Volume 11, Issue 9 - November/December 2010


Vision Introduces 1514 Shipping Clip
Vision Industries Group has introduced a new shipping clip—the 1514, which is designed to allow manufacturers to ship windows without the worry of locks and keepers arriving damaged. The clip does not permit movement of a window’s sashes during shipment, and a simple cable tie function with a candle lever stop ensures a problem-free transport, according to the company. After arriving on the job, these clips can be removed with a easily standard side cutter.

Panda Debuts a New Slider
Panda Windows and Doors LLC recently debuted its S. 83 thermally broken multi-slide door system. The S. 83 was designed in response to many requests from design professionals wanting a slim profile aluminum multi-slide glass door system with a thermally broken profile and frame, according to the company.

The system utilizes two separate aluminum extrusions that are crimped together together using a polyamide iso-bar. Company officials say the S. 83 system achieves a 0.29 U-value in simulated testing utilizing a triple-pane insulating glass unit.

The system can utilize any glass available that will fit in the unit, according to Panda, and total panel size may be up to 12 feet in height and 6 feet in width. They S. 83 also features a specially designed panel interlock made completely of a polyamide material so that no aluminum from the interior to exterior is able to connect, according to the company. The frame for this system also was specially designed to incorporate polyamide iso-bar technology to achieve optimal thermal values.

New Ply Gem Windows Introduces New Energy-Efficient Replacement Line
Ply Gem Windows, based in Cary, N.C., introduces its Contractor Series 2000 replacement windows, available in states east of the Rockies.

The company designed the windows with a multi-purpose platform for adding options, including energy-efficient glass packages, while also creating space for configuring windows to a highly insulated R-5 standard and adding energy-saving features such as vacuum glass.

The series is available in double-hung, casement, sliding window, awning, fixed, special shape configurations and patio door styles. It features equal, narrow sight lines, low- profile cam-action locks and a hidden sill lock design for sleek, low-profile aesthetics that match the contoured exterior appearance of wood windows.

The series is available in two colors with the choice of two grille options and comes standard with a 3 1/4-inch frame depth. Possible add-ons for the Ply Gem Windows Contractor Series 2000 include interior wood grain laminates, expanded exterior color offerings and simulated divided lites.


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