Last month, I attended NAHB’s midyear meeting in Miami and had the pleasure of sitting in on a presentation by Daniel Swift, president and CEO of Des Moines-based architecture group BSB Design.
Because windows involve both the interior and exterior of the home, installing them can involve a lot of planning. How they look from inside and outside, as well as how the client feels about their privacy, are important considerations. To maximize energy conservation and make the home as comfortable as possible, the right tools and equipment are needed to install and reframe your clients' new windows.
High-performance, green, sustainable — all are terms that are often used interchangeably. While they may conjure visions of solar roof panels, geothermal heating, and other expensive technologies, most home builders agree that the most important components of a high-performance home are windows, insulation, and HVAC systems.
There are a number of reasons builders might make the decision to switch building products, materials, or systems. A different product may offer first-cost or labor savings over your current product. Or perhaps it will make your homes more energy efficient or green, and thus more marketable to potential buyers. Regardless of the reason, switching products does pose risks and challenges for builders.
Double-hung tilt, fiberglass-clad window from Weather Shield rounds out the EnduraShield line of premium fiberglass and fiberglass-clad windows and patio doors.
Atrium Companies has extended its Silent Guard 7000 Series Acoustical Window line to include two new models of casement and awning windows: the Series 7500 Casement and 7600 Awning windows.
The most energy-efficient product line Andersen has ever built, the A-Series meets the latest Energy Star performance criteria and incorporates reclaimed sawdust in the trim system.
The editors of Professional Builder and Professional Remodeler magazines are in search of the latest “breakthrough” products for the residential construction industry for our annual 101 Best New Products report.
Custom and replacement contractors should check out MI Windows' Bridgewood offering
Window and door products for home building and remodeling from Overhead Door, Clopay, Marvin and Weather Shield are featured.
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