Building a Future for Distributors and Dealers of Building Products
Volume 44, Issue 5 June 2005
Genius Introduces New Retractable Screen Series
Genius Retractable Screen Systems of Northport, Ala., has introduced its new TuffScreen™ series retractable screens. The Genius TuffScreen series is the company’s strongest, most durable retractable screen, according to company information. Designed to withstand the stress of heavy usage, the series is ideal for almost any door application. Company officials say that the Genius systems are tough, durable and petite, so that they will gently nestle unnoticed in the recess area of a door jamb until needed.
Genius screens are Italian designed and American made. Known as the finest made retractable screen systems, Genius products are easy to custom size at your location or on the jobsite, according to company information.
Sold as individual components in a bulk, lineal format or as conveniently packaged knock-down kits, Genius screens are ideal for OEM’s or for the retro fitting of existing doors.
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Weather Shield Introduces Retractable Screen System
Weather Shield Windows and Doors of Medford, Wis., has unveiled a retractable screen system for its aluminum clad in-swing entry doors.
The screen is held in the closed position by a heavy-duty magnet and top and bottom guide rails. Designed to avoid slamming and hang-ups normally associated with screen doors, the screen recoils into a slender housing mounted on the doorframe. A built-in, child-safe mechanism enables the spring-loaded screen to retreat slowly and safely.
The system’s high-performance screen is specially coated with a PVC non-glare charcoal fiberglass mesh for long-lasting durability. The rot-resistant, pultruded fiberglass sill has an internal weep system that prevents side jambs from absorbing moisture. Rubber gasket seals between the sill and stile create a durable bond that won’t fail over time. In addition, the system features a standard DP-35 design-pressure rating, with a DP-50 upgrade available that complies with some of the country’s strictest building codes.
The retractable screen system is available in four standard colors: white, desert tan, Hartford green and obsidian. The screen system works with any style and any 6-foot 8-inch Weather Shield aluminum clad in-swing entry door, with two jamb size options: 4 9/16 inches and 6 9/16 inches.
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RiteScreen Introduces New Screen
RiteScreen of Elizabethville, Pa., has introduced the new Moose Advan-Edge patio door screen.
The company has combined the strength and styling of the 3-inch Moose extruded aluminum profile with the performance of the Advan-Edge roller system to create the ultimate upgrade screen option for patio door programs, according to a company release. Officials say that if the inset mortised handle with lock is added, users can create a screen that is unlike any other.
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Magnolia Metals Introduces a New Safety Warning Tab
Magnolia Metals of Vicksburg, Miss., has introduced a newly-patented safety warning tab, which is fast becoming a highly-used component because of its cost-savings potential, according to company officials.
The tab is used in place of adhesive safety warning labels and the secondary application pull/lift tabs found on most window/door insect screens today. The tab can also be inverted for a top-of-screen application.
According to company information, the tab allows for increased throughput or increased fabricator productivity because the adhesive safety-warning label no longer has to be placed on every screen. Cost and additional time savings are found by no longer having to perform scheduled and routine inventory checks on the rolled-adhesive safety-warning labels and the older-style pull/lift tabs to make sure they are in stock for production.
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Meltdown Glass Offers Decorative Windows and Doors
Meltdown Glass Art and Design of Phoenix, Ariz., has unveiled a new product line of decorative glass for window and door applications. Included in this line are 32 cast-glass textures available in thicknesses ranging from ¼- to 1-inch, with a maximum individual panel size of 144 by 72 inches. The Meltdown Glass product line also offers many colors, as well as opaque, transparent and specialty treatment options such as etching and fused dichroic glass.
For door and window applications, these decorative glass products can be fabricated to accept most industry standard glazing hardware and can also be fully tempered and placed into insulated glazing units.
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Liberty FrenchClad Doors Available From Pollard Windows
Pollard Windows Inc. of Burlington, Ontario, has introduced the Liberty FrenchClad door. Suitable for decks, patios and porches, it is available in pine, oak or maple wood. The door also offers a choice of three standard grill configurations—colonial, prairie and provincial—or a custom configuration.
The Liberty door combines low-E argon-filled insulating glass and a Hi-Q Warm-Edge spacer with a PVC exterior. Multiple hinging options for single or double openings suit any application. The classic hardware is made of durable stainless steel and has the added security of a 3-point locking system.
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Signamark’s New Door is Brilliance
of the Legacy series from Signamark of Tacoma, Wash., the Brilliance door
features more than 100 hand-cut pieces of glass arranged in a distinctive
geometric motif. The multi-piece center lite is made of genuine, hand-cut
Trinity glass and surrounded by a score of hand-cut glue-chip glass pieces.
Available in a choice of solid brass or zinc caming, the mosaic is protected
between matching panels of tempered safety glass, which is intended to improve
insulation and aid cleaning.
interior door’s engineered-dowel construction provides strength in the joints,
while its extra-dense hardwoods provide sound insulation. The door is available
in StainTru™ pine, red oak or the company’s PrimeAdvantage™ finish, which
is ready to accept paint of any color. The door is available in standard height
and various widths.
Simpson® Door Co. Offers its
McCleary, Wash.-based Simpson Door Co. is offering its Performance
doors, which feature the beauty of
genuine wood combined with proprietary moisture-resistant technology and an
exclusive construction process that withstands even the toughest exposures.
To prevent damage from exposure to tough weather conditions such as
rain, snow, direct sunlight and standing water, the company’s Performance
series doors combine UltraBlock
and an exclusive Weather Seal
process. Because these features
virtually eliminate rotting, splitting and swelling of bottom rail and lower
stile components, the doors are suitable for almost any patio door situation,
including use in areas with poor overhang protection and wet and humid climates.
The exterior French door also features the company’s patented
ViewSaver® technology, a construction process that combines a sleek 1 3/8-inch
profile bar design with ¾-inch thick insulating glass, resulting in an
energy-efficient door with maximum viewing area. The bar is kerfed at all
wood-to-wood joints and, in combination with a sealing compound, provides a
barrier against water infiltration.
Simonton Designs New Patio Doors for
the West Coast
Windows® of Parkersburg, W.Va., has introduced two new Impressions® patio
doors designed especially for West Coast residents.
to information provided by the company, one trend for patio doors on the West
Coast is an increase in the glass-to-frame ratio to expand view capabilities. To
apply this safely, the new patio doors feature tempered glass and multi-point
locking hardware that can be key-locked on the exterior. The new French sliding
patio door designs also feature large wheels that help the door to roll with
low-maintenance vinyl-framed doors come in both a French rail style with sashes
that resemble an old-fashioned wood look and in a contemporary version with just
2 ½ inches of sash around the door. Grid options for both doors include flat
and sculptured, brass and V-groove, in various patterns. In addition, the doors
have expanded product options, including Energy
Star® compliant glass packages, with low-E glass filled with argon gas.
Merrill Unveils In-Swing Patio Door
Millwork Inc. of Merrill, Wis., has developed a new in-swing patio door as part
of its Park-Vue line of patio doors.
in-swing patio door features a new, pultruded fiberglass sill, incorporating the
company’s patented weep door end plug system, according to a company release.
new sill is not only a thermal barrier, but using the weep door end-plug system
guarantees that any water that may find its way inside, e.g. when opening the
door, will be collected inside the sill, not on the floor, and wept out through
the weep door end plug system, according to company officials.
jambs, still the same profile as offered previously, now sit on steps of the
sill end plug, not directly on the floor, which will improve the durability of
this door, according to company officials. The header section is now the same
profile as are the jambs.
Both the 4 9/16-inch and the 6 9/16-inch sill/frames use the same size screen. The overall dimensions of these new in-swing patio doors remain the same as before.
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