Volume 14, Issue 5 - June 2013


Sliding Systems Product Guide
Make Side-by-Side Manufacturer Comparisons

You’ve heard it dozens and maybe even hundreds of times over, at least, the last five years: let the outside in. It seems homeowners are craving products that do just that. Called movable wall systems, they may include liftslide systems, folding or sliding doors. You may know who supplies these products, but are you aware what the U-values are of each, what glazing package is available, or if it’s a folding or sliding system. DWM puts all this information at your fingertips in its first guide to sliding and folding systems.

First, a bit about how we compiled this information. DWM asked suppliers who offer these types of products to submit information. We wanted our readers to be able to make side-by-side comparisons so they in turn could make informed purchases.

We also sent out a notice regarding the guide in our daily e-newsletter to make sure all those in the industry could participate in our guide. Email ttaffera@glass.com and you will be added to the distribution list for the next guide.

CGI Windows and Doors Inc.
Miami, Fla.
Lead time: Production products: three to four weeks; Custom products: six to eight weeks.

C.R. Laurence and U.S. Aluminum,
a subsidiary of C.R. Laurence
Los Angeles

Lead time: Quoted at the time of order for both standard and custom items.

Eclipse Architectural
Burnaby, British Columbia
Lead time: All systems are custom-made with a lead time of four to eight weeks.

Fleetwood Windows and Doors
Corona, Calif.

Lead time: Five weeks for stock finish; and 10 weeks for custom finish.

Hurd Windows & Doors
Medford, Wis.

Lead time: Typical lead times for door systems is 6 weeks.

Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co. Inc.
Wausau, Wis.

Lead time: Four weeks

LaCantina Doors Inc.
Oceanside, Calif.

Lead time: All folding door systems are made to measure with lead times of 5 weeks. Custom color adds 2 weeks.

Loewen Windows and Doors
Steinbach, Manitoba


Nana Wall
Corte Madera, Calif.

Lead time: Basic lead time is six to eight weeks.

Pacific Architectural Millwork (PAM)
Brea, Calif.

Lead time: 10-12 weeks.

Panda Windows and Doors
Las Vegas

Lead time: Six to eight weeks for standard products; up to 12 weeks for custom products.

PRL Glass/Aluminum
Industry, Calif.


Royal Building Products
(Window & Door Division)
Woodbridge, Ontario

Lead time: Production lead time is 4 weeks for the Overture Folding Patio Door custom size door program.
*Royal also offers 12 sliding patio doors including the Opus and Jazz systems (not reflected in chart).

Weiland Sliding Doors and Windows
Oceanside, Calif.


Western Window Systems

Lead time: Six to12 weeks depending on finish.

WinDoor Inc.
Orlando, Fla.

Lead time: Can vary from four to 10 weeks.

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