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Universal Series
The Cascadia Universal Series is a new all-fiberglass system showcasing the latest in energy efficient window and door technology. Deliveries began for windows in mid-2017, and doors mid-2018. Patented, and patents pending.

Description

The vision for the Universal Series product line started in 2016.  It evolved as a complete window and door product line to embody uncompromising thermal performance, structural capacity, aesthetics, hardware flexibility, site tolerance, cost, and ease of manufacturing. The final design improves upon our classic windows in every one of these areas. In addition to covering all the functions of our window lines in one, the Universal Series has the following benefits:
 
  • Passive House International - including Canada - certified thermal performance (PHI)
  • Passive House Institute US certified thermal performance (PHIUS)
  • NAFS AW Performance Class designation (casements, awnings & fixed windows)
  • Commercial grade strength and sizes
  • Inward and outward operation in one system
  • LBC Red-List Free

Configuration Options

Inswing Windows Tilt & turn, inswing casement, hopper
Outswing Windows  Casement, awning
Doors

Inswing (single or double), Outswing (single or double)

Sliding (Tilt & Slide): single or double sashes, configured as OX, OXO, OXXO

Glazing Triple (standard, or passive house); double (available)
 
More product data and design guidance will be added to this product page as it is developed and published.  If you don't find what you're looking for here, or have a question, or would like to see a copy of any test report, please contact us.

Key Performance Data

US CAN
Air infiltration Rating (cfm/ft²) Rating (L/s/m²)
Universal Series (all windows & doors) Far better than A3/Fixed (measured values available) Far better than A3/Fixed (measured values available)
Water penetration psf pa
Universal Series (all windows & doors) 15 730
Design wind pressure psf pa
Casement (36" x 60") 60 2880
Awning (84" x 36") 60 2880
Awning (48" x 84") 55 2640
Awning (76" x 60") 35 1680
Tilt & Turn (48" x 72") 80 3840
Tilt & Turn (36" x 99" or 60" x 60") 45 2160
Hopper (84" x 36") 85 4080
Hopper (76"x 60") 60 2880
Fixed (144" x 60") 100 4800
Fixed (102" x 84") 95 4320
Door - single outswing (60" x 120") 40 1920
Door - single inswing (60" x 120") 45 2160
Door - double inswing (96" x 108") 35 1680
Door - sliding (XO), one 48"x 96" opening panel (96" x 96" overall) 45 2160
Door - double outswing (96" x 108") 20 960
Door - sliding (0XXO), two 60"x 108" opening panels (240" x 108" overall) 20 960
Awning (60" x 36") 60 2880
Fixed (76" x 120") 60 2880
NAFS Designators Tested size (inches) Tested size (mm)
CW-PG100-FW (Fx) 144 x 60 3658 x 1524
CW-PG100-FW (Fx) 60 x 144 1524 x 3658
CW-PG95-FW (Fx) 102 x 84 2591 x 2134
CW-PG95-FW (Fx) 84 x 102 2134 x 2591
CW-PG60-C (Cs) 36 x 60 914 x 1524
CW-PG60-AP (Awn) 84 x 36 2134 x 914
CW-PG55-AP (Awn) 48 x 84 1219 x 2134
CW-PG35-AP (Awn) 76 x 60 1930 x 1524
CW-PG80-DAW (T&T) 48 x 72 1219 x 1829
LC-PG45-DAW (T&T) 60 x 99 1524 x 2515
CW-PG85-AP (Hop) 84 x 36 2134 x 914
CW-PG60-AP (Hop) 76 x 60 1930 x 1524
CW-PG40-SHD (outswing door, single) 60 x 120 1524 x 3048
R-PG45-SHD (inswing door, single) 60 x 120 1524 x 3048
R-PG35-SHD (inswing door, double) 96 x 108 2438 x 2743
CW-PG45-SD (sliding door, single) 96 x 96 2438 x 2438
R-PG20-SHD (outswing door, double) 96 x 108 2438 x 2743
R-PG20-SD (sliding door, double) 240 x 108 6096 x 2743
AW-PG60-FW (Fx) 76 x 120 1930 x 3048
AW-PG60-AP (Awn) 60 x 36 1515 x 915
AW-PG60-C (Cs) 36 x 60 915 x 1515
  • Thermal Performance

    Click here to see the thermal performances of various configutarions of the Universal Series.
    • Standard Double Glazed, stainless edge spacer

      One low-E coating on surface #2 or 3

      Glass
      by
      Cardinal

      IGU Properties

      (NFRC method)

      U-values (Overall, NFRC method)
      Stainless Spacer
      90% Argon
      U-value, center of glass Solar Heat Gain  (SHGC) Visible Trans
      (VT)

      Fixed exterior glazed

      Fixed interior glazed Casement Awning Tilt & Turn Hopper Door Outswing Door Inswing Door Sliding
      180 (#3) 0.26 0.68 79% 0.26 0.26 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.24 0.23 0.23 0.24
      272 (#2) 0.25 0.41 72% 0.25 0.25 0.24 0.24 0.24 0.24 0.23 0.23 0.24
      270 (#2) 0.25 0.37 70% 0.25 0.25 0.24 0.24 0.24 0.24 0.23 0.22 0.23
      366 (#2) 0.24 0.27 65% 0.24 0.24 0.24 0.24 0.23 0.23 0.22 0.22 0.23
      340 (#2) 0.25 0.18 39% 0.25 0.25 0.24 0.24 0.24 0.23 0.22 0.22 0.23

       

    • Standard Triple glazed, stainless edge spacer

      Two low-E coatings; surfaces #2 and 5

      Glass
      by
      Cardinal

      IGU Properties

      (NFRC method)

      U-values (Overall, NFRC method)
      Stainless Spacer
      90% Argon
      U-value, center of glass Solar Heat Gain  (SHGC) Visible Trans
      (VT)

      Fixed exterior glazed

      Fixed interior glazed Casement Awning Tilt & Turn Hopper Door Outswing Door Inswing Door Sliding
      180/180 0.13 0.56 70% 0.15 0.15 0.17 0.17 0.15 0.16 0.15 0.15 0.15
      272/180 0.13 0.37 63% 0.14 0.15 0.17 0.17 0.15 0.16 0.15 0.15 0.15
      270/180 0.13 0.33 62% 0.14 0.15 0.17 0.17 0.15 0.16 0.15 0.15 0.15
      366/180 0.13 0.25 57% 0.14 0.14 0.17 0.17 0.15 0.16 0.15 0.15 0.15
      340/180 0.13 0.16 34% 0.14 0.14 0.17 0.17 0.15 0.16 0.15 0.15 0.15

       

    • Triple glazed, stainless edge spacer

      Three low-E coatings on surfaces #2,4, and 6

      Glass
      by
      Cardinal

      IGU Properties

      (NFRC method)

      U-values (Overall, NFRC method)
      Stainless Spacer
      90% Argon
      U-value, center of glass Solar Heat Gain  (SHGC) Visible Trans
      (VT)

      Fixed exterior glazed

      Fixed interior glazed Casement Awning Tilt & Turn Hopper Door Outswing Door Inswing Door Sliding
      180/180/i89 0.12 0.53 68% 0.13 0.13 0.16 0.16 0.14 0.16 0.14 0.14 0.14
      272/180/i89 0.11 0.36 62% 0.13 0.13 0.16 0.16 0.14 0.15 0.14 0.14 0.14
      270/180/i89 0.11 0.32 60% 0.13 0.13 0.16 0.16 0.14 0.15 0.14 0.14 0.14
      366/180/i89 0.11 0.24 56% 0.13 0.13 0.16 0.16 0.14 0.15 0.13 0.14 0.13
      340/180/i89 0.11 0.15 33% 0.13 0.13 0.16 0.16 0.14 0.15 0.14 0.14 0.14

       

    • Triple glazed, TriSeal Super Spacer

      Two low-E coatings on surfaces #2 and 5.

      Glass
      by
      Cardinal

      IGU Properties

      (NFRC method)

      U-values (Overall, NFRC method)

      TriSeal Super Spacer

      90% Argon

      U-value, center of glass Solar Heat Gain  (SHGC) Visible Trans
      (VT)

      Fixed exterior glazed

      Fixed interior glazed Casement Awning Tilt & Turn Hopper Door Outswing Door Inswing Door Sliding
      180/180 0.13 0.56 70% 0.14 0.15 0.16 0.17 0.15 0.16 0.15 0.15 0.15
      272/180 0.13 0.37 63% 0.14 0.14 0.16 0.16 0.15 0.16 0.14 0.14 0.14
      270/180 0.13 0.33 62% 0.14 0.14 0.16 0.16 0.15 0.16 0.14 0.14 0.14
      366/180 0.13 0.25 57% 0.14 0.14 0.16 0.16 0.15 0.16 0.14 0.14 0.14
      340/180 0.13 0.16 34% 0.14 0.14 0.16 0.16 0.15 0.16 0.14 0.14 0.14

       

    • Triple glazed, TriSeal Super Spacer

      Three low-E coatings on surfaces #2,4, and 6

      Glass
      by
      Cardinal

      IGU Properties

      (NFRC method)

      U-values (Overall, NFRC method)
      TriSeal Super Spacer
      90% Argon
      U-value, center of glass Solar Heat Gain  (SHGC) Visible Trans
      (VT)

      Fixed exterior glazed

      Fixed interior glazed Casement Awning Tilt & Turn Hopper Door Outswing Door Inswing Door Sliding
      180/180/i89 0.12 0.53 68% 0.13 0.13 0.16 0.16 0.14 0.15 0.14 0.14 0.14
      272/180/i89 0.11 0.36 62% 0.13 0.13 0.15 0.16 0.14 0.15 0.13 0.13 0.13
      270/180/i89 0.11 0.32 60% 0.13 0.13 0.15 0.15 0.14 0.15 0.13 0.13 0.13
      366/180/i89 0.11 0.24 56% 0.13 0.13 0.15 0.15 0.13 0.15 0.13 0.13 0.13
      340/180/i89 0.11 0.15 33% 0.13 0.13 0.15 0.15 0.13 0.15 0.13 0.13 0.13

       

    • Glazing options with capillary tubes + air fill

      One low-E coating on #2, or two on #2 and 5

      Glass
      by
      Cardinal

      IGU Properties

      (NFRC method)

      U-values (Overall, NFRC method)
      Capillary Tubes,
      air fill
      U-value, center of glass Solar Heat Gain  (SHGC) Visible Trans
      (VT)

      Fixed exterior glazed

      Fixed interior glazed Casement Awning Tilt & Turn Hopper Door Outswing Door Inswing Door Sliding
      272 0.30 0.41 72% 0.29 0.29 0.27 0.27 0.27 0.26 0.25 0.25 0.27
      366/180 0.16 0.25 57% 0.17 0.17 0.18 0.18 0.17 0.18 0.17 0.17 0.17

       

    • STC/OITC Test Results

      Click here to see the acoustic performance of various window configurations.

      Window Type

      Glazing

      STC

      OITC

      Sample size

      Fixed

      Double 6/4

      34

      28

      47.25 x 59

      Fixed

      Triple 6Lami/4/6

      37

      27

      47.25 x 59

      Tilt & Turn Operable

      Double 6/4

      35

      28

      47.25 x 59

      Tilt & Turn Operable

      Triple 6Lami/4/6

      37

      28

      47.25 x 59