Impact Testing our products!! Interesting Video.
Hurricane Wind Zone 4 (140 MPH)
The missile impact test fires a 9 pound 2″ x 4″ at 50 feet per second at designated spots on the door glass and door slab. The entire unit must remain intact through 9,000 pressure cycles and also pass water-infiltration, structural loading, and forced entry tests.
As you may recall, there were a few stormy days in May for a local community which caused severe damage and flooding. Families and friends had to come together in order to save local businesses as well as their homes. As the area tried to put the pieces back together, it gave this community an opportunity to show the world, just how committed they were to one another. The rebuilding needed to happen, and in some cases, it needed to happen quick!
Rochester Colonial caught wind of their needs, and set a mission to help. One cabin in particular had taken on so much water, debris, and mud, that it needed to be rebuilt completely. The original structure was removed and a new cabin was built.
Proper flashing is crucial to the performance of windows and doors. In order to get the product to perform equal to its performance label, flashing is a must. When using Stucco as your siding, all the better reason to get it right the first time.
A recent article in ProSales Magazine, written by Charles Wardell, proper flashing techniques are discussed in a step by step process. He speaks about best practices, as well as pointing out signs of a sloppy job. Certainly a must read by all window and door installers, as well as Builders and Remodelers. Be the expert, and avoid the call backs.
Window & Door Magazine’s Top 100 Mfg’s of 2013
Among the list, were several of our very own manufacturers.
Atrium Windows and Doors
Lincoln Wood Products and Timeline Vinyl
The Marvin Companies
Tru-Stile DoorsWe are very proud to be able to distribute these product lines.