May 1, 2005
Price and energy efficiency might not be a factor in the high-end window and door market,
When money is no object, product demands can be unusual, sometimes extreme. Forget price and energy efficiency; builders and homeowners in the luxury market are more interested in differentiating their multimillion-dollar homes with unusual window shapes, one-of-a-kind hardware and “bigger and better” doors and windows. For those in the high-end custom window and door business, these...
June 1, 2004
After witnessing success at Marshall Vinyl Windows first-hand, the company has rolled out Accentrim nationwide
When CertainTeed Corp.’s Windows Group acquired Marshall Vinyl Windows in 2002, it got more than a new window manufacturing operation in southern California. It got first-hand experience in the production and marketing of a new option in decorative glass. CertainTeed liked what it saw and is now rolling out Prism Grid at all of its window manufacturing operations.
Prism Grid incorporates...
October 15, 2002
An architect shares his thoughts on trends in residential design and how the industry can best supply products to meet the needs of builders and homebuyers
Defined themes and stylized architecture dominates the housing scene, a trend that’s expected to continue, according to Doug Buster, managing partner, Bloodgood Sharp Buster Architects and Planners, Inc., a Chicago-based firm that works with large builders. Addressing the Window & Door Manufacturers Association recently on “Design Issues—the 21st Century Home,”...
April 15, 2002
The latest marriage of these two materials is seen providing a means for traditional vinyl window manufacturers to compete head on in the clad wood segment of the market
A couple of years ago, Dave Gerhardt of Atria Building Products, Inc., was sitting in his office, looking at one of his company’s vinyl windows. He thought to himself, like many manufacturers before him, “I wish I could put wood on the inside of that.”
He knew the challenges of doing that. The different expansion and contraction rates of vinyl and wood that make the design and...