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Four exterior finishing products your clients should consider

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A sneak peek at a feature running in the Spring 2020 issue of Building Excellence magazine

A sneak peek at a feature running in the Spring 2020 issue of Building Excellence magazine
By Martin Zibauer

Dealing with client estimates has been a hot topic in my circles lately, and I want to talk about how at times it can feel like we’re more order-takers than relationship-builders – and how to break that cycle.

Marvin Awaken Skylight
As the sun sets, this skylight’s internal LEDs mimic sunlight to extend the day. Clients can operate the skylight with a voice assistant, an app, or manually, or let it open and close automatically with input from rain and environment sensors.


JELD-WEN Northern Tri-Pane Windows
In 2020, updated criteria for Canadian Energy Star certification are tougher than ever. JELD-WEN meets the new standard with a line of triple-pane windows: 33 percent more low-e coating and 50 percent more insulated space contribute to ER ratings of 28 to 32 and U-factors of 1.08 to 1.02.

Velux Cabrio Balcony
Ideal for attic conversions, Velux’s new roof window can stretch nearly floor to peak; the integral, fold-out balcony surround allows the window to open wide for full ventilation – without compromising safety.

Phantom Screens Cable Guide System
By replacing a side track with a self-tensioning cable guide, Phantom Screens can now be installed in more locations outside – over windows and on porches and decks, for example – without an obtrusive framework. Energy efficiency bonus: a screen on the exterior side of a window reduces solar heat gain seven times more effectively than an indoor shade.


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