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Product Focus-windows, skylights and daylighting (January 2010)

Oldcastle Glass Naturalite

The BMS-3000 Multi-Hazard custom skylight system from Oldcastle Glass Naturalite is designed for high-velocity hurricane and antiterrorist blast-resistant applications. The system has snap-on glazing caps to conceal the stainless-steel glazing fasteners and is thermally broken to reduce heat transfer. The product has deeper glazing rabbets for increased glass covered and silicone applications to meet Department of Defense antiterrorism standards. The system is available with fully captured and two-sided silicone glazing options.



Kawneer Co. Inc.'s AA 3200 ISOWEB Sliding Door is designed to meet the challenges of thermal, coastal and hurricane conditions. With contemporary hardware, clean sightlines, sound resistance and endless configuration options, the AA 3200 ISOWEB Sliding Door is ideal for high-end condominiums, hotels and apartments. It is available in both high-performance and hurricane-resistant versions. The Sliding Door has been tested to meet North American performance standards, including air, water, structural, thermal, condensation, and large and small missile impact.


VELUX America

VELUX America introduced a redesigned skylight line with major upgrades including advanced energy-efficient glass and added protection against water penetration. The VELUX deck mounted product family is now designated the No Leak Skylight. It carries the new 10-year installation warranty plus 20 years on glass, 10 years on product, and five years on blinds and controls. Features include three layers of water protection, improved solar heat gain performance, and a neutral gray color to blend with most roof materials and colors.


Marvin Windows

Marvin Windows expanded its Ultimate line of casements to include the Ultimate Round Top. Numerous options, ease of installation and robustness make the Ultimate Round Top a sophisticated and strong window. Design flexibility includes a simulated check rail and wide bottom rail that mimics the look of a doublehung window. Marvin offers more than 60 Ultimate Round Top shapes, including nonoperational circular and oval windows.The windows feature Low-E II insulating glass with argon to keep heat inside in the winter and out in the summer, lowering heating and cooling bills.


Pella Windows and Doors

The energy-efficient Pella Impervia line has been expanded to include casement and awning window options. Pella Impervia can withstand the forces of Mother Nature without cracking, shrinking or warping in extreme weather conditions. Made from Duracast, the windows are virtually maintenance free and come in factory prefinished Brown, White or Tan colors.


The Pella Designer Series aluminum cladwood windows and doors contain more than 20 percent preconsumer recycled content. The wood components are treated with EnduraGaurd, an innovative immersion method that creates a protective barrier on exterior wood surfaces to offer long-term protection from moisture, stains and decay. The Designer Series also offers blinds and shades located between the panes of glass where they are protected from dust and damage, therefore reducing life cycle costs associated with the maintenance and replacement of room side blinds and shades.


Bay Insulation Systems

Bay Insulation Systems Inc. developed a new strip light skylight, Baylight SL, powered by Sunoptics, and a proprietary method for installing the Baylight SL specifically designed to complement metal roofs. This new skylight Baylight SL system utilizes the beam strength of the major rib profile on the roof panel to attach side rails and closures that support and seal the assembly to the exposed surface of the deck.Developed primarily for standing-seam roofs, this new skylight system can be installed over any metal roof panel profile without the added material,labor and weathertightness issues typically associated with the more traditional skylights requiring roof curbs and sub-framing. This innovative Baylight SL system is designed to join multiple units end to end which greatly reduce field labor and material while providing superior daylighting capability for a fraction of the cost of traditional skylights. The Baylight SL is 2 feet (0.6 m) wide and comes in varying lengths.


Wausau Window and Wall Systems

Wausau Window and Wall Systems have added a low-profile option to flagship projected window line, the 2250, 3250and 4250 Series. Suitable for a wide range of new construction and renovation applications, Wausau's smooth-operating projected windows are engineered for reliable performance and durable dependability,whether choosing hopper,awning, casement or fixed windows. Created to offer increased daylighting, lower U-factor, and provide wider view, the windows are AAMA AW-60 rated.