The 2017 International Builders’ Show (IBS) marks my 26th consecutive year of attendance.
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.
This new product line from Pella Windows and Doors includes energy-efficient options that meet or exceed Energy Star guidelines in all 50 states.
Heat Mirror technology from Eastman Chemical Company creates multiple insulating spaces—without adding weight—that buffer against heat loss or heat gain by suspending from one to three clear films in the airspace of insulating glass.
The new colors in Ply Gem's 1500 Vinyl Collection—bronze, clay, and beige—align with authentic architectural styling, while allowing builders to select bold palettes that complement the home exterior.
Marvin’s Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS)-certified window is available with tripane glass in a 1-3/8 inch profile, or quad glazing with Heat Mirror technology in a 1-inch profile.
Simonton ProFinish Brickmould 600 windows and patio doors have SafePoint laminated glass with an impact-resistant interlayer that makes them ideal for coastal locations.
The Reflections 5500 series of vinyl windows from Simonton comes standard with ProSolar low-E glass and argon gas fill.
These programmable shades from Marvin are fully integrated into the window frame, maintaining the exterior aesthetic and full views from the inside.
Geared toward homes in the eastern U.S., this new collection from Ply Gem consolidates all of the company’s vinyl window options into one platform, with a common sash and sizing.
Twelve standard sizes are available for this moving glass wall system from Milgard that brings high-end luxury to the average homeowner.
Equipped with Honeywell’s Verilock sensor technology in the frame, this series of windows from Andersen will alert homeowners if they are open or closed, locked or unlocked.