A completely redesigned screen frame is now standard on select replacement and new construction windows from Simonton Windows®. The new extruded screen frame features a streamlined appearance, a newly-designed water management system and integrated lift handles. The rigid frames can also be color matched for a customized look with a window.
“This durable screen frame features strong, staked corner keys that significantly reduce the tendency for a typical screen to warp, bow or distort,” says Joshua Wagner, product manager at Simonton Windows. “The screen corners are precision-mitered for a smooth, streamlined appearance. And, the interior-facing spline improves curb appeal and provides a more uniform appearance to the window overall.”
According to Wagner, convenient lift handles are integrated into the profile of the screen and nested springs help ensure easy, worry-free operation. “All of these new features come together to create a terrific option to standard roll form screen frames,” says Wagner. “One of the benefits we’re especially pleased with on this extruded screen is the unique, concealed weep system that faces the interior and promotes water drainage away from the window frame. This is a great feature of the new frame.”
The new extruded screen comes standard on several Simonton replacement, new construction and impact-resistant products. The new screen can be ordered as an upgrade option on several products where the company’s roll formed screens are standard.
Simonton Windows® produces ENERGY STAR qualified replacement and new construction windows and doors, including a line of impact-resistant products. For the second year in a row, Simonton ranked “Highest in Builder and Remodeler Satisfaction among Residential Window and Patio Door Manufacturers” in the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Builder and Remodeler Residential Window and Patio Door Satisfaction StudySM. Simonton was also ranked #1 in quality in the 2009, 2007, 2002 and 1998 Brand Use Studies sponsored by Builder magazine and has won three Best-In-Class Awards from Market Research Associates.
Founded in 1946, Simonton’s hallmark has been to deliver its made-to-order products in five days or less. Part of the home and security business of Fortune Brands, Inc. (NYSE: FO), Simonton delivers award-winning products nationwide to key markets throughout the 48 continental United States.