Folding Door System Takes Top Honour
August 10, 2006
LAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The new JELD-WEN® IWP® Exterior Folding Door System has garnered two top industry awards, the MVP Award from Building Products magazine and the Crystal Achievement Award from Window & Door magazine.
Both publications honored JELD-WEN, the world's leading manufacturer of reliable windows and doors, for its fresh approach to patio doors. The door panels of the JELD-WEN® IWP® Exterior Folding Door System tuck away, making wall spans virtually disappear and providing direct access to the outdoors.
"By introducing this new folding door system, we want to meet the growing demand for 'bringing the outdoors in,' " said Shane Meisel, JELD-WEN door marketing manager. "Homeowners want to have more of a visual connection with the outdoors and make their homes more functional for outdoor entertaining. It's a great combination of bold style that makes a dramatic statement, yet it is also highly functional."
This dramatic door system operates "accordion-style" the door sections slide on an overhead track and neatly fold away. Available in both wood and JELD-WEN's award-winning IWP® Aurora Custom Fiberglass, it is virtually impossible to tell IWP Aurora from a real wood door, yet because these doors are made from fiberglass, they are exceptionally low-maintenance. With available heights of up to 10 feet in wood and eight feet in fiberglass, this door system provides tremendous light and outdoor viewing opportunities, even when closed. Both wood and fiberglass options are available in a wide variety of styles and finishes; including stained, painted or primed.
This door system is truly customizable, allowing for numerous configurations. A variety of system widths are available. The complete folding system, including doors, hardware and the overhead track, is now available from JELD-WEN through its dealer network.
Originally created and manufactured in Australia and also distributed in Great Britain, the door system has been designed to keep cold, wet weather at bay. For security, the door system features key-lockable drop bolts, a night latch and mortise lock or a hook latch, depending on the configuration style.
JELD-WEN, inc. is the world's leading manufacturer of reliable windows and doors. Based in Klamath Falls, Ore., JELD-WEN began as a small Oregon millwork plant in 1960 and has grown into a company with more than 150 divisions and more than 20,000 employees worldwide. JELD-WEN is the official window, door and millwork provider of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour, Proud Partner of THE PLAYERS and title sponsor of the JELD-WEN Tradition. JELD-WEN was the only window or door manufacturer to be named 2003 ENERGY STAR® "Partner of the Year" by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency. Eleven JELD-WEN® product lines and all windows and doors constructed with AuraLast® wood have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal. JELD-WEN® windows and doors have been honored by numerous consumer and industry publications. In 2005, JELD-WEN® Aurora Custom Fiberglass exterior doors received a Consumers Digest Best Buy rating.
For more information about the exceptional value and reliability of JELD-WEN products, or to find a dealer near you, please visit the JELD-WEN website or call 800-877-9482.