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Integrity® Windows and Doors Introduces Sliding French Door
international builders show

LAS VEGAS - January 21, 2003 - INTERNATIONAL BUILDERS' SHOW - Integrity® Windows and Doors unveiled one of the years most highly anticipated new product introductions today at the 2003 International Builders' Show. The new Integrity Sliding French Door, scheduled to be released in Spring 2003, delivers virtually all the features and benefits on a builder's wish list - a classic wood interior, high performance Ultrex® exterior, sturdy dual-point lock, new eight-foot panel height option, pre-assembled frames and panels - and more. The Sliding French Door rounds out Integrity's door portfolio, giving builders greater flexibility, design options and value.

"Integrity's Sliding French Door is designed to exceed the most discriminating performance, quality and aesthetic expectations of the building trade," said Brett Boyum, senior marketing manager for Integrity Windows and Doors. "After undergoing rigorous testing and state-of-the-art engineering, we're confident in telling builders that Integrity's Sliding French door, like the rest of the Integrity line, is a virtually no callback product."

The Sliding French Door features Integrity's signature Ultrex exterior. Ultrex is an advanced pultruded fiberglass material that vastly outperforms and outlasts vinyl and roll-form aluminum. It is made up of strong, thin cables of glass that are saturated with a polyester resin to create a material that is so hard it's used in bridge construction and spacecraft design. Thanks to the properties inherent in Ultrex, Integrity's Sliding French Door provides builders with worry-free performance and design features that other products can't, including:

Unyielding structural support.

Integrity's® Sliding French Door is built to perform for the long-term. The door's core structural backbone is made up of Ultrex®, which has a tensile strength equivalent to steel. Ultrex gets its strength from Integrity's pultrusion process, which uses hundreds of tightly woven glass rovings, hardened by a thermoset liquid resin, to form uncompromising shapes. As a result, Ultrex is more than a cladding on Integrity windows and doors - it is the structural support that stands the test of time. For added protection, Ultrex is reinforced with silicone-injected corner keys on the frame and panels to create a firm, nearly impenetrable seal. The combined effect is a Sliding French Door that meets the Window and Door Manufacturer Association's Design Pressure 40 rating.

Virtually no maintenance.

Thanks to a patented coating process, Ultrex has a finish that meets the American Architectural Manufacturer Association's (AAMA) 613-97 performance specification for pultruded fiberglass products. The finish is so tough; it resists fading, marring, scratching or chalking. Even the most ruthless environment is no match for the non-corrosive and chemically-resistant Ultrex finish. Integrity Windows and Doors will continue to offer beautiful, long-lasting color performance long after other windows and doors have lost their luster. Builders and homeowners won't have to paint, scrape or sand the frame or panels on Integrity's Sliding French Door.

Rugged durability.

As a fiberglass-based material, Ultrex expands and contracts at the same rate as glass, keeping sealants and glass tightly adhered on the Sliding French Door. This significantly reduces two of the most problematic and time-consuming callbacks for the building trade - seal failures and stress cracks. Ultrex's negligible rate of expansion also enhances the material's stability.

Superior thermal efficiency.

Ultrex's® minimal thermal conductivity helps insulate extreme weather temperatures from the glass in a window and door, as well as the interior of a home. As a result, Integrity's® Sliding French Door gives homeowners greater control and consistency over the temperature in their home, and reduces heating and cooling expenses. The door exceeds the standards necessary to qualify for ENERGY STAR®, a joint initiative between the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to decrease energy use.

Builder-friendly features.

Integrity's Sliding French Door has additional product advantages developed exclusively to meet the exacting needs of builders. These special design features include:

  • New eight-foot panel height option that is popular in new home designs with taller ceilings
  • Pre-assembled frames and pre-hung panels that minimize installation time and labor in the field
  • Easy-glide roller track made of a thin, low-friction polycarbonate, that allows the dual ball bearing roller to move quietly and smoothly over the door sill
  • Dual-point lock that forms a tight seal between the door and the jamb
  • Ultrex door panels AND frame that help protect the door from the elements
  • Beautiful solid pine interior that can be painted or stained to match a room's décor
  • White pre-finish option for time-saving in the field
  • Traditionally-styled, ergonomically-designed handle that is available in two new door hardware colors - Almond Frost and White - as well as Brass
  • Wide bottom rail with a traditional French profile
  • Top-hung screen that won't be obstructed by a build-up of dirt or debris
  • Standard Low-E II glazing to help reduce heating and cooling costs, and protect fabrics from damaging Ultraviolet rays
  • Dependable, transferable warranty on the door (10 years) and insulated glass (20 years)
  • Factory mulling for Round tops and transoms (some size constraints apply)
  • Factory-applied 4 9/16" jamb extension that saves time and labor (6 9/16" or 6 13/16" jamb extensions are available as an option)

Sizes and configurations.

Builders asked for it and Integrity® delivered. The Sliding French Door is available in the most popular sizes, including 6-5, 6-8, and 8-0 panel heights in select two- and three-panel configurations.

Options.

Homeowners and builders can choose from two color options, Stone White and Pebble Gray, or paint the Ultrex® with the color of their choice. Divided lite options include easy-to-clean grilles-between-the-glass, and removable wood grilles with spring-loaded pins that make removal and cleaning a snap.

Integrity Windows and Doors is the world's exclusive manufacturer of windows and doors made with Ultrex - a state-of-the-art pultruded fiberglass material. Based in Fargo, N.D., Integrity offers a comprehensive line of window and door products that are Built to Perform and backed by first-class customer service.

 

 

 

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