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JUL 2018

Qualified Remodeler helps independent remodeling firms to survive, become more professional and more profitable by providing must-have business information, namely best business practices, new product information and timely design ideas.

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Readers are curious to learn more about energy-smart door and window launches as well as solar roof shingles from our recent product coverage. The following product received the most page views in the past month on QualifiedRemodeler.com: WESTERN WINDOW SYSTEMS Completing the company's launch of 12 prod- ucts in 12 months, Western Window Systems introduces a pivot door, single-hung window and sliding window to its Series 7000 performance family of aluminum glass walls and windows. In addition to all products in the Series 7000 family being NFRC-tested, the products comply with California's Title 24 U-value requirements. A range of available glass options from Cardinal IG include Neat low-maintenance glass, enhanced winter performance glass, glare- and solar-control glass, as well as laminated glass. e Series 7980 Pivot Door features a low- profile commercial threshold and comes in widths from 24 to 72 inches and heights spanning 24 to 120 inches. It offers simulated NFRC values as low as 0.30 with standard low-E, dual-pane glass. e pivot door can easily be combined with Western Windows' fixed and hinged windows. Both the Series 7610 Single-Hung Window and Series 7620 Sliding Window provide a 0.34 U-value for standard low-E, argon-filled du- al-pane glass. Sizes for the single-hung window range go up to 72 inches wide and 120 inches tall. e double-sash sliding window comes in sizes up to 120 inches wide and 72 inches tall. Along with the Series 7980 Pivot Door, the Series 7610 Single-Hung Window and Series 7620 Sliding Window are offered through the company's custom channel. For more information, visit westernwindowsystems.com or circle 36. The following product received the most reader inquiries in the April issue of Qualified Remodeler : TESLA SOLAR ROOF e aesthetics of solar panels can leave something to be desired, which is exactly what Tesla Solar Roof aims to fix with its glass solar tiles. Designed to complement a home's architecture, Tesla is currently producing four types of solar roof shingle: Tuscan, textured glass, smooth glass and slate. When paired with an in- tegrated Powerwall home battery, solar energy is stored and con- verted into electricity. e amount of electricity produced by a Solar Roof can be customized to fit a home's needs by using two types of glass tile—solar tile and nonsolar tile—on a roof, with both providing the same appearance from street level. e company guarantees the durability of the glass solar tiles with a warranty for the lifetime of a home. A 30-year power war- ranty and 30-year weatherization warranty are also included. Tiles achieve a Class 4 ANSI FM 4473 hail rating; Class F ASTM D3161 wind rating; and Class A UL 790 fire rating. Note that installations of Solar Roof are performed by Tesla subsidiary SolarCity Corp., and installations are not yet available in all markets. For more information, visit tesla.com/solarroof or circle 37. QualifiedRemodeler.com QR July 2018 63 PRODUCTS Remodelers' Choice

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