Water Seal & Drainage
Wet & Dry Glazing Details

Frame Installation In Wall

Proper installation and perimeter sealing of the window unit is an essential component to achieving a watertight exterior window system.


Testing by Dow Corning has shown that a wet-glazing method provides a superior leak protection and longer life than dry (vinyl) glazing methods. Both methods are offered and illustrated below.

Water Tight Seal

Stile-Line Exterior Steel Storefront Systems are designed with a two-tiered system to prevent water from penetrating the interior of the building.

Frame - Water Tight Seal

Water Drainage

In the event that moisture does penetrate the exterior side of the frame, or condensation develops within the frame members:

Wet Glazing System 600 Series


Dry Glazing System 600 Series