Helping you make educated choices in fenestration and finish hardware.
In all our years in the millwork and hardware industry and in working with homeowners, interior designers, architects and builders we have had a mutual exchange of information. And we have found that a little forethought goes a long way. This page is dedicated to all the little interesting pieces of information that we have learned along the way. We can’t give away all our ‘secrets’, but we can share with you a variety of information on hardware and millwork topics. This page will be continually updated to feature more information.
- Bi-fold units vs. Pocketing Sliders: How to get the most of your view and breeze
- What’s a ‘Left Hand Reverse?’- Understanding Door Handing
- Should I be concerned what grade of Stainless Steel I’m buying?
Check back often as we share a great wealth of exciting creative and practical design solutions with our clients.
‘LIFT & SLIDE’
European Lift & Slide units are what we specialize in. The Lift & Slide units for windows or doors out rank a typical sliding unit a hundred to one. Your typical sliding door unit drags its weather-stripping when it rolls. So the bigger the door, the more weather-stripping; which means more friction. The friction caused by weather-strippling coupled with the actual weight of the door can make for a very difficult door to pull. The Lift & Slide unit’s hardware reduces the friction to practically nothing by lifting the door so that the weather-stripping no longer drags. The name says it all. You turn the handle and the door lifts itself up and then glides across the track. We find this system very useful when dealing with large units.