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Tammy Schroeder

Tammy Schroeder Linetec

Tammy Schroeder, LEED Green Associate, is the director of marketing at Linetec, Tubelite and Alumicor brands. With more than 20 years of experience in the finishing industry, she serves as an industry educator on high-quality, high-performance architectural finishing and services. She can be reached at

Beautiful Biophilic Designs

Biophilic design continues to gain attention from architects, builders and increasingly, homeowners. Understanding the definition of this concept, its benefits and its practical application in residential construction can benefit window and door manufacturers, as well as your customers.

Fabricators’ Choice

Homeowners want to personalize their interiors to match their decorating preferences, and often assume this includes their windows and doors.

Designing for a Desert Environment 

The attractive qualities of sunny, warm, arid desert landscapes present extremely challenging building conditions that require the highest performance finishes. Such high-performance finishes on aluminum fenestration are specified to meet AAMA 611 “Voluntary Specification for Anodized Architectural…

Colors of the Year Offer Optimistic Outlook for 2024 Finishing Trends

Reflecting the trend toward warmer, less saturated colors, softly tinted hues lead the 2024 color palettes for architectural coatings.

Check the spec to ensure anodize finishes deliver durability

Anodize finishes for aluminum can offer durability and hardness that is similar to a diamond. To use them effectively, understand the specifications and the difference between anodize and other coatings.

Mountain Modern Style Showcases Natural Colors, Rugged Durability

Architectural style balances biophilic elements with rugged durability

Front door finishing trends: Neutrals, naturals or nonconformist

A home’s front door sets the tone for engagement with the community, presenting an inviting welcome or a protective barrier.

Balanced Contrasts

When choosing a finish that frames vistas, color often is the first consideration. To ensure a lasting, positive impression without a lot of maintenance, selecting a high-performance finish matters.

Modern Performance, Historic Look

Terra cotta textured finishes celebrate ancient beauty and modern performance.

6 Coating Considerations for Coastal Communities

Select the right finish for aluminum windows and doors.

IBS showcases opportunities for windows and doors

The National Association of Home Builders’ 2023 International Builders’ Show, part of Design & Construction Week in Las Vegas, attracted its highest attendance in 10 years. I was among the 200,000 participants and hundreds of first-time attendees.

Garage Door Design: Upgrading from Basic to Beautiful with Wood Grain Finishes

Whether upgrading an existing door or selecting one for a new home, more of us are choosing a garage door with a high-end look.

The Value of Color

Make sure you get the right color for your project by using the appropriate paint codes when ordering your finish for windows, doors and other architectural aluminum products.

Light-toned anodize finishes offer appealing aesthetic with minimal maintenance

Building teams are increasingly selecting anodize finishing for aluminum-framed windows, doors and skylights. While painted coatings provide the largest color assortment, architects and homeowners often find the range of anodize metallic tones matches their design, while offering minimal…

Residential Color Trends Are All About Balance

Color choices can affect our mood and our behavior. We hope these trends help create harmonious, grounding spaces that inspire balance and stability.

Achieve a Photo Finish for Architectural Aluminum

A few simple steps to protect finished architectural aluminum products on the jobsite can save you from a future headache and potentially expensive remedy.

Don’t Forget the Frame

Today’s residential windows, sliding and terrace doors, and other fenestration systems can help protect us from extreme temperatures and conserve natural resources. While high-performance glass often is the first component we see, it’s essential to remember the role of the frame itself.

Classic Black Finishes Deliver Timeless Appeal

With aluminum windows and doors, you can offer a choice of either painted or anodized black finishes to help homeowners, designers and builders attain this design-driven look and achieve the desired, durable result.

Curves Ahead

Completing both curved and linear extrusions in the same batch minimizes variation for a consistent, high-quality appearance and reliable, high performance, backed with a standard full warranty.

Wood Without the Work

When your project calls for the natural beauty of wood, but needs the high-performance longevity of aluminum, wood grain finishes can provide the best of both. Textured wood grain finish options mimic not just the look, but also the feel of natural wood.