Doors and Windows

Proprietary Looks and Performance

Marvin Modern, a new system of doors, windows and options, made its official debut in fall 2018, starting with multi-slide doors and direct-glaze windows. This new series allows architects and builders to execute modern designs with narrow site lines, while leaning on a proprietary, high-density fiberglass exterior, aluminum interior and patent-pending frame design for thermal and structural performance—including in large sizes. Company officials say the product is a result of in-depth research with architects and builders, along with testing and cross-industry collaboration.

A multi-slide door is available with the company’s Sliding Door Automatic Control and all products are available with its factory-installed Lock Status Sensor. Casement windows are slated to launch in early 2019, with additional products debuting throughout the year.

New Options for Impact-Resistance

In November, Western Window Systems (now part of PGT Innovations) announced that its Series 7000 line of aluminum moving glass walls and windows will soon offer options for impact resistance. Combined with energy performance, company officials suggest its new line of impact-resistant products are well suited for cold-weather regions along the East Coast. New products will be available through Western Window Systems’ custom channel in a variety of sizes and configurations.


Push-Button Privacy

Officials for Omnia say their company is the first in the industry to offer a unique, push-button privacy function on latch handle sets with a low, compact rose profiles. The unique feature was unveiled at trade show exhibitions in 2018, where officials say it was labeled a, “must have.” Currently, the feature is available on smaller (two-inch) diameter roses in the company’s ARC collection. ARC knobs and levers and coordinating roses are available in all of the company’s finishes, including satin brass.


Fire-Rated Weather Stripping

VantagePoint Industries recently introduced a new Weatherstripping and Corner Pad product that company officials say is especially designed for fi re-rated doors. The Ontario, Calif.-based company, which is known for its hinge and barn-door style hardware, says its latest product is both American Architectural Manufacturers Association Grade A and U.L. Categories H and J certified. The product is available in 500, 650, 730, 825, 875 and 930 profiles, including colors of beige, black, bronze, cream and white. Custom designs are also available upon request.

Three Decades of Performance

In December, Quanex celebrated the 30th anniversary for its Super Spacer warm-edge technology. Certified by Europe’s Passive House Institute, company officials say three decades later, its Super Spacer continues to offer manufacturers an energy-efficient and sustainable option for high-volume production of dual- and triple-pane insulating glass units. Super Spacer products use a high-performance acrylic adhesive, backed by a moisture vapor seal. According to company information, the product is uniquely suited for use with the latest, high-speed spacer processing equipment, including vertical automated lines.


One-of-a-Kind Style

For customers looking to make a unique statement, ProVia recently introduced glazed finishes that give its fiberglass entry doors a distinctive, weathered and rustic look. Officials say the effect is created by expert craftsmen, who hand-apply finishes using brush-stroke variations, giving each door a one-of-a-kind appearance.

Available for the company’s Embarq and Signet series doors, the P3 Fusion process is designed to ensure lasting durability, which the company backs with a 10-year warranty.

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