Client News: EXTECH’s TECHVENT 5300 window systems offer natural ventilation and daylight to industrial buildings

Posted on April 5th, 2018 by Heather West

EXTECH-TECHVENT5300_PA1_JimSink_web.jpgProviding both natural light and natural ventilation, TECHVENT 5300® window systems from Exterior Technologies, Inc. (EXTECH) feature a patented, top-hinge design that allows the unit to remain open during normal rainfall, while keeping the interior dry. Ideal for manufacturing, agricultural and other industrial buildings, the windows can be operated manually or electrically, and can be integrated with building control systems.

EXTECH_TECHVENT5300_web.jpg“It’s a highly durable system even in the most demanding environments,” says EXTECH Director of Product Application and Development Kevin Smith, R.A. “TECHVENT 5300 offers the advantages of a typical metal louver plus provide natural light and ventilation during inclement weather.”

He adds, “The system is effective in a variety of applications, but favored for industrial purposes. Minimizing disruption and downtime to building operations, the TECHVENT system installs quickly from either the exterior or interior.”

EXTECH_TECHVENT5300_MLKGym-Exterior_web.jpgEXTECH’s versatile TECHVENT 5300 top-hinged window units typically range from 3 to 8 feet high. The system can be factory-assembled with interlocking vertical mullions for installation as continuous clerestory wings up to 150-feet wide, or as smaller, individual “punched” openings. The units also can be used as operable skylights when installed on a slope.

The system accepts up to 1-inch thickness of either glass or cellular polycarbonate glazing. Its deep glazing pockets and low-friction gaskets accommodate the thermal movement of polycarbonate, while maintaining industry-leading water and air infiltration seals.

EXTECH_TECHVENT5300_MLKGym-Interior_web.jpgThe framing system uses 38.95 percent recycled aluminum as standard and may be specified in a broad choice of finish types and colors. After its useful life as part of a window system, the metal is 100 percent recyclable.


EXTECH_TECHVENT5300-ext_web.jpgTo order a sample and learn about EXTECH’s TECHVENT 5300, please visit the product webpage. For more information on EXTECH’s products and services, please call 800-500-8083, email or visit
Exterior Technologies, Inc. (EXTECH) is an award-winning manufacturer and designer of wall, window, skylight, canopy and custom façade systems. The company delivers solutions for a variety of industries and applications, and are committed to collaboration, innovation and exceptional engineering.


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