Volume 48, Issue 6- November/December 2009

The Next Big Thing

Craftmaster Encourages Distributors to Exceed Green Standards
Builders, remodelers and other industry professionals seeking molded interior doors that are made from environmentally-friendly components may want to look at CraftMaster® Green Doors from CMI. The new, environmentally friendly doors are made with sustainable materials, recycled content, and low-VOC primers and adhesives, and they produce low formaldehyde emissions, according to the company.

CraftMaster Green 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. To complement a wide range of home styles and decorating tastes, many passage and bifold doors can be specified in two thicknesses (1-3/8- or 1-3/4-feet), three heights (standard 6-foot 8-inch, 7-foot and 8-foot) and various widths.

In addition to standard hollow core construction, CMI offers CraftMaster Green Doors with a solid GreenLite™ fiberboard door core, according to the company. The rigid, lightweight core provides the heft, weight and sound-deadening properties of a solid wood door, plus it is made using wood obtained from forestlands that are certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.

CraftMaster Green Doors made with this sustainable solid core contain a minimum of 65 percent pre-consumer recycled content. Hollow core CraftMaster Green Doors contain a minimum of 50 percent pre-consumer recycled content. All CraftMaster Green Doors have no added urea formaldehyde, and they are made with low-VOC primers and adhesives.

The company’s molded door designs have been certified by Scientific Certification Systems to contain a minimum of 63 percent pre-consumer recycled content and to have no added urea formaldehyde. They also are not subject to the California Air Resources Board’s Airborne Toxic Control Measure 93120, which went into effect in January 2009.

Loewen Introduces New Warranty
Loewen in Steinbach, Manitoba, has a new 20-year wood component warranty for its Douglas fir and mahogany metal-clad doors and windows.

Loewen warrants all wood components on metal-clad products against defects in materials or workmanship that affect product performance for a period of 20 years from the date of original purchase.

During the first two years of the warranty period, Loewen, at its sole option, may repair the defective component at no cost, or provide and install replacement parts at no cost. Thereafter Loewen will replace defective parts with the same or equivalent product(s) or component(s) free of charge for the remaining warranty period by delivering the replacement components to the dealer where the product was purchased and holding the customer responsible for the arrangement and cost of installation. At its option, Loewen may elect to refund the original customer’s purchase price of the product component(s) if it is determined that repair or replacement is not practicable.


Fresh Sweeps
Schlegel Systems has added door sweeps to its current portfolio of door products. With this addition, the Rochester, N.Y.-based company says it now offers a complete offering of door seals and components.

When used along with Schlegel door seal products, a superior perimeter seal is maintained, promoting an energy-efficient entry way, according to the company. The sweeps are made with rigid polyvinyl chloride and the thick, flexible PVC ensures that the sweep profile is not deformed under normal use and is resistant to tearing and surface defects.

The company adds that the products are available in multiple profiles to guarantee a tight seal on most surfaces and are available with multiple mounting options.


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