These window products have savings in mind. For some, it is about saving time, money, labor, and maintenance, as with a reassembled unitized-curtain-wall system. Others are concerned with saving energy, the environment, or even lives. — Rita Catinella Orrell

The Corporate 2000 range of steel windows from U.K

English windows pass the test
The Corporate 2000 range of steel windows from U.K.-based Crittall Windows has undergone and passed hurricane testing in the United States, meeting Missile Level D and Wind Zone 3 requirements. The rigorous testing took place at the Facility of Architectural Testing in York, Pennsylvania. Three units from each window type were tested: fixed lights, side-hung open out, and folding-out door. Crittall, Essex, England.

[Reader Service: September 2008 #223]

Decorative glass for less

Decorative glass for less
Peachtree now offers Design-Lite Glass on all of its windows, entry-door systems, and patio doors. Design-Lite Glass uses an advanced manufacturing technology to recreate decorative glass looks for a fraction of the cost. The technique applies a thin bead of acrylic — in silver, oil-rubbed bronze, gun metal, or white — to a window, patio-door, or entry-door panel in one of three standard offerings. Peachtree Doors and Windows, Mosinee, Wis.

[Reader Service: October 2008 #224]

Custom Wood window line, from Jeld-Wen

SFI-certified products added to line
Jeld-Wen now offers Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)–certified products as part of its Custom Wood window line. The company has achieved chain-of-custody plant certification from SFI, based on third-party independent audits that ensure facilities meet SFI’s high standards of forest products stewardship. The certified products, which include Ponderosa pine custom windows, patio doors, and trim components, cost 10 percent more. Jeld-Wen, Klamath Falls, Ore. 

[Reader Service: October 2008 #225]

New wood-wrapped screens from Weather Shield

That's a wrap
New wood-wrapped screens from Weather Shield can be specified with several screen mesh options, including fiberglass, glare-resistant aluminum, and the new No-See-Um screen mesh. Screens for a range of window styles can be wrapped in one of six natural wood species: pine, cherry, maple, mahogany, oak, or alder. The No- See-Um screen is made from tightly woven fibrous strands that allow for improved light transmittance, air flow, and bug protection. Weather Shield Windows & Doors, Medford, Wis.

[Reader Service: October 2008 #226]