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Weather Shield® to Launch a Wide Array of New Products at 2017 International Builders’ Show

1/6/2017
Medford, Wis. (Jan. 9, 2017) – Weather Shield® Windows & Doors will unveil a number of new Contemporary Collection™ and Premium Series™ products at the International Builders’ Show (IBS) January 10-12, 2017.

“We are very excited about our new products that expand the breadth and depth of our core product offerings,” said Chris Schield, Weather Shield Vice President of Marketing. “Our latest product innovations – including smart-home solutions and the expansion of our award-winning Contemporary Collection line – position Weather Shield to increase its presence in the high-end segment of the market.  It’s an exciting time at Weather Shield.”
Weather Shield Products to be Featured at IBS 2017 Booth #W4019:

Oversized Casements & Awnings - capable of achieving sizes 42” x 95” & 60”x 48”
  • Designed and engineered for high-end, custom homes with expansive views for maximum viewing space and optimal ventilation.
  • Available in crank-out and manual push-out configurations.
  • Available in seven custom interior wood species and custom primed, painted or stained interior finishes.
  • Available in 12 standard and 45 designer exterior colors with eight anodized aluminum, 12 metallic finishes and custom options. 
  • Expanded contemporary hardware for casements, awnings, and hinged patio doors, new sliding patio door hardware and expanded lift-slide hardware*.
    • Developed in concert with architects and designers to achieve a simple, sophisticated and functional piece of hardware. 
    • This hardware is a crucial link to maintaining contemporary design continuity throughout all elements of the windows and doors.
    • Minimal, contemporary casement/awning hardware folds neatly out of the way. 
    • With a single throw of a lever, the sash locks sequentially in multiple places to create a virtually airtight seal. 
    • Available in 7 finishes – including the newly added ‘Polished Chrome.’
Expanded Direct Set Sizes - beyond 60 sq. feet; final sizes to be announced at IBS
  • Engineered in response to the desire to design homes with larger expanses of glass.
  • Larger direct sets available in Contemporary Collection™ and Premium Series™ product lines.
  • Direct glaze frame offers narrow sightlines and maximizes total viewing area.
  • Features a robust 5/4” jamb for added structural integrity and superior performance.
Automated Multi-slide Patio Door
  • Developed to complement high-tech smart-home systems, providing ultimate luxury when designing custom outdoor living environments.
  • This automated, recessing door can be controlled by a discreet push-button panel on the wall or can be connected to most smart-home systems through a new iPhone/Android app that controls door operation. 
  • The system includes multiple sensors to prevent the door from closing on a person or an object. 
  • The motorized system has a battery backup to power a limited number of operations in case of power outages. 
  • Can accommodate openings as large as 50-feet wide and 10-feet tall and are available in single, and bi-parting.
  • Available in 1-3/4” or 2-1/4” thick door inserts/panels.
  • Available in seven custom interior wood species and custom primed, painted or stained interior finishes.
  • Available in 12 standard and 45 designer exterior colors with eight anodized aluminum, 12 metallic finishes and custom options. 
Multi-slide Patio Door with T-track Sill
  • Multi-slide doors are engineered for ultimate freedom when designing beautiful, custom outdoor living environments. 
  • Can accommodate openings as large as 50-feet wide and 10-feet tall and are available in single, bi-parting and 90-degree corner configurations. 
  • T-track provides a clean finished floor appearance by allowing wood or tile flooring to be situated between sill tracks.
  • T-track sill design simplifies installation with integrated sill adjustments and complete frame design, resulting in cost savings and additional reliability. 
  • Available in seven custom interior wood species and custom primed, painted or stained interior finishes.
  • Available in 12 standard and 45 designer exterior colors with eight anodized aluminum, 12 metallic finishes and custom options.
Redesigned Push-out Casement and Awning Window
  • Offers taller window heights, up to 8 feet.
  • German-engineered locking system, with adjustable roller cams, offers superior performance and unrivaled operation at any size.
  • Hardware is made of high-grade stainless steel for corrosion resistance and lasting performance.
  • Features two handle designs: transitional and contemporary.
  • Handle can be placed in a location for all unit heights to provide a consistent appearance. And, alternative handle heights are available to meet code requirements. 
Retractable Screen
  • Offer a flawless appearance with no visible track system or exposed screen canister.
  • Design maximizes total viewing area by recessing screencomponents into the side jamb and head of the unit. 
  • Features a wood guide bar with well-designed valence to create anupscale, contemporary appearance.
  • Rare-earth magnets hold wood guide bar in the locked position, eliminating exposed fasteners or unsightly clips.
S1 Screen 
  • Weather Shield partnered with Centor®, a leading screen manufacturer, to offer the S1 Screen for Multi-slide, Lift-slide, and Bi-fold patio doors. Centor is the first manufacturer to offer a retractable insect screen and solar shade with virtually effortless fingertip operation. 
  • Load Balancing Technology™ allows for effortless fingertip control with no crude spring-loading to fight against.  The screen’s lead-stile remains firmly in any position until it is moved to the desired location.
  • Tight Technology™ manufacturing techniques ensure control of the horizontal edges of the screen so they remain straight and tight across the widest spans.
  • Shock absorption mechanism helps prevent system damage by redirecting impact away from the screen.
Interviews:  Please stop by IBS Booth #W4019 to see all of Weather Shield’s products and to talk with a product and trends expert.  To schedule an interview in advance, please contact Denise Loidolt at dloidolt@prestonkelly.com or 612-843-3954.
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