• 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 »
  • Door & Window Hardware
    Responding to consumer research that indicates homeowners want to know what is happening with their home entry doors, Schlage Lock Co. LLC has introduced an alarmed lock that can detect a range of actions and alert homeowners of activity with their entry doors. Unlike traditional alarms that trigger only when the door is opened, the new lock activates on first impact. For example, the lock will... more »
  • Windows
    With its clean lines and recessed hardware, the Clad Ultimate Glider combines elegance and smooth operation to provide a versatile window for many applications. The new auto-locking handle and lock system provides easy one-hand operation, it is noted.  A low handle placement on the window eliminates the need to reach up, providing further ease of use.  The window is offered in seven... more »
  • Entry Doors
    The Coastal Impact Products series of steel and fiberglass entry doors meet Florida Building Code requirements, the manufacturer reports. From ProVia Door, the line is designed to provide superior protection from the harshest weather conditions, including heavy winds, rain and flying debris without sacrificing aesthetic appeal. The line includes the Signet and Heritage fiberglass doors, as well... more »
  • Windows
    Windows and doors from Kolbe are now offered with Lamboo, an engineered laminated veneer bamboo, as an interior wood option. Selected from more than 1,600 species of bamboo, Lamboo products are manufactured from four of the strongest, fast growing and sustainable species, and can help achieve points in the LEED rating system, it is noted. Similar in density to hard maple, Lamboo has no knots or... more »