Reach the Big 6-0 with Accoya®
Accsys Technologies officials say a new study from Building Research Establishment
(BRE) has found that its Accoya wood product can be used to produce windows
with a 60-year life. The 13-year field tests compared the rot and decay
levels of mortise and tenon corner L-joints made with Accoya wood against
mortise and tenon corner L-joints made of other wood species commonly
used for window manufacturing, according to the company.
Royal Group Launches OPUS Patio Door Series
Royal Window and Door Profiles, a division of Royal Group, has introduced
the ROYAL OPUS Patio Door Series, which company officials say was designed
to provide both energy efficiency and durability. The door incorporates
a durable, heavy-duty all-vinyl frame that can be used with two different
sash systems. It can be used in both replacement and new construction
The OPUS patio door also comes with a wide array of upgradeable options
such as a twin-point locking hardware, the Euro Series handle and a variety
of colors and finishes to suit any décor, according to the company.
Amesbury Undergoes Re-Branding
Amesbury has completed a rebranding program and has dropped the word “Group”
from its name. The company also has a new tagline, “Reliable Resource.
Superior Solutions.” “The divisions are excited by the possibilities created
by this initiative,” says Paul Prezzano, director of sales and marketing
for Schlegel, an Amesbury company. “It was a collaborative effort—producing
a unity of thought that made the program successful. We have already experienced
its power in our communication materials.”
Amesbury also has redesigned its website to reflect the branding change.
“The new website leverages our divisional strength under the Amesbury
name,” says Wayne Steinhauer, vice president of Amesbury Hardware Products.
“It is a great example of our branding strategy in action.”
Latch on to TRU-Latch
Interlock USA recently introduced its newest innovation, the TRU-Latch
sash lock, which features a sensitive trigger mechanism designed to activate
with little force. Company officials say the TRU-Latch also minimizes
upper sash drag, making it ideal for double-hung windows.
The new TRU-Latch mechanism is designed to fit the complete range of styling
and housing options available for the original PRO-Latch automatic sash
lock line, including surface mount or flush mount options, concealed screws,
and a variety of architectural finishes, according to the company. The
TRU-Latch also is hurricane-rated in impact-certified applications.
DOOR AND WINDOW COMPONENTS
Seal Up French Doors
Quanex’s Imperial Products division designed the Triple Seal and StainRite
Astragals to tightly seal the clearance gap between French doors to prevent
air and water penetration. According to the company, French doors using
these astragals have been tested and certified to levels higher than PG40
ratings for air and water performance. Likewise, the astragals’ durable
molded boots are certified for 5,000 cycles with no wear. Both astragals
feature a stainable vinyl wrap, available in oak and mahogany grain, providing
the look of a wood product.
Slide It or Stack It
Panda Windows and Doors has launched its S.91 frameless sliding/stacking
glass wall system, which features individual glass panels that operate
along a single aluminum track system to provide a seamless appearance
for large opening applications.
Company officials say that in residential applications this system is
a perfect fit for surrounding three-season porches, divisions between
interior spaces, and between interior and semi-outdoor spaces.
Glazing options are available in both 3/8- and ½-inch thicknesses.
Appearance options include privacy glass, laminated and tinted in virtually
any color or shade available on the market. Aluminum top and bottom frame
supports are available in a variety of finishes, including powder coat,
anodized and Kynar. Custom color matching is a standard option and textured
or wood grain finish options also are available.
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