CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Today’s homeowners have embraced the indoor-outdoor concept, and to meet demand for this growing trend, JELD-WEN is introducing the new folding window as part of its Custom Wood window line at this year’s International Builders’ Show.
For an open design concept, the accordion style of JELD-WENs new Custom Wood folding window makes any room feel and look larger. This unique window system folds conveniently to the side to connect the kitchen or another room to the backyard or patio
With the new eight-panel bifold window system, this design is available as a top-hung application and can be a great solution for residential or light commercial projects. The window system is designed as either a flush sill that goes down into the counter so it’s smooth all the way across or as a standard outswing sill.
Available in any configuration, the folding window is offered in 42 exterior paint finishes and in the following wood species: AuraLast® pine, knotty alder, mahogany, vertical grain Douglas fir, reclaimed fir, red oak, walnut and cherry. The maximum width is two, 24-foot systems combined to create a 48-foot opening.
The handle sets come in either bronze or stainless steel.
The JELD-WEN® folding window comes standard with high-performance LoE3-366 insulating glass which helps lower energy costs and reduce the fading of the interior furnishings as well as the formation of condensation. This window is also available with optional Neat® glass, a glass coating specifically designed to keep glass cleaner. Other glass options include a wide variety of textures, patterns and colors designed for added privacy or a unique look.
“JELD-WEN’s new Custom Wood folding windows allow homeowners to completely open up areas such as the kitchen,” said Bob Merrill, JELD-WEN’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “The narrow window stiles and rails make this system an especially good choice for modern and contemporary homes.”
An al fresco meal: An indoor-outdoor serving bar opens the possibilities.
Having a well-designed outdoor area adjacent to a main entertaining room is a great way to add space and value to your home. Consider JELD-WEN folding window and folding door systems as excellent ways to highlight indoor-outdoor living spaces. When combined in the same opening, there is no better transition from the inside to the outdoors. The systems could also be used as an interior window between a kitchen and family room.
JELD-WEN - a leading global manufacturer of windows, doors, and treated composite trim and panels – operates 90 facilities in more than 18 countries with $3.5 billion in revenues; half of which comes from outside the United States. The company provides products that enhance the beauty and functionality of homes and commercial buildings. JELD-WEN’s full breadth of products has earned numerous awards and endorsements for dependability, innovation and excellence. With a strong commitment to sustainability, JELD-WEN is a recognized leader in manufacturing energy efficient products – providing solutions that deliver exceptional value for builders, architects and homeowners around the world. JELD-WEN has been an ENERGY STAR® Partner since 1998. For more information about JELD-WEN, or to find a dealer, visitwww.jeld-wen.com or call 800-877-9482.