EnergyQuest™ Window & Door System, unveiled by Quanex at GlassBuild America 2012, is designed to meet 2014 ENERGY STAR® standards. It will also come standard with Quanex’s exclusive SuperCoat™ UV-cured technology, a colour coating that is seven times harder than competitive paint options, making it the most durable applied coating available for PVC windows and doors.
With the anticipated release of the new ENERGY STAR® requirements, Quanex Building Products Corporation, an industry-leading manufacturer of value-added, engineered materials and components for the building products market, debuted its EnergyQuest™ Window & Door System at the 2012 GlassBuild America show in Las Vegas.
Featured as part of its “Innovation Zone” at the company’s GlassBuild booth, EnergyQuest gives manufacturers looking to redesign and retool their products additional options to achieve the proposed 2014 U-factors from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
“For some manufacturers, meeting the new ENERGY STAR standards will be relatively simple, but for some with older designs, it may require an entirely new window system,” said Mark Gallant, senior product marketing manager, Quanex Building Products. “With our EnergyQuest system, we’re helping our customers meet the new standards of today and tomorrow by providing a high-performance system at a fair price point. This will be especially important for those struggling to accommodate the change for the Northern zone target U-factor of 0.27, or those designing windows to meet the proposed new ENERGY STAR “most efficient” tier of 0.18 – 0.20.”
Available in double-hung, single-hung, slider, patio door, casement, awning and picture window options, EnergyQuest is designed to accommodate either double- or triple-glazed insulating glass units up to 1-1/8-inch thick, and will be offered with or without an extruded nail fin for the desired installation method. It will also come standard with Quanex’s exclusive SuperCoat™ UV-cured technology, a colour coating that is seven times harder than competitive paint options, making it the most durable applied coating available for PVC windows and doors. SuperCoat is available in six standard exterior colours, including black, architectural bronze, brick red, adobe, hunter green and grey.
“Working with our OEM partners, we identified an opportunity to create a high-performance window system that will provide the market with long-term energy savings, versatility and aesthetic appeal,” Gallant said. “In addition to our exclusive, top-performance EnergyCore™ fusion-insulated window system, we can now offer customers a mid-range window and door system with multiple accessory options that ideally targets replacement applications.”
Numerous frame accessory options adapt both exterior and interior trims, along with mull options via integral frame accessory grooves, allowing EnergyQuest to be easily adapted for distinct styling and aesthetic requirements. For interior, realistic wood grain laminates are available in the following choices: cherry, maple, light oak and medium oak.
Quanex Building Products Corporation is an industry-leading manufacturer of value-added, engineered products and components, serving the energy-efficient building products markets.