Windows & Doors

November 30, 2009

Can’t Imitate These


Simpson is expanding options for its exterior french and sash doors and sidelights with its latest innovation, the Simulated Divided Lite (SDL). Simpson SDL doors capture the elegance of a true-divided lite in a single insulated glass unit, allowing doors to achieve higher energy efficiency ratings and meet hurricane and design pressure requirements. Booth C3374 For more info, go to and enter # 270

Nothing Beats a Classic


2010 is a special year for Bilco. The company will celebrate the 75th anniversary of its Classic Series steel basement door by introducing an improved model at the show. The door features a patented gas-spring lift-assistance design and improved primer finish for weather resistance. Booth N1037 For more info, go to and enter # 271

You Get an A-Plus


A-Series casement, awning, double-hung and picture windows are all available for the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act tax credit. These new Andersen windows have a wide swath of glass options to choose from, such as the company’s HP Low-E4 glass made with grilles, no grilles, or SDL grilles. The windows come with a host of accessories to complement the exterior trim. Booth C3557 For more info, go to and enter # 272

Paneled Perfection


The NanaWall VSW65 Single Track Slider is a wood-framed, individual panel single sliding system that makes large openings (up to four feet across per panel) possible. With its single track, the custom system provides a clean line for a seamless transition from inside to outside. The VSW65 is easy to operate and can be designed to slide into a pocket. Booth C5363 For more info, go to and enter # 273

Pocket Protector


L.E. Johnson Products has a winner in the Series 2060 heavy-duty pocket door frame that accommodates doors weighing up to 300 pounds. The 2060 features sturdy, all-steel studs that produce walls that are as rigid and stiff as a wood 2x4. The steel studs are fabricated from extra-thick, 16-gauge, zinc-coated steel and measure 1¼ inches deep by 1¾ inches wide. Booth N2176 For more info, go to and enter # 274

Enter Please


The new interior doors from Marvin Entry Doors have the same custom capabilities as entry doors for a complete home package. Made of solid wood, customers can choose any of the seven architectural styles offered. Optional FSC-certified Honduran Mahogany and Cedro Macho can be specified. The swinging interior doors are offered as single and double doors. Booth C4633 For more info, go to and enter # 275

Designed with the Designer in Mind


The sharp-looking Designer Series windows and patio doors from Pella feature the company’s exclusive snap-in between-the-glass blinds, fabric shades, decorative panels and removable grilles that are easy to change. The Designer Series windows and patio doors are the only Pella products available with triple-pane glass. Booth C1515 For more info, go to and enter # 276

Safe and Secure


With SecureKey, only a unique reset key can be used to rekey the cylinder. Schlage’s new hardware features the SecureKey cylinder that allows builders and homeowners to rekey the lock in seconds without removing it from the door. This ANSI Grade 1, BHMA-certified cylinder is bump- and pick-resistant. Booth C3142 For more info, go to and enter # 277

Silver Lining


Integrity’s new low-e coatings include the LoE-366, which uses three layers of silver oxide to keep heat inside during the winter and outside during the summer. LoE-366 glass has an improved U-value and solar heat gain coefficient, and provides 66 percent light transmittance for improved solar and UV management. Booth C4633 For more info, go to and enter # 278

Those in Glass Houses…


The Sliding Glass Door Series 670 and 770 from PGT lets builders and installers reconfigure the door in the field with minimal time and money. The sliding door panel interlocks are interchangeable and reversible and can be switched from a standard stack to a reverse stack. Doors are offered from one panel up to eight panels as by-pass, pocket or corner doors, ranging in size from 6 feet, 8 inches up to 10 feet. Booth C1526 For more info, go to and enter # 279