YKK AP Launches Impact-Resistant Patio Door for Coastal Area Homes

Date: 30 January 2012
Source: http://www.businesswire.com
StyleGuard® patio door resists impact from windborne debris resulting from hurricanes and other extreme weather conditionsInternational Builders' Show 2012Booth #W3517AUSTELL, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--International Builders’ Show – YKK AP America, the leader in manufacturing high quality architectural products, today announced the StyleGuard® Impact-Resistant Patio Door to protect homes that are subject to hurricanes and other extreme weather conditions.

Tested to the American Society for Testing and Materials’ standards (ASTM) and Miami-Dade protocols, the door is ideal for coastal areas with the ability to resist impact from windborne debris.

StyleGuard patio doors allow homeowners to add strength to their homes without compromising style. To protect against the elements, the doors are equipped with internal reinforcement and a .090 interlayer of laminated glass. This provides for maximum impact resistance while low-E and low conductive spacers allow for optimum energy efficiency. They also include precision-fitted corrosion-resistant hardware which provides for lasting durability in even the harshest of environments. With wide stiles and rails, StyleGuard patio doors incorporate architectural detailing on door panels, modeling the French Door style. They also offer a wide spectrum of design options including size, color, grille, glass efficiency and style, as well as six different window shape options.

“Coastal region homeowners have an added stress when designing their home due to hurricane and extreme weather threats. With our StyleGuard patio doors, they don’t need to make any aesthetic sacrifices during the design process,” said Craig Marple, residential sales and marketing manager for YKK AP America. “The goal was to make a beautiful patio door that can withstand the toughest conditions, and I’m proud to say that YKK AP accomplished just that.”

The doors also come equipped with the head bolt standard for additional security, and can be installed with environmentally sensitive “turtle glass.” StyleGuard patio doors are available for purchase today in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee.

About YKK AP America

YKK AP America Inc. manufactures a complete line of aluminum entrances, storefronts, curtain walls, sunshades, and windows for use in commercial and institutional construction. YKK AP aluminum products are manufactured in ISO 14001 certified facilities in Dublin, Georgia – a standard for businesses that operate in a sustainable manner by reducing pollution and waste. The company has also been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy for Exceptional Leadership in Industrial Energy Efficiency. The company is also a leading producer of window products for use in new construction and replacement in homes and light commercial structures. Its residential products are manufactured in a highly automated manufacturing facility located in Macon, Georgia. YKK AP America is based in Austell, Ga. It is a subsidiary of YKK Corporation of America, whose parent company is global manufacturer YKK Corporation of Japan. For more information, visit www.ykkap.com.


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Date: 30 January 2012
Source: http://www.businesswire.com

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