Fold and Slide with HOPPE
Fort Atkinson, Wis.-based HOPPE North America has available a line of
top-hung, fold and slide hardware. Compared to bottom rolling products,
with this hardware line the wheels aren’t exposed to debris and elements,
which the company says can cause premature wear and decrease performance.
The fold and slide hardware also features a concealed bottom channel for
a smooth transition between spaces and passivated stainless steel components
for corrosion resistance.
DOORS AND WINDOWS
A new mulled door and window system from Solar Innovations Inc. combines
a series of operable windows and swinging doors to create one cohesive
system without additional rafters or framing, while still maintaining
consistent, minimally interrupted site lines. According to the company,
this new system provides flexibility in design by integrating awning,
casement, hopper, fixed, tilt-turn, and egress windows (depending on local
code) all within the same unit. In addition, the option to select both
in-swing or out-swing windows within the same system is also available.
In-swing and out-swing terrace doors, with ADA compliant sills, can be
mulled into the window system, and fixed transoms can also be added over
both windows and terrace doors.
The new system also features insulbar technology for thermal performance,
and the units are available in wood veneers, various claddings, and standard
or custom color finishes. A variety glass types are also available, including
low-E, decorative, laminated and tinted glass options. Shade systems can
be added as well for additional light control.
Ply Gem® Windows based in Cary, N.C., has introduced the Builder Series
4780 pocket door, which the company says mimics the look of a high-end
glass wall to open an outdoor space. The first of its kind from the company,
this low-maintenance extruded aluminum door is ideal for new homes in
southern and western U.S. markets, according to the company.
The new door is designed to recess into a pocket, expanding the opening
between indoor and outdoor space. The product panels are available in
2-foot 6-inches, 3-foot, and 4-foot widths and 6-foot 8-inches and 8-foot
heights and can be configured in one, two or three-panel groupings for
maximum door coverage of 12-feet wide by 8-feet tall. Custom sizing is
The Builder Series 4780 pocket door is available with a pocket configuration
on either the right or left side and in three colors—white, bronze and
adobe gray—and can be further customized with eight grille patterns. It
also comes standard with warm-edge insulating, clear tempered glass. Alternative
glass packages are also available. The series is Florida Building Code
approved for all counties except Miami-Dade, and can be configured to
meet southern zone Energy Star® requirements.
A new line of doors and windows designed for optimal energy efficiency
and performance is the latest development from MI Windows and Doors (MIWD).
Called the EnergyCore™ Window System, the company says its high performance
is derived from a combination of patented AirCell PVC frame technology,
TMAX insulating glass, and a design that incorporates numerous physical
barriers against air and water infiltration.
The line provides a complete, cost-effective family of products to meet
the next phase of Energy Star requirements and to qualify for the Department
of Energy’s High Performance Windows Program.
The frame is manufactured with a patented AirCell™ PVC material that is
co-extruded and thermally bonded. This creates a fully insulating, corner
welded frame, which can also incorporate oversized balance pockets and
optimally placed internal webbing. The company notes this can handle the
weight of 1 1/8 OA triple-pane insulating glass across the entire size
catalog, including any grid or glass combination. Numerous air and water
barriers are engineered into the panel and frame interface, including
multiple contact points of weather stripping and/or compression bulbs,
reinforced/interlocking meeting rails, and a pocketed sill with a sloped
In addition, the company has added a French rail patio door, which it
says offers thermal performance. It is built using MikronWood, a solid
core thermoplastic material.
Guardian Launches ClimaGuard IS
Guardian Industries has introduced a new family of fourth-surface coated
low-E glass, ClimaGuard IS-15 and IS-20. These two coated glass products
are designed for residential applications and to help meet new codes and
Energy Star standards while giving window makers easy fabrication options.
ClimaGuard IS-20 offers residential window makers the possibility to meet
current code requirements for U-values without the use of argon gas or
a third lite of glass while providing a smooth and clear and easy-to-care-for
package, according to the company. Guardian officials say that its ClimaGuard
IS-15 is a fourth-surface glass with even higher thermal performance and
will help many windows hit R-5 ratings without the need for a third lite
ClimaGuard IS also is durable and scratch-resistant, cleanable with standard
household products, usable in monolithic applications (such as storm windows),
and available in full truckloads, less-than-truckloads, or case quantities.
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