Most Innovative Door

2010 Crystal Achievement Award Winners


Large Manufacturer

pgt doors
The PGT doors were recognized for their versatility.  Incorporating many features designed to provide flexibility for installers, the doors also meet the style demands of homeowners. 

Series 670 and 770 Sliding Glass Doors

PGT Industries

N. Venice, Fla.

Designed to provide versatility, as well as performance, SGD 670 and WinGuard 770 series doors are offered in configurations from one panel to eight panels as by-pass, pocket or corner doors, ranging in size from 6 feet, 8 inches up to 10 feet tall with monolithic glass, insulating glass, and laminated insulating glass options.

Innovative elements include interchangeable and reversible panel interlocks that allow for easy reconfiguration on the job site without the risky re-glazing process, in most circumstances, and with minimum parts. It gives installers the ability to field change from standard stack to reverse stack with no costly reglazing or reordering required. Panels can be installed or removed from the interior or exterior so condo applications are a breeze.

Numerous finish options are available. Raised handle or recess pulls with dual-point mortise lock provides security. The recess pull allows for completely flush panels in a pocket opening. The doors offer whisper quiet operation on 2 1/8-inch wheels and use no visible installation or assembly screws for a finished look.  


Small/Medium Manufacturer

Nana Wall's door offers the flexibility of both a French door and a large opening wall.

VSW65 Single Track Slider with Center Swing Doors

Nana Wall Systems

Mill Valley, Calif..

The new VSW65 door combines the look and function of French doors with the ability to slide the doors to the side so they disappear out of sight. Offering the flexibility of both a French door and a large opening wall system that provides for a seamless transition from inside to outside, the door resembles a pair of French doors with fixed sidelights.

Narrow stiles and rails maximize glass area. Hinges, sliding and multipoint locking hardware are concealed and integrated into the doors to provide a clean appearance. Available in a choice of woods and glazing, the system offers high performance levels for air, water, structure and security. The main weight is borne by the top track, which ensures smooth operation even when there is dirt or debris in the track.


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Unique Innovation

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Most Innovative Marketing Progam

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Best Product Literature

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 Best Industry Web Site

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Gorell Windows & Doors

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