When you think about leading a more environmentally friendly life, you probably put the most thought into your house and how to change it. We all know about the benefits of buying low-water-consumption bathroom equipment, adding loft insulation, or replacing drafty old windows with good quality double-glazed windows.
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Therma-Tru, the nation’s leading manufacturer and most preferred brand of entryway doors, has introduced a variety of new glass options and door designs to meet consumer needs, including new Lucerna™ and Arden™ decorative glass, an expansion of the popular Classic-Craft® Canvas Collection® product line, the new Pulse™ line of modern-style doors and new stainable astragals. Decorative glass product line extensions are also being introduced for several door families.
For the 16th consecutive time since the study started in 1998, Therma-Tru has ranked highest among builders in the category of “Brands Used in the Past Two Years” in the Doors: Entry category in the 2013 Brand Use Study by Builder magazine. The industry-leading door manufacturer also ranked highest in the category of “Brands Used the Most” (for the 15th time) in the same entry door category.
Nothing says “welcome to my home” quite like an impressive entryway. Attention to detail and some added extra touches of hospitality can transform any “ho hum” entry into a warm and inviting approach to the home.
For five generations the Kraeutler family has lived in a two-story colonial home in New Jersey. Built in 1886, the home represents a link to the past for its owners – along with a dream for the future.
The Therma-Tru® Fiber-Classic® Mahogany Collection™ 3-Panel Style Door and the Fypon® PVC Trellis System have both been named winners in the “101 Best New Products” competition for 2012. Coordinated by the editors of Professional Builder and Professional Remodeler magazines, the competition recognizes products introduced in the previous 12 months that can have a positive impact on the business of contractors, remodelers, and builders.
Ralph Kramden used to do it all the time to Ed Norton in the old television show, The Honeymooners. Jack Tripper on Three’s Company had it happen to him so many times, it’s amazing he didn’t get a broken nose. Maybe you’ve even done it yourself to an unwanted house guest. What are we talking about? The famous door slam.
To meet consumer demand for fiberglass doors in hardwood grains with 3/4-glass options, Therma-Tru Corp. offers the Fiber-Classic® Mahogany Collection™ 3-Panel Style Door. The door can be ordered as a solid, opaque unit or configured for either 3/4-rectangle or 3/4-oval lites in 17 different decorative glass options, plus four privacy options, clear Low-E, and clear glass.
According to independent research studies conducted over the past several years, homeowner preferences for incorporating decorative glass doorlites in their main entrance doors are on the rise. The studies also show that women, who are driving the overall door style selection process, prefer contemporary and simple glass designs as compared to center cluster and Craftsman-style door glass designs.
When the City of Toledo, Ohio’s, Department of Neighborhoods Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) and Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) of Toledo decided to replace dozens of abandoned homes in historically and architecturally sensitive neighborhoods, they reached out to Thomas Porter Architects for assistance. The challenge facing the architectural firm: design energy-efficient, low-maintenance, durable, and affordable homes for identified urban infill neighborhoods that can achieve an ENERGY STAR® 5+ rating with independent testing and third-party verification.
It’s summertime and the living is easy – especially if you can step out of a patio door and escape to a beautiful outdoor room. Even if you have a modest remodeling budget to work with, it’s easy to transform a simple backyard, patio, or deck into an elegant, affordable, low-maintenance outdoor living space.
According to the National Aging in Place Council, an overwhelming majority of Americans want to remain in their homes for as long as possible. However, while people may wish to stay in their homes longer, most houses were not built to adapt to our changing needs as we age.
Therma-Tru Corp. has taken an impressive step forward in supplying builders and remodelers with door glass that meets consumer demands for privacy. The Privacy Glass Collection from Therma-Tru provides four obscure glass selections – Chord, Chinchilla, Rainglass, and Granite -- that are universal to virtually every Therma-Tru door and sidelite.
How many times have you heard someone call out, “Close the door, you’re letting the cold air in!” This common refrain has been heard in households for years. Now, during October’s National Energy Awareness Month, experts at Therma-Tru offer tips on how to keep the cold air outside while keeping energy bills low.
Building or remodeling a home requires constant communication among architects, contractors, and homeowners. The hundreds of decisions to be made can be daunting, beginning with the most basic: What style of house do we want? The building or remodeling process is often muddled with miscommunication.
This topic includes information related to sliding glass doors installed during construction. Sliding glass doors are large two panel openings, where one panel slides to open. Doors are fully glazed with aluminum, plastic or wood frames. Sliding glass doors are commonly installed in residential structures and provide access to exterior spaces.
This topic includes information related to special function doors installed during construction. Special function doors are installed where applications require specific desirable characteristics. Door types include; cold storage doors, hangar doors, industrial doors, lightproof doors, darkroom doors, radio frequency interference shielding doors, radiation shielding doors and frames, neutron shielding doors and frames, security doors and frames, security gates, vault doors and day gates, detention doors and frames and sound control door assemblies.
This topic includes information related to traffic doors installed during construction. Traffic doors open upon impact from either direction. They are commonly installed in industrial, health care, warehouse, retail and restaurant applications. Traffic doors are manufactured from PVC, aluminum, stainless steel and other durable materials.
This topic includes information related to pressure resistant doors installed during construction. Pressure resistant doors are designed to withstand and maintain differential pressure from the effects of an occurrence on the exterior side. Installed in both interior and exterior applications, they are resistant to a blast or explosion, air and/or water tight.
This topic includes information related to access doors and panels installed during construction. Access doors and panels provide access through a floor, wall or ceiling to concealed spaces that commonly contain systems of a structure. Doors, panels and frames are manufactured products.
This topic includes information related to folding doors and grilles installed during construction. Folding doors and grilles are manufactured solid panels, fabric or grilles. They open and close like an accordion along a top and/or bottom guide. They are commonly installed in locations where spaces need to be divided.
Panel doors include sectional doors and single-panel doors. Sectional doors are classified as industrial, commercial, or residential quality. Sectional doors consist of two or more horizontal door sections hinged together to lift vertically.
This topic includes information related to coiling doors and grilles installed during construction. Coiling doors and grilles are manufactured from materials that offer the ability to mechanically or manually coil. Coiling doors and grilles are commonly installed in counter, garage and storefront applications.