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Guardian Glass Offers Residential Glass Customizer

Guardian Glass' new digital tool, the Residential Glass Customizer, offers homeowners window selection education and resources.  

Masonite Expands Smart Doors

Masonite is adding five new builder partners who will offer its M-Pwr Smart Doors, which allow users to employ LED welcome lights, a video doorbell, a smart lock and more features.

FS Kempton Friction Stays Now AAMA Verified

Roto's "FS Kempton" friction stays are now included in the "AAMA Verified Component List" due to its compliance with the American standard AAMA 904.

Q-Smart Electronic Door Handles Sees Increased Sales

VBH customers who have added the Q-Smart electronic door handle, which is a product that enables the user to gain entry to their home without the need of a traditional key, to their door furniture options have seen increased sales recently. 

NFRC Approves LBNL WINDOW 7.8.55 and THERM 7.8.55 for Immediate Use

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) Board has approved Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) WINDOW 7.8.55 and THERM 7.8.55 for immediate use.

FGIA Revamps Fundamentals of Fenestration Education Program

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) announced the release of an updated and modernized version of the Association's popular Fundamentals of Fenestration education program. Originally released in 2016, the revamped program now offers a more dynamic and engaging online training…

Vectorworks Launches 2023 Version of BIM and CAD Product Line

Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks Inc. releases Vectorworks 2023, featuring performance improvements and tools developed to give users more time to design. The 2023 release includes Vectorworks Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Fundamentals, Braceworks, ConnectCAD and Vision with…

Awake WDC Launches New Pivot Door

Awake's engineering team engaged in an extensive R&D process to design its new pivot door. The new product represents requests from customers.

VBH Adds Clearslide to Approved Hardware List

VBH recently added Clearslide Patio Door Gear to the Approved Hardware list for its Q-secure premium consumer guarantee, meaning that Q-secure installers can offer a guarantee of up to $9,216 on their sliding doors.

FGIA Updates Suite of Aluminum Finishes Documents

Three updated documents describing test procedures and performance requirements for organic coatings applied to aluminum extrusions and panels for architectural products, AAMA 2603, 2604, and 2605, are now available for purchase through the FGIA.

Roto North America Launches New and Improved Awning Operator

Roto Frank of America, Inc. announced it has improved the current X-DRIVE awning operator and bracket in an effort to make the attachment point stronger, more durable, and more intuitive to access.

Andersen Corp. and Ubiquitous Energy to Develop First Energy Generating Windows and Doors

Andersen Corp. and Ubiquitous Energy entered into an agreement to jointly develop a first-of-its-kind energy generating window and door products.

CRL Palisades Door Systems Get Florida Product Approval

CRL's Palisades S90 Bi-Folding Door and S100 Sliding Door systems have received Florida Product Approval and are certified for use in all areas outside of the Miami-Dade and Broward Counties High Velocity Hurricane Zone. This certification means these door systems are engineered to withstand…

DFI Subjects Protective Coating to Tests, Shows No Adverse Reaction to GE Branded Silicones

Diamon-Fusion International announced its patented protective glass coating, Diamon-Fusion, underwent a series of compatibility and adhesion tests using key GE branded silicone sealants from Momentive Performance Materials.

Roto North America Introduces Low Profile Lock Handle

Roto North America recently developed the Low Profile Lock Handle for casement and awning windows.

Andersen Introduces Upgrade Option for A-Series Windows and Big Door Retractable Screens

Andersen Windows & Doors has introduced a new PG Upgrade option for A-Series windows, as well as big door retractable screens.

Novagard Introduces Portable Glazing Sealant

NovaFlex Qwik-Set Portable Adhesive and Glazing Sealant is a two-component, neutral cure silicone that rapidly builds adhesive and elastomeric strength.

Jeld-Wen Starts Shipping Auraline True Composite Windows and Patio Doors

The Greenguard Gold-certified products blend wood fiber with synthetic polymers and a co-extruded color to create a durable material that requires no painting and limited maintenance.

Panda Windows & Doors to Distribute Tuval Minimal Premium Steel Windows and Doors in North America

Tuval offers thermally broken, energy-efficient steel window and door profiles that combine advanced technology, hardware, and durable finishes to deliver custom steel windows and doors, according to a release from the company.

Masonite Debuts Exterior Performance Door System

Masonite International Corp. announced the Masonite Performance Door System, an exterior door system that is designed to be 64 percent better at keeping air and water out than the leading competitor, based on certified third-party testing.

Paradigm Safeguard Launches Self Service Access with New Customer Portal

Paradigm introduces a self-service portal to its Paradigm Safeguard automated regression testing solution. The enhancement is intended to simplify and accelerate quality assurance analysis for window and door manufacturers who manage complex product and component catalogs. 

ProVia Introduces Simulated Divided Panels to Select Entry Doors

SDPs are an offshoot of ProVia’s Simulated Divided Lites (SDLs), 1-inch fiberglass grids that mimic the look and feel of old-world wood craftsmanship. SDPs take the concept a step further, with wider 3- and 5-inch grids on 8-foot-tall or shorter Signet Fir doors.

Jeld-Wen Introduces Auraline Composite Windows and Patio Doors

Auraline windows and patio doors blend a structural fiber, such as wood fiber, with synthetic polymers and a co-extruded color layer (the color is built-in) to create a durable and energy-efficient composite material.

All Weather Architectural Aluminum Launches Pivot Door System

Designed with a modern aesthetic in mind, the Series 7200 pivot doors’ panel rotates around a pivot at the top and bottom of the door frame rather than being hinged to the jamb.

Roto Updates Concealed Door Hinge

Roto Solid C, the concealed hinge for inward and outward opening entrance doors manufactured in aluminum, is life tested to over 400,000 cycles and can be used to build entrance doors up to 140 kg (280 lbs.), and with a maximum opening angle of 110 degrees.

All Weather Launches Thermally Broken Series 9200 Bifold Doors

All Weather Architectural Aluminum has launched the Series 9200, a thermally broken bifold door system. The higher performing custom aluminum folding doors are appropriate for the residential and commercial segments and are designed with energy efficiency in mind.

Norfield Introduces 2400ASR Auto Double-Prep Strike Router

The 2400ASR prepares a double strike jamb every three to four minutes or a single strike jamb every four to five minutes. Due to its high-speed cycle, it can be included in the production line or as an independent, high-volume workstation.

Pella Corporation Ranked No. 8 by Fast Company for Most Innovative Design Companies of 2022

Pella Corporation joined the ranks of Fast Company’s list of World’s Most Innovative Design Companies for 2022. As the first window and door manufacturer to make the cut, Pella landed the No. 8 spot for its Easy-Slide Operator hardware solution.  

Roto Introduces Opening Restrictor for Turn Aluminum Windows

The “ELA” opening restrictor locks in the end position and is controlled by the handle.

Weather Shield to Discontinue Vinyl Windows and Doors

This change is part of a corporate initiative to focus Weather Shield’s attention on the luxury window and door markets.

ODL Showcases Large Format Blink Blinds + Glass at IBS

ODL Inc. will introduce Large Format Blink Blinds + Glass available up to 8- by 8-feet at the 2022 International Builders’ Show.

Simpson Door Expands Door Collections

Simpson Door Co. expanded two of its door lines, the Redi-Prime interior door collection and Nantucket Collection.

Andersen Introduces Contemporary Profiles to 400 Series

Available on all 400 Series casements, awning and picture windows, the new contemporary stop option features an updated contemporary stop, grille profile and hardware design.

Pella Introduces Hidden Screen to Vinyl Windows

Hidden Screen is available now for homeowners on Pella 250 Series single-hung, double-hung or sliding windows through a local Pella showroom and will be available to professionals in late 2022.

Therma-Tru and Larson Introduce Integrated Storm and Entry Door System

Therma-Tru, in partnership with Larson, introduced the Impressions integrated storm and entry door system. 

Masonite Unveils Residential Exterior Smart Doors

Masonite International Corp. revealed Masonite M-Pwr Smart Doors, residential exterior doors that integrate power, lights, a video doorbell and a smart lock into the door system.

Hope’s Introduces Old World Suite Steel Windows and Doors

The new product, with its thin arrow-shaped steel frame profiles, represents a return to Old World style, says the company.

All Weather Launches Title 24 Compliant Series 6100 Windows

Available to order from All Weather’s network of dealers, the new Series 6100 window utilizes a thermal strut system and offers dual and triple glazing.

Jeld-Wen Unveils Luxury IWP Aurora Fiberglass Exterior Door Line

Each door is crafted from a mold of an actual wood door. Standard designs include choices from sleek contemporary and updated traditional to coastal and European rustic.

Crystal Windows Expands Aluminum Color Palette

Crystal Window & Door Systems expanded its stock architectural colors for its aluminum window and door products to 20 stock colors available in AAMA 2604. An additional 16 are available in AAMA 2605 powder coat finish.