Rochester Colonial’s Night at the Red Wings

Published September 3rd, 2015 by Admin

Every year Rochester Colonial employees and family members attend a Rochester Red Wings game. This year we had a great turnout for the Rochester Red Wings 8-1 win over the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders with. Along with a great game the families enjoyed the Wednesday night $1 hot dogs, dip-n-dots (children’s favorite), peanuts and cotton candy. The night ended with fireworks! A great way to end the summer before the school season starts back up.

The Bonnie

Published July 16th, 2015 by Admin

Last year, Rochester Colonial’s HeartWood Fine Window and Doors division was contacted by Todd Germann Design in Brooklyn, NY to help design and create a unique storefront concept for a new restaurant in Astoria, Queens. The goal was to utilize HeartWood’s new patent-pending FoldUp™ windows to create a feel of openness between the dining area and the outdoors. HeartWood ended up manufacturing 4 FoldUps™, 5 transom windows, and two doors all made of solid Spanish Cedar. Patrons enjoy the open air feeling provided by the FoldUps™, and also that they can be easily closed for individualized comfort without seating disruption.

Industry News: Impact Testing our Products

Published May 22nd, 2015 by Admin

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.

Camp Good Days

Published September 23rd, 2014 by Admin

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.

Industry News: Don’t be subject to leaky windows.

Published September 23rd, 2014 by Admin

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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.

Windows and Doors Construction

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

Provia Doors

Soft-Lite Windows

Tru-Stile Doors

We are very proud to be able to distribute these product lines.