Traditional Looks/Versatile Design

Officials for Sun Windows say the sash designs on its new Premium Clad Wood Double Hung window is suited for historical restoration projects or any that simply want to rely on a traditional, double-hung style. Targeted for the high-end residential and light-commercial markets, the product features an extruded aluminum exterior with powder-coat finish, a built-in sash water management system and integral nail fin. Meanwhile, a ponderosa pine interior, combined with wide selection of exterior finish colors, trim options and insulating glass packages allow for versatility and the ability to match up with just about any project.

Low-E Sampler

For dealers who tackle both residential and commercial projects, Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) announced two new glass sample kits that can now be ordered through its online literature and fulfillment center. The kits feature 10 samples of transparent and tinted low-E glass.

A transparent low-E glass kit contains insulating glass units (IGUs) with Solarban 60, Solarban 70XL, Solarban 67, Solarban R100 and Solarban 90 coatings on clear, Acuity low-iron and Starphire Ultra-Clear glass substrates.

No More Slapping Around

Introduced as a new addition to the company’s motorized retractable screens and existing track systems, Phantom Screens’ Cable Guide System solves the issue for screens slapping around in the wind or pulling away from windows. With no need for posts or columns for track installation, officials say the new cable system holds screens and slide-bars in place, while a self-tensioning technology maintains the mesh and cable tautness even in changing outdoor conditions.

The system can fit a variety of sizing configurations between 20 feet high by 9 feet wide and 25 feet wide by 11 feet high.

Three-Panel Alternative

Designed to be a transitional alternative to six-panel doors, Masonite’s Livingston interior door is a molded, three-panel design that officials say matches nearly any design aesthetic for a “timeless appeal.” Available in both solid- and hollow-core styles, company officials say Livingston’s features are designed to be subtle yet distinct in their craftsmanship, allowing the door’s design to “cascade around core styles.”

New Side-Load Option

Boral expanded the lineup in its 250 Series this year to include a new, non-tilt, side-load window. With a welded frame and sash, integral nailing fin, aluminum sash reinforcement and interlocks that are designed for ease of operation, company officials say the product is designed to be low maintenance and affordable.

On the performance side, the 250 includes dual weather-stripping, offers a DP-35 rating and features a multi-chambered vinyl profile that can be combined with triple-coated low-E glass and argon gas fill for R-values ranging from 3.70 to 4.17.

A Crane That Goes Anywhere

Today’s oversized glass doors and windows can be difficult to hoist. Meanwhile, not every residential worksite provides enough space for a material handler or full-sized crane. Microcrane’s M1 Global is narrow enough to fit through a 36-inch door opening, yet it booms up to 22 feet and handles up to 2,000 lbs. of weight. The unit is just 30 inches wide, weighs 1,800 lbs. and does not require an operator license.

On the safety side, the M1 Global is ISO Certified, built to ASME standards, exceeds OSHA standards and is CE Certified to meet international standards, according to company information.

Thermally Broken Steel

Steel has always been a go-to material for entry doors, but one that’s also infamous as a thermal insulator. GlassCraft aims to upend that notion with its new ThermaPremium door. By incorporating a thermal break into the door, door frames and glass, the product avoids the common pitfalls found in other steel doors.

Meanwhile, a 14-gauge skin, water-resistant composite edges and jambs, and an Endura threshold add to the product’s durability. Glass designs include wrought iron, contemporary and privacy.

Hidden Screen Frame

After a company survey showed that 39% of builders and remodelers are looking for as much glass as possible from their doors and windows, officials for Ply Gem say they rolled out a new casement window with a screen frame so thin that it’s hidden inside the track. The newly engineered MIRA casement also features improved sash cladding, 7/8-inch insulating glass (standard) and stainless-steel hardware.

Contemporary Screen

With optional 2- or 3-inch profiles, 45- or 90-degree corners, and flush-mount or external handles, the new Evolution Patio Screen Series by Screenco is designed to provide contemporary lines and modern looks. Roller systems and bug sweeps are optional and a wheel adjustment screw is designed to be easily accessible.

Multiple Substrates

When it comes to general perimeter caulking for doors, windows and frames, it pays to have a sealant in the truck that can match just about any substrate. Officials say Tremco’s TremGlaze S1400 is a high-performance, single component, neutralcure, medium modulus silicone sealant for install applications that’s designed to achieve a watertight seal with wood, brick, vinyl, and other residential substrates.

Cleaner Lines

One of the drawbacks that holds some vinyl products back from achieving real-wood aesthetics includes weld lines. In July, ProVia introduced FineLine Technology, a technique that company officials say produces straight, clean corner welds. Employed on Endure Vinyl Patio Doors, the technology achieves “picture frame quality,” they suggest.

According to company information, doors produced with FineLine meet or exceed all industry requirements for strength and durability. ProVia is the first building products manufacturer to offer this technology in the U.S., officials say.

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