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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. You can design for wood windows, even in coastal environments. AuraLast® pine is proven to resist rot, water damage, and termites. Never hesitate to specify real wood windows, patio doors, and wall systems. AuraLast® pine from JELD-WEN lets you bring your residential designs to life with the warmth of wood, with protection that virtually…

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? COMMERCIAL VPI™ Envision™ Series Vinyl Windows & Swing Patio Doorsfor mid-rise and high-rise buildings Design freedom meets robust strength and energy efficiency. Whether you’re creating a complex multi-panel configuration or a single window for a contemporary mixed-use project, every Envision panel can be configured for the space behind…

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. Collaboration and responsive service throughout your project PROJECT INCEPTION TO APPROVAL Design Consultation Your local JELD-WEN Architectural Consultant is ready to meet with you to provide product answers and project guidance: Collaborative discussions to understand design intentCode and regulatory reviewProfessional product recommendation Specification Review Due diligence to ensure that JELD-WEN products will meet project specifications; are rated for air, water, and structural performance; and are professionally…

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 The Challenges Centrally located and surrounded by Victorian-era homes, Quincy’s quirky and iconic high school building was constructed in 1933 and eventually transitioned to become Quincy Junior High School in 1957. By 2018, the building’s many original wood doors were showing their age and beginning to deteriorate. Centrally located and surrounded by Victorian-era homes,…

Builders are loyal to brands that offer the features, benefits and durability they require. With doors and windows, most settle on one or two brands that meet their price and performance specs, and that offer strong warranties they know the dealer and manufacturer will stand behind. The Bureau of Labor Statistics calculates overall input costs for different categories of construction. These are further broken out into different types of materials before averages are calculated. For instance, if oil prices rise steeply, the total input costs may rise even if many other materials, like lumber or copper, decrease. The fluctuations affecting your company may vary from the average due to the types of materials you are using. Since you can’t control input prices, you need to counteract the increases somehow. No matter your situation, you can survive rising costs by using new strategies. Here are some methods to help you manage…

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