacturer's standard product with modifications, describe using manufacturer's name and model numbers.


C. Acceptable Entrance Systems:


Vistawall entrances include a variety of systems as follows (all systems can accommodate 1/4" and 1" glazing, except as noted):

Light duty systems (low traffic interior or protected exterior applications only)

Model 137 - thin stile (4-1/2" bottom rail, 3-1/2" top rail, 1-7/8" verticals); can accommodate 1/4" glazing only.

Standard duty systems (0.125" wall thickness; 1-3/4" deep) in four frame widths:

Model 212 - narrow stile (4-1/2" bottom rail, 2-3/4" top rail, 1-5/8" verticals)

Model 375 - medium stile (8-1/2" bottom rail, 3-1/2" top rail, 4-1/4" verticals)

Model 500 - wide stile (8-1/2" bottom rail, 4-1/2" top rail, 5-1/2" verticals)

Heavy duty system (0.188" wall thickness; 2" deep):

Rugged MS system (8" bottom rail, 3" top rail, 3-3/4" verticals)

Delta Entrances (0.125" wall thickness) high performance air and water resistance where leaves of pairs of doors are angled 30 degrees from wall plane and header/transom is suspended:

Contemporary Style

Contemporary Style with One Piece Acrylic Transom

Classic Style

Flush Panel Systems:

Vision Lite Aluminum Clad Door

Vision Lite RFP Clad Door (available in 6 panel colonial style)

Note that both standard (except thin stile series 137) and heavy duty systems are available with the Nightwatch High Security Rotary Astragal and the VIP series panic mid rail device.


[1. Light Duty System: Model 137.]

2. Standard Duty System: Model [212] [375] [500] [, with] [Nightwatch] [VIP midrail system].

3. Heavy Duty System: Rugged MS System [, with] [Nightwatch] [VIP midrail system].

4. Delta Entrance System: [Contemporary Style] [Contemporary Style with One Piece Acrylic Transom] [Classic Style].

5. Flush Panel Systems: [Vision Lite Aluminum Clad Door] [Vision Lite RFP Clad Door].

D. Acceptable Storefront Framing Systems:


Vistawall storefront framing systems included in this sections are as follows:

Flush Glazed Systems, center set, exterior loaded, in three frame sizes:

Series 1000 - 1-3/4" x 4" mullion profile; accommodates 1/4" glazing only.

Series 2000 - 1-3/4" x 4-1/2" mullion profile; accommodates 1/4" glazing only.

Series 3000 - 2" x 4-1/2" mullion profile; accommodates 1" glass thickness, with 1/4" as option.

Series 3000S 2" x 4-1/2" mullion profile) with Thermal Slot. This thermal break system does not use potentially environmentally hazardous materials and maintains the structural integrity and value of the mullion; accommodates 1" glass thickness, with 1/4" as option.

Series 101 - center set, exterior loaded; 1" x 4-1/2" thin line mullion profile, for use with 1/4" glazing only.

Series 701 - center set, exterior loaded; 2-1/2" x 7" mullion profile for longer spans for use with 1/4" glazing only.

E-Z Set II - front set, exterior loaded; 2" x 4" or 6" mullion profile, stack system; available with butt glazed and Thermal Slot options; can accommodate 1/4" and 1" glazing thicknesses.



A. Aluminum:

1. ASTM B221, alloy 6063-T5 for extrusions; ASTM B209, alloy 5005-H16 for sheets; or other alloys and temper recommended by manufacturer appropriate for specified finish.

2. Minimum thickness of [0.125] [0.188] inch for framing members and rails, 0.090 inch for sheets, and 0.050 inch for glazing stops and similar components.

B. Internal Reinforcing:

1. ASTM A36 for carbon steel; or ASTM B308 for structural aluminum.

2. Shapes and sizes to suit installation.

3. Steel components factory coated with alkyd type zinc chromate primer complying with FS TT-P-645, applied after fabrication.

C. Anchorage Devices:

1. Manufacturer's standard formed or fabricated steel or aluminum assemblies of shapes, plates, bars or tubes.

2. Hot-dip galvanize steel assemblies after fabrication, comply with ASTM A123, 2.0 ounce minimum coating.

D. Fasteners:

1. Aluminum, non-magnetic stainless steel or other non-corrosive materials compatible with items being fastened.

2. Provide concealed fasteners wherever possible.

3. For exposed locations, provide Phillips flathead screws with finish matching item fastened.

4. For concealed locations, provide manufacturer's standard fasteners.

E. Expansion Anchor Devices: Lead-shield or toothed-steel, drilled-in, expansion bolt anchors.

F. Protective Coatings: Cold-applied asphalt mastic complying with SSPC-Paint 12, compounded for 30 mil thickness for each coat; or alkyd type zinc chromate primer complying with FS TT-P-645.

G. Touch-Up Primer for Galvanized Components: Zinc oxide conforming with FS TT-P-641.

H. Glazing Gaskets:

1. Compression type design, replaceable, molded or extruded, of neoprene, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), or ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM).

2. Conform to ASTM C509 or C864.

3. Profile and hardness as required to maintain uniform pressure for watertight seal.

I. Weatherstripping:

1. Wool pile conforming to AAMA 701.2; or extruded elastomeric conforming to ASTM C509 or C864.

2. Provide EPDM or vinyl-blade gasket weatherstripping in bottom door rail, adjustable for contact with threshold.

J. Internal Sealants and Baffles: Types recommended by systems manufacturer.


Vistawall's Revolv-O-Vent system below is a unique ventilation system, maintaining the same appearance while in both open or closed positions. It is ideal for conditions were security is critical, but natural ventilation is required. Verify with mechanical engineer if this option is allowed based on building hvac design.


[K. Internal Ventilation System: Revolv-O-Vent model [1730, 3 x 6-1/4 inch] [1745, 4-1/4 x 8-3/4 inch] able to maintain consistent appearance while open or closed.]


A. Refer to Section 08810.


Entrance manufacturer's standard hardware should be specified here and all other non-standard hardware can be specified here or in section 08710 - Door Hardware. However, all hardware should be installed by storefront and entrance manufacturer. Coordinate requirements.

List each item of hardware to be furnished. Describe each item by giving manufacturer's name, catalog number, size, finish, and special features. Add, delete and edit as required.



A. Hardware Items:

1. Pivot hinges: [Offset type [with intermediate]] [Center hung type].

2. Butt hinges: [_____________________________].

3. Concealed overhead closers: [_______________].

4. Surface closers: [_________________________].

5. Push bar: [____________________].

6. Pulls: [_________________].

7. Panic devices: [____________________].

8. Deadlocks: [__________________].

9. Deadlatch: [__________________].

10. Knoblock: [_____________________________].

11. Cylinders: Specified in Section 08710.

12. Electric strikes: [_______________].

13. Flush bolts: [_________].

14. Coordinators: [_____________________________].

15. Door holders: [_________________].

16. Stops: [___________________________________].

17. Kickplates: [_______________________________].

18. Thresholds: [_______________________________].

19. Weatherstripping: Manufacturer's standard.


Create a hardware set for each door. List each item of hardware proposed to be used on a specific door to form a hardware set. List item by title and quantity required per opening. Each set shall list door openings to which set is applicable. Following hardware set is an example. Edit as necessary and create additional sets as required by project conditions.


[B. Hardware Set 1, each single door shall have:

1. 1-1/2 pair butt hinges.

2. 1 each deadlock.

3. 1 each closer.

4. 1 set push/pull bars.

5. 1 each stop.

6. 1 each threshold.]


A. Coordination of Fabrication:

1. Check actual frame or door openings required in construction work by accurate field measurements before fabrication.

2. Fabricate units to withstand loads which will be applied when system is in place.

B. General

1. Conceal fasteners wherever possible.

2. Reinforce work as necessary for performance requirements, and for support to structure.

3. Separate dissimilar metals and aluminum in contact with concrete utilizing protective coating or preformed separators which will prevent contact and corrosion.

4. Comply with Section 08810 for glazing requirements.


Glazing is normally done after system has been erected and done from inside or outside. Large plates of glass can normally be glazed most readily from outside. Headroom and space often make it impossible to glaze from inside. Glass replacement must also be considered. Edit item below for inside or outside glazing.

Retain optional item below when thermal break design is required.


C. Aluminum Framing:

1. Provide members of size, shape and profile indicated, designed to provide for glazing from [exterior] [interior].


Vistawall's Thermal Slot thermal break system is an integral part of the aluminum extrusion and relies on no other material or fabrication for performance.



[2. Provide manufacturer's standard thermal isolation between exterior and interior aluminum surfaces.]

3. Fabricate frame assemblies with joints straight and tight fitting.

4. Reinforce internally with structural members as necessary to support design loads.

5. Maintain accurate relation of planes and angles, with hairline fit of contacting members.

6. Seal horizontals and direct moisture accumulation to exterior.

7. Provide flashings and other materials used internally or externally that are corrosive resistant, non-staining, non-bleeding and compatible with adjoining materials.

8. Provide manufacturer's extrusions and accessories to accommodate expansion and contraction due to temperature changes without detrimental to appearance or performance.

9. Make provisions in framing for minimum edge clearance, nominal edge cover and nominal pocket width for thickness and type of glazing or infill used in accordance with recommendations of manufacturer and FGMA Glazing Manual.

D. Entrance Doors:


The Heavy Duty Rugged MS doors contain steel reinforcing plates for extra strength.


1. Fabricate with mechanical joints using internal [steel] reinforcing plates and shear blocks attached with fasteners and by welding.

2. Provide extruded aluminum glazing stops of [square] [rounded and mitered] design, [permanently anchored on security side and removable on opposite side.]

E. Hardware:

[1. Receive hardware supplied in accordance with Section 08710 and install in accordance with requirements of this Section.]

2. Cut, reinforce, drill and tap frames and doors as required to receive hardware.

3. Comply with hardware manufacturer's templates and instructions.

4. Use concealed fasteners wherever possible.

F. Welding:

1. Comply with recommendations of the American Welding Society.

2. Use recommended electrodes and methods to avoid distortion and discoloration.

3. Grind exposed welds smooth and flush with adjacent surfaces; restore mechanical finish.

G. Flashings: Form from sheet aluminum with same finish as extruded sections. Apply finish after fabrication. Material thickness as required to suit condition without deflection or "oilcanning".


Select and edit following items for appropriate finish; delete inapplicable types. Vistawall is a licensed applicator for all of the coating manufacturers listed below.



A. Organic Coating (high performance fluorocarbon):

1. Comply with requirements of AAMA 605.2.

2. Surfaces cleaned and given conversion coating pre-treatment prior to application of 0.3 mil dry film thickness of epoxy or acrylic primer following recommendations of finish coat manufacturer.


Note: A less expensive finish coat containing a minimum of 50% fluorocarbon resin is also available, and meets AAMA 605.2, but with reduced performance over time.


3. Finish coat of [50%] [70%] minimum fluorocarbon resin fused to primed surfaces at temperature recommended by manufacturer, 1.0 mil minimum dry film thickness.

4. Acceptable coatings are Trinar by Akzo Coatings, Inc.; Nubelar by Glidden Company; Fluoroceram by Morton International, Inc.; Duranar by PPG Industries Inc.; and Fluropon by Valspar Corporation.

5. Provide in either a 2, 3, or 4 coat system as required for color selected.

6. [Custom colors as selected by Architect.]

***** OR *****

[7. Manufacturer's standard colors as selected by Architect.]

***** OR *****


Vistawall utilizes a computer driven anodizing system which produces the closest color range available.


[B. Clear Anodized:

1. Conforming to AA-M12C22A31 and AAMA 607.1.

2. Architectural Class II, etched, medium matte, clear anodic coating, 0.4 mil minimum thickness.]

***** OR *****

[C. Color Anodized:

1. Conforming to AA-M12C22A44 and AAMA 606.1 and 608.1.

2. Architectural Class [I] [II], etched, medium matte, [black] [dark bronze] [medium bronze] [light bronze] colored anodic coating, [0.7] [0.4] mil minimum thickness.]





A. Examine conditions and proceed with Work in accordance with Section 01400.


A. Erection Tolerances:

1. Limit variations from plumb and level:

a. 1/8 inch in 10'-0" vertically.

b. 1/8 inch in 20'-0" horizontally.

2. Limit variations from theoretical locations: 1/4 inch for any member at any location.

3. Limit offsets in theoretical end-to-end and edge-to-edge alignment: 1/16 inch from flush surfaces not more than 2 inches apart or out-of-flush by more than 1/4 inch.

B. Install doors and hardware in accordance with manufacturer's printed instructions.

C. Set units plumb, level and true to line, without warp or rack of frame.

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

E. Separate dissimilar materials at contact points, including metal in contact with masonry or concrete surfaces, with bituminous paint or preformed separators to prevent contact and corrosion.

F. Set sill members in bed of sealant. Set other members with internal sealants and baffles to provide weathertight construction.

G. Coordinate installation of perimeter sealant and backing materials between assemblies and adjacent construction in accordance with requirements of Section 07920.

H. Glazing: Refer to requirements of Section 08810.


A. Test door operating functions. Adjust closing and latching speeds and other hardware in accordance with manufacturer's instructions to ensure smooth operation.


A. Clean surfaces in compliance with manufacturer's recommendations; remove excess mastic, mastic smears, foreign materials and other unsightly marks.

B. Clean metal surfaces exercising care to avoid damage.







01 July, 95 GUIDE SPECIFICATION 08411 -1