PB July 2013

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Hurd Windows and Doors has partnered with Vista Pointe Architectural Systems to offer a wider range of patio door products. 

Ply Gem expands its line of design capabilities with the introduction of 38 new exterior color options for the aluminum-clad Mira Premium Series patio door line.

ODL has added two new decorative doorglass designs to the nature-inspired Craftsman and traditional Classic collections.

This new storm door system from Andersen ensures installation takes no more than 45 minutes.

Marvin’s factory stain and clean interior finishes involve a multi-step process that takes place before the door is assembled, saving homeowners time, trouble, and the mess of staining and finishing on-site.

The Lemieux Torrefied Collection by Masonite is the first of its kind in the wood door industry to undergo a protective torrefaction process, an all-natural green procedure in which wood is heated over time to eliminate its tendency to rot.

2600 Series wood/aluminum-clad multi-slide doors from Western Window Systems are available with thermally broken frames, cutting-edge low-E glass, and can be built to virtually any size.

Simpson Door has expanded its Nantucket Collection exterior wood doors to include Douglas Fir and Sapele Mahogany, adding to the existing Black Locust and Nootka Cypress options.

This retractable screen can be installed on Pella 350 Series premium vinyl sliding patio doors. 

Accented with clean lines and crisp angles, Pulse entry doors from Therma-Tru cater to homeowners seeking to celebrate their own special sense of style.

Jeld-Wen’s new W-4500 Wood Folding Patio Door is a wall system that allows homeowners to make the most of the space they have.

Styrofoam Brand XPS Insulation from Dow Building Solutions can be installed directly to masonry walls, offering a solid layer of moisture-resistant insulating comfort in one easy step.

The design of Owens Corning’s EnergyComplete Sealant allows the expanding gasket to easily fill gaps and cracks that can’t be accessed post-drywall, and also allows easy access to all top plates pre-drywall.

Designed for low humidity, high-temperature climates, this new sealant from Fomo blocks the passage of flame and smoke in concealed penetrations from room to room and floor to floor.

This new product from Johns Manville meets 2012 IBC requirements for continuous insulation for residential buildings.

CertainTeed’s FortiCel mold prevention system is a topical spray-on application that can be used on virtually any interior construction surface.

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The National Association of Home Builders says it's time to rethink the rate of return on energy efficiency.

Builders weigh in on their preferred materials and methods for the interior-exterior barrier that plays a critical role in delivering comfort, energy efficiency, and durability.

Brandywine’s Dave Barisic on diving into social media marketing and outreach

Measuring and ranking the quality of your potential buyers are among the keys to raising your conversion rate.

Double-digit revenue growth for these home builders during the recovery started with pre-planning, re-examination, and retrenching during the recession.

Professional Builder’s House Review design team weaves function and focal points into the heart of the home.

How one home builder gained market share during bankruptcy and emerged more efficient than ever.

What makes a leader? The answer is not found in rank and privilege. The answer is found by understanding a leader’s responsibilities, Scott Sedam says.

LEED used to be the buzzword for energy-efficient homes in the United States, but a new standard in town could be a game-changer: Passive House.

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