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July 27, 2016
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Windows on Display
Browse more than a dozen of the latest window offerings from leading manufacturers. Plus, dealers can brush up on key selling points they can communicate to customers. Read More
PPG Reaches Agreement with Vitro for Sale of Flat Glass Operations
WDDA Welcomes MarketSharp as Silver Sponsor for Window & Door Dealer Days
Deceuninck North America Formalizes Energex Alliance
Quanex Names Tom Kopacz North Central Sales Manager
Adler Windows Appoints Bernie Walker as Design and Solutions Sales Representative
LaCantina Recognized in Ocean Home's Platinum List
Product Spotlight
EpicVue by Jeld-Wen
Jeld-Wen offers its clad-wood windows and patio doors crafted with AuraLast. With clean lines, square interior detailing and a sleek profile, the windows’ aluminum-extruded sash helps support the pane, leaving more of the glass exposed. EpicVue patio doors are available in a variety of configurations including swinging and sliding patio doors. The windows and patio doors are available in nine wood species and five stains; hardware is available in 10 finishes. The EpicVue windows and patio doors are Energy Star certified and comply with the most current standard.
The Talk

By Jim Snyder, WindowJim
Quality window installation involves more than following a series of steps. It also requires using the proper installation method for the application with the proper supplemental products and in the proper sequence. This may or may not be specifically spelled out. For either case, here are some tips from the field that will help installation go smoothly.

  • Be familiar with the Standard Installation Practice ASTM E2112. Understanding this foundational fenestration document is critical to sound installation. Many manufacturers even reference this document in their own installation instructions.
  • Be familiar with regional code window installation requirements for your area. Most manufacturer installation instructions defer to code. Yet, in many cases, construction code(s) specify manufacturer installation instructions. Ultimately, there’s a shared “balance” of information.
  • Communicate dealer to manufacturer, dealer to installer, installer to homeowner, and every other possible channel. Communication can fail an installation or save it. 
  • Order windows as factory-complete as possible. Include installed jamb extensions, exterior trim and completed mulling whenever possible. Ship with “sash out” if manageable weight is a factor. A thorough order will save significant installation time. Sweat the details on the takeoff. 
  • For full-frame replacement sizing, factor in all three perimeter widths and heights of each opening. Consider interior trim-to-trim (or returns), exterior veneer-to-veneer and rough opening before ordering the windows. You may have to settle on the highest priority perimeter but, if you don’t, you’ll spend much additional time fitting the window.  
Do you put all of these theories into practice? Want to share some of your own installation tips and tricks? Leave a comment online, email your tips and/or take this week’s poll. And, for more general installation tips, click here.
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