By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2010
The sales staff at Consolidated Builders Supply can answer all your questions about doors and windows. (L to R): Jeff Willeford, Bill Price, Glenda Sanford and Gary Anthony.
Consolidated Builders Supply carries a huge offering of AAW Quality Wood Doors. As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of interior, entry, French and glass doors, AAW offers a large collection of high-quality products in several beautiful hardwoods that will match just about any architectural style you have chosen for your home. Hand-selected woods, unique designs, competitive prices and a large inventory have given AAW an excellent reputation.
If you’re interested in earth-friendly, “green” products, you’ll surely want to check out AAW’s new series of Bamboo doors, both entry and interior, available in a variety of designs and colors that maintain a rich wood look. According to Gary Anthony of Consolidated Builders Supply, “The stain used in manufacturing these doors has a near zero rating of VOCs (volatile organic compounds).” VOCs are unstable, carbon-containing compounds that vaporize into the air and react with other elements to produce ozone, which causes air pollution and has been linked with a host of health issues including cancer and kidney and liver damage. VOCs are something you don’t want anywhere near your body or inside your home. “Paint-related products,” says Anthony, “are one of the worst VOC environmental offenders, second only to emissions from automobiles.”
According to Anthony, not all vinyl is created equal. He points out that lesser quality vinyl can discolor and warp with exposure to the sun and harsh UV light. Consolidated Builders Supply carries the Amsco© brand of Artisan windows that beautifully combines form with function. “Amsco’s unique and specific PVC formula is scientifically formulated to withstand even the harshest conditions season after season – all while maintaining stability and function,” says Anthony.
You no longer have to limit your color choices to white, taupe or almond when considering vinyl windows for your home or office. Amsco offers the Artisan Series™ windows in six outstanding exterior colors with white interior, including white, almond, taupe, bronze, autumn red and evergreen. “They utilize a co-extruded process that actually fuses the color to the vinyl for excellent resistance to scratching, peeling, fading, chalking, cracking, chipping or flaking like paint,” explains Anthony.
Amsco’s Artisan Series also offers a multitude of grid options to add architectural interest to both the inside and outside of the windows. Grids are available in 5/8” flat and 1” sculptured options that are sealed between the glasses for easy cleaning. Or, you may choose a 1” beveled simulated divided lite grid for a more traditional look.
One of the greatest features of Amsco’s Artisan Series windows is the phenomenal new SentryLock device. It is a feature that gives you the utmost confidence in knowing your windows are securely locked. The device has an automatic magnetic-action lock with an easy one-touch motion operation and a clear, visual unlocked indicator. You simply press the button and slide the window sash open – all in the same one-touch motion. The unique design prevents scratches and eliminates potential damage to divided lites. According to the manufacturer, it exceeds all forced-entry tests with dual-locking bolts and metal hooks. You never have to guess whether the window is locked or unlocked.
Drop by the showroom today and see these outstanding products at Consolidated Builders Supply. Gary, Glenda, Bill and Jeff will welcome you, answer your questions, and show you their great, innovative window and door products.
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.