Hollow Metal Borrowed Lite Frame

Starting at  $300
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A hollow metal borrowed lite is a frame with fixed glass which functions as a fixed window. Typically used for interior applications, borrowed lite frames allow light to pass from one room into another.

  • Steel Window Frame
  • 16-Gauge Steel – Cold Rolled or Galvanized
  • Available Welded or Knocked Down

Product Overview

Commercial Steel Window Frame – 4-Sided Hollow Metal Borrowed Lite

Four-sided frame without a door opening, prepared for glass installation in the field. The borrowed light can be designed for one or multiple pieces of glass. The frame can be located in the wall off the floor or sit on the floor and extend to the ceiling above. Glazing bead (glass stops) are provided with all borrowed lite frames. Stops install on the inside of the frame to hold the glass in place.


  • 16-Gauge cold rolled steel (galvanized available)
  • Includes 5/8″ glass stops, screws and glazing tape
  • 5 glass type options
  • Anchors available for any wall condition
  • Available KD (knocked down) or welded
  • Vertical or horizontal mullion options – to divide into multiple sections
  • Fire-rated up to 45-Minutes with WHI / ITS mylar label applied (optional – in limited sizes)



For door window kits and glass please see our vision lite kits and glazing section.


Heavy-duty; 16-gauge cold rolled steel (galvanized and stainless steel available)

Jamb Faces

2-inch faces standard

Stop Height

5/8” Stop Height


Exact fit die-mitered corner connections


Anchors provided for new or existing walls

Glass Stops

5/8" glass stops, cut to size (screws included)


1/4" clear tempered glass, 1/4" wire glass, 3/16" Pyran Platinum F glass ceramic, 3/16" Firelite NT glass ceramic, 1" insulated glass


Fire-rated up to 45-Minutes with WHI / ITS mylar label applied (optional – in limited sizes). Fire-rated glazing must be used. Fire-rated assemblies must be in accordance with NFPA 80


Factory-Applied, Baked-On, Rust Inhibiting Primer (No Special Color Options) – Not intended to be a finish coat. It is recommended that finish paint (top coat) be applied after installation

Buy American Act Compliance

Meets Buy American Act – Made in USA

Clear Tempered Glass

TGP Firelite NT Fire-Rated Glass Ceramic

Insulated Glass

Use of glazing tape on both sides of all glass types is recommended to minimize breakage. Glazing tape is required on fire-rated glass.