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Canopy System - Exterior Technologies, Inc. - Facility Management Product Release


Canopy System: Exterior Technologies, Inc.

Exterior Technologies, Inc.
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SKYSHADE 8000 standing seam canopy system is ideally suited for commercial and industrial canopies, pavilions and walkway covers. The aluminum-framed system's patented design offers continuous mullions that rigidly clamp translucent, structural cellular polycarbonate glazing (CPG) panels up to 54 feet long.

EXTECH's SKYSHADE 8000 canopy system's translucent, continuous runs provide daylighting, UV screening and impact resistance.060

The system is offered with a wide range of edge detail options. CPG panels are available in a matte finish and a variety of colors. Optional coatings for the glazing panels enhance solar heat gain management and diffuse lighting without glare. It can accommodate slopes as low as 2:12. Custom rafter shapes and designs may be requested.

Demonstrating its high performance, SKYSHADE 8000 has proven to meet loads in excess of 160 psf at 8-foot spans. Its rafters manage water with an internal guttering system and have been tested per ASTM E-331 to 12 psf. The rafter-to-panel connections successfully passed large missile impact per ASTM E1996 and E1886 protocols, as well as Florida Test Protocols for High-Velocity Hurricane Zones per Testing Application Standard (TAS) 201 and 203 to 8-foot spans.

In addition to high wind, high impact and high snow loads, SKYSHADE 8000 canopy system meets CC-1, Class A rating per ASTM E-84 for flame spread as required by the International Building Code (IBC) and ASTM E-84, Class A for smoke generation.

EXTECH's SKYSHADE 8000 canopy can be ordered as a self-supporting rafter system meeting the required loads, or as an overlay to an existing structure. Head and sill conditions can be framed or unframed.

EXTECH's SKYSHADE 8000 uses an aluminum clamping framing design that accommodates thermal movement in the CPG panels of any significant length. This framing system uses recycled aluminum as standard and may be specified in a broad choice of finish types and colors. After its useful life as part of a canopy, the metal is 100 percent recyclable.


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posted: 8/9/2018