International Builders’ Show Will Feature Products to Help
Build Your Business
Despite another rough year in the residential building market,
many manufacturers of door, window, moulding and millwork and related
products will launch new options and features at the upcoming International
Builders’ Show. The annual event will be held January 19-22 at the Las
Vegas Convention Center.
Read on for a sneak peek of what will be on display.
For more information on the event, visit www.buildersshow.com.
PPG Expands Residential Low-E Glass Portfolio
PPG Industries will showcase its expanded residential low-E glass portfolio,
including two new residential glass products, Solarban 65 and Sungate
400. Solarban 65 is a double-silver, solar control, low-E glass that the
company says helps window manufacturers achieve the .30/.30 requirement
for energy-efficient windows as defined in the American Recovery and Reinvestment
Act (ARRA) of 2009.
Sungate 400 glass is a passive low-E glass developed for window makers
seeking to meet Canadian Energy Star® statutes. It is ideal for use
in northern U.S. climates as well, according to PPG.
Clark Hall Introduces New Wrought Iron Doors
Clark Hall Iron Doors, based in Charlotte, N.C., will launch its line
of hand-forged wrought-iron doors during the International Builders’ Show.
“We offer the only iron doors that have a smooth hand finish,
upgraded construction features, and custom designs delivered in just eight
weeks,” says Tricia Kesling, an owner of the privately held company.
The smooth hand-finished, maintenance-free doors are built for easy installation
just like a traditional wood door and provide fully insulated panels,
stiles, rails and jambs, according to the company. In addition to the
design features, QLon Kerf weatherstripping is utilized around the door
and glass openings and an adjustable threshold provides a weathertight
fit. The designer ball bearing hinges has concealed grease fittings mortised
into the door and frame. A five-step automotive paint process provides
Simpson® Introduces Simulated Divided Lite Doors
Simpson Door Company is expanding options for its exterior French and
sash doors and sidelites by introducing the Simpson Simulated Divided
Lite (SDL). Simpson SDL doors capture the elegance of a true-divided lite
with a single insulating glass unit, allowing the doors to achieve high
energy efficiency ratings and meet hurricane and design pressure requirements,
according to the company.
To obtain the divided-lite look, Simpson manufactures its
SDL doors and sidelites by inserting a “shadow spacer” between the two
lites of glass and then permanently affixing decorative bars to both of
the outward-facing sides of the glass. The bars are 7/8 inches thick and
come in two profiles—ViewSaver® and Shaker—and multiple wood species
or PVC for use with Simpson WaterBarrier® Technology.
Green Doors from CraftMaster
CraftMaster ’s new line of green doors is made with sustainable materials,
recycled content and low-VOC primers and adhesives.
In addition, the company says they produce low-formaldehyde emissions.
The environmentally friendly doors are available in all of the company’s
raised panel, molded door designs from the original six-panel Colonist®
and four-panel, square-top Coventry® to the two-panel, square top
Carrara®, arched-top, two-panel plank Cashal™ and others. In addition
to standard hollow core construction, CMI offers CraftMaster Green Doors
with a solid GreenLite™ fiberboard door core. The rigid, lightweight core
provides the heft, weight and sound-deadening properties of a solid wood
door, according to the company, and is made using wood obtained from forestlands
that are certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.
Andersen 100 Series Features Recycled Materials, SmartSun Glass
Andersen Windows’ new 100 Series patio doors and windows feature environmentally
responsible and third-party certified construction, an economical price
and energy-saving performance, according to the company.
Officials say the overall amount of recycled content in the series is
certified by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) and ranges from a
minimum of 18 to 24 percent pre-consumer recycled glass and wood fiber
content based on the National Fenestration Rating Council-rated standard
window size in single-hung, casement, awning, picture and gliding window
The windows are framed with the company’s Fibrex® material, a sustainable
structural composite that blends the attributes of sawdust and polymer. According
to Andersen, Fibrex has a low thermal expansion and contraction rate,
is resistant to rotting and termites, and retains its rigidity and stability
in high temperatures.
The windows are available in single-hung, gliding, casement, awning and
specialty fixed styles in more than 1,200 sizes and can be specified in
more than 20,000 combinations.
Phantom Screens® now offers a Small, Motorized Executive retractable
screen. The screen has a housing size of 4 by 4 inches, compared with
its larger, standard size of 5 ½ by 7 inches.
The Small Executive retractable screen is designed to address applications
where subtlety is paramount, according to the company, and can accommodate
small cavities in the case of recessed applications. In applications where
only a surface mount is possible, the Small Executive comes with a variety
of finish options and can be custom-matched to blend with unique colors
and even wood grain.
Triple the Glazing with Milgard Products
Milgard Windows & Doors has added triple-glazing as an option for
both its vinyl new Tuscany® Series replacement line of patio doors
and windows, as well as its fiberglass Ultra™ and WoodClad™ Series patio
doors and windows. The company says the triple glazing provides extra
insulation, without compromising the products’ interior style or exterior
AMD Launches New Site
The Association of Millwork Distributors (AMD) will tell IBS attendees
about its new website launched in late 2009. The association has converted
its current, text-based “Millwork Principles and Practices” course into
a totally interactive online program. In 2010, AMD plans to develop several
online courses on topics of interest for the millwork industry and the
construction industry as a whole.
T h e new Young RetroTread™
makes it easy to renovate any stair from carpeted to premium hardwood,
according to its manufacturer.
The RetroTread from Young Manufacturing is made of solid hardwood and
has numerous other features and benefits.
To complete the remodeled hardwood stair system, the company's RetroTread
reversible return nosing also is available.
The RetroTread family of products is offered in red oak, white oak, poplar,
hard maple, hickory and Brazilian cherry.
Reduce Callbacks with Jamsill Guard®
Jamsill’s Guard® adjustable sill pan flashing works with nearly all
types of doors and windows and doesn’t require any adjustment to standard
rough opening sizes. Company officials say the flashing is simple, effective,
easy to use and affordable.
Endura Products Introduces Jamb Lock
Endura Products is introducing the jamb lock for the portion of the market
in single doors and sidelite systems. This all-new locking system resists
deflection and adds a tight, secure seal to the single door or CSL unit
by putting a three-point lock mechanism into the jamb or mull. The system
also is entirely encased in the jamb or mullion, and does not require
the installer to bore the active door.
The new jamb lock system works like this: the deadbolt activates
the lock actuator, which throws out two equidistant lock throws from the
jamb to the lock keepers in the active door. With minimal routing required
and “jamb jack” fasteners, which attach and supports the jamb to the stud,
wind loads are taken off the door unit itself, thus improving the overall
performance of the door unit, according to the company.
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