Posted in materials on February 6, 2017 4:49 pm EST

YKK Introduces YES 60 Line of Storefront Systems

YKK AP America introduces a new option to help designers take storefront to new heights -- with spans as high as 14 feet.

Shown here, YES 60 TU; images courtesy of YKK AP America Inc.











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TAGS: architectural design, construction, energy efficiency, materials, mixed use, storefront,


By Church Designer Staff

YKK AP America outside metro Atlanta unveils the YES 60 family of storefront products, including the FI, TU and XT models, providing six-inch solutions to meet growing market demands, the company reports. YKK AP America Inc. manufactures entrances, storefronts, curtain walls, window walls, sunshades, windows and sliding doors for office buildings, residential high-rises, schools, stadiums, shopping centers and institutional structures.

The YES 60 line is designed to accommodate taller and wider storefront openings, allowing more natural light at a lower installed cost than alternatives. With the addition, YKK AP now offers a core line of six-inch solutions, including corners and thermal doorframes.

“Across the industry we are seeing more architects specifying storefront, particularly in retail, low-rise offices and high-rise mixed-use buildings. At the same time, designs continue to grow in height and width, pushing the capabilities of existing storefront offerings,” says David Warden, enerGfacade brand manager for YKK AP. “The new YES 60 models address this change, providing low-cost, energy efficient alternatives to curtain wall. This is just another example of YKK AP’s dedication to providing products that meet the evolving needs of architects and glazing contractors.”

Fulfilling demand

One of the most flexible storefront design choices on the market, the YES 60 FI is 10% structurally stronger than the TU and XT systems, allowing for greater vertical and horizontal spans. The YES 60 FI accepts from ¼-inch up to 1-inch low E insulating glass, meaning the system can deliver the performance necessary for climate zones 1 and 2.


The large span, thermally broken YES 60 TU utilizes ThermaBond Plus technology, a patented process that is reported to greatly improve adhesion of the polyurethane thermal break material to the extruded aluminum. The outside glazed TU model accepts 1-inch insulating glass.

YES 60 Line of storefront systems

Part of the enerGfacade line of solutions, the YES 60 XT large span high performance storefront features dual thermal barriers that maintain a comfortable interior for building occupants. The YES 60 XT offers best-in- class thermal performance, including a U-factor of 0.38.

All YES 60 models feature the industry-leading sill flashing design, featuring no blind seals, tall back leg for enhanced water resistance, and patent pending three-point attachment of end dam. The option of side lite curtain wall covers, pre-engineered corners and an alternative anchoring system further expands design choices. Additionally, all YES 60 models are compatible with the YES 45 storefront, and integrate with the ThermaShade Sun Control system and Luminance Light Shelf technology.




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