Weather Shield Reveals New Product Developments
As part of its “ReInvented” campaign, Weather Shield Windows & Doors has shared details of product developments it will incorporate into its soon-to-be-introduced product lines. Its double hung lines will incorporate a new Symmetry Balance System and it plans to introduce what it calls TriCore Frame Technology in its casements, awnings and select picture windows.
|The new double-hung technology is said to offer both improved performance and aesthetics.|
“These product innovations raise the bar on thermal efficiency, air and water performance, and aesthetics for the fenestration industry,” says Mark Schield, vice president of of the Wisconsin-based manufacturer. “We looked closely at our windows, evaluating every possible improvement to gain energy efficiency and a better overall appearance. I’m really pleased with the results and believe builders, remodelers and homeowners alike will appreciate the improvements.”
The new balance technology–a combination of coil balance technology and an all-new jambliner–will help new and existing double-hung lines achieve a Class 3 AAMA rating, while offering superior aesthetics with a standard vinyl or all-wood jambliner, the company reports. Weather Shield is the only wood window manufacturer currently offering this technology, which even allows units with triple pane glass to function smoothly, with little effort, it notes.
|The new TriCore frame design|
Featuring a real wood interior and aluminum exterior, the TriCore frame technology features a fusion-welded sub frame that enables the combination of multiple materials into a single window frame. Creating a thermal barrier preventing the transfer of heat or cold to the inside of a building, the frame components all work together to reduce weathering, eliminate water infiltration and improve structural performance, officials state.
As noted when it launched the ReInvented campaign, Weather Shield plans to introduce a high-end, aluminum-clad wood architectural product line, mid-price product line of aluminum clad wood windows and patio doors, and an entry-level offering of vinyl clad wood windows and patio doors.