June  2002

     New Products       

Phoenix Door Offers Interior and Exterior Doors

NEW-TECH Phoenix Door Mfg. Co. of Tustin, Calif., offers its NEW-TECH® solid interior and exterior doors which can be ordered distressed to give it an old world or Southwest look.

A very popular species is knotty alder, but other wood species such as cherry, mahogany, walnut, pine, maple, red and white oak, birch and others are also available. NEW-TECH doors are available in standard and custom designs, including arched top, common curve, transom and sidelites, pocket, bi-fold and louver doors, glass and mirror inserts, true-divided-lite raised moulding French and even fire doors with the same moulding design. This broad selection of door types makes it possible to carry the same design throughout the whole home, said the company. NEW-TECH doors can be built to special architectural specifications including custom sizes up to 5-feet wide and 14-feet tall, according to the company.

Door Lifts
Invention Submission Corporation Introduces a Door Installation Tool
According to the Invention Submission Corporation (ISC), one of its clients has designed a tool that would make it easier to lift doors for installation.

The Door Lifter can hold a door firmly for easy installation by one individual. In addition, the user is able to keep both of his hands free for measuring or for other tasks, said ISC. The invention can be used with all types of doors, but might be ideal for heavier doors that are harder to maneuver, said the company.

Door Frames
Contact Lumber Offers Wooden Door Frames
Contact Lumber of Portland, Ore., offers a wooden door frame wrapped in a stainable vinyl material with the look and feel of wood veneer. The stainable vinyl door frame means the wooden door frame can be finished in a different manner than the door itself, according to the company.

“Until now, the weather-resistance advantages of fiberglass doors have been negated, to some degree, by the use of primed-wood door frames that must be maintained carefully before exposing to the elements to resist weather-related damage,” said Pete Himes, sales manager of OEM sales for the company. “Our new sustainable vinyl product solves both issues by offering better weather-resistance right from the start and because it can be finished using the same products one uses to finish a fiberglass door.”

Door Hardware
Crestline Windows & Doors Offers New Door Options
With a new handle style and new hinge-finish options available from Crestline Windows & Doors of Mosinee, Wis., dealers have more patio door options to offer builders and remodelers.

Crestline’s new Contemporary style of handle features a multi-point locking system and is available with a brass, antique-brass, polished-chrome, brushed-chrome, white, matte-black or oil-rubbed finish.

Crestline’s Classic Riviera, French Curve and Legend handle styles will now be available in all of these finishes as well. Previously, it had been available in polished brass and antique finishes only. Handle options are offered with the multi-point locking system on all hinged doors and on the sliding patio doors, said the company. 

Crestline’s hinged and sliding patio doors are offered in wood and vinyl. The company’s PrimeCrest™ and CrestClad™ wood patio door collections include hinged in-swing, French in-swing, out-swing and sliding styles. The company’s collection of vinyl sliding patio doors, VinylCrest™, are available in white or almond color.

Lincoln Introduces French Casement Windows
Family-owned Lincoln Windows located in Merrill, Wis., recently expanded its window product line to include French casement windows.

According to Lincoln Windows, architects, builders and homeowners continue to choose casement windows as their first choice because casement operation and performance features allow it to adapt to any architecture. The company’s casement unit dimensions correspond with their primed and clad 2-wide casement counterparts, said the company.

Beveled Glass Works Features Marvin Windows
Beveled Glass Works (BGW) of Malibu, Calif., is now offering the newest line of Marvin windows and doors. “It became an obvious answer to service our clients’ requests,” said Cano. “[Our company] needed to offer a window line with a high degree of quality in craftsmanship to accompany our respected beveled glass products.”

According to BGW, beveled and leaded glass designs can be installed into the Marvin windows, or Marvin windows can be ordered individually.

Corner Systems
Style Solutions Adds New Corner Systems
Style Solutions Inc. of Archbold, Ohio, has introduced ten decorative miterless corner systems with matching divider blocks. According to the company, these are available in a variety of styles, including crown florentine, two egg-and-dart variations, crown dentil with rosettes, egg-and-dart with rosettes, decorative cove, dentil garland, acanthus leaf, crown leaf and cove urn.

“The initial contractor response to the acanthus-leaf miterless corner system we introduced earlier this year was so popular that we immediately began developing additional styles,” said Mike Reed, director of marketing. “These easy-to-install corner pieces eliminate the need for builders and remodelers to make time-consuming mitering calculations and moulding cuts on the job site.”

In addition, these miterless corner systems are available with a variety of finishes from Parkersburg, W.Va.-based Metallon Inc. These finishes include copper, bronze, brass and nickel.

Shelter Products Introduce Attic Stairs
Shelter Products L.L.C. of Mamaroneck, N.Y., introduces its Rainbow attic stairs. These stairs are made of double-thick steel “scissor” which can extend and fold into themselves like an accordion, said the company. The steel powder is coated in colors indicative of size. It has the strength to extend from 7 feet 4 inches by 11 feet 6 inches and carry 350 pounds without a shaking, according to the company.

SHEERLINE LB Plastics Offers Plastic Decking
L.B. Plastics of Mooresville, N.C. recently introduced its latest Sheerline® PVC product for decking. 

L.B. Plastics offers a new 12-inch deck board with a new texture that it says is both slip-resistant and friendly to the bare skin. This new texture provides an alternative to harsher decking surfaces. It’s also easy to clean, and retains the same safety aspects of the standard textured surface, the company said.

Screen doors
ODL Improves Its Screen Door System
ODL of Zeeland, Mich., has introduced improvements to its popular EntryPoint® retractable screen door. According to the company, this retractable screen door provides for easy installation and usage. 

The system features the exclusive Slam-Proof™ system to ensure a safe, smooth recoil into the housing unit. A manual tension-control adjustment allows homeowners to create the exact tension they wish in the recoil system of the screen door.


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