If you are planning to attend Win-door, which opens today and runs through Thursday in Toronto, you can expect to see numerous products on display and various educational seminars addressing everything from Canadian codes to the economy. If you can’t make it here’s a look at what you’re missing. Stay tuned to dwmmag.com all week for news from the show. If you are in Toronto visit DWM magazine in booth 1302.

Quanex Building Products will debut two new products, the Mikron® C3-11300 AW-Rated Window System and the MikronWood® Thermal Advantage Window System.

Part of Quanex’s “Innovation Zone,” MikronWood Thermal Advantage features Quanex’s MikronWood composite frame material, specifically engineered for increased thermal performance for colder temperature climates. This system uses solid-core composite material that can be fusion welded at the frame joints. The resin combination doesn’t absorb moisture, preventing damage caused by condensation, rot, mold and insects.

The Mikron C3-11300 AW-Rated Window System is engineered to achieve below NFRC .20 U-Factor with CR over 75 and comes in various designs, including tilt and turn, casement, awning and fixed window. Quanex’s patented MikronBlend vinyl compound comes standard for the Mikron C3-11300 to ensure weathering and durability, even in intense UV, temperature and salt air environments. Its vinyl frames also resist condensation, reducing the risk of water damage to building interiors, according to the company.

Truth Hardware’s Sentry Bi-Fold Hardware System incorporates Truth’s contemporary styled handle, patented hinge design and sleek flush bolts for a system that combines what the company calls ease of installation with the integration of Truth’s Sentry Multi-Point Hardware System for a passage door.

Additionally, the company offers window opening control devices, which have become a very important subject among window manufacturers and onward through to builders, contractors, and homeowners concerned with being able to safely and securely operate a window which has safe guards in place to control opening and prevent accidental falls, while still being able to be easily opened for egress purposes in case of an emergency. Truth Hardware’s new SafeGard Window Opening Control Device is a reliable, easy to install and easy to operate solution, according to the company, and which meet safety requirements such as ASTM F2090-10.

Also on the hardware side, Interlock will feature a hinge with the highest load bearing capacity in its class, the NOVA® casement window hardware series from Interlock combines expertly engineered operators with the most sophisticated handle design and multi-point locking system on the market, according to the company.

The suite of NOVA casement hardware for vinyl, wood and aluminum applications includes dual-Arm, single-arm, dyad and awning operators, which feature a patented two-directional fixing design for superior strength and stability, and offer more versatility than ever before. The series also is available in stainless steel to provide maximum corrosion resistance in harsh coastal environments.

Vi-Lux Building Products now offers an alternative to traditional wood door frames that it says is maintenance and rot free. The Vi-Lux door frame system combines the strength and convenience of wood door frames with the properties of 100-percent cellular PVC, said to make them moisture and insect resistant as well as dimensionally stable with low thermal expansion index.

All of the company’s door frames are fully UV protected and available in smooth white, wood grain embossed or factory finished with Vi-Guard® coating, but re paintable to customer’s individual requirements (upon request). They are available in 4 9⁄16-, 6 9⁄16- and 7¼-inch sizes.

Vi-Lux will now offer a complete machine door jamb solution including hinges, multi-points, strike, double strike, dadoes, cut an angle for the sill.

Royal Building Products will feature its Window Performance Grade Calculator. This calculator is designed to assist Royal’s customers, fenestration product manufacturers and stakeholders, in selecting products according to the new 2010 Canadian National Building Code (NBC).

It allows users to establish the required performance grades for a specific building (based on geographic location, terrain conditions, building height and shape), using the existing climate design data of more than 640 selected Canadian locations included in the 2010 NBC.

Caldwell has introduced new products which will be on display: the Hybrid balance Ultra Lift® Extreme, which delivers Class 6 performance in single pair applications, up to 130-pound sash weights after 8000 cycles. Additional features of the product include lengths to 78 inches, adjustability and extended warranty options.

The company’s Constant Force Spring product line has two recent additions. The QT3 offers Class 3 performance in a fixed coil balance solution while the Roller Tilt® Elite 562 is said to combine the ease of a modified drop-in pivot bar with the consumer safety feature of a rack-in system. It accommodates headed pivot bars for high structural ratings and the company says the “capped” cam cavity eliminates accidental sash displacement. The Roller Tilt Elite 562 is a LEAN solution: a non-handed design that allows for SKU reduction and a cartridge option with pre-assembled bracket for labor savings. Both Constant Force Spring products go directly from the Box to Balance Pocket.

Screenco Manufacturing will feature its new OneScreen, which it describes as “the easy and elegant solution for all windows.” Punching isn’t required for installation and with no visible hardware, the screens rely on strong aluminum frames to provide what the company calls simple assembly and beautiful design.

It’s not too late to attend. For more information on the show visit windoorshow.com

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