Qualified Remodeler Magazine

MAY 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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LARGE BUT EFFICIENT Marvin Windows and Doors offers a wide selection of customizable windows in expan- sive sizes that retain performance values, says Kris Hanson, senior manager, product man- agement for e Marvin Family of Brands. e Marvin Ultimate Double Hung Next Generation window, for example, comes in sizes up to 10 feet tall and 5 feet wide, with a Performance Grade rating of 50 (PG50) available on most sizes, he adds. "Homeowners continue to request bigger windows, and we don't see this trend slow- ing down anytime soon," Hanson notes. e Marvin Ultimate Casement window, the largest operating wood-clad casement in the industry, can reach sizes up to 8 feet tall and 4 feet wide. e Marvin Contemporary Casement, which features a flush exterior frame and sash as well as a narrow frame for larger views and streamlined sightlines, delivers up to a PG50 rating, he says. Western Window Systems, a custom alu- minum window and door manufacturer, can be a single source for remodeling projects, says Ty Cranford, architectural director. e company's classic line of products contains just about every window and door makeup possible, he notes, and its new performance Andersen Windows & Doors also has mul- tiple high-performance glass options, says Tom Pugh, senior business manager. "Most people can enjoy optimal energy performance and comfort with our standard low-E/low-E4 glass offerings. Low-E glass reflects heat in the summer and helps keep heat inside in the winter, making this a good choice in climates where both heating and cooling costs are a concern," he adds. Additional options include SmartSun glass, which blocks 95 percent of harmful UV rays, and PassiveSun glass that brings heat line improves on the classic line with Insulbar technology and Cardinal glass. "Under the Insulbar brand name, we pro- duce insulating profiles for the thermal sep- aration of our frames. e Insulbar thermal insulation profile helps reduce energy con- sumption significantly and drives down both cooling and heating costs," Cranford explains. Western Window provides a wide variety of insulated glass to maximize efficiency as well, and the most popular makeups include Cardinal 366, a triple-coated low-E glass, and Cardinal 270, a double-coated low-E glass. ANDERSEN has received more requests for dark exteriors and offers its Easy Connect Joining System for big window combinations. Its VeriLock security sensor confirms whether a window is locked. Circle 4 on inquiry card WESTERN WINDOW produces frames as narrow as possible to create sharp, clean sightlines that give the effect of "a house made of glass." The company supplies nearly every window and door makeup imaginable in both its classic and performance product lines. Circle 5 on inquiry card QualifiedRemodeler.com QR May 2018 47

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