Centor Showcases the S1E Eco-Screen at AIA Expo2010
Centor Showcases the S1E Eco-Screen™ at AIA Expo2010 to Florida Market – First Large Horizontal Retractable Screen/Blind System for Windows/Doors
Screen/Blind System Doubles as a Projection “Big Screen” for Indoor/Outdoor Home Entertainment, Reduces A/C Bills and Offers Insect Protection
Miami, Fla. June 8, 2010 – Centor Architectural, an award-winning designer and manufacturer of window and door screening systems and the provider of hardware systems to all of the major U.S. companies that offer folding windows and doors, will showcase the S1E Eco-Screen™, the first large horizontal (combined span of up to 24ft) retractable screen and blind system for windows and doors, to the Florida market at the AIA Expo2010 June 10-12 in Miami. The product now is available to homeowners and residential architects throughout the state and can be installed by the company’s Centor Installation team.
The S1E Eco-Screen addresses a major concern of Florida homeowners: how to combat sweltering heat and humidity while keeping utility bills affordable and combining the pleasures of outdoor living – sweeping unobtrusive views, natural light and fresh air – with the comfort of the indoors.
When functioning as a screen and blind system, the S1E Eco-Screen offers chemical-free insect control and provides thermal insulation – it converts a single-glaze opening to double-glaze performance – and UV protection, which keeps rooms cool during the day and minimizes heating requirements at night. It will allow Florida homeowners to open windows and doors as needed and save hundreds on their annual air conditioning bill while reducing CO2 emissions. Smooth and light fingertip control makes opening and closing the screen easy, even for small children. The S1E Eco-Screen is 80 percent recyclable.
The S1E Eco-Screen can instantly become the centerpiece of home entertainment. Its continuous large size conveniently doubles as a projection screen when combined with the blind option – this allows for viewing movies or sporting events on the “big screen” from either inside or outside.
“Florida is an ideal market for the S1E Eco-Screen,” said Nigel Spork, managing director of Centor Architectural. “We anticipate that lifestyle-oriented homeowners wanting to reduce their air conditioning bills, and hotels and restaurants looking to maximize breathtaking views for their customers, will be particularly interested in this new screen and blind system. The S1E Eco-Screen provides the ability to control your environment and bring the outdoors in. It’s simply there when you want it and disappears when you don’t.”
The S1E Eco-Screen is available in two fabric classes, Insect Mesh and Solar (UV) Blind Control. It is the only one on the market to offer a two-in-one combination of fabric classes, which creates a mix-and-match solution to best suit any environment.
- Insect Mesh – Offers a bug-free environment yet maintains the pleasures of outdoor living.
- Solar (UV) Blind Control – Offers UV protection that prevents furniture and carpets from fading, and doubles as a projection screen for indoor or outdoor viewing.
The S1E Eco-Screen can be mounted in any door or window – it accommodates inward and outward openings – or can be surface mounted to the wall. It is available for any architectural opening up to 24 feet wide and 10 feet high in either screen or blind material. The S1E Eco-Screen can be custom built to specification by architects and design builders and comes in a range of finishes and colors. Its “zip-click” installation makes for easy assembly with just 12 screws in 15 minutes. Centor’s preassembly and delivery option takes just one week.
The S1E Eco-Screen is designed for everyday lifestyle use and provides tested durability. People or pets taken in by its unobtrusiveness or near invisibility walk away with nothing more than a surprise, and the screen remains undamaged. Centor offers a five-year guarantee on all S1E Eco-Screens purchased.
For more information about purchasing the S1E Eco-Screen in Florida and the Centor Installation team, call 630-957-1000 or visit www.centorarchitectural.com.
About Centor Architectural
Centor Architectural is an award-winning designer and manufacturer of innovative folding, sliding, locking and screening systems for windows and doors for both residential and commercial environments, and is the provider of these systems to all of the major U.S. companies that offer folding windows and doors. Created in 1951 with the single-minded objective of producing the finest sliding doortrack available, Centor remains dedicated to its goals of the past 58 years, which has kept it at the forefront of innovation for window and door systems. Centor’s products span market-leading folding systems, revolutionary insect screening solutions, the smoothest sliding hardware and a range of complementary components designed to ensure the space-transforming benefits are maximized, which have earned the company the National Innovation Award for Australia and the Crystal Achievement Award twice. Centor operates internationally from headquarters in Brisbane (Australia), Chicago (U.S.) and Birmingham (U.K.).