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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"Additionally, impact-rated windows [can] help reduce the burden of preparing for an oncoming storm," he notes. "Homeowners and contractors don't need to apply exterior shutters or plywood to protect their windows because they are already rated for impact. is is especially important for vacation homes, where the owners may not be on-site when a storm arrives." The Marvin StormPlus and Integrity IMPACT lines provide several window options "Offering products that help keep homes safe and secure during a violent storm is not only a good business practice, but it's also part of our civic duty to provide solutions that are good for communities and the people who live in them," Matter explains. RESISTING IMPACT Pella has made the home as close to hurri- cane-proof as possible with impact-resistant windows in its HurricaneShield line of prod- ucts, says Polly Tousey, director of product management. An exceptionally strong poly- mer interlayer sandwiched between two sheets of glass reinforce the windows, and the in- terlayer holds the glass together if it shatters, preventing damage and injury. When strong, hurricane winds enter a res- idence through broken windows or doors, the increased pressure can lift off the roof and push out the structure. HurricaneShield products withstand an impact equivalent to a 2-by-4 traveling at 50 feet per second, accord- ing to the company. Because the interlayer cannot be easily penetrated, even if the glass shatters, HurricaneShield windows also can help impede forced entry. MI Windows recently launched a com- prehensive impact-rated product family en- hanced with the StormArmor impact-resis- tant package, says Anthony Matter, director of marketing. e product line represents the most robust and well-rounded impact offering the company has ever had, and the window units include the 1620 single hung, 1630 single slider, and the 1675 and 9770 casements. MILGARD offers a wide range of products that allow contractors to select and provide the right windows based on budget, form and function in order to achieve the overall look desired by homeowners. Circle 11 on inquiry card WINDSOR Revive replacement windows can be custom ordered to fit perfectly into an opening without disturbing the existing wood trim. Seen here are the wood-clad double-hung (left), the cellular PVC double-hung (middle), and the vinyl casement (right). Circle 10 on inquiry card QualifiedRemodeler.com QR May 2018 51

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