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Prefer to design with wood? Here are two innovations you need to know. Wood is in a category by itself.For warmth, for classic beauty, for the connection to nature, wood stands apart. Yet, as strong and sustainable as wood is, it’s also vulnerable to the elements over time. Designing buildings and homes with wood windows and doors in mind can be a challenge until you know what innovations are available to you. Here are two that can make a big difference in your next project.One is wood. One is virtually indistinguishable from wood.Both outperform all expectations. © 2020 JELD-WEN, Inc. All rights reserved. | JELD-WEN, the JELD-WEN Logo, the JW Logo, AURALAST, AURORA, EPICVUE, IWP, and SITELINE are registered trademarks of JELD-WEN, Inc. CUSTOM WOOD is a trademark of JELD-WEN, Inc. ENERGY STAR is a registered trademark of the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Solutions that match you vision Every project you take on requires a balancing act between thoughtful design, optimal aesthetics, and performance demands. With the right manufacturer partner, you don’t have to compromise one area for another. We are here to deliver the products and support you need. JELD-WEN’s broad portfolio of commercial and residential windows and doors can meet your exacting requirements for great design, operational versatility, and beautiful detail. All backed with proven performance ratings. Plus a nationwide team of experienced, knowledgeable Architectural Consultants ready to provide answers and help you find solutions. How can we make your next project easier? © 2020 JELD-WEN, Inc. All rights reserved. | JELD-WEN, the JELD-WEN Logo, the JW Logo, AURALAST, AURORA, EPICVUE, IWP, and SITELINE are registered trademarks of JELD-WEN, Inc. CUSTOM WOOD, DF HYBRID, ENDURANCE, ENVISION, and VPI are trademarks of JELD-WEN, Inc. ENERGY STAR is a registered trademark of the…

Aesthetics Meets Performance The window-to-wall ratio keeps growing in both residential and commercial projects, and with good reason. Abundant natural light, access to fresh air, and more expansive views of nature and the outdoors positively impact the health and happiness of the people who enjoy the space. Designing glass walls that open up to allow a blending of indoor and outdoor spaces can be a challenge. Between client preferences for size, operation, and color and local and national building codes that grow more stringent over time, your designs must balance a variety of demands even as they express your creative vision. Fortunately, you have more options and more flexibility than you may think. Here are four products that can help you create moveable glass walls that match your designs, deliver the scale and aesthetics your clients want, and hold up to the performance standards your projects require. Backed by a…

Expert assistance from concept to completion The JELD-WEN Architectural Services Group delivers comprehensive guidance and support for your projects. Our nationwide team of Architectural Consultants and experienced Commercial Care Team partner closely with local JELD-WEN authorized dealers and JELD-WEN territory sales managers to support your project milestones and deliver seamless service. Together, we’re ready to assist you from beginning to end – from initial design ideas to specification reviews, performance verifications to site issue resolution – with regular communication every step of the way.

Historical Renovation Case Study: Quincy Junior High School Quincy, Illinois’ beloved junior high school needed to replace 85-year-old wood doors and highly detailed wood transoms across 12 unique entrances – none of them plumb, level, or square. Here’s how JELD-WEN worked through a series of challenges to help deliver the stunning end results. Project Date: 2018Architects: Architechnics, Quincy, ILPaul Westerhoff, AIA, Lead ArchitectDealer: Mid-States Door & Hardware, Quincy, ILKevin MillerInstallation: Leander Construction, Canton, ILRyan Leander, PrincipalMike Waterkotte, Project ManagerJELD-WEN: Eric Miller, AIA, Architectural ConsultantBrian Lemme, Territory Sales ManagerAmanda Peeler, IWP® Lead DraftingJohn Hammond, IWP® Project Manager

Most homeowners don’t have firsthand knowledge of window and door brands. Yet many goals they have for their custom homes—like energy efficiency, style, durability, and natural light—can be accomplished with the right windows and doors. Windows and doors are significant players in the Whole Home solution, which is why many homeowners rely on a builder or contractor for expert advice. It’s also why many do their own research on the internet. But the latter is not as helpful as the former. The internet is a breeding ground for misinformation. Homeowners expecting to understand the different types, benefits, and fundamentals of windows and doors may not get the entire picture. For instance, a homeowner in South Florida may find a window advertised to work in all temperatures, but the truth is it was only tested in cold and dry climates, not hot and humid climates, where it would be installed.

Architects have numerous tools to visualize and share their concepts. However, the most effective one is often overlooked. It isn’t a BIM program, a virtual fly-through, or the latest 3D printer. It’s communication, a lack of which can cost more than any itemized expense and make the benefit of the above tools seem insignificant. Why do so many architects struggle to effectively communicate with their clients when business depends on it? To answer that question and find a solution, let’s look at fundamental communication challenges in any client engagement.

An uplifting case study for builders everywhere. Brought to you by JELD-WEN Every builder wants to build a home their client loves. What happens when builders and clients work alongside one another to bring a vision to life? That’s how Paradigm Building Company, a full-service design-build residential construction firm, approached a job in Arlington, Virginia. See how Paradigm and their client transformed an existing floorplan into an incredible sanctuary. For assistance with window and door specifications or installation, visit JELD-WEN’s professional portal.

Smart strategies can help builders looking for ways to deal with labor shortages. In many building trades, finding qualified workers can be difficult. But by using some clever tactics, builders can make the most of industry resources to help them get the job done. The solutions can include leaning on resources outside the company as well as upgrading the skills of the workers already in place.

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