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Advanced design and engineering solve an old problem The expansive appeal of inswing patio doors is easy to understand. What’s been more challenging to figure out was how to keep rainwater out during heavy rain. Inswing patio doors do away with the slightly raised, grooved tracks used by most sliding patio doors. Instead, they typically feature lower-profile sills that are great for offering a smooth transition between indoor and outdoor spaces but aren’t as good at keeping water out when heavy rain pelts the doors. Minimizing water entry is a long-standing challenge with traditional sill design. Creating deep sill channels to handle rainwater increases sill height and creates a tripping hazard. Mechanical weep covers help, but are a magnet for debris, pet hair, insects, and dirt—often requiring maintenance or repair after a few years. JELD-WEN’s Klamath Falls, Oregon–based Research and Development team used the latest advanced engineering and design technology to solve this vexing problem.

Mixing premium and economical windows and doors to achieve the look and lifestyle your clients want is smart business. Here are ideas for creating the right blend of solutions for three popular homeowner lifestyle goals.The most effective value engineering isn’t about the lowest possible price. It’s about mixing products thoughtfully for maximum results. Check out our new blueprint for delivering the right blend of solutions for three popular homeowner lifestyle goals. Want to learn more? Get our Navigating the Recovery Ebook here.

When discussing value engineering, it’s important to note that this process improves the value and usability of a product or material. This occurs through innovation and design. Value engineering takes great ideas and turns them into solutions. Not every budget can afford custom windows and doors. But every project deserves the best quality, value and performance available. Here are some ideas that builders, remodelers, architects and homeowners can use to capture Modern Craftsman style. Vinyl windows Vinyl is a performance material. Often thought of as cheap and insubstantial, vinyl windows are in reality long-lasting, great looking and versatile. When built well and installed in the correct environments, they bring both comfort, security and style to a home. Vinyl windows are actually a smart choice for a Modern Craftsman home. Modern Craftsman homes can be constructed in many materials of which stucco is a favorite in some climates. With vinyl, you can…

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