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  • ProVia’s Embarq fiberglass entry doors, previously available only to Platinum dealers, are now available to all customers. Introduced in 2014, Embarq doors feature a U-factor of 0.10, a dual-perimeter seal, and are 2 1/2 inches thick. The doors are available in six styles and four wood grains, and come with a limited lifetime warranty on the door structure and a 10-year finish warranty.... more »
  • Renolit will show decorative and performance films for window and door applications at booth #231, Hall 6 during Fensterbau Frontale, held March 16-19 in Nuremburg, Germany. Renolit’s displays will include the acrylic-based film solution Exofol FX, featuring new colors for residential windows; Exofol IN, a soft interior film featuring a scratch-resistant coating and woodgrain designs; and... more »
  • Western Window Systems’ Series 3600 vinyl multi-slide door was given an air, water and structural performance rating of DP40 by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the National Fenestration Rating Council. The door also features a water-barrier sill, a U-factor of 0.30 and a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.20. The company will begin taking orders for the Series 3600... more »
  • LaCantina was awarded Best of Houzz for 2016 in the Design and Customer Satisfaction categories. This is the company’s fourth consecutive award from the home remodeling and design website and community. The Design award was granted based on popularity among the site’s users, while the Customer Satisfaction award was determined by factors including the number and quality of reviews a... more »
  • Simpson Door Company will give away a $100 dinner gift card and $25 in movie tickets to the winner of its Find Your Perfect Match Sweepstakes, chosen from among users of a quiz on the company’s website. The sweepstakes is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada and runs until February 29. Click here for more information. more »
  • PPG Industries began repairs at its Fresno, California flat glass facility, a $20-million project it announced last September. According to a statement from the company, it is replacing the refractory linings of the facility's furnace. This type of repair is necessary every 10-15 years. During the outage, PPG will make upgrades and handle maintenance tasks on other parts of the production... more »
  • Western Window Systems will participate in Sunset magazine’s 2016 Idea House, which showcases innovations in Western home design. The house, overlooking San Francisco Bay at 540 Gravatt Dr. in Berkeley, California, features four bedrooms and bathrooms and five decks. Sunset calls it “the ultimate California hills residence that embodies the indoor-outdoor lifestyle.” “We... more »
  • Crystal Pacific Window & Door Systems introduced its new Vista PLUS vinyl window line, available in styles including single and triple sliders, single hung, picture, geometric shapes and combination units. The line features dual-pane insulating glass with tempered, obscured and tinted panes as options, as well as several patterns of flat or sculpted grids. Vista PLUS windows deliver U-values... more »
  • MI Windows and Doors achieved a Sound Transmission Class rating of 29 on its 1685 doublesliding window, which features 3/4-inch dual-pane insulated glass. MI also hit an STC rating of 32 using 7/8-inch dual-pane glass constructed with DSB and 3/16-inch glass. The company calls this a significant benefit, saying triple-pane or laminated glass is no longer needed to obtain higher ratings. STC... more »
  • Window World is the presenting sponsor of MerleFest, a music festival in Wilkes County, North Carolina that raises funds for Wilkes Community College. Window World became the festival’s primary sponsor last year and has committed to remain in the top spot through 2020. The proceeds will help WCC improve Herring Hall, its health sciences center. “Throughout the year, Window World... more »