The new E-Shield fiberglass energy frame system for heavy commercial
applications from EFCO Corp. is designed to improve energy efficiency
so as to meet strict, new environmental codes. The company says
the new system provides superior resistance to harsh environments
and enhanced aesthetic appeal, with aluminum frame caps to match
its standard colors for outside accessories.
Other benefits offered by the E-Shield system include improved
interior comfort, more efficient use of floor space and more opportunities
for natural light.
According to EFCO, the system is manufactured using a fiberglass
pultrusion technology, through which glass fibers and specially
formulated resins for corrosion, chemical and moisture resistance
are drawn through forming dies. The fibers are next cut to shape
by diamond-impregnated saw blades. The company says this fiberglass
construction allows the system to yield U-values as low as .28,
when installed with the appropriate coated glass.
E-Shield is available in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors,
fabrication options and protective finishes. Aluminum frame caps
also allow for a number of options to match outside accessories,
such as panning, trim, mullions and subframes, with an AAMA 2605
or 2604 finish. Anodized finishes in any standard EFCO color are