Window frames are one component of a window assembly. In naturally ventilated buildings window frames allow the window to be opened to bring in fresh air and closed tight to prevent intrusion. Steel frames were popular in the early to mid 1900's, but they are not typically used in this day and age because they are heavy and rust easily. Sometimes steel is specified where fire-protection and extra-strength assemblies are required by code.
- Use deionized water to clean windows and frame when possible.
- Use cleaning chemicals and solutions that are Green Seal certified
- Dust with micro fiber cloth regularly
End of Life Tips
- Usually reused by future occupants. If frame needs to be replaced, consider recycling any metal components.
- Visit Earth 911 http://earth911.com/ to determine the proper disposal options.
For alignment with LEED Standards
- Regional Materials: At a minimum, use 20% of the combined value of construction and Division 12 (Furniture) materials and products that are manufactured regionally within a radius of 500 miles. Additionally, use a minimum of 10% of the combined value of construction and Division 12 (Furniture) materials and products extracted, harvested or recovered, as well as manufactured, within 500 miles of the project.
- Energy: Comply with ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007