Western Window Systems announced today it will be bringing a revolutionary experience to the housing industry in 2017 based on a new aluminum product family designed and built for markets in the Northwest, Northeast, and Southeast regions of the country.
State-of-the-art moving glass walls and windows, a total of 12 new product lines in all, will roll out over the course of the new year, giving architects design elements that promote open floor plans and indoor-outdoor living while still addressing energy, structural, and hurricane impact needs critical to each area.
The new product family will feature Western Window Systems’ signature thin profiles and large expanses of glass, so architects can easily fit them into contemporary and modern designs.
“There has been so much innovation in contemporary architecture in the Southwest, we want to bring that same excitement to the rest of the country,” says Scott Gates, president and CEO of Western Window Systems.
“Our new product family makes aluminum the most compelling choice for architects and designers looking to capture current trends. We believe it represents the future of residential design.”
The new family of thermally broken aluminum products, called the Series 7000, dramatically simplifies how architects select door and window products by offering across-the-board U-value ratings as low as .19 (when utilizing triple-pane glass), design pressure ratings above 50, and hurricane impact certification.
Adding low-E coated glass from Cardinal Glass Industries (direct from its first IG plant in the Southwest) delivers energy efficiency in all types of weather.
A signature aluminum extrusion design utilizing proprietary Insulbar technology handles strength and performance needs.
“The wood window industry has tried to address the demand for this type of architecture with products branded as ‘contemporary’ — and customers aren’t buying it,” says Gates.
“Architects and designers want the look, functionality, and strength of aluminum, and have often sacrificed energy ratings to get it. Our new aluminum product family will be more energy efficient than wood.”
The new line of moving glass walls, doors, and windows easily integrates to form a unified look and feel throughout the whole house.
Architects can take advantage of completely customizable options to create high-end, contemporary residences that have never been seen in these markets before.
“We’ve grown over 1300% over the last six years by giving the market what it wants,” says Gates. “This new product line brings that same innovation and passion to those East Coast and Florida markets that want better.”
The Series 7000 product family will be manufactured at the company’s new headquarters in Phoenix, starting with the Series 7600 Multi-Slide Door set to launch next spring.
Western Window Systems will have corner samples on hand at the 2017 NAHB International Builders' Show (IBS), January 10-12 at Florida’s Orange County Convention Center, in Professional Builder’s Show Village, located in the convention center’s parking lot. The remaining 11 products will release throughout 2017.