2014 IBS Trend News: Innovative Openings Open up New Possibilities
Impressive Openings Bring Design Flexibility with Windows and Doors
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – If you think windows and doors are a simple open-and-shut case, the newest selections may come as a welcome surprise.
“With today’s style-conscious consumer, personalization and flexibility are essential,” said Elizabeth Souders, director of product management for JELD-WEN. “We’re always looking for ways to push the boundary on product design and performance.”
For 2014, the latest in innovative openings from JELD-WEN include:
Getting into the swing
JELD-WEN’s new Premium Wood swinging patio doors open up nearly endless possibilities, with more than 300 design configurations. With unique options such as operable, venting sidelights, a variety of panel designs, and available radius and segment styles, JELD-WEN has created a line to meet nearly any desire or need.
Swinging patio doors also offer an updated cladding profile for clean sight lines and crisp appearance. Stylish new handle set choices with a concealed multipoint hardware option, 21 exterior clad colors, seven anodized exterior clad options and 10 interior finish choices are just a few of the flexible design considerations.
This new system offers updated technology and many innovative features aimed at improving water and structural performance, including a fiberglass sill which installs through the sill (without fasteners) to help prevent water infiltration, and advanced corner key construction to provide a tight seal and raise wood components above the water line to prevent absorption, as well as a broader continuous head and sill.
The advancements don’t stop there. With weatherstrip on the panel, a thermally broken sill and a variety of glass options, energy efficiency is also a primary focus, with options for all four ENERGY STAR® regions. With all these enhancements the new offering has a solution for nearly any opening.
Unraveling the view
Accordion-style folding door systems are an excellent way to highlight indoor-outdoor living spaces. With the new JELD-WEN Premium W-4500 folding door system, this popular design is now available with a bottom-track system, and can be a great solution for remodeling projects. With 21 exterior clad options and three interior wood species to choose from, the budget friendly W-4500 is available in JELD-WEN’s most popular configurations, sizes and finishes. This door provides attractive possibilities folded into one easy solution.
A modern pivot
Move aside, contemporary barn doors, the pivot door is the new “it” design. Instead of a traditional hinge on the side of the door, the new JELD-WEN IWP® Custom Wood and Aurora® Custom Fiberglass pivot doors features pivots from the top and bottom of the door. Benefits include grander, taller and wider openings that function with ease, and a modern, contemporary look and feel for dramatic entrances.
A first in accessibility
Style and maximum accessibility come together with the new JELD-WEN Vinyl patio doors that are ADA-compliant. With proper clearance, an easy-to-open handle set and the ability to accommodate a variety of ramps and incline systems, these doors are the ultimate for aging-in-place convenience. Thanks to the fact there’s no kit required, it’s an ADA compliant door without the hassle, offering owners and contractors plenty of flexibility to provide greater access and address mobility issues.
JELD-WEN is taking Innovation another step (as in feet) with its Fiberglass door line. This updated line includes many more design options for 7-foot and 8-foot doors, which is a welcome addition for the industry. With JELD-WEN’s realistic woodgrain finish, these larger doors are designed to create a dramatic entrance as well as deliver strong performance.
About JELD-WENFor more than 50 years, JELD-WEN has built its reputation as one of the world’s most reliable manufacturers of windows and doors. Today the company offers a full breadth of stylish windows and doors, and has earned numerous awards and endorsements for dependability, innovation and excellence. With a strong commitment to sustainability, JELD-WEN also is a recognized leader in manufacturing energy efficient products – providing solutions that deliver exceptional value for builders, architects and homeowners all over the globe. JELD-WEN has been an ENERGY STAR® Partner since 1998. For more information about JELD-WEN, or to find a dealer, visit www.jeld-wen.com or call 800-877-9482.