Featuring the Latest Door and Window Products
The latest door and window products will be available in Toronto, November
15-17 during Win-Door North America. Educational sessions will also be
offered so check out the box below for all the offerings.
Truth Offers Window Opening Control Device
Window opening control devices (WOCD) have become a very important subject
among window manufacturers and down the supply chain. So if you are looking
for a WOCD to incorporate into your product line, check out Truth Hardware’s
Safe Gard product.
Being able to operate a window safely and securely, but that also has
safe guards in place to control the window’s opening, helps prevent accidental
falls, according to Truth. The company also adds that WOCD’s also aid
in emergency egress purposes, which is critical in today’s building projects.
The company says this is the first “reliable engineered solution for the
hinged window market.” SafeGard is an easy to install and easy to operate
solution that meets today’s stringent safety requirements such as ASTM
F2090-10, adds the company.
Amesbury Offers Hardware and Sealing Solutions
Amesbury’s Hardware and Sealing divisions will have a variety of products
to showcase at Win-Door.
If you are looking for hardware, the HG200 Series adjustable hinge for
patio and entry doors, can be adjusted vertically and horizontally allowing
perfect alterations to doors after its installation. Also being featured
is Tru-Lock®, a multi-point locking system for entry doors. The technology
allows for improved security with operational simplicity and flexibility
on trim hardware, according to the company.
Amesbury Sealing Products will introduce ALLER-GUARD®, which the company
says is the only patented pile weatherstrip system that seals against
mold and fungi and features heavy strength fin sealing and safe microbiocide
SSI, an Amesbury Sealing Products Company, will feature the first foam
door seal that includes a Category G Edge Seal Intumescent. This all inclusive
seal combines the superior performance of QFOAM® to resist air, water
and sound penetration with the fire and smoke protection provided by Category
G and H rated gaskets, according to the company.
Go European with Interlock’s Tilt and Turn Solutions
Interlock will showcase what it calls, “leading European window solution
for inward-opening applications.” The newest tilt and turn hardware systems
from SIEGENIA-AUBI are available for wood, vinyl and aluminum profiles.
The company says these hardware solutions support heavier sash weights
than their American counterparts—up to 286 pounds. The hardware is available
for standard as well as speThe company says these hardware solutions support
heavier sash weights than their American counterparts—up to 286 pounds.
The hardware is available for standard as well as special shapes, such
as round top and trapezoid windows, while concealed versions are also
SIEGENIA-AUBI and KFV products are distributed exclusively by Interlock
John Evans—a Constant Force
John Evans’ and Sons will display its SideLoad Constant Force Balance
System which it says offer various benefits as compared to block and tackle
systems. These include: a lower price, reduced operating forces, a substantial
reduction of on-hand inventory with smaller space requirements and a patent-pending
design that allows for a quiet and tight fitting sash.
The system utilizes AAMA-qualified springs and provides for a simple conversion
from block and tackle.
Erdman Makes IG Sealing Economical
Erdman Automation says its fixed head insulating glass (IG) secondary
sealer is a simple and economical answer to a company’s IG secondary sealing
needs. The stationary sealant application system on the sealer gives operators
the ability to apply a professional, high-quality, consistent secondary
seal to IG units easily.
Operators simply position a glass unit in front of the stationary sealant
applicator. The applicator control system tracks the glass while the operator
passes the glass from left to right through the applicator. The spacer
is measured by a depth probe, and the machine applies sealant based on
the speed at which the glass is being moved by the operator and the height
and depth of the spacer.
Each corner is filled under pressure with a back-up plate or a wiper making
for a perfect fill with little or no objectionable bulge in the corners,
adds the company.
WTS Paradigm’s UX Configurator: Bolder than Ever
The UX Configurator, from WTS Paradigm, is the same powerful configurator
the industry has come to know, with a new bold look and feel, says the
company. WTS says it interviewed hundreds of customers and end users to
gather feedback, and utilized new technologies to elevate the Configurator
to higher levels of user acceptance.
“Our easy-to-use interface lets users spend less time creating a quote
and more time selling,” says the company.
WTS adds that the new interface brings customer confidence to the selling
process by seeing a more realistic representation of what they are purchasing.
Users navigate through products and options and can see detailed information
Gain a Peek at Royal’s New Patio Door
Royal Window and Door Profiles will give Win-Door attendees a sneak peek
at its new Vinyl Bi-Fold Patio Door, available to door and window manufacturers
in February 2012.
The new product offers a thermally broken, all vinyl frame with aluminum
reinforcement, which is suitable for all climates. The slim line welded
sash allows maximum viewing area and offers an abundance of naturalight
to illuminate the living space. The reinforced panels ensure a durable
and long-lasting quality product, according to the company.
The company says the sash has been designed to use the most common insulating
glass configurations and meet the most stringent energy codes in the industry.
In addition, the product offers enhanced security features with the inclusion
of a multi-point locking system.
Multi-panel configurations, and maximum design options are available.
A New View on Patio Doors
Masonite has a whole new look for patio doors with its designer product
line that features the SpectraWeld™ technology. This method bonds composite
material to a single sheet of glass, giving the appearance of caming,
or multiple pieces of glass fused together. The collection includes six
glass designs, ranging from ornate to simple. Design options include vines,
diamonds and traditional divided lights.
All Masonite designer patio doors are manufactured with low-E glass, improving
thermal performance and allowing for year-round energy efficiency. In
addition, the company says when completed with its multi-point lock options,
all patio doors add security and longevity to any room providing passage
to the outdoors.
Steve Brown Machinery Distributes SWISSPACER
Steve Brown Machinery Solutions is distributing SWISSPACER, a thermally
optimized spacer bar made from a highly insulating composite material.
Extremely thin metal membranes guarantee air and gas tightness as well
as an excellent adhesion for all insulating glass sealing compounds, according
to the company. Swisspacer’s thermal performance makes it the ideal solution
for increasing the energy efficiency of windows, the company adds.
Because of its structural composition Swisspacer can be used in all types
of IG units, including curtainwall facades where it is exposed to high
thermal and mechanical loads.
Additionally, the product is available in 17 colors.
Quanex ‘Races’ to Win-Door with Innovative Lineup
Quanex Building Products Corp. has strategically aligned its Mikron, Truseal
Technologies, Edgetech I.G. and Homeshield businesses with the goal of
furthering the fenestration industry through high-performance products,
creative marketing support, technical services and the expertise necessary
to help customers grow their businesses in a competitive marketplace.
“Because it is so highly focused on achieving stringent energy-efficiency
standards, the Canadian fenestration market has been and continues to
be an important part of our business,” says Mike Hovan, senior vice president,
sales and marketing for Quanex’s Engineered Products Group. “We look forward
to sharing our diverse range of extrusions, IG systems and window and
door components with customers, and discussing how we can help them drive
their businesses forward.”
New to this year’s booth is ‘The Optimizer,’ a program that estimates
the total window U-value without the expense of experimenting with variations
at a certified lab. Each Quanex sales person will be equipped with The
Optimizer in the field, enabling an instant U-value assessment of various
combinations of Mikron framing materials with all common North American
IG spacers, glass packages, low-E coatings and gas fills. The program
can assess 45,000 combinations to help customers find their right balance
between cost and performance.
In addition, Quanex will feature components from its companies, including:
• MikronWood™ next generation composite material, which boasts the beauty
of wood with the weather-resistant, no-maintenance advantages of vinyl
• EnergyCore™ frame and Duralite® spacer window system, which reduces
thermal conductivity by up to 45 percent and achieves R-5 with a triple-pane
• Super Spacer® dual-seal warm-edge spacer systems that are backed
by more than 20 years of field performance in commercial and residential
• ImperiClad™ moisture-impervious door frame systems with MikronWood that
includes a water-shedding threshold with unique energy-efficient, weather-stripped
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
New and Improved: EDTM’s GLASS-CHEK PRO
EDTM will display its line of instruments and sales kits to the window
and glass industry, and will allow attendees the opportunity to test the
equipment and view live demonstrations.
One of the products to be on display is the GLASS-CHEK PRO (#GC3000) which
is used to identify types of low-E coatings in a window as well as thickness.
The product is also a great tool for testing the thickness of triple-pane
However one of the biggest selling points has turned out to be the ability
of the meter to identify different types of low-E coatings, says the company.
The Glass-Chek Pro will indicate if the low-E coating is a hard coat or
soft coat low-E product. If it is a soft coat, the meter will tell the
number of silver layers used to make up the coating, allowing users to
estimate the type of coating being used. This is particularly beneficial
for window replacement companies, as it helps them select the proper low-E
to use in the replacement window. EDTM says this guarantees to their customer
that the replacement window will offer similar energy benefits as the
one being replaced.
Wednesday, November 16: 9:00 a.m.
Ask the Inspectors: Forum on Code Changes
As new building codes roll out across the country, these require manufacturers,
dealers and installers to meet a host of requirements in areas such
as labeling of products for air, water, structural and U-Values. Codes
are like a “license to do business” and without proper testing and
labeling, products will be rejected by building inspectors.
Each region in Canada has its own wind, rain and energy requirements,
as specified in the Canadian Supplement of the North American Fenestration
Standards, making information and understanding of these regulations
crucially important to every market across the country. The codes
also affect the installation of doors, windows and skylights, and
carry sections dealing with sealants, trim and flashing.
Jeff Baker, technical consultant for Fenestration Canada, will lead
a presentation and discuss these important issues with a panel of
building inspectors drawn from locations across a range of Canadian
Wednesday, November 16: 11:00 a.m.
Glass Performance and Energy Efficiency: The Straight Talk
Bill Lingnell, technical consultant to the Insulating Glass Manufacturers
Alliance (IGMA) and an expert in glass and architectural products,
joins IGMA’s executive director, Margaret Webb for an hour of candid,
straight talk about insulating glass.
What are the best spacer bars? What is the most effective cavity
width? Coatings: hard coat or soft coat and on which surface? Fade
resistance: Can you really believe manufacturers’ advertising? Gas-fill
options and the best ways to prevent gas loss. Sound reduction:
How does laminated glass and triple glazing help? All of these questions
and more will be answered in this seminar. An Ask the Expert question
and answer period will also take place.
Thursday, November 17: 1:00 p.m.
New Code Changes: A Focus on Exterior Doors
Doors have been an integral part of the national building code for
many years, however new codes signal a renewed scrutiny. Products
will now be subjected to a range of requirements including temporary
and permanent labels, door viewers or transparent glazing in the
door or side lite, a class (minimum R) and a performance grade.
They will also be tested for size, positive/negative design pressure,
air infiltration/exfiltration and cycles and more.
Jeff Baker, technical consultant for Fenestration Canada, will offer
a detailed look at how these codes can dramatically affect your
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