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Fire-Rated Windows for Your NYC Building

New York City businesses are required to meet NYC fire code regulations. To prevent the spread of fire in Lot Line situations, you may need to install fire-rated windows, doors, and glass. Window Fix has the solutions you need from one of today’s top brands. Family-run since 1986, our company boasts highly responsive customer service and the most comprehensive guarantees in the industry.

For more information about installing fire-rated windows in your Brooklyn business, please contact Window Fix today.

What are Fire-Rated Windows?

Fire-rated windows provide extended protection from smoke and flames in the event of a fire. The degree of protection depends on the type of glass, but all fire-rated windows meet minimum requirements for slowing the spread of a blaze when a building is on fire.

At Window Fix, we partner with Optimum to offer some of the industry’s best fire-rated windows and doors. This brand has revolutionized the commercial construction industry with a comprehensive line of self-closing, steel-framed solutions.

To ensure optimal real-world results, fire-rated windows are heat-tested to 1600 degrees F. During this test, the glass must hold fast, even during an extreme and rapid temperature change. When ordinary windows are subjected to such conditions, they shatter or otherwise react poorly to the thermal shock. However, fire-rated windows maintain their integrity.

The key characteristics of fire-rated windows include:

  • 45- to 90-minute fire rating
  • Cold-rolled or hot-rolled steel frames
  • U-value as low as 0.42
  • High energy efficiency ratings with National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) certification
  • Self-closing mechanisms on operable units
  • Factory-glazed finish
  • Powder-coat frame finish
  • Standard and custom colors available

If your commercial building in Brooklyn needs fire-rated windows for code compliance, please contact Window Fix to request an installation estimate today.

Benefits of Fire-Rated Windows

Aside from adhering to NYC fire code regulations, installing fire-rated windows offers the following benefits for your Brooklyn business:

  • Prevent damage and injury: A building’s internal lining has a large surface area and gives off a great deal of combustion heat, so it contributes significantly to the spread of a fire. Fire-rated windows withstand incredible temperatures without shattering to help prevent damage and injury when a building is burning.
  • Stop fire from spreading around the building: Fire-rated windows can be used to confine fires to the room of origin for as long as possible. Interior fire-rated glass partitions slow the growth of fire significantly and maintain their integrity when exposed to water from the sprinkler system, even in a high-temperature environment.
  • Resist the spread of fire to nearby buildings: Exterior walls of commercial buildings are required to slow the spread of flames over their surface, thus reducing the chance of nearby buildings catching on fire. Any windows that are not made of fire-rated glass are considered unprotected and not code-compliant.
  • Make evacuation routes safer: Building regulations have strict guidelines surrounding fire protection for each escape route. Exit stairways, fire escapes, and other evacuation routes lined with fire-rated windows provide maximum safety and compliance.

No matter what you hope to gain from your fire-rated windows, we’ll make sure the installation is performed with expert precision. Please contact us today to learn more.

Choose Window Fix to Install Fire-Rated Windows in Brooklyn, NY

For over 30 years, Window Fix has proudly served the Brooklyn area with a focus on customer service and safe, environmentally friendly solutions. If you’re looking for a professional, cost-effective installer to help you comply with the fire-rated window requirements in NYC, we have you covered! We stand behind everything we do and guarantee your satisfaction.

Contact us today to request an estimate for fire-rated window installation in the Brooklyn area.

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