Qualified Remodeler Magazine

SEP 2015

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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the confgurator itself," Albrighton says. "For example if it kicks out that you need a 306A front door on the blueprint, then it will pop- ulate through all the options in terms of the confgurator that could ft in that opening. Essentially electronically you can do a whole blueprint and pick all Masonite doors that would be captured within that blueprint and then potentially place your order from your tablet on that jobsite." ProVia also saw the need for extending its oferings beyond a visualizer and just launched its ProVia app, which the company sees as serving a multifunctional purpose for professionals. "We actually just launched our app at our national sales meeting so we're re- ally excited about that. It's available through iTunes and in the Play Store; just look for ProVia and it should pop right up," Wengerd says. "Tere are really two components to it: One is that really anybody can download it and the app functions as a designing prod- uct. Ten, there's also a component where a dealer can login to the app and access all of our online ordering system. And you can take the door from the point of designing it with a homeowner to actually submitting that order to us, and that's all just a seamless operation." a takeof of all the doors within that blue- print. It will give you all the sizes, the width dimensions, the height dimensions of doors that are required for that new home build or for that remodel and then we tie them into Tere is a demand for visualizer tools, and JELD-WEN, for one, is currently in devel- opment of one. In the meantime, the com- pany ofers many examples and visuals on its website and literature, and its distributors and dealers often have displays of doors and glass options. Terma-Tru's DoorWays app, available through the Play Store and Apple App Store, features the company's portfolio of fberglass doors in the most popular sizes and with dec- orative and speciality glass options. Looks cre- ated through the app can be shared via email, text message or on Facebook. Information to order the doors and locating a dealer are additional features, Contat explains. Pella ofers a confgurator currently on its website, but they have actually seen homeown- ers more and more wanting a hands-on expe- rience before committing to a purchase. Te company outfts its branches and distributors with sample products to meet that demand. Coming soon from Masonite, the compa- ny's MAX Confgurator will go beyond the visual to help contractors and remodelers. "We now have a new version being worked on where if you're a builder or remodeler you can simply utilize that tool by taking a blueprint of that property you are looking to build or remodel and MAX will let you do PELLA offers fiberglass, steel or wood entry doors, which can be equipped with the company's Insynctive entry door deadbolt sensor. The sensor can indicate the entry door is closed and locked, and can be synced to a home automation system.Circle 10 on inquiry card The Ultimate Multi-Slide Door from MARVIN WINDOWS AND DOORS is available in an array of configurations and sizes. Panels stack smoothly and neatly one in front of the other as the door slides open, or a pocket version tucks the panels inside the walls Circle 9 on inquiry card 60 September 2015 QR QualifiedRemodeler.com PRODUCT TRENDS

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