Everything You Need to Know About Pivot Doors
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Everything You Need to Know About Pivot Doors

Almost 20 years ago I designed a pivot door that was 8 feet x 8 feet. It was painted bright red and was installed on a small interesting house designed with all corrugated paneling on the exterior. This all glass door with very thin

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How Do You Define the Perfect Window or Door Product?
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How Do You Define the Perfect Window or Door Product?

Perfection is in the eye of the buyer and the companies trying to sell to them. No matter how you slice it, perfection is most easily defined as Better, Faster, Cheaper! The cruel truth of the matter is that all three of these factors fight

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Why Are Three-Legged Stools So Important?
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Why Are Three-Legged Stools So Important?

Animals float, swim, slither and stand on all fours. The more developed of us can stand on our own two legs. This two leg thing is more like a parlor trick because we can’t do it without a lot of mental resources

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Is Failure Such a Bad Thing?
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Is Failure Such a Bad Thing?

Failure almost always ends in pain and injury (either physical or psychological), but seldom ends in death. When faced with a calamity of any proportion, my first response is always, “well, nobody died.”

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Why Do People Like and Hate Sliding Doors?
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Why Do People Like and Hate Sliding Doors?

While sliding doors predate World War II, they exploded onto the building scene in the 1950’s and 60’s. They became the staple of the ranch-style tract house and a regular component of apartments and hotel/motel chains, and of course, we can’t forget about mobile homes.

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What Makes Accoya® the Greatest Wood in the World?
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What Makes Accoya® the Greatest Wood in the World?

As anyone who knows me can attest, I am a lousy joke teller. I am impatient and simply can’t drag out the story line to create suspense. With that said, let’s jump straight to the punchline, Accoya® has been tested

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Who are my heroes?
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Who are my heroes?

I’m spending my week in Atlanta at DriveWorks World 2017. DriveWorks is an amazing, infinite customization configuration that sits on top of SolidWorks 3D software. Before you get turned off by this blog because

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How Do You Go About Designing a New Product?
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How Do You Go About Designing a New Product?

There are two general ways to go about the process of designing a new product. You can start with a revolutionary new idea or technology and evolve it, or you can start with a burning need and figure out what technology

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Why Does the Type of Door Weatherstrip Matter?
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Why Does the Type of Door Weatherstrip Matter?

Weatherstripping for doors is NOT ancient technology. The earliest of doors had none. The door just rested against the stop of the frame as closely as possible and you hoped for the best. Having a door at all

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Muntin vs. Mullion! What’s the Difference?
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Muntin vs. Mullion! What’s the Difference?

I would venture to say that most people don’t even know the words muntin and mullion, much less know what the difference is. In fact, as I am typing this, the automatic spelling checker in Microsoft Word has identified “muntins”

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