OOH LA LA: Sliding, hinged, and out-swing doors—particularly French doors—are popular with builders and tenants alike. Andersen's 400 Series Frenchwood hinged patio doors upgrade the usual styling with curve-tops. The Archtop and Springline doors come in single- or two-panel configurations and a range of standard sizes. For more information, call Andersen Windows at 800-426-4261 or visit www.andersenwindows.com.
FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Designers of high-end projects like to integrate fixtures into the overall design. Solid MDF paint-grade and stain-grade wood doors from TruStile come in more than 330 styles and custom designs, including the recently launched Authentic Designs line (featuring 12 architectural styles) and 20- to 90-minute fire-rated doors with panel relief, which allow builders to spec fire-rated doors to match the standard interior doors used within a project. For more information, call TruStile at 866-322-8308 or visit www.trustile.com.
TOUCH OF GLASS: Specialty glass can turn a room with a view into a showplace thanks to insulated glass. For a dramatic effect, try obscure-, bronze-, or gray-tinted glass. Crestline Select has these options in a variety of styles such as casement, double-hung, and gliding. Finishes include aluminum or primed wood in brick red or hunter green. For more information, call Crestline Windows and Doors at 800-552-4111 or visit www.crestlinewindows.com.
LOOKING GOOD: Choosing vinyl for low-maintenance doesn't mean sacrificing “custom” looks or creative designs. Windsor Windows' Next Dimension Series features round tops, segment tops, and other shapes, as well as grille patterns that make these low-upkeep windows resemble more expensive custom products. This option also allows developers to provide energy efficiency to tenants. For more information, call Windsor Windows at 800-218-6186 or visit www. windsorwindows.com.
PEACE AND QUIET: Nothing can keep every exterior noise out of an apartment or condo. But providing a quiet unit even in noisy areas is easier with insulated, soundproof windows. Milgard's Quiet Line lets in 30 percent less noise than most other windows and provides sound control performance, energy efficiency, and weather protection, the company says. For more information, call Milgard Windows at 800-MILGARD or visit www.milgard.com.