VISIONS 3000'S CONVENIENCE AND DURABILITY STARTS AT INSTALLATIONposted on March 7, 2008 MOSINEE, Wis. - Visions® 3000, from Visions Windows & Doors, provides builders and their homeowners appealing vinyl windows that are Built Tough&tm; to reduce callbacks and ongoing maintenance. Visions 3000 vinyl windows and patio doors incorporate sloped sills and stepped exterior frames to provide the character of architectural wood windows.
Visions® 3000 all-vinyl windows and patio doors, by Visions Windows & Doors, are Born Tough and convenient. Integral nailing fins, exterior accessory channels, j-channels and brickmould help installers finish their work promptly. Metal reinforcements in the frames, sash and door panels, fusion-welded corners, profiled glazing beads and sturdy hardware deliver reliability, energy efficiency and beauty.
"Integrity is built into the Visions 3000 product line," said Jim Flickinger, brand manager for Visions Windows and Doors. "These windows and doors won't twist during installation or warp while sitting on the jobsite awaiting installation. Standard multipoint locking systems on the casements, awnings and hinged doors keep the units aligned and locked tightly when not in use. And dependable operating systems and hinges ensure the windows and doors work well for years."
All Visions 3000 products are made from select PVC with high-impact modifiers and UV stabilizers for colorfastness through years of sun exposure. Extruded vinyl in white, cameo and tan resists chipping and cracking. The multi-chambered frame minimizes heat/cold transference for years of comfort while reducing the degree of seasonal expansion and contraction. Fusion-welded seams on the frame and sash, and metal stiffeners inside the units ensure durability and integrity during installation.
Visions 3000 includes casement, awning, single and double hung, single and triple slider, direct set and custom-sized windows; and sliding and hinged patio doors. Double hung styles include cottage and oriel; double hung and casement configurations include multiple-wide, eyebrow, picture combinations, and bay and bow units.
Visions 3000 single and double hung windows feature block-and-tackle balance systems that allow the operating sash to easily slide up and stay up. Optional vent latches prevent the sash from opening further when the windows are partially opened. The windows' exteriors can be cleaned from the inside thanks to the easy-tilt sash design. The recessed sash locks and integral finger lift deliver clean sightlines.
Visions 3000 single hung units, up to three-wide configurations, have been certified to DP 50 pounds per square foot (psf) (apart from tempered glass use), for extreme wind areas. For sizes of 3'6" or greater, DP 50 units are available only in single unit configurations. Visions continues to seek DP 50 ratings for all 3000 products, including specialty shapes, multiple configurations, and stacked and mulled units.
Casement and awning windows feature single-throw, multipoint locking systems and solid metal hinge arms, operator covers and handles that provide years of trouble-free use and beauty. Casement sash open to 90 degrees to facilitate cleaning of the outside surface from inside.
Visions 3000 tilt latches, locks and folding casement handles are color-matched to the windows in white, tan or cameo. Corrosion-resistant seacoast hardware, and round and "T" casement handles also are available.
Visions 3000 hinged and sliding patio doors accommodate any opening in style. Heavy-duty aluminum stiffeners in each door panel provide superb structural integrity, rigidity and security. The all-vinyl sill has an internal weep system that diverts water away from the home.
Hinged patio door options include the classic side-hinged door and center-hinged configurations, in one- and two-panel configurations. Standard multipoint locking systems and three adjustable door hinges, in a variety of finishes, deliver security and years of smooth operation. Handle sets are available in traditional or contemporary styles in bright brass PVD, black chrome PVD, black, chrome, white, oil-rubbed bronze, antique brass and brushed nickel to match any décor.
Sliding patio door designs come in traditional-stile sliding and wider French-stile sliding models and configurations of one, two and four panels. Sliding patio door handle sets are available in white, tan, polished brass and cameo. End-adjustable tandem ball-bearing rollers, or stainless steel rollers for coastal applications, glide effortlessly in the track.
Standard glazing on the Visions 3000 line is 3/4-inch insulated glass with a Real Warm Edge Spacer system. Zo-e-shield 5 and Zo-e-shield 6, The World's Best Energy Glass, are available on Visions 3000 products for the ultimate in energy efficiency, UV protection, convenience and comfort. Other advanced glazing options include Low E2, Sun240 Low E2, EasyCare Low E2, bronze and gray tinted, tempered or obscure glass.
Simulated Divided Lite (SDL) grilles, 5/8" flat and 3/4" profiled Grilles-Between-the-Glass (GBG), and Optically Divided Lites (ODL) can be added to any Visions 3000 products to add depth and personality to a home's design.
Visions 3000 products have a built-in exterior accessory channel for finishing accessories, such as a mull cover connector, drip cap, j-channel, vinyl brickmould and stucco adapter. The double hung has a built-in j-channel; the single hung and sliding units feature a traditional brickmould profiled frame with an integral J-channel. Interior wood trims are available in 11 room-enhancing styles.
Visions Windows & Doors are vinyl windows and patio doors available through independent dealers nationwide. Born Tough&tm;, Visions products are among the highest quality vinyl windows available. For more information, call 800-584-7680 or visit www.visionswindows.com.