Here’s the 411 on 778
Dow Corning 778 silicone liquid flashing—the newest component in the Dow Corning Silicone Air Barrier System—provides a weatherproof seal at window and door openings, as well as other building transitions behind the exterior façade. According to the company, it features extended tooling time, primerless adhesion to cut sheathing edges, long-term UV resistance and rugged cured properties.
Single-part Dow Corning 778 silicone liquid flashing can be applied at temperatures as low as 20 degrees Fahrenheit (-6 degrees Celsius).
MFM Flashing Tapes
Earn ICC Approval
Three of MFM Building Products’ window flashing tapes now have ICC approval.
WindowWrap PSX-20, Window-Wrap PowerBond and WindowWrap White meet the ICC-ES Acceptance Criteria for Flexible Flashing Materials (AC148), IBC and IRC 2015 standards. The tapes also comply with AAMA 711, as a result of independent, third-party testing.
WindowWrap PSX-20 is a patented, aluminized multi-layer polymer film tape that has a UV exposure of 180 days, the company says. WindowWrap PowerBond has the same composition as WindowWrap PSX-20, but features a patented adhesive that adheres in temperatures as low as 25°F
(-4°C), while remaining stable at elevated temperatures. WindowWrap White is a multi-purpose waterproofing tape composed of a white polymer facer.
Doors to New Heights
Therma-Tru rolled out a variety of 7-foot and 8-foot door options in 2015.
The Smooth-Star 8-foot, ¾ lite 1-panel flush-glazed door is easily customizable and is available with low-E or clear glass and a variety of grille grid patterns.
Divided lite options include simulated divided lites, grilles between glass and removable wood grilles.
The Smooth-Star and Traditions 8-foot, 1/2-lite 2-panel doors come in more than 200 new style options, and can be used as front, side or patio entrances.
ProVia Opens Up
New Entry Door Options
ProVia is expanding its style choices, which run the gamut from sleek and modern to vintage, old-world looks. For example, the new Knotty Alder series of Signet fiberglass entry doors feature the rustic look of natural wood knots. Accent options include a speakeasy, hinge straps and clavos.
ProVia also offers modern styles for its Heritage fiberglass entry doors and Legacy steel doors for homeowners in contemporary ranch or split-level homes.
Skyreach Perfect Patio Doors on Sale in Southern California
Skyreach announces that its Harmony Series Perfect patio doors are now available at all Home Center locations of Dixieline/ Probuild in Southern California. Dixieline stocks the double slider XX configuration, but the traditional OX/XO single slider is also available on special order.
Marvin Goes Contemporary
Marvin Windows and Doors recently introduced its Marvin Contemporary Studio, a selection of Marvin products in the contemporary style that more customers are demanding.
As part of its Contemporary Studio launch, Marvin is introducing four new windows: the Contemporary Casement, Contem-porary Awning, Contemporary Push Out Casement and Contemporary Push Out Awning.
Among their features:
• A flush exterior frame and sash;
• A narrow frame allowing for wide expanses of glass; and
• A narrow jamb depth of 2 3/16 inches.
Marvin’s latest Ultimate Multi-Slide Door release is also part of its Contemporary Studio offerings.
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