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A bunch of beautiful new window products from Pella, Jeld-Wen and more.
You normally don't lump "historic" and "Low-E2" together, but Kolbe does just that with the Ogee Direct Set windows. The windows have 7/8-inch of insulated glass with an argon gas fill to give the historic-looking windows a green kick. Performance divided lites, multiple grilles and a slew of custom wood species are included in the bonanza of Kolbe's options. Click here for more information.
The crew from Medford, Wis., pulled out all the stops on Weather Shield's push-out casement window. Its standard 4-9/16-inch jamb thickness and push-out hinges with friction/stay devices keep the windows securely in place. Simulated divided lite grille bars are available in putty-glazed or colonial profiles. Oil-rubbed bronze hardware comes standard. Click here for more information.
Made for all types of construction jobs, Pella's Designer Series collection of stylish windows and patio doors feature optional between-the-glass shades, blinds or decorative panels. The windows and patio doors also offer energy-efficient double- and triple-paned glass options and many of the SKUs meet Energy Star requirements. Click here for more information.
Claiming to be the first company in the nation to introduce magnet lock technology for residential vinyl windows, Jeld-Wen's new MAGLock mechanism now comes standard on the company's Premium Vinyl slider and single-hung windows. The one-touch lock is easy to use and has an unobtrusive low-profile design. Click here for more information.
Carrying a rather historic namesake, MW's Jefferson Series is available in double-hung, casement/awning and picture windows and is complemented by a variety of accent windows and architectural shapes. The Jefferson series features a cellular-PVC sash and frame with a two-piece sill, brick molding and blind stops. Click here for more information.
The novel new windows from Andersen include the 400 series, which features pre-formed rigid vinyl PVC cladding. Sill members are have a solid wood core and the company's Fibrex composite material exterior. Sill ends are protected and sealed with weather-resistant covers. A factory-applied rigid vinyl anchor flange is on the head, sill and side of the outer frame helps secure the window to the house. Click here for more information.
The engineers certainly had foresight with Visions' 3000 single-hung windows. The windows combine the classic look of wood in premium vinyl. The sash glides within a 3-¼-inch jamb and the window has a traditional Brickmould profile with an integral J-channel. The 3000 windows sport fusion-welded corners, replacing unsightly squared-off appearances or overlapping frame and sash sections. Click here for more information.
The new Designer Select Bevel Series from Pittsburgh Corning features 11 patterns in a glass block form. They feature the company's VUE glass with bevel-like designs or optional stipple pattern. All are available in 8-by-8-by-4-inch glass blocks. Click here for more information.