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International Builders' Show Showcases Fenestration in New American Home

New American Home

Visitors to 2024’s International Builders’ Show, held in Las Vegas and organized by the National Association of Home Builders, experienced fenestration and residential building products by stopping by the New American Home. Located in nearby Henderson, Nevada, and designed by Sun West Custom Homes, the New American Home is the official show home of IBS, offering an opportunity to showcase new and notable products and underlining best practices for building.

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What participants say

Amy Switzer, senior marketing communications manager for Emtek Products Group emphasized the importance of participating in the project; Emtek (a former brand of Assa Abloy) products have been featured several times over the past 11 years.

“Not only does it give us an opportunity to showcase our products in their real, residential application, but it also allows us to get in front of many of the builder and contractor attendees who might not spend as much of their time on the show floor,” Switzer said. “The homes always feature some of the latest and greatest technologies, so it’s great company to be in and there is always a wow-factor.”

Fenestration products contribute to performance

2024’s model home features Western Window Systems’ series 600 multi-slide door. Doors in this series offer wide panels and multiple sill height options, with panels up to 12 feet tall, with a maximum of 70 square feet.

The project also featured Masonite’s performance door system, a fiberglass door with a rot resistant frame, equipped with a 4-point performance seal designed to insulate the home from air and water intrusion.

The New American Home is a “symbol of energy efficiency and innovation,” according to NAHB, and this year’s fenestration products helped contribute to the thermal envelope’s efficiency. The building performance breakdown reports a U-factor average of 0.34 and SHGC average of 0.24, and credits the western-facing windows and doors with optimizing solar heat gain and air tightness. The tested envelope leakage rate was also measured at 11.23% of base code.