IBS 2012 Product Showcase


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Ultra Series TerraSpan 10-foot tall lift-and-slide doors have been certified to meet the impact testing criteria for large missile impact Level D, design pressure (DP) 45 rating, and Wind Zone 4 testing standards (IPD4), the manufacturer reports. The door’s large panels can pocket into a wall or stack together, and can be arranged in more than 900 operational configurations. A maximum of 10 stacking or pocketing door panels in widths up to 6-feet may be specified for a single, expansive opening. Along with impact resistance, the Kolbe & Kolbe doors are available with climate-appropriate, high-performance glass options that balance daylighting and energy efficiency. These units also feature architecturally-correct coped corners where stiles meet rails, universal design ADA-compliant bottom panel rails, and a choice of screens, hardware, finishes, exterior colors and interior wood species, the manufacturer reports. 


Wrapping a home’s corner for continuous views and a contemporary look, the Kolbe’s Ultra Series 90° wall unit featured at IBS consists of beveled direct set windows and awnings. With each side of the corner spanning more than 10-by-10-feet, the awnings conveniently open with motorized operators. Highlighting the wall units’ modern aesthetic, the interior is neatly framed in maple and the exterior is clad with aluminum with a clear anodized finish for a sleek appearance.



Also demonstrating the manufacturer’s capabilities in large size windows, an oversized 60-by-84-inch Ultra Series awning windows incorporates performance divided lites that provide visual interest without sacrificing thermal efficiency. Enhancing the distinctive appearance, both the interior wood and the aluminum clad exterior are finished in black. Special hardware ensures smooth, easy operation, in spite of unit’s heft and height.

www.kolbe-kolbe.com | 715/842-5666



L.E. Johnson

Bronze has been added as a new option for Johnson Hardware’s Series 2610 Wall-Mount Hardware for sliding doors. The new bronze finish broadens design and decorating possibilities and makes the hardware, previously available in aluminum, compatible with a wider range of architectural styles. It works particularly well as a warming accent in rooms painted in deeper, bolder colors like dark green, burgundy, purple, or brown, the supplier states. The hardware features an outside-mount track on which one or two doors can be hung. They open and close by sliding along the wall, and, like a pocket door, can save up to 14 square feet of living space compared with doors that swing open and closed. Providing a solution in places where installing a pocket door would be impossible–in a brick wall, for instance—the hardware set is made for doors up to 1¾ inches thick. Its 96-inch track can receive doors from 2 feet to 4 feet wide and can be ordered in shorter or longer lengths. A top-hung system, with heavy-duty ball bearing “tricycle” hangers, the hardware can carry doors of any height weighing up to 200 pound each.

www.johnsonhardware.com | 800/837-5664


Lanai Doors

The manufacturer is featuring its folding door system in Orlando.  The hurricane system is DP-70 rated for Miami-Dade County HVHZ, the State of Florida and ASTM to satisfy the International Building Code wind-born debris regions, it reports.

www.lanaidoors.com | 714/744-6020




Featuring sharp horizontal embossed lines and bold graphic elements to evoke a chic and metropolitan feel, the West End collection of molded panel interior doors is designed to appeal to a residential customer base that is skewing younger, with preferences that differ from those of their parents and grandparents, the manufacturer states.  From Masonite International, the collection includes the Melrose design with horizontal lines (shown) and the Berkley design, that incorporates a vertical line as well to provide asymmetrical interest.  Both styles are available in 80- and 84-inch heights and a range of widths in both interior passage and bi-fold doors in a primed hardboard finish. Twenty minute fire rated doors are also available.



A new cherry finish for its AvantGuard entry doors was one of the new introductions featured by Masonite at the Builders' Show.  The AvantGuard finish technology allows homeowners to replicate the look of exclusive hardwood without the constant maintenance and hefty price tag, the manufacturer states.  A digital printing process creates the appearance of authentic wood, like Spanish cedar, black walnut and the new cherry on low-maintenance, pre-textured fiberglass doors. All AvantGuard doors are finished with an automotive-type coating, providing homeowners five years of maintenance-free
use, the company notes.




Masonite has expanded into the router-carved door category with three collections of MDF doors said to deliver the superior heft and presence not found in traditional molded
panel doors.  The Cyma collection of residential interior doors includes 65 standard designs at a value driven price point. Commercial doors are available from the Carte Blanche collection, which also includes 65 styles. The Bolection line of doors is a high-end custom offering that gives homeowners the opportunity to create their own designs.  Each line is comprised of solid slab panel MDF doors with stile and rail construction also
available. Panel designs are routed, sized, machined and primed with a fully automated CNC machine and finishing line, the manufacturer explains.


Based on strong customer demand for contemporary and elegant textured glass designs, the company has also introduced three new decorative glass products called Brise, Cuzco and Kordella. The Brise product is a dual pane design with silkscreen etching, and Cuzco and Kordella both feature sophisticated textures, subtle bevels and dark gray glass accents. All three are said to provide contemporary solutions for customers wanting a more modern look than traditional designs or center clusters surrounded by a border. The designs also appeal to trend research showing that homeowners who select an entry door with a glass panel want to add natural light to their homes while maintaining a high level of privacy.

www.masonite.com | 800/895-2723





Dynamic glass now to be offered on NanaWall folding glass wall systems provides unprecedented control over how much light enters a building by changing tints from clear to dark on demand with the flip of a switch, the manufacturer states. The dynamic glass also controls glare, eliminating the need to invest in blinds or other window treatments. Power for the glass comes from safe low-voltage wire pulls in the sub-floor like those used in lighting control and alarm systems, with spring-loaded connection points transferring the low voltage from panel to panel over a long span,  the supplier notes. 

www.nanawall.com | 800/873-5673



Brillianc Series window incorporate Parallex hardware that allows windows to open like a casement without a traditional crank.  Available in both small and large sizes, the windows also feature a tighter seal for energy efficiency and allow the creation of wider openings for better views, more ventilation and a quick route of escape in case of emergency, the manufacturer states.  From NuView Windows, the line is also offered with the Slide'N'Hide retractable screen built in, as well as solar and thermal blind options. 

www.nuviewwindows.com | 905/265-8589






Offering a new combination of style, privacy, light control, energy savings and a sense of security, the new Array doorlite is perhaps the most exciting product in ODL’s display, company officials state. An industry first, the doorlite uses two sliding panels of perforated metal to provide users with a simple way to control privacy and light levels in a highly designed, fully assembled system. As natural light moves through the perforated surfaces, the sliding slots create dynamic and playful designs within a home’s interior, it is also noted.



In keeping with design trends and homeowner preferences, ODL also plans to introduce four decorative doorglass design families each year at IBS. Mohave is a regionally-inspired design featuring an eclectic mix of Native American textile patterns and Mission Prairie style detailing. Pale amber, bronze and gray soft-wave glass framed with oil-rubbed bronze caming reflects the landscape palette of the Southwest desert. The Compass line joins ODL’s Contemporary style category with a chic compass rose center element of micro-iced granite, alabaster and hammered glass textures all set with nickel caming. The Delray pattern features alabaster and gray soft-wave glass that accents the beautiful sculptural lines of the contemporary design, available in either nickel or patina caming. Finally, added to the supplier’s Classic line of designs are Carrollton doorlites, featuring a regionally-inspired fleur-de-lis center element in patina caming. 


New Light-Touch raise-and-lower doorlite blinds feature enhanced light controls, improved aesthetics and superior ergonomic benefits, the manufacturer states. To be featured by ODL, the units feature a single operator which controls the raising, lowering and tilting of the blind. This operator advances the blind the entire length of the doorlite with minimal travel and tilts the blind with the slightest movement. Privacy channels on each side also eliminate light gaps when the blinds are closed. Light-Touch blinds achieve compliance with upgraded codes and stringent Energy Star requirements, adding measurable value for both builders and homebuyers, it is noted.

www.odl.com | 800/253-3900




Created to give homeowners ultimate control, the Legacy retractable door screen now features an ergonomic and intuitive Latch & Release handle with smooth operating slidebar that makes the unit easy to use and whisper quiet, the manufacturer states.  From Phantom Screens, the handle  automatically latches the screen in the closed position to prevent it from opening in breezy conditions. It is easily released by simply pressing the subtle thumb lever. To ensure smooth operation Legacy uses track guides with a built-in lubricant that helps maintain easy movement of the slidebar across the door frame.

Legacy retractable screens, available in eight standard colors, fit a wide variety of door types including single and double doors, out-swing and in-swing doors and sliding patio doors. To preserve the aesthetics of a double-French doorway, two Legacy door screens can be mounted to the door frame, one on each side. To operate the screens, the slidebars are pulled to the center of the opening and held in place with the Latch and Release handle.


Beyond the convention hall, The New American Home 2012 featured 13 recessed Executive motorized retractable screens and two manual door screens from Phantom. The motorized screens, which provide insect protection and solar shading, are used in combination with movable glass walls to provide a seamless flow from the indoor to the outdoor spaces and take maximum advantage of Florida’s friendly climate. Also of note, three Executive motorized retractable screens from Phantom were installed in the Generation X Concept Home in Eagle Creek, Orlando, Fla., in connection with the exhibition. One of three concept homes developed for Builder magazine, the home has been designed with lots of open living space and three focal points–the TV, the fireplace and an expansive view of the outdoors–which is where the motorized retractable screens are featured. Installed at the rear of the house, the screens are used to provide a combination of solar shading and protection from insects–allowing the homeowners to enjoy outdoor living for much of the year. They remain out of sight until needed, restoring the complete view to the outdoors and preserving the look and design of the home, the manufacturer explains.

www.phantomscreens.com | 800/742-6866


Ply Gem

The Designed Exterior by Ply Gem approach bringing together windows, siding, stone veneer, fence, rail, accessories and accents in a way that helps professionals and consumers realize possibilities in exterior home design is being expanded from the new construction market into the remodeling business.  It has developed two new tools to facilitate the process.  First, a field guide begins with a selection of single-story, split-level, and two-story home styles. Each style of home is then expressed in multiple ways capturing a total of 22 of the most prevalent American homes, built between 1955 and 1985, so remodelers can work with their customers to select the style that most closely matches their home and then show how that home can be completely transformed and updated.  The guide then takes each home through two levels of renovation–a simple refresh with new cladding application and window replacement, and an enhanced renovation with cosmetic, non-structural elevation changes such as adding a porch, columns or basic gables. An online visualizer component takes the process a step further by allowing homeowners and remodelers to interact with their selected home style and mix and match various materials and color combinations in real time.  

New in the manufacturer's Mira Premium Series is a bi-parting aluminum-clad wood door, a four-panel option said to be ideal for adding wide open expanses and architectural character to custom home designs. Made with durable .080 extruded aluminum cladding, and a beautiful, stain-grade Douglas fir interior, the door is available in eight exterior colors and a natural wood or pre-finished white interior. For added energy performance, the door can be configured with the HP2+ glass package that meets Energy Star criteria in all climate zones using the Warm Edge+ spacer upgrade.


Designed as a low-maintenance alternative to traditional wood trims, a 3½ -inch flat casing exterior frame option is now offered on Ply Gem's Pro Classic Series. The factory applied and welded casing option offers a historical colonial American exterior look, popular in the New England and mid-Atlantic regions. Available for single hung, double hung, casement and picture windows, as well as patio doors, the trim reduces installation time associated with measuring, cutting, nailing and painting wood or composite trim boards.

www.plygem.com | 888/975-9436




Along with its line of SunGate low-E glasses and Solarban solar control low-E glasses, PPG Industries introduced a new passive solar, low-E glass at the IBS show in Orlando. To be formally launched in early 2012, the new glass is designed for residential use in colder, heating-dominated climates.

The glass manufacturer also showcased an insulating glass unit made with one 3 mm pane of its new passive solar, low-E glass on the fourth (#4) surface and Solarban 60 glass on the second (#2) surface, separated by a ½-inch air space. The configuration yields R-5 insulating performance at the center of the glass, the company points out. R-5 windows, which by definition have a U-value of 0.22 or less, are emphasized in federal legislation and adopted in building codes to improve the energy efficiency of single-family homes and multifamily residential buildings. PPG’s dual-pane, dual-coat technology enables window manufacturers to make better-insulating products without multiple cavities, which can complicate the manufacturing process and add to the cost of windows, it notes.


Clarvista, a shower door and enclosure glass, looks newwer longer than competing products, with regular maintenance. A coating seals the glass surface, enabling it to resist corrosion caused by heat and humidity. When combined with Starphire ultra-clear glass, the technology produces an exceptionally transparent shower glass, making it ideal for upscale homes, resorts and commercial spas.

www.ppgglass.com | 888/774-4527



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