Dealers Head to Remodeling Show to Check out Window OptionsOctober 11th, 2011 by DWM Magazine
Thousands in the remodeling industry, including door and window companies, will head to Chicago this week to check out the latest product options at the Remodeling Show. The event is being held October 13-15 at McCormick Place. While exhibits will be held on those days, educational sessions will also take place throughout the event beginning October 12.
While the event offers the latest information to remodelers, event management added a new feature this year—Containment Central. Because of the impact the Environmental Protection Agency’s lead ruling has on all contractors, a hands-on area of the show floor is designed to provide a comprehensive guide to the rules and tools for the prevention of lead poisoning.
A detailed and full-sized proper containment example will be the centerpiece, according to show management. Additionally, building experts and industry representatives will be on hand to help companies as they continue to navigate through the lead requirements.
If you are headed to the show, following are some of the products that will be on display. And if you can’t make it, find out what companies will be featuring.
ProVia Encourages Product Experimentation
ProVia will exhibit its portfolio of steel and fiberglass entry doors, storm doors, patio doors, vinyl and composite windows, and will unveil what it calls a revolutionary concept product model to gain input from show attendees. Visitors will have the opportunity to experiment with ProVia Studio, the company’s product visualization software.
“Although we produce a wide array of building products at various manufacturing facilities, we are one ProVia with a unified vision of providing unmatched quality and service,” says Brian Miller, president. “There are distinct benefits for building industry pros to partner with ProVia, and it’s our goal to demonstrate that at the show.”
Pella Complete its Vinyl Offerings
The new Pella 350 Series window line completes the company’s latest vinyl offering that includes vinyl sliding patio doors introduced in 2010. Both the windows and patio doors offer the energy-efficient options that will meet or exceed ENERGY STAR® guidelines.
Pella says the premium vinyl line targets energy-conscious homeowners looking for beautiful, high-quality options to enhance their home and comfort, and also products that don’t require a lot of maintenance and will stand up to the weather.
Top design features include SmoothSeam™ welded corners on the door and window frames that are virtually invisible, plus a robust frame profile with a beveled edge that makes them look more like wood windows and patio doors.
Simpson Highlights Nantucket Doors
Simpson® Door Company’s new Nantucket® Collection of exterior wood doors combines durable, weather-resistant wood species with a modified mortise-and-tenon construction technique for what it describes as beautiful, long-lasting wood doors.
Simpson Nantucket exterior doors are available in two wood species, Black Locust or Nootka Cypress, and come with a 10-year limited warranty. Black Locust is known for its high strength and rot-resistance, even in extreme climates. Nootka Cypress has excellent dimensional stability, a fine texture and uniform color for optimal finishing results.
The mortise-and-tenon construction method used in the Nantucket Collection features face-driven pins made of Black Locust, which eliminates stile and rail separation and gives the Nantucket doors a beautiful, handcrafted look. Two panel options – 1 7/16-inch Innerbond® double hip-raised or ¾-inch flat panel – and two sticking choices – shaker or ovolo – allow building professionals and homeowners to the get the door that best meets their tastes.
Get Decorative with Therma-Tru
From its Fypon trim to its Therma-Tru doors, the company will offer products for the entire entryway. The door manufacturer will showcase its Avonlea Glass Design, which features clear baroque glass with fluid lines in a free-flowing leaf pattern accented with bronze water glass and black nickel caming. The new glass is also ENERGY STAR® qualified, and glass sizes include full-lite, ¾-lite, ½-lite, oval- and center-arch lite.
The company will also feature its classic craft canvas collection, a premium, smooth fiberglass door that has a smooth, paintable surface. The doors have architecturally correct facets, including wide center panels and rich embossment details that the company says rival high-end custom wood doors.
Gossen: Not Just a Moulding Company
Gossen Corp., known by many for its decking and moulding products, says it is excited to increase awareness of its top quality door and window components.
“We are hoping to be able to reach out to more door and window professionals at the Remodeling Show this year,” says John Green, chief operating officer.
The company’s cellular PVC door and window components meet and exceed the standards of AAMA 308-05. Gossen’s advanced technology is built into each door and window and profile that is designed by manufacturers and fabricators in the fenestration industry.
Tapco Makes a Brake for it
The Tapco Group® will introduce its Integrated Tool Systems® Pro 50 Anniversary Brake, which it says can be used for a variety of applications, including door and window components like flashing, j-channel, trim and custom details.
The PRO 50 showcases a new moving-hinge system that eliminates hinge wear and material scraping, and also allows for easy bending. The brake’s efficient handle system allows lifting handles to be positioned anywhere along the brake to suit the user, and handle plugs don’t stick down to interfere with loading the brake on or off a truck.
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