Northwestern Glass Fab – Your Premier Source for Tubelite Distribution & Custom Fabrication
By: Kevin Parendo
Were you aware that Northwestern Glass Fab serves as a distributor of Tubelite? Not only do we maintain a ready stock of Tubelite materials, but we also excel in the complete fabrication of entrances, storefronts, vestibules, and fixed windows.
Are you in need of a swift solution for your entrance requirements? Rest assured, we’ve got you covered!
At Northwestern Glass Fab, we specialize in the comprehensive fabrication of Tubelite’s 1 3/4” standard narrow, medium, and wide stile doors, all accomplished in-house. Regardless of the dimensions you require, we are well-equipped to meet your specifications. Even if you have unique hardware needs, we are more than capable of accommodating them seamlessly.
With tight deadlines on the horizon, you can rely on us to meet them without a hitch. Our door fabrication process is tailored to your specific order, and we are more than happy to include and install our readily available hardware. Alternatively, if hardware is sourced from other supplies, don’t worry – we can prepare the doors accordingly.
Thanks to our competitive lead times, you can secure a prompt entrance solution. And let’s not forget, we maintain stock of both Dark Bronze (DB) and Clear (C2) finishes, ready to cater to your preferences.
Did you know that NWGF provides versatile hardware selections?
When it comes to hardware, the choices are abundant at NWGF! We proudly offer an extensive array of hardware options sourced from renowned brands like Assa Abloy, ABH, Allegion, and First Choice. Notably, our hardware finishes harmonize seamlessly with our framing options, encompassing both the clear and dark bronze varieties.
If you’re on the lookout for something specific that we don’t currently stock, worry not. Our expansive network of vendor partners ensures that we can readily assist in fulfilling your unique requirements.
Discover Our Range of Storefront Options
Curious about the types of storefronts we offer? At Northwestern Glass Fab, our primary offering is Tubelite T14000 Series. Renowned for its versatility, the T14000 series presents a 2”x 4 ½” single cavity pour and debridge thermal barrier flush glaze system with a center-set design. Notably, we maintain stock on both the clear and dark bronze finishes. In instances where a project demands a custom finish, we are more than equipped to accommodate special orders.
The exterior framing boasts a convenient pocket, capable of accommodating panels up to 1 1/8” thick. Are you looking to enhance insulation with insulated units or Mapes panel? Rest assure, we have comprehensive solutions to address these needs.
Additionally, for interior applications, we proudly offer the Tubelite E4500 series. This series also embraces a flush glaze system with center-set configuration. While it doesn’t incorporate the single cavity pour and debridge thermal barrier or a sill receptor, the framing measures 1 ¾”x 4 ½”. Designed to securely hold panels ranging from ¼” to 3/8” thick, this series ensures a seamless fit for your requirements. And of course, you can count on us to provide the compatible panels to complete your vision.
Exploring NWGF’s Range of Aluminum Storefront Fabrication
In additional to our featured offerings, Northwestern Glass Fab excels in fabricating an array of aluminum solutions. Among them, the T24650 series from Tubelite stands out as another popular storefront choice. Measuring 2”x 6 ½”, this series distinguishes itself with an extra 2-inch depth, ideal for accommodating taller first-floor openings.
As we interact closely with our customers, we’ve noticed an increasing demand for enhanced thermal performance, specifically targeting lower U factors. This is where our expertise truly shines. Tubelite takes a proactive approach by presenting both the T14000 and T24650 series within their “TU” lineup. The differentiating factor between the two lies in the number of pour and debridge thermal breaks within the framing.
For projects soaring up to four stories, curtainwall becomes the go-to choice. Tubelite boasts a diverse array of curtainwall systems, each tailored to specific setups and configurations. Here’s where the synergy between Tubelite and NWGF truly comes to the forefront: we are fully equipped to pre-fabricate various curtainwall systems for your project’s unique requirements.
What Sets Northwestern Glass Fab Apart?
What sets NWGF apart is our seamless capabilities to manage your storefront projects, encompassing both glass and metal components. We take pride in our on-site metal fabrication shop, along with a full glass fabrication facility that allows us to provide commercial insulated units for any project.
Our commitment lies in delivering exceptional customer experiences, expert knowledge, and maintaining competitive lead times.
For more details about our storefront offerings, please visit our website www.nwglassfab.com. For inquiries, quotes, or any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team today at email@example.com