Archive for July 2010

The JELD-WEN blog is off on vacation!

Published by JELD-WEN

The JELD-WEN blog is taking a short summer break and will be back on August 18.

Join us again on August 18 to discover our latest articles covering renovation, trends, energy efficiency, news products and environmental standards.

The JELD-WEN hopes you have a great vacation. Thank you for your loyalty!

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New ENERGY STAR criteria for windows and doors less than 3 months away

Published by Lisa Bergeron

Natural Resources Canada
will be implementing new criteria for its ENERGY STAR windows and doors category on October 1st, 2010. These new higher performance levels for windows and doors have been put in place by NRCan and are a result of efforts  to keep ENERGY STAR qualified products in the top 25% of all products available on the market today, from an energy efficiency standpoint.

Over the last few years, provincial governments across Canada have raised the minimum energy requirements for windows and doors within their energy codes. For all intents and purposes, the performance level of ENERGY STAR qualified products was being required by many provincial regulations. It became time for NRCan to increase the minimum requirements for ENERGY STAR if it was to maintain its objective of representing the top 25% in energy efficient products.

Essentially, these new criteria have moved the 4 Canadian Climate Zones up one level. What currently qualifies for Zone A, B and C will most likely only qualify for Zone A and B under this new criteria.  For example, this means that in Northern Ontario which lies in Zone C, product that was currently qualified for Northern Ontario will now only qualify for Southern Ontario, in Zone B.

Other changes that are now part of the new ENERGY STAR requirements include mandatory IGU (Insulated glass unit) certification, structural testing to the standard and mandatory labelling. These new changes will be beneficial to the consumer as they are aimed at increasing traceability and helping consumers make educated choices. JELD-WEN windows and doors certainly supports this NRCan initiative and constantly strives to find ways of making it easier for consumers to purchase energy efficient product that is appropriate for their climate and needs.

JELD-WEN will keep you updated on the changes to the ENERGY STAR criteria and how we are working to help consumers make educated choices. For more information on window and door performance, please visit the NRCan site.  It is filled with useful information on window and door performance as well as other home improvement opportunities that will make your home more energy efficient. Increasing your home’s energy efficiency is good for your wallet and good for the planet!

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JELD-WEN Opens A World Of Possibilities With Craftsman III New door series perfect option for traditional and contemporary homes

Published by Eric Palmer

Windows and Doors are proud to announce the launch of the Craftsman III interior moulded door to Canadian residents. This stylish series has the look of hand-crafted wood doors without the hassle of a costly custom-ordering and manufacturing process.  Available in passage and bi-fold models, they’re the perfect complement to traditional Craftsman-style homes or modern, linear interiors.

“The Craftsman III definitely fills a niche market,” says Sante Cigana, Canadian Vice President of JELD-WEN Windows and Doors. “We’re really excited to launch such a custom and affordable product to Canadian homeowners.”

The series celebrates the classic Craftsman style of balanced flat panels and square sticking and is built with solid core construction for improved sound control, comes primed and ready to paint and features an industry-leading, five-year warranty. In addition, the doors are constructed with no-added formaldehyde (NAF) materials, recycled wood products and are Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) approved, making them as environmentally friendly as they are aesthetically pleasing.

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