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Luxury Fiberglass Front Doors From Jeld-Wen
The IWP Aurora Fiberglass Door line from Jeld-Wen (shown, above) is a luxury exterior door that marries the look, feel, and weight of real wood with the lasting protection and beauty of fiberglass for durability and low maintenance, the company says. Each door is crafted from a mold of an actual wood door to capture the character of various woodgrain species. A wide array of design choices is available, from sleek contemporary and updated traditional to coastal and European rustic, or homeowners can create a fully custom design. IWP artisans can also replicate an existing door, such as for historic buildings where an exact copy is required. Doors are available as large as 4 feet wide by 10 feet tall, the largest fiberglass door on the market, according to Jeld-Wen.
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Swing Door Options From Marvin
Marvin’s Ultimate Swinging Door and Ultimate Swinging French Door G2 prioritize light and views with narrow 3-inch stiles and rails. Other features include a concealed lock status sensor and minimalist hardware for sleek styling. In-swing and out-swing options are available, and the doors come in a range of sizes, with heights up to 10 feet and four-panel configurations in widths up to 14 feet. Door interiors are wood and exteriors are clad in extruded aluminum, with a range of customizable finishes to choose from.
Dark Interiors for Simonton Windows
Black windows—a popular choice for exteriors—are now available as an interior option for Simonton’s DaylightMax window. The unit’s slim frame provides up to 40% more daylight, the brand says, for seamless connection to the outdoors, while still maintaining maximum energy efficiency. The black interiors are available for a range of customizable window options in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Washington.
Pella Innovates for Easy Operation
Based on universal design principles that pair function with design for easier window operability, the Easy-Slide Operator from Pella replaces a casement or awning window crank with a clever slide along the inside jamb. Featuring a user-friendly grip, the Easy-Slide requires just 5 pounds of pressure to open or close the window, and its sleek design ensures the hardware doesn’t interfere with window treatments or décor.
Baldwin's Latest High-Style Hardware
Baldwin Hardware has launched two new collections in its Estate portfolio—Coined and Knurled—as well as a Contemporary General Hardware Collection, which includes two door knockers and a bell button. All are hand-finished, crafted from solid brass, and available in 15 finishes. The Coined Collection’s Tulip Knob is offered in two styles, smooth, or with a textured pattern on the knob’s outer rim. The Knurled Collection features a smooth, precision-machined knurling diamond design for its range of knobs and levers. Both the Coined and Knurled collections are compatible with tubular and mortise handlesets. (All three collections, shown.)
Several New Customization Options for Contemporary Styles From Andersen
Andersen has expanded its contemporary portfolio to include three new customization options for modern looks: Satin Etch Glass, an on-trend pearlescent glass that also offers privacy; Black and White Glass Spacers, which blend in with the color of the window or door for a sleek look or serve as a shadow line (Black spacers, shown); and Custom Grille Patterns that transform the appearance of glass into multiple units.
Milgard Aluminum Glass Walls Offer Modern Style
AX550 Moving Glass Walls from Milgard Windows & Doors for new-home construction and replacement projects feature a modern, aluminum frame with narrow sight lines. Available in standard and custom sizes in four colors—White, Tan, Dark Bronze Anodized, and Clear Anodized (shown)—the AX550 line offers a variety of configuration options, including pocket, stacking, or bifold styles, with panels as high as 10 feet and as wide as 5 feet.
Pocket Door Upgrade From Johnson Hardware
Johnson Hardware now offers galvanized all-steel split studs for its 1500SC Pocket Door Frame, which previously used steel-wrapped wood studs. The all-steel studs resist warping and rust, and when used with the 1515-PLY pocket wall reinforcement clip set and 1/4 -inch-thick plywood become significantly stronger and more resistant to flexing and bowing, the company says. The all-steel studs also allow for a larger 2 1/4-inch-wide pocket.
Delaney Hardware Adds Crystal Clear Options to Its Lineup
Delaney Hardware’s Bravura brand has announced the addition of rectangular and egg-shaped crystal doorknobs to its existing solid forged brass selection. The new knobs are available with a choice of backplate finishes: Satin Brass (shown), Satin Nickel, Black, Oil-Rubbed Bronze, and Polished Chrome.
Updates to LiftMaster's Garage Door Openers
LiftMaster’s new product line includes four openers (Model 87504-267, shown) with different feature sets and price points. New features include a sleeker profile; integrated LED lighting; a built-in camera that adds streaming video, recorded events, and two-way communication to the maker’s myQ app; improved Wi-Fi connectivity and enhanced memory; integrated Bluetooth technology that reduces setup time and simplifies myQ app connection; battery backup so the garage door will still open/close during a power outage; and remote diagnostic capabilities.
Redesigned Multi-Slide Doors From Weather Shield
Weather Shield has expanded its Contemporary Collection (shown) and Premium Series aluminum-clad wood windows and patio doors with redesigned multi-slide door systems. Combining improved performance, modern styling, and easy assembly with narrow profiles to ensure unobstructed views, the doors are available in traditional stacked configurations or hidden inside a pocket wall to create a seamless transition to the outdoors for openings up to 57 feet, 6 inches wide and 12 feet tall. Available in a range of exterior options and wood interior finishes.
Shutters for Security From Wayne Dalton
Wayne Dalton’s Model 523RX Security Shutter is a UL-325 listed door and operator system that gives homeowners the ability to retain visibility while maintaining security, with fully perforated or fenestrated patterns, allowing for 22% and 24% open area, respectively. The shutter features a weather-resistant motor enclosure and direct-drive operation with monitored photo eyes and force detection to ensure safe operation. A variety of finish and slat options are available, and shutters can be up to 16 feet high and 12 feet wide. Cylinder locking options offer additional security.