• Computer Software & Systems
    ODL introduced the Your Door Stylizer online tool that allows homeowners to visualize a wide variety of glass and door options for their entryway. Users can upload a photo of their home or choose a home from the sample gallery to customize their entryway in one of the project options: replace glass, add glass, or replace door. Users then progress through a series of steps to select the doorglass... more »
  • Windows
    Caldwell Mfg.’s newest hybrid balance, the Ultra-Lift Extreme, delivers Class 6 performance in single-pair applications up to 130-pound sash weights after 8000 cycles, the company reports. The QT3 is Caldwell’s most recent addition to its Constant Force Spring product line, and offers the only Class 3 performance in a fixed coil balance solution, according to the supplier.  more »
  • Patio Doors
    The Solar Innovations pivot door system provides an ideal solution for large openings with projection restrictions, the manufacturer reports. The pivot doors can accommodate 60-inch-wide openings―or larger with engineering approval―and project just 48 inches from the jamb when outfitted with a 12-inch offset pivot. The doors are available in single- or double-door configurations,... more »
  • PPG Industries introduced Solarban 67 solar control, low-E glass for the residential market. Launched earlier this year for commercial building applications, Solarban 67 glass is formulated with a proprietary double-silver, magnetron-sputtered vacuum deposition coating that combines solar-control performance and a clear neutral-glass appearance that reflects the true timbre and brightness of... more »
  • Shipping, Handling & Packaging
    EAM-Mosca Corp., in conjunction with its German partner Mosca AG, introduced ROMP-6 Evolution strapping equipment designed for strapping protective packaging on windows and doors. The ROMP-6 Evolution product line offers faster strapping speeds, higher strap tension and a greater choice of strap widths than its predecessor, according to the supplier. The machine is available with a heavy duty... more »
  • Windows
    Shwinco Architectural Products announced that its 9000 Series single-hung vinyl hybrid window recently achieved an STC 40 sound rating at the test lab. No additional storm panels or sashes were necessary. The Shwinco design also meets Level E Impact, Energy Star up to R5, GSA bomb-blast requirements, as well as ASTM and Dade County up to DP100, according to the supplier. more »