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Crystal Introduces New Commercial Aluminum Window
- Series 2600 Offers Traditional Heavy-Commercial Performance and Great Value -

FLUSHING, NY, July 8, 2013 – Crystal Window & Door Systems, the national award winning manufacturer, is pleased to announce the introduction of the Series 2600 double-hung aluminum window. The energy efficient 3-¼" frame depth new window offers a strong weather-resistant test rating, many outstanding features and great value. The window is well suited for either replacement or new construction applications and is already being specified and used in a variety of building applications.

The new Crystal Series 2600 Aluminum Window offers energy efficiency, strength and convenience

While current fenestration test standards have eliminated the heavy-commercial performance or HC class, the new Crystal window serves as a crossover product bridging the traditional transition point from commercial to heavy-commercial windows. The Series 2600 has been rated as AAMA CW-PG50-H. This rating achieves equivalent design pressure, uniform structural load, deflection and water resistance performance thresholds as the former HC rating using a relatively similar standard test size. The new Crystal double-hung (D/H) window is positioned between the existing Series 2000A commercial and Series 5500 heavier-duty commercial windows on the company´s broad aluminum product line. Further product improvement and testing is underway, seeking even higher ratings for the new window.

The Crystal Series 2600 is available as a double-hung model with easy cleaning tilt-in sashes. The top and bottom sashes feature equal sightlines enhancing the window´s aesthetics and appeal. A "hospital-style" step sill and 3 layers of sill weather stripping provide superior "draft" prevention and a water resistance test rating of 10 psf. The new Series 2600 D/H windows readily mull with both the Series 2100A picture windows and the Series 5100 picture windows. The ⅞" deep insulated glass pocket accommodates an energy efficient dual-pane glass insulated glass unit (IGU). Low-E glass coating, argon gas filling or triple pane IGU options further improve thermal performance.

With respect to window hardware, the new Crystal Series 2600 offers very attractive high-value standard features. The top sash anti-drift head clip lock and the continuous full width bottom rail clip lock automatically secure the sashes in the fully closed position, eliminating the need for a traditional sash lock and providing a clean modern look to the meeting rail. Metal tilt latches are another value-added window feature.

All Crystal aluminum windows receive a durable, VOC-free, environmentally friendly AAMA 2604 powder coat paint finish. Colors may be selected from a wide palette of standard, stock and custom colors. Two-tone paints, with different interior and exterior finishes are also an option.

Crystal Window & Door Systems is one of the top 40 manufacturers in North America of replacement and new construction vinyl and aluminum window and door products and high-end fenestration systems. Crystal offers a full product line, rapid order-to-delivery times, quality workmanship, innovative product features and outstanding value. Crystal operates branches, subsidiaries and affiliates in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Missouri, Connecticut, New Jersey, Illinois, and Massachusetts. Crystal is dedicated to practicing "green" environmental initiatives in all aspects of corporate activities. For further information about Crystal and its products, call 718-961-7300, or visit the website at

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