• Computer Software & Systems
    The impower! Corporate Portal and improveit! 360 provide a new method for manufacturers to support and communicate directly with their dealers. The impower! system allows manufacturers to share virtually anything, from email templates and marketing materials to operational collateral like price books, sales aids and invoice templates, the supplier states. After uploading content, manufacturers... more »
  • Door & Window Hardware
    Paddock Fabrications' Lockmaster multipoint system lock system recently helped enable Custom Window Systems' new Windpact Plus residential swing door achieve a DP 100 rating on the 6 foot x 6 foot, 8 inch double door model, the supplier reports.  Tested to Florida and Dade County standards, the hardware enabled a 6 foot x 8 foot double door set to achieve a DP 70 rating. Specifically... more »
  • Glass & IG Components
    New dual-coat technology helps dual-pane insulating glass units for residential applications achieve R-5 insulating performance, according to the supplier. From PPG Industries, the IG design incorporates one 3 mm pane of Solarban 70XL glass with the coating on the second (#2) surface of and one 3 mm pane of Sungate 500 glass with the coating on the fourth (#4) surface, separated by a... more »
  • Entry Door Components
    The new Mediterranean, Avalon, Prairie Bevel and Teton Doorglass lines from ODL provide consumers with a variety of design options—all within a reasonable price range, the supplier notes. The new Prairie Bevel design, shown, has a privacy rating of eight (on a scale of 1 to 10) and honors craftsman elegance with its patina caming, clear bevels and Eaton glass.  New Mediterranean... more »
  • Skylights
    Based in Poland, the global manufacturer of skylights and roof windows offers product lines specifically targeted to the North American market.  Features include a gasket underneath the frame that eliminates gaps between the unit and deck to provide added leak protection, as well as  internal gasket system eliminate effects of condensation, such as dripping water on the finished frame... more »
  • Other Products & Services
    HDi SwatchBoards provide "better than real" samples for manufactures of windows, doors and other building products, the supplier states. Years of color reproduction expertise enable SFC Graphics to accurately and consistently simulate woodgrains, window textures, caming and glazing opacity to make this possible, it reports. The printed boards offer faster turnaround, multiple products... more »