Product Review: Windows & Doors

Old world classic designs, Low-E4 glass and mahogany are featured in some of the latest window and door products.
By Rhonda Jackson | May 31, 2006

Kolbe & Kolbe

Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork connects the past and the present in its Old World Classic windows. These classic windows feature a traditional brass and pulley system with a lever handle and an oil-rubbed finished. This window is available in western pine, Douglas fir, mahogany, oak, maple and cherry. There are nine interior pre-finish options and 20 color offerings. Decorative options include: removable grilles, grilles-in-the-airspace and performance-divided lite or true-divided lite.

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Therma Tru

Therma Tru introduces the Classic-Craft Mahogany door collection. This eight-panel fiberglass door replicates the look of Honduran mahogany grain. The door measures 6 feet by 8 inches by 3 feet. The door has an optional 10-inch by 42-inch center arch for a decorative glass insert.

The Classic-Craft line is designed for the Arcadia, Ashurst, Longford and clear decorative glass styles. There is also a 6-foot, 8-inch full-lite, flush-glazed sidelite.

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Andersen Windows & Doors

Andersen has a new Low-E4 glass for windows and doors. The Low-E4 features an exterior coating that works with sunlight to reduce dirt buildup and water spots. This fast-drying glass is energy efficient and also reduces sound and shields UV rays. This glass is offered standard in all of Andersen's 400 Series.

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Weather Shield

Weather Shield introduces Visions 3000, an expansion and upgrade to its 2000 series line. Visions 3000 features a sloped sill, interior finger lift, integral brick mould and a floating 2-¼ jamb liner. The windows are available in several single- hung styles: tilt, tilt oriel, tilt eyebrow, tilt picture as well as a simulated transom and a single slide-by design. Visions 3000 comes in white and tan with vinyl, wood and cellular PVC interior trim options.

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Hurd Windows & Doors' new line of patio doors are characterized by its wood interiors. The doors are available in nine woods with six hardware finishes. The locking mechanism is designed to match entry door locks by operating from the bottom up. The patio doors have two installation options: an in-swing installation with an adjustable hinge system and an out-swing set-up that operates by ball-bearing butt hinges.

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Integrity's new line of All Ultrex windows is available in single-hung, polygon and transom window styles. Special features include factory applied jamb extensions and Sheetrock return, optional universal J channels and standard non-integral folding nailing fin. The exterior frame can be ordered in stone white or pebble gray and the interior frame comes in stone white.

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Loewen introduces metal to its windows and doors with Cyprium Collection. This collection features copper- and bronze-clad windows and doors. The .04 thick metals are available with several patina options: natura (non-patina), umbra (brown) and verdigris (green). The copper and bronze are integral in the sash, frame and simulated divided lite bars.

This collection is available in awning, casement, picture and specialty windows and terrace doors.

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Hy-Lite has added decorative glass windows to its family of glass block products. The windows are offered with a square, oval or octagon shape frame with black, brass or nickel caming. The square windows are 4 feet by 4 feet with optional white, tan or driftwood vinyl frames. The two oval windows measure 2 feet by 3 feet with a white frame. There are eight designs to choose from: Craftsman, Cathedral, Victorian, Spring Flower, Fleur-de-lis, Radiance, Floral and Geometric.

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ODL introduces the Michael Graves Collection of decorative door glass. The collection offers elegant, clean designs in three styles: the Acacia, Vienna and Fleur-de-lis.

The Acacia's sizes include 22 inches by 64 inches, 22 inches by 80 inches, 8 inches by 80 inches and a rectangular transom.

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The Corvado is a new Shaker-style interior door by CraftMaster Door Design. With a two-panel, square-top plank design, the Corvado can be combined with a bi-fold style design or the Cellini series for a raised-panel molding. This door is available in 7-foot and 6-foot, 8-inch heights.

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Overview of window and door products on the market (June 2006 Professional Builder magazine)
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