Who is St. Cloud Window?
At St. Cloud Window our passion is the in design and manufacture of a complete line of aluminum windows, sliding glass doors, terrace doors, acoustically rated curtain wall, and storefront and entrance systems for commercial buildings of distinction, where aesthetics and advanced performance are critical considerations.
Why is aluminum your preferred window frame material?
Aluminum is long lasting, ideal for commercial applications, and often selected for large window openings because it is able to support a lot of weight. Aluminum offers the flexibility for a wide range of applications from historic replication to modern designs. A durable thermal system is achieved through either the polyamide strip or a pour-and-debridge method, overcoming thermal objections due to high conductivity.
Can your products be used in all building types?
All our products are custom made to your exact project requirements. We have created solutions for a range of applications like historic replication, acoustic comfort for theatres and buildings close to air traffic, and modern design. Check out our project showcase for a full gallery of project examples.
What is the life expectancy of St. Cloud Windows and Doors?
Our products are constructed to deliver a lifetime of used service and value to building owners and backed by the strongest warranty in the industry.
What is the impact resistance of windows during storms?
Impact resistance is dependent on the type of storm in a given climate. Buildings in tornado zones must include safety measures for shelter in place when inclement weather can be unpredictable. Hurricane windows withstand different storm forces and for longer periods of time. With advanced tracking, evacuations are possible, changing the requirements completely.
For tornados, testing includes pressure testing and impact test for tornado glazing. The test is a 15-pound two-by-four shot at 100 mph, which is 10 times the amount of load compared to Miami-Dade requirements for safety. Hurricane testing includes an impact test for hurricane glazing (a nine-pound two-by-four shot at 120 mph), standard pressure testing, and cycle testing to measure long-term resistance to flying debris.
What climates are recommended for St. Cloud Windows?
All of our windows and doors are custom made meaning each is well suited to all climate zones and environments. Review our project gallery for specific applications.
Storefront and Entrance Systems are suited to what applications?
Ideally suited for all new construction, renovation, and replacement projects, our storefront and entrance systems accommodate contemporary or historic designs. The systems incorporate advanced thermal strut technology to provide optimal thermal efficiency and deliver high acoustic attenuation. Doors are suitable for standard and ADA-compliant installations, operate on a continuous geared hinge that is fully adjustable yet minimally exposed, and accommodate most commercial hardware set-ups. Available in dual finish/color options.
What is the design consideration for acoustic comfort?
We produce products with Sound Transmission Class (STC) ratings as high as 60 and Outdoor Indoor Transmission Class (OITC) ratings up to 49. Designed to perform for the long term, they incorporate precise profile, superb operating hardware, and the best finishes available to the architectural product marketplace.
Our acoustic curtain wall systems are designed for larger fenestrations with greater spans. More than standard curtain walls, this system is designed expressly to provide both superior sound attenuation as well as thermal performance. Features include integral stacking mullion systems, custom color, and dual finishes, and myriad glazing options and distinctive aesthetics to complement the unique design of your project.
What is acoustic comfort in buildings?
Typically measured in decibels, acoustic comfort refers to the level and types of sound experienced in a building’s interior space. A high STC (sound transmission class) is needed to prevent noise transmission from outside in.