MEDFORD, Wis. – November 6, 2017 – Driven by a consumer demand for inside/outside shared spaces, Weather Shield has upgraded one of its most popular product offerings, Bi-Fold Patio Doors, and engineered a new line of Bi-Fold Windows. Both products have expanded sill options, new hardware choices and impressive energy efficiency capabilities, meeting all ENERGY STAR® requirements throughout the U.S. The new Bi-Fold Doors and Bi-Fold Windows are available immediately.
With a flexible configuration and multiple styles and design options, Bi-Fold Windows and Doors offer exciting new options for opening living spaces to the outdoors and creating striking entryways into adjoining interior spaces. The upgraded windows and doors are available for the Contemporary Collection™ as well as the Premium Series™ product lines.
“With the advancements to our Bi-Fold Doors and new Bi-Fold Windows, we’re giving architects and builders the tools they need to design the most exciting shared spaces for their clients,” said Chris Schield, vice president of product marketing. “We’re dedicated to exceeding customer expectations, both with new product offerings and innovations to our existing product lines.” The Bi-Fold Windows are available in a maximum width of 24’ and height of 6’-6”. The Bi-Fold Doors are available in a maximum width of 24’ and height of 10’.
New Bi-Fold Windows
Weather Shield Bi-Fold Windows act as a statement window in many homes. And, due to their strong thermal performance, they are a great solution for any geographic location, including colder climates. The expanded window sill offerings include the standard performance sill, intermediate sill, U-channel sill and the ADA sill. The Bi-Fold Windows also offer an innovative concealed shoot bolt that features simplified operation and a clean overall aesthetic, allowing homeowners to enjoy uncluttered views free from unsightly hardware. Strong, 2-1/4” thick aluminum-clad wood panels provide superior structural integrity and energy efficiency.
Bi-Fold Door Enhancements
The new sill offerings on the Bi-Fold Doors include Weather Shield’s standard performance sill, intermediate sill, U-channel sill and ADA sill. The intermediate sill features a 1-¼” sill height, creating a near-seamless transition to the floor. Traditional and contemporary door panels are also available, including a 3-1/4” contemporary panel profile, enabling constant sightlines that maximize the viewing area. Minimalist hardware choices provide enhanced aesthetics not matched by the competition. When combined, these options create a complete system that can be used in a number of applications and architectural styles.
About Weather Shield Windows & Doors
Weather Shield Windows & Doors is intelligent design. Weather Shield combines artistry and engineering to create high-end windows and doors that help architects, homebuilders and homeowners push the boundaries of what’s possible. Founded in 1955 and owned by the Schield family, Weather Shield is based in Medford, Wis.