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Weather Shield Launches The Premium Series – Its Most Option-Rich, Architecturally Inspired Product Line

Weather Shield Windows & Doors has launched its most option-rich, architecturally inspired products yet: the Premium Series™ aluminum-clad wood windows and patio doors. The Premium Series is now available in double hung, casement, awning and sliding windows; and hinged, sliding, telescoping and bi-fold patio doors. Featuring the largest range of standard sizes ever offered by Weather Shield, casements are available up to 3'6" x 8'0" and awning windows as large as 5'0" x 4'0".

“The Premium Series is our most comprehensive collection of wood windows and patio doors and is designed to meet the discriminating tastes of those looking for the highest quality windows and doors with traditional old-world craftsmanship,” said Dave Koester, Weather Shield brand manager. “Each unit has clean sightlines, superior energy efficiency and thermal performance, and options to appeal to virtually any architect, designer, builder and homeowner.”

Premium Options for Custom Homes
The Premium Series features the widest offering of options with traditional architectural details such as a wood-covered jambliner. Interiors are available in standard pine, Douglas fir, character alder, maple, oak, cherry and mahogany. They can be factory-finished in four stain finishes: Clear Satin, Fruitwood, Chestnut, Golden Oak; painted with white latex; or primed for finishing at the jobsite. To complement these finishes, hardware is available in white, tan, brushed nickel and rustic bronze.

The durable aluminum-clad exteriors are offered in 12 popular colors: White, Cameo, Tan, Desert Tan, Hartford Green, Craftsman Bronze, Adobe, Heritage Brown, Brick Red, Grey Matters, Obsidian and Jet Black.  An additional expanded palette of 43 designer colors is offered as well. Weather Shield also has the technology to match any custom color and apply it to an order.

For added charm, homeowners can add grilles to the Premium Series. Available options are: Simulated Divided Lites (SDL), Grilles Between the Glass (GBG) or Perimeter wood grilles.

The Premium Series is available with energy-efficient glazing choices, such as Zo-e-shield™ 5, Zo-e-shield 5 Extreme, and Zo-e-shield 7.

Incorporating the Latest Technology
The Premium Series features the latest innovations in foundational technology from Weather Shield: TriCore™ Frame technology and the Symmetry Balance System™.

Weather Shield’s new TriCore frame technology on the Premium Series’ casements, awnings and select picture windows delivers improved structural performance, reduces water infiltration and weathering. The technology combines highly moisture-resistant materials, a fusion-welded sub frame, and thick, multi-chamber components to achieve new levels of energy efficiency and thermal performance.

Weather Shield’s exclusive Symmetry Balance System design offers ultra smooth, super quiet operation and is neatly covered with our concealed jambliner cover. This uniquely engineered, constant-force balance system is rated to counterbalance a higher percentage of the weight of the sash, making the window easier to open.

Weather Shield ReInvented
The Premium Series is the third of three new product lines introduced by Weather Shield as part of its “ReInvented” campaign. In mid-2012, the company announced its new Aspire Series of vinyl-clad wood windows. In early 2013, the Signature Series of aluminum-clad wood windows and doors was released. The Premium Series completes the trio of innovative new lines. Combined with new technology and renewed momentum, these product lines position Weather Shield strongly with architects/designers and custom, spec and volume builders.

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About Weather Shield Windows & Doors
Founded in 1955, Weather Shield Windows & Doors is owned by the Schield family and is based in Medford, Wis. For more information on Weather Shield products, call 1-800-477-6808, or visit the company’s website at

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