The NoricF4 custom metal frame for doors and windows from Reward Wall Systems enhances the building envelope required by Insulating Concrete Form (ICF) construction. The preformed steel, two-in-one frame combines the buck and the frame into one system, eliminating waste, reducing installation time, and allowing greater customization. The NoricF4 is preassembled, welded to specifications from building plans, and designed and made to fit snugly around the EPS foam thickness of any ICF. It accommodates drywall returns and integrated continuous concrete anchors, includes press-in-place weatherstripping, and is prepped for door hardware. Mullions and integral glazing stops are optional. rewardwalls.com
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