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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TECHNOLOGY AT HOME Andersen also offers a smart home solution with its wireless Verilock Security Sensors, which indicate if windows are open or closed and locked or unlocked. Closed but unlocked windows lose air at a rate up to three times of a closed and locked window, according to the company's website. Insynctive Technolog y from Pella en- compasses both security sensors and mo- torized window shades with home automa- tion systems. The built-in sensors remain hidden and unseen, and a solar panel charging pack helps power the motorized window shading. Milgard developed its own innovation with the SmartTouch window lock that enables people to live independently in their own homes longer and more comfortably, says Brent Wright, product manager. Incorporated into the window sash for a sleek, low-pro- file design, the mechanism needs only one smooth, single motion to open or close the window and lock it—with no pinching, squeezing or twisting required. When the handle is down, the window remains locked, making use easier. | specifically designed to withstand destructive coastal elements without sacrificing beauti- ful design features, Hanson says. e Marvin Ultimate Double Hung Next Generation, in particular, is certified for Impact Zone 3 (IZ3) and has reinforced frames, laminated glass, corrosion-resistant exterior parts and a Design Pressure (DP) rating up to 65. "Living in coastal areas offers breathtak- ing views thanks to Mother Nature, but it also brings harsh elements, including high winds, severe temperatures, damaging rain and withering salt, that need to be consid- ered," Hanson adds. "Homeowners shouldn't have to sacrifice views, which is why hurri- cane impact-rated windows are necessary for coastal homes." is year, the company introduced the Marvin Home Automation Lock Status Sensor, which integrates seamlessly with just about any security system and lets homeowners know whether their windows are open or closed and locked or unlocked. e installation process proves easy and in- tuitive because of the prep work done in the factory, eliminating the need to drill into the unit and jeopardize the warranty. MI WINDOWS has noted a significant increase in alternative colors like black or dark bronze being used in conjunction with lighter colors, or white, to create a modern farmhouse style. Circle 12 on inquiry card 52 May 2018 QR QualifiedRemodeler.com PRODUCT TRENDS: Windows

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