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Top 100 Products: Windows & Doors
Products from Jeld-Wen, La Cantina Doors, Marvin Windows and Doors, ODL, Sierra Pacific Windows, Velux, Vitrocsa USA, Weather Shield, Western Window Systems, and Windsor Windows & Doors.
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Retractable Screen Door / ODL
The EZ-Glide Control System used on the Brisa Retractable Screen Door by ODL allows for smooth opening and closing while a small locking latch ensures safety and security. The door installs quickly and maximizes outdoor views. The outer-face mount design optimizes door width, fitting most sizes 32 to 36 inches. The screen can also be customized to fit smaller door sizes between 28 and 31½ inches with two easy-to-make cuts. To prevent walk-through, the door includes subtle stripes woven into the screen and uses durable, long-lasting surfaces and rust-free aluminum housing. The door is also available in out-swing, in-swing, and sliding door variations.
Window System / Vitrocsa USA
A dual-glazed, thermally broken window system from Vitrocsa, the inventor of the sliding glass wall, completely conceals the sills and frames in the floor and walls, allowing the glazing to span from floor to ceiling. In fact, the 7/8 vertical jambs are the only evidence of a sliding system. Made from U.S.-manufactured aluminum profiles and glass, the Pure window system is available in sliding or fixed units. The special curtain wall system comes with a patented ultra-flush threshold, which provides an obstacle-free indoor-outdoor experience.
Multi-Slide Door / Marvin Windows And Doors
Homeowners can now bring the outside in with the Ultimate Multi-Slide Door from Marvin Windows and Doors. Available in multiple configurations and sizes to fit a variety of different openings, Ultimate Multi-Slide Door panels come in standard widths of 3 feet to 6 feet and heights of 7 feet to 12 feet. When opened, the panels stack in front of one another. A unidirectional configuration or the bi-parting style, which opens from the center, can be selected, and each configuration is available in both left- and right-handed styles.
Contemporary-Style Doors / LaCantina Doors
Available across the company's entire product range of folding, multi-slide, and swing door systems, LaCantina Doors’ Contemporary Clad doors feature a low-maintenance aluminum exterior with multiple profile options and a wood interior to complement any architectural style. Contemporary Clad features the company’s signature narrow 2 15/16-inch stile-and-rail profile for more glass and natural daylight and 2¼-inch-thick panels for structural integrity and energy efficiency. Color options include white and bronze paint and clear and bronze anodized exterior cladding, and new hardware packages are offered in stainless or bronze finishes.
Top-Hinged Roof Window / Velux
Velux’s GPL roof window allows you to admit daylight and fresh air to spaces such as lofts and attics while also maximizing outdoor views. When closed, the window still allows for fresh air circulation via its ventilation flap. A rotating sash allows easy access for cleaning the glass from the inside, and the bottom latch of the window opens to a 45-degree angle for emergency escape and rescue. The GPL roof window is ideal for any room requiring that windows be placed in a low position.
Fiberglass Exterior Doors / Jeld-Wen
The manufacturer’s fiberglass exterior doors are offered via three separate product lines— Architectural, Smooth-Pro, and Design-Pro—that all provide an authentic woodgrain look, decorative glass designs, and increased energy efficiency, offering an array of options to fit any style or budget. Additionally, the doors come in a smooth finish that is ready to paint or stain, or a Direct Glaze option can be selected for a more contemporary look. The doors offer a long lifespan while remaining low-maintenance.
Specialty Doors / Sierra Pacific Windows
Of the specialty doors offered by Sierra Pacific Windows, lift-and-slide doors, multi-slide pocketing doors, multi-slide stacking doors, and bifold doors are four options of large-opening doors that make walls disappear. Lift-and-slide doors glide open large expanses of door panels while maintaining maximum energy efficiency. Multi-slide pocketing doors disappear into a pocket on one or both sides of the opening, while multi-slide stacking doors create moving walls of wood or wood-clad glass panels that stack on one or both sides of an opening. The multi-slide stacking doors can also be released from the stationary position, allowing the panels to be stacked anywhere along the track. Bifold doors can stack either to one or both sides to incorporate minimal panel stack, which further enhances the clear opening space.
Volume Program / Western Window Systems
The company has expanded its Volume Program to include custom sizes and configurations, with a rapid 15-day production lead time, offering home builders more design flexibility. The Volume Program’s customizable options are available with the company’s Series 600 Aluminum Multi-Slide Door, Series 9500 Bi-Fold Door, and Series 3600 Vinyl Multi-Slide Door. Additional features include heavy-duty stainless steel hardware and a variety of material and finish options. All products are manufactured at the company’s headquarters in Phoenix.
Windows And Doors / Windsor Windows & Doors
With thousands of product possibilities, Windsor Windows & Doors helps create one-of-a kind homes that allow builders to realize their vision and meet homeowners’ needs. Whether it’s aluminum, wood, cellular PVC, or vinyl windows and doors, Windsor products offer high-performance glass, a range of colors, and stylish hardware.
90-Degree Multi-Slide Door / Western Window Systems
The Series 3600 90-Degree Vinyl Multi-Slide Door brings a unique indoor-outdoor solution to production builders via its volume program, and a 10-day production lead time helps keep projects on track and on budget. The 90-Degree Vinyl Multi-Slide Door is U.S.-made of 100 percent virgin vinyl and recyclable aluminum and is engineered for a 90-degree, no-post configuration. Features include a low 0.30 U-factor; 0.20 SHGC; and dual-pane, argon-filled, low-E glass. A flush sill option provides a seamless transition to the outdoors. Rolling panels can be stacked at the opening or slid away into pockets. Custom sizes allow for added design flexibility.
Modern-Look Windows / Weather Shield
Styled with a narrow-profile frame and sash, square glazing bead, and custom-designed hardware, Weather Shield’s Contemporary Collection of windows and doors meets the needs of modern architecture. The full line includes casements, awnings, pictures, and sliding and hinged doors featuring low-maintenance extruded aluminum exteriors with anodized or AAMA 2605 performance finishes for long-lasting color. Enhanced frame and glazing systems maximize energy savings.
Vinyl Multi-Slide Door / Western Window Systems
Featuring dual-pane, low-E glass that helps reduce solar heat gain, the Western Window Systems Series 3600 Vinyl Multi-Slide Door is made from cold-formed steel with a rating of
50 kilopounds per square inch. Options include a flush sill, retractable screens, and rolling panels.