Window and Door Standards and Material Type

Achieving a comprehensive understanding of the many functions windows serve will help you to optimize performance of the built environment.


Compression-Seal Technology: A Sustainable Solution for High-Performance Windows and Doors (PRINT COURSE)

Recent changes in energy standards and codes, and federal and voluntary initiatives, are transforming the entire building landscape. In the past, a variety of different state and local codes have existed but there is now a trend towards increasing the standardization of even more stringent codes. Window and door systems require increasingly higher performance in order to achieve the new codes, standards and mandates.

Architects and engineers will need to identify and specify high-performance window systems that meet the new energy performance criteria. High-performance windows and doors with compression-seal technology deliver solutions for energy, noise, security, blast, comfort and other challenges.


Specifying Doors for Indoor/Outdoor Living Spaces

This course will provide the architect with the basic knowledge of how to specify doors to create unique, functional, and aesthetically pleasing indoor/outdoor living spaces. The incorporation of outdoor living spaces into the residential home was once common in warm and moderate climates, but often proved to be a challenge in colder areas with heavy precipitation and plunging temperatures. Today window and door manufacturers have crafted attractive and functional expansive door systems that are opening the outside world to the architect. Modern doors with innovative designs and high performance glazing can be incorporated in traditional and luxury home designs to increase the functional living space, provide healthful eating, entertaining, and work areas, and include a unique and aesthetically pleasing feature to a home.


Acing the Energy Code Quiz: What's coming and how you should plan for it

Looking for a crystal ball to forecast what impacts upcoming energy codes will have on your home and business? Welcome to Acing the Energy Code Quiz, where we peek behind the curtain on changes to the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) 2015 and predict what we may see next. We'll explore the new Energy Rating Index, alterations to testing protocols, and adjusted requirements that enhance energy efficiency in the building envelope and mechanicals.

Speaker Bio:

Amanda Voss, MPP, is an author, editor, and policy analyst in Denver, Colorado. She has served on the board of Energy Literacy Advocates, spent six years in residential construction, and has taught AIA classes on fenestration. Amanda earned her Masters In Public Policy from the University of Denver after finishing undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Pre-Law at Taylor University.

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Discover what a door can do

Masonite® is committed to delivering product, service and design innovations to enhance the beauty and functionality of your customer's home. Our dedication to producing products you can trust and rely on for performance and beauty started over 85 years ago with researcher, engineer and inventor, William H. Mason.

So when it comes to quality, innovation, value, design and beauty, you can confidently put your trust in Masonite.

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Milgard: Fifty Years of Innovation in Windows and Door Manufacturing

A quick glance at why Milgard is an award-winning manufacturer of windows and doors. Milgard's expansive portfolio of unique, valued solutions meet the needs of contractors and homeowners alike.

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Why is foam insulation better than fiberglass?

DAP Draftstop 812 is a low pressure, polyurethane foam designed to fill gaps around windows and doors. It is moisture resistant and will not crack or split.

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Sustainable Design for Windows

It has become very important for architects to understand how to choose a sustainable window and window frame system that will promote comfort, energy efficiency, durability, and longevity through quality construction. Learn more about Sustainable Design for Windows and how choosing an ENERGY STAR® rated window can contribute towards LEED for Homes credit.


Polycarbonate Sheet Products for High Performance Architectural Glazing (Print Course)

This course will cover the use of polycarbonate sheet products for architectural glazing systems, including how to analyze a building’s needs and choose the correct glazing material to enhance the building envelope. Test methods and standards for polycarbonate glazing will be discussed, as will key applications and specifications.


Understanding Window, Door and Skylight Certification

This course will outline window, door and skylight standards and building code requirements and how certifications can help architects, remodelers, and specifiers deliver work of the highest caliber.