Windsor Windows & Doors

Cathy Leonard

Windsor

Did you know 94% of buyers do some form of online research before purchasing products? Homebuilders, designers and homeowners alike turn to the Internet to research the construction and remodeling materials that will go into their home – whether it’s to visually inspect a product, find certain functionality they desire or scan the energy ratings to meet local regulations. Those searches represent a small but significant part of the more than 1 trillion searches conducted on Google each year.

At Windsor Windows & Doors, our goal is to provide value during every step of the home building and/or renovation process. We understand how important online research is during the planning stage, as well as after the purchase. For the past several months, Windsor has been quietly working away to build a useful new website that will meet the needs of our two distinctive audiences:

1) The homeowner, who wants to learn about our company, research our products, and select the perfect options and accessories to meet their needs.

2) The industry professional that needs easy access to technical information such as sizing information, performance data and specifications.

Here’s how you can use the new Windsor website to help make a stunning and energy efficient home:

  • Architectural Reference Information – get precise architectural elevations, sizes and product specifications
  • Energy Performance Search Tool – find the specific product with the performance you need
  • Installation Instructions – download step-by-step guidelines for installing all products
  • Parts & Service Information – see illustrations of various components to find replacement parts
  • Windows & Doors 101 – discover how to select the best product for each application
  • Photo Library – find inspiration for your next project
  • Product Details – research the unique features and benefits of Windsor products
  • Warranties – get details on our window and patio door warranties
  • Case Studies & Testimonials – hear from professionals who have successfully used Windsor products and see photography from intriguing projects and product applications
  • Stories of Interest – read stories about exciting Windsor projects from across the country
  • Dealer Locator – find the nearest Windsor distributor, complete with Google map & driving directions
  • Careers – submit resumes and inquire about employment opportunities

The fresh layout, responsive design, dynamic photography and intuitive navigation will make it easy to find whatever you need, regardless of your role in the home construction process.

The new design allows viewers to see the information on any electronic device… desktop, laptop, tablet or phone. You can easily find resources, whether you’re on a job site or viewing from home. You can maneuver throughout the site by scrolling and swiping, similar to a mobile application.

The new Windsor Windows & Doors website is scheduled to launch in early April. Go to windsorwindows.com first when you begin your next project.

Ron Rocke

The last few weeks have been an exciting time for Patrick and Rachel Mahoney from Lousville, Kentucky. They were thrilled to be selected as finalist in the new hit home improvement series, Fix It & Finish It”.

They were told that host, Antonio Sabàto Jr. and his crew may (or may not) knock on their door at 8 AM on the morning of October 1st. At 7:30 AM, the show’s team ambushed the Mahoney’s, and by 9 AM the crew was hard at work on a complete renovation to the home’s front facade and landscape.

Senior show producer, Collin Herr, said the homeowners featured on the show don’t have the ability to do the renovation work on their own. “We want to make a positive contribution to the community. We select projects where financial or physical limitations are a primary consideration,” he said.

Stacye Love of Louisville-based Stacye Love Construction LLC was the general contractor for the Mahoney’s’ project. She estimated the total cost of labor and materials for the project to be $40,000, but it didn’t cost the homeowners a thing.

Kyle Labar, owner of the local Louisville area Windsor Windows & Doors distributor, Metro Windows, was asked to be part of the project team by Love. Metro Windows, based in Buckner, Kentucky, has been a Windsor distributor for over 25 years. Metro not only agreed to provide the windows for the project, they also offered to installed them.

Labar and his team were prominent during the early filming since the entire project revolved around remodeling the front façade of the home. His crew was one of the first be involved by tearing out 3 old windows and replacing them with new, energy efficient Windsor Pinnacle clad double-hung windows on the first floor. Then, in the second floor dormer, a Pinnacle Select push-out casement became the focal point of the newly remodeled second story.

When the Pinnacle Select window was installed in the dormer, the homeowner, Rachel Mahoney was ecstatic with the new look. Windsor’s regional sales manager, Jay McCarty, explained to Rachel how the Select push-out window opened and demonstrated the hidden, retractable screen.

Photographs captured the organized chaos at the beginning of the project and the dramatic improvements that were achieved by the end of the day. The final outcome delighted the homeowners and elevated the appearance of the entire neighborhood.

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Cathy Leonard

There’s a new look for Windsor Windows & Doors. It shows more of what Windsor helps you do – Make dream homes a reality. Throughout 2014, you will see new products and offerings that better reflects what sets Windsor apart.

We have fresh new marketing materials that are bold and colorful. Inspiring imagery encourages creative window and door design and interesting and unexpected applications. In our literature, we’ve added more diagrams and technical drawings and developed images that clearly represent our options and accessories. Our goal is to provide better education to builders and architects and enhance communication between them and their homeowners.

The things you have grown to appreciate about Windsor are NOT changing. We are large enough to manufacture three complete product offerings: Pinnacle clad and primed wood windows and patio doors, Legend cellular PVC windows, and Next Dimension vinyl windows and patio doors. One of these product lines is perfectly suited for your residential and light commercial application. Yet… we’re still small enough to be flexible and accommodating to meet the unique requirements that you encounter on your projects. We are committed to offering innovative design, quality construction, reliable service, and one of the best values in the industry.

Get ready for exciting things ahead. You and Windsor… Imagine what you can do!

Scott Renke

Next Dimension Signature windows utilize the most advanced technology available to produce a substantial product constructed from extruded multi-chambered vinyl for impressive performance and energy efficiency. The wide selection of sizes and shapes as well as their reliability, durability and low-maintenance have made Next Dimension Signature a favorite for many builders.

Next Dimension Classic is available in the New England, Mid Atlantic and South Eastern markets. The Classic line is offered in Single Hung and Double Hung with a sloped sill, tilt sash and Brickmould profile frame. Decorative features such as a profiled innergrille and simulated divided light make ND Classic stand out among the competition.

Next Dimension Pro vinyl windows and doors are designed for light commercial, multi-family and residential applications. Quality vinyl extrusions ensure superior weathering, durability and color retention. Next Dimension Pro is offered at a competitive price with a lifetime-limited warranty.

Scott Renke

Our top-of-the-line Pinnacle Clad windows and doors offer a large selection of styles and shapes. The exterior comes in either a primed wood or low-maintenance extruded aluminum cladding in seven standard colors, 30 feature colors or 7 anodize finishes. Custom color matching is also available.

The wood interiors of the Pinnacle product lines are made from the finest select pine – specially treated for long life. You may select from our Vertical Grain Fir, which ranges in natural colors from bright white to a rich rose. Or, we also offer an attractive Natural Alder that has wood tones spanning from a golden honey to handsome reddish brown. These exquisite woods will be a complement to any home’s décor for years to come.

Pinnacle Select is an elite product line constructed from enhanced components that provide unsurpassed performance. DP Ratings ranging from 50 up to 70 are some of the most impressive in the industry. Select products are currently offered in casements (vented and fixed) picture, transom, and awning. This line features a unique push-out style casement and awning as well as a retractable screen option.

Pinnacle patio doors come in a variety of sizes in swinging or sliding and are known for their strength, quality and aesthetics. They are easy to operate, and our heavy-duty weatherstripping will ensure your patio doors will be ready for the changing seasons.

Visit windorwindows.com to learn more about our Pinnacle Clad Windows and Doors.

Scott Renke

Beginning November 1st, Windsor Windows & Doors will be offering blinds between the glass on our Next Dimension Pro and Classic sliding patio doors. This mechanism is designed with an easy-to-operate lift and tilt feature to control light and privacy and is engineered for durability and long-lasting performance. Some of the impressive features of this blind system include:

  • Independent magnetic lift and tilt mechanisms – No more cords
  • 1” OA clear insulated glass
  • Blind are available in a neutral-shade of white
  • Blind material is 12.5 mm UV coated aluminum
  • Mechanism is handed for OX, XO and stationary handing
  • Tested to 10,000 raise and lower cycles, equivalent of 20 years of actual use
  • 10 year warranty on the insulated glass as well as the operation of the blinds and external control mechanisms

The blinds-between-the-glass option is available on doors in the following sizes:

  • 2′ 6″ wide x 6′ 8″ height
  • 2′ 6″ wide x 6′ 10″ height
  • 3′ 0″ wide x 6′ 8″ height
  • 3′ 0″ wide x 6′ 10″ height
  • 5′ 0″ wide x 6′ 8″ height
  • 5′ 0″ wide x 6′ 10″ height
  • 6′ 0″ wide x 6′ 8″ height
  • 6′ 0″ wide x 6′ 10″ height

Blinds Between Doors

Lift and tilt mechanisms will be located on the jamb side of the fixed lite and on the interlock stile side of the operating panel. The mechanisms will be located on the right jamb side of stationary units as shown in the figures above. The door figures are viewed from the interior looking out.

This new blinds-between-the-glass option is another reason that Windsor Windows & Doors is an excellent choice.

Mark Rieser

Windsor Windows & Doors began as a regional manufacturer of wood windows in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1946. The company was purchased by Woodgrain Millwork, Inc of Fruitland, Idaho in 1987.

Since joining Woodgrain, Windsor has streamlined its manufacturing processes, invested in state-of-the-art equipment, engineered innovative new designs, and expanded the product offering. Windsor’s corporate headquarters is still located in West Des Moines, Iowa. The Iowa manufacturing plant occupies 340,000 square feet. We also operate a second 200,000 square foot production facility in Monroe, North Carolina. Windsor manufactures four distinct product lines: Pinnacle (wood windows & patio doors), Next Dimension (vinyl windows & patio doors), Legend (cellular PVC windows), and Ashworth (patio and entry doors). Windsor is an Energy Star® Partner and our products are NFRC certified, which means they meet exacting standards for energy efficiency and durability. We ship our products throughout the United States and also into Canada, Mexico and China.

Windsor Windows & Door’s goal is to be easy to do business with. Our employees are flexible and accommodating and take personal ownership in providing the highest level of service. The company is large enough to equip our manufacturing plants with state-of-the-art processes and yet small enough to build our products with craftsmanship and acute attention-to-detail. We custom build every window and door to your exact specifications. The size, shape, grille pattern, material color, wood species, hardware style and finish are assembled into the desired combination to meet the needs of each individual order. We provide one of the best values in the industry and pride ourselves in being the “product of choice” among many architects, builders and contractors.

One look at a Windsor window or door and you’ll recognize its superior construction. Visit www.windsorwindows.com to learn more about our products and where to find a dealer near you.