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June 25, 2012  By glass Canada

New energy specifications and requirements for increased window
performance have created the need for sashes to contain triple-pane
and/or laminated glass.


High-performance hinge

New energy specifications and requirements for increased window performance have created the need for sashes to contain triple-pane and/or laminated glass. This, combined with the move towards larger windows, has pushed the envelope on what standard duty, concealed casement hinges can handle. Truth Hardware has responded to this issue with its new High Performance Hinge, which delivers impressive performance and weight-carrying capabilities, and allows window manufacturers to meet these demanding new requirements. Truth’s High Performance Hinge is capable of supporting a 140-pound sash, allowing manufacturers to use triple-pane and laminated glass packages in larger windows. This is made possible due to the innovative, patented, shoe design with a built-in roller to reduce friction during operation, thereby providing smoother travel even under maximum load.


Contemporary locksets

If you’re replacing the locksets in a home in 2012, break away from tradition with new contemporary and modern lockset designs from Weiser. Clean lines, smooth polished surfaces and just the right amount of enhancing detail are defining the new look for home security. “Since trends and personal tastes are always changing, more people are choosing designs that are dynamic and will work with a range of home fashion styles,” said Mark Wallace, marketing manager from Weiser. “Recently we have seen a mix of textures, colours and lines in contemporary home design that incorporate many styles and we have worked to include all of these trends in the new lockset designs.” In a recent brand study, Weiser found that 50 per cent of participants favour a transitional style for their home décor, demonstrating a growing trend toward incorporating both traditional and contemporary styles. Weiser derives its designs from trends in the architecture and fashion world, but does so without compromising function.


SmartKey technology is standard on all Weiser products, ensuring that one’s design choice is equipped with the best residential security. Weiser has introduced two new levers (Katara and Vedani), two new deadbolts (Round and Square) and a new handleset (Tavaris). All these new modern locks are available at home improvement stores across Canada.


Easy-operating casement hardware

There is now a casement hardware system that can achieve water resistance that exceeds all code requirements. With its watertight, patented, o-ring seal technology integrated within the operator, consumers can appreciate added home protection from potential water and mould damage. The stainless steel construction incorporates a new, advanced composite assembly that thermally insulates the operator and significantly reduces transfer of heat and cold into the home. The tough, multi-point lock offers a new progressive lock-up mechanism that delivers 30 per cent more vertical motion for maximum sash pull-in to close the window, and allows for easier consumer operation with its low-friction roller design. The operator passes AAMA Commercial Grade 901-96 cycle tests, and meets AAMA 101 hardware load ratings. The interlocking points will withstand 450 pounds of pulling force to pass AAMA DP 70, as well as Dade County Impact and Cycle testing. Ashland’s visual design was preferred in consumer market research, and is offered in a choice of new, trend-setting finishes that include oil-rubbed bronze and satin nickel. The system includes detent lock and operator handles to indicate that the system is in open or closed positions, including a fold-away crank handle that blends into the operator cover to eliminate interference with window coverings. The operator is one of the easiest to operate, requiring less than one foot-pound of operating torque on a large, 113-pound window. Ashland’s hardware is also designed for easy integration into current window systems. The system makes for minimum changeovers in window manufacturing, providing the same route location for dual, dyad and straight-arm operator styles. The lock is designed to ease keeper location and maximize sash pull-in distance, while providing lock bar retainers that are self-locating to ensure proper positioning.


Versatile sliding door system

The CRL280 Series top-hung sliding door system is one of the most versatile sliding door systems offered by CRL. There are six different configurations offering ceiling or glass-panel mounting. It also has no bottom track, so tripping hazards are eliminated. John O’Brien, CRL architectural hardware brand manager, states, “The CRL280 Series is not only stylish, versatile and safe, but we have designed this system to operate with a very smooth sliding action for finger-touch control.” The upper clamp and rolling assemblies feature fine-tuning adjustments, allowing the system to be adjusted for openings and floors that are not true and level. Each kit comes with concealed stops in the top track to hold the door open or closed. It is offered in a satin anodized finish or can be special ordered with stainless steel or brass cladding in polished or brushed finishes, or powder painted in a variety of standard or custom colours.


Lift slide solutions

Functional Fenestration Inc. introduces its stainless steel lift slide systems. FFI has provided lift slides to the North American market since 1992. FFI’s lift slide innovations – including stainless steel, integrated edge-pulls, half-gears, and taller locks – have attracted clients with quality and cost savings. Lift slides allow larger openings with fewer panels than standard sliders. Architects love the flexibility of design for window walls, pocket doors, curved walls and corner applications.

Lift slides maximize views and bring the outdoors in for applications such as residential and resort patios, balconies, restaurants and museums. Lift slides have lower air and water infiltration than other sliding door options and help manufacturers meet hurricane test standards. Because the panels are lifted while they slide, the weather-seal does not wear out from friction. For access and ventilation, panels can lock open at any position. LEED credits can be earned under Indoor Environmental Quality for natural ventilation, daylight and views. FFI has designed lift slide system improvements that are contract-manufactured exclusively for FFI and available nowhere else. The lift slides are made with stainless steel main moving parts, in a choice of two grades, 304 or 439. Pocket doors are easy; the FFI lock is prepped to accept FFI edge-pulls. The durable locks with SST drive rods and cases also have Kynar-coated faces. A taller, one-piece lock is available for up to eight-foot, eight-inch-tall doors. Stronger extensions with a secure bolt-in rod are available for up to 14-foot-tall doors. FFI provides lower-cost half-gears and 10-pack gears that provide approximately 20 per cent savings over multi-panel systems. The higher-grade carriage offerings include 304-grade main parts and SST ball bearings. All lift slides include esthetic cover pieces to conceal gaps.


Constant force coil springs

G-U constant force coil springs are made with 304 stainless steel in weight ranges from three to eight pounds. Each coil is stamped with its weight category for easy identification. They can be used with monobloc cassettes or a standard spring support. Three lengths are available: short tail (23 mm), medium tail (58 mm) and long tail (104 mm). Unit diameters range from 27.5 to 31.5 mm.


Bringing the outdoors in

Imagine being able to effortlessly combine interior living areas with the great outdoors. It is simple using Hoppe’s new fold and slide hardware system. Ideal for openings up to 48 feet wide, this system can use panels as large as three feet wide by 10 feet in height. The system is suitable for wood doors with a capacity of up to 165 pounds per panel. The Hoppe fold and slide hardware system allows you to bring the outdoors in. It incorporates such features as precision bearings for a low rolling resistance, making even the heaviest of doors operate easily. The concealed bottom channel improves the threshold appearance and artfully blends with the exterior floor. Extensive use of stainless steel components offers high resistance to corrosion, even in coastal environments. A large range of handle designs and finishes is available. The various designs allow for matching hardware throughout the home with the same handle style and finish.

Ergonomic sliding door handle

Featuring state-of-the-art One-Motion operation, the new, patent-pending, Intuition sliding door handle from Interlock offers increased comfort and convenience for the homeowner. The ergonomic One-Motion operation allows the homeowner to unlock and open the door in a single fluid motion. In reverse, the door closes and locks in the same single fluid motion. Using a modern design that eliminates the lever, the handle does not protrude into the glass area, enhancing the sightlines of any sliding door. The Intuition handle is designed for single and multi-panel applications. It fits the Interlock slim backset mortise locking system. Intuition handles are endurance tested to 20,000 cycles and the powder coat version is neutral salt-spray tested to a 1,000-hour minimum. The handles mount using the same route as Interlock’s current D handles. Intuition handles are made with a zinc alloy main body and high-performance plastic and stainless-steel interior components. The handle and lever components are available in all powder coat and architectural finishes.

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