At AIA, Fenestration Exhibitors
Focus in On Modern Trends
Pella showcased Impervia, its pultruded ﬁberglass option
that can be used for residential and light commercial Large doors, such as the LaCantina multi-slide (pictured left) featured
applications. at Jeld-Wen’s booth, were popular at the AIA show this year.
cross the show ﬂoor at the he typically discusses with architects at doors, some that span as high as
recent American Institute AIA are design, functionality and perfor- 10 and 11 feet.
of Architects Convention in mance. The company displayed its vinyl
Philadelphia, the word “contempo- window products and had a section the show featured products for historic
rary” was repeated over and over, from demonstrating its new software models retroﬁt applications that replicated the
Many fenestration companies at
one booth to the next. So watch for for Building Information Modeling.
aesthetics of older windows while meet-
Elsewhere,largedoorswereever-pres- ing stringent modern-day standards.
ent at the show, with many exhibitors Marvin showcased its Next
these “contemporary” styles to show
up on your local showroom ﬂoor.
This focus on modern-style trends showing off fenestration products that Generation Ultimate Double Hung,
was reﬂected in the widespread dis- bring the outside into the home. which architectural consultant Steve
play of dark-colored products, par- Jeld-Wen Window and Doors archi- Ihlenburg said is “a super high-tech
ticularly in the residential door and tectural consultant Arne Godtfredsen window with a wood look.” The win-
window arena. said multi-slide doors continue to grow dow has minimal sightlines and main-
Solar Innovations, in fact, did a in popularity and that the LaCantina tains a wood aesthetic where a metal
blackout” for its booth, in which multi-slide system his company was track would normally be visible.
every single product displayed was showing garnered a lot of attention Kolbe, meanwhile, featured a
black. Pella also emphasized this from architects. He added that it is window designed for historic ret-
introducing a vinyl multi-slide in June. rofit applications—its new dou-
Panda had its new PandaSelect ble-hung lock.
“Deeper and darker seem to be the
buzzwords,” said Ply Gem Windows multi-slide system on display. The
“Every detail of the window is
vice president of marketing Mark system was designed for “bud- important,” said Lance Premeau,
S. Montgomery. Ply Gem set up its get-driven” projects and provides Kolbe’s product and market manager.
booth to simulate the environment of a four different frame material choices, He said this new sash lock option is
contemporary home, ofﬁce and café— with standard panel sizes up to ten an example of how the company’s
hence its theme “Live, Work, Play.”
Montgomery said the three things
feet tall and ﬁve feet wide. windows can be tailored to ﬁt the aes-
Andersen also showcased large thetics of the building.
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