The International Builder Show (IBS) is always an excellent time for us. Not only because it’s the largest light construction show in the world, and it allows us to display to the industry all the new products we’ve been working hard to make all year. We love attending IBS because it’s one of the few times where we’re able to meet so many people in the industry. It allows us to show them the value that our products and booth activities have to offer.
For IBS 2020, we wanted to not only unveil a couple of new products; we also wanted to demonstrate how easy it is to install our products to a home or work project.
When creating new products, we always have our customers in mind. We design and create things that are innovative to not only what we’ve done before, but to the industry as a whole.
One of the most significant changes we’ve made is in terms of our glass door lite frames. We’ve always offered the option to have a removable glass frame that safely interlocks our decorative glass to the door, does not display any screw holes, all while being aesthetically pleasing.
But we wanted to offer more. To have a frame that provided all the benefits we’ve given in the past. But that improved on the interlocking system, frame design, and that allowed for a variety of design customizations for all of our customer’s design needs. Our new creation and what we’ve unveiled this year is our new Solution Doorlite Series.
The new series features a door lite frame with a flat, modern profile and various textured glass designs. It comes in various sizes to create and customize an infinite number of contemporary looks.
The Solution Doorlite Series features a frame with a patented interlocking joint and compression seal that adheres to the door and creates a powerful compression seal and bond. It safely locks the textured glass in place, while beautifully illuminating and bringing out the features of the glass.
The screwless design eliminates holes and plugs; it saves valuable time in installation, as a traditional screw frame requires extra time to install screws and plugs.
At the booth, we displayed 11 of doors with the Solution Series frame to demonstrate to the public all the frame configurations that can be made with our product. The series versatility means that our doors can be applied in most exterior residential and lite commercial applications.
Another product we had been working on is a new style for our Nova series. Last year at IBS, we unveiled the Nova Series that features large panes of glass that are directly glazed into the door. Our model last year came in a full lite door. To expand on our series, we are now featuring our Nova 90 door in a ¾ lite.
A ¾ lite door with one panel on the bottom has always been a popular choice for entry doors across the country. Our product offerings to emulate a similar look come in our Oak and Smooth skin ¾ two-panel doors with a decorative glass insert, as well as our flush glazed ¾ like Onelite Series doors in our Mahogany and Smooth skin. However, both options come in a more traditional look. But, we wanted to offer this popular style in a modern profile. With the Nova 90, there is the option to have it painted or stained because of the brushed smooth skin. A painted door is very on-trend for this style of door.
This model will also be available in a hurricane impact option. In comparison to other impact models on the market that are bulky and inserted, our frame is directly glazed and comes in a clean, square sticking that is not only stylish but durable. Those in hurricane-prone regions will be able to display a beautiful front door with large amounts of glass, and not worry about safety because of the durability and construction of our products.
This product will release the second quarter of 2020 to the public.
Katz Installation Clinic
At our booth, we also had an installation clinic hosted by Gary Katz. We have been working with Katz for over eight years and have been partners with him for the Katz Roadshow. The roadshow went to various lumberyards around the country to educate those who want to master their craft on proper building practices.
We invited Katz to come to our booth again this year because, like us, Katz knows the value of providing hands-on training clinics to professionals in the industry. He has trained from basic techniques to advanced designs and finish carpentry.
During the clinic, he demonstrated how to install a pair of pre-hung French doors using our Nova series doors. During the presentation, he goes over how to correct a rough opening, preparing the sill, installing the frame, and the rest of the steps to finish the door installation.
If you weren’t able to see the installation clinic during IBS, we have a written how-to guide on our website that goes step by step on Katz door installation techniques.
From new products to installation clinics, we had a lot to show at IBS 2020. We’ve always created our work around providing value to our customers and those in the industry. To learn more about our products and the services we provide, make sure to subscribe to our news center. We will be offering a subscription soon so that you are constantly updated on company news, news in the industry, and new products.
Contact: Brenda Franco
Phone: 310-693-8600 x 5413