• Entry Door Components
    The manufacturer of composite lock blocks has expanded its line with composite bottom rails designed for steel entry doors. From Ayres Engineering, the new door bottom rails use a blend of wood and polyurethane material, including a small percentage of recycled composite decking. The material provides the strength and look to meet the needs of steel door makers and can be extruded in precision... more »
  • Patio Doors
    Germany-based Sunflex, operating a sales and support operation in Florida, reports its lightweight SF 50/55 sliding folding door system has achieved a design pressure rating of +/- 60 psf (for inswing and outswing units) with a construction depth of 2 3/16 inches (55 mm). In the thermal performance testing, the door has received an NFRC U-factor rating of 0.29 Btu/h∙ft²∙F with triple glazing... more »
  • Patio Doors
    Designed as an affordable solution that mimics the look of a high-end glass wall to open an outdoor space, the Builder Series 4780 Pocket Door is a low-maintenance extruded aluminum door said to be ideal for new homes in Southern and Western U.S. markets. While typical sliding doors only open to the width of one panel, the Builder Series 4780 door panels recess into a pocket, greatly expanding... more »
  • Entry Doors
    Vented sidelites now available in Therma-Tru Doors' Fiber-Classic and Smooth-Star lines let light and fresh air into the homes without sacrificing energy efficiency. The sidelites offer the ventilation consumers want on hinged patio and entry doors without the inconvenience and obstruction of storm doors or sliding screens. Units are supplied as continuous systems comprised of either one-hinged... more »
  • Glass & IG Components
    Low-E 4th Surface Technology from Pilkington allows a double-glazed IG unit to achieve a 12 percent improved thermal performance over a triple-pane unit, the company states. Adding a pyrolytic low-E coating to the #4 surface of the unit reflects infrared heat back into the home, reducing the amount of radiant heat loss through the glass. Infrared heat is room heat generated inside a building at... more »
  • Patio Doors
    The WinGuard Impact-Resistant SGD 570, Vinyl SGD 470, and PremierVue SGD 2870 are part of a new platform of vinyl sliding glass doors unique because they can be ordered with up to four vinyl tracks and as tall as 10 feet high, the manufacturer reports. Design pressure performance starts at +60/-60 and goes as high as +100/-100.The doors can be ordered with one panel or with up to eight panels as... more »