Vinyl frame sliding doors deliver efficiency and style

What used to be a niche market has become mainstream as more manufacturers develop sliding doors to help homeowners blend indoors and outdoor living.

At the 2015 International Builder's Show, Chet Willis, vice president of production builder sales, reviewed the company's new Series 3600 Vinyl Multi-Slide Door from Western Window Systems.

Willis said the product is aimed at the production builder market so they can offer the latest trend at a reasonable price point to homeowners, while delivering energy efficiency comparable to other kinds of windows.

Willis said the doors are built at the company's headquarters in Phoenix, and the Series 3600 was designed to be stronger, greener, and better than other multi-slide door systems on the market.

Willis said the wide glass panels provide more light and maximize views, while Steel reinforcements increase strength. And American-made 100% virgin vinyl extrusions mean the Series 3600 will retain its color and never peel, chip, or need paint, Willis added.

More benefits of the Series 3600:

  • Low .30 U-value for enhanced energy efficiency
  • .20 SHGC (Solar Heat Gain Coefficient) for blocking radiant heat energy
  • Dual-pane, argon-filled, low-E glass featuring warm edge thermoplastic spacer (TPS) technology
  • AAMA- and NFRC-tested and certified
  • Reduced envelope costs for builders using the performance method for energy compliance

Read more about energy efficient doors.


Topics: Doors, Home Design & Plans, Thermal Envelope, Trade Show, Windows

Companies: Western Windows Systems


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