Introducing September 2020July 27th, 2021 by Nathan Hobbs
There When You Need Them
In order to maintain unobstructed views and curb appeal, Phantom retractable door screens are designed to remain hidden out of sight until needed. For those who want to let fresh air in while keeping insects out, they fit all door types, including single, double and sliding patio doors.
With a new feature called MeshLock, the company’s screens now offer a mesh retention system that keeps the mesh secure in the top and bottom tracks while in use, to help extend the life of screens. The new feature prevents mesh from blowing off the track during breezy conditions, while preventing small pets and/or pests from crawling underneath.
Shape Without Fixtures and Forms
The PT Veneer Forming systems offered by Ogden Group eliminate the need for fixtures and forms when pressing and laminating veneers into half-round, arch and elliptical shapes. Manufactured by RfsProtech, officials say they allow for quick and easy set-up of custom parts and are available with a variety of curing methods, including radio frequency (RF), conduction heat bands and cold press.
Passive House Certified
Westeck Windows and Doors recently introduced the Passive House Certified Vinyl Lift Slide Door. Company officials say it is one of just 10 worldwide to produce Passive House-certified doors and the first to produce a certified vinyl patio door. The product complements Westeck’s existing line of PH products and represents an “ongoing commitment to supporting the best in window and door performance,” says Neal Turner, general manager.
Available in two-, three- or four-panel configurations, the product offers unobstructed views and ease of operation. By engaging the handle, operating panels lift off of the track, allowing them to roll freely. The handle also lowers panels at any desired location and locks them into place. A compression sealing and multi-point locking system provides a high-performance weather-tight seal.
With the ability to insert spline into the grooves on window screens automatically, officials say the newly redesigned Screen Express by Winpro makes training new employees easy by eliminating labor-intensive processes. The unit handles screen assemblies of up to 38 by 80 inches, with cycle times of 30 seconds, and is available in an expanded model to accommodate screen doors up to 48 by 96 inches. The machine offers completely automatic frame fixturing, which is activated by an improved barcode scanner featuring 1D and 2D capability, or FTP download.
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