Why Loewen ?


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Why Loewen ?

  1. 1. Why Loewen ? 2011
  2. 2. <ul><li>Function is the driving factor by which performance and integrity are measured: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Loewen reflects superior engineering and manufacturing standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Loewen product meets or exceeds local codes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lower maintenance translates into an extended product lifespan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Loewen ensures total customer satisfaction </li></ul></ul>Integration and Function
  3. 3. <ul><li>One of our brand’s distinctive characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>Distinguishes us from all other major brands </li></ul><ul><li>The best possible species available </li></ul><ul><li>Douglas Fir ranks as one of the hardest woods – harder than 96% of all softwoods and 20% of hardwoods </li></ul>Feature: West Coast Douglas Fir Benefit: Durability Strength Beauty
  4. 4. Every Loewen wood component is treated with a water repellant/wood preservative mixture, before assembly, to enhance the wood’s natural resistance to moisture absorption and decay. Feature: West Coast Douglas Fir In many European jurisdictions, Douglas Fir windows are not required to be preservative treated, while Hemlocks and Pines are. This reflects Fir’s superior natural resistance to decay.
  5. 5. <ul><li>Dense, tight grain is ideal for milling </li></ul><ul><li>Accepts paint and stain exceptionally well </li></ul><ul><li>In abundant supply - the most prolific softwood species in North America </li></ul><ul><li>Douglas Fir is 32% and 70% harder than Western Hemlock and Ponderosa Pine respectively, and 35% and 64% more resistant to impact </li></ul><ul><li>Douglas Fir’s durability is vastly superior </li></ul>Coastal Douglas Fir Facts
  6. 6. Coastal Douglas Fir Facts
  7. 7. Coastal Douglas Fir Facts <ul><li>Tests have shown Douglas Fir to have outstanding mechanical properties for fastener retention . </li></ul>Douglas Fir Fastener Retention This chart shows the force required to remove fasteners.   Nail Screw Hinge Douglas Fir 189 lbs 527 lbs 733 lbs Ponderosa Pine 98 lbs 392 lbs 486 lbs
  8. 8. <ul><li>.050” (about 1/16”) extruded aluminum </li></ul><ul><li>Low maintenance finish </li></ul><ul><li>Provides added structural rigidity </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced paint fade resistance…AAMA 2604 compliant </li></ul>Feature: Extruded Aluminum Cladding Benefits: Durability, Extended Life, Convenience
  9. 9. <ul><li>No metal-to-glass contact. </li></ul><ul><li>Cladding is set away from wood surface - creates an air space. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AW / CA Sash </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pre-finished jamb rabbet matches cladding color and eliminates thermal bridge. </li></ul>Feature: Extruded Aluminum Cladding Benefit: Superior Thermal Performance
  10. 10. <ul><li>All Loewen cladding is extruded - sash and frame. </li></ul><ul><li>Combining roll form sash & extruded frame cladding results in un-even coloration, over time. </li></ul><ul><li>Roll Form aluminum is best suited for other applications </li></ul>Feature: Extruded Aluminum Cladding Benefits: Quality Components, Uniformity
  11. 11. The difference between Loewen extruded metal cladding and roll formed aluminum is like comparing the thickness of a quarter with that of a pop can. Feature: Extruded Aluminum Cladding
  12. 12. <ul><li>One of the industry’s largest color selection </li></ul><ul><li>9 Standard colors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meets AAMA 2604 specification for paint performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All standard colors contain 50% Kynar </li></ul></ul><ul><li>27 Architectural Palette colors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meets AAMA 2605 specification for paint performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All architectural colors contain 70% Kynar </li></ul></ul>Benefits: Variety, Durability Feature: 36 Clad Colors
  13. 13. <ul><li>Douglas Fir’s facility to be milled into sharply defined profiles gives us the ability to make this highly detailed joinery. </li></ul><ul><li>Mortise & Tenon joinery reduces opportunity for sash sag, and enhances the structural integrity of the sash. </li></ul>Feature: Mortise & Tenon Joints Benefits: Durability, Strength Triple Sash Shown
  14. 14. <ul><li>1/8” (3 mm) glass thickness is the standard. </li></ul><ul><li>Adds a vast improvement to strength, durability, less prone to breakage in transport. </li></ul><ul><li>Glazing is fully automated. Argon fill on virtually every unit, with no spacer bar piercing. </li></ul>Feature: Glass Benefits: Durability, Strength, Clarity Energy Savings
  15. 15. <ul><li>Machine applied Polysulfide primary sealant around the perimeter of the sealed unit. </li></ul><ul><li>Polyisobutyl secondary sealant between the glass and the spacer bar. </li></ul><ul><li>This reduces the chance of seal failure, improves gas retention and increases strength. </li></ul>Benefits: Durability, Strength, Energy Savings Feature: Glass
  16. 16. <ul><li>Loewen’s warranty remains in full effect throughout the entire term. </li></ul><ul><li>Labor is covered for two full years. </li></ul><ul><li>10 year limited component warranty. </li></ul><ul><li>Qualifying sealed units have a 20 year North American warranty. </li></ul>Feature: Non-prorated Warranty Benefit: Value
  17. 17. Best in Class Award <ul><li>Loewen is recognized as the Best North American window manufacturer in the Luxury Brand category, in a survey among industry professionals, for its exceptional product quality and brand service. </li></ul><ul><li>The Survey </li></ul><ul><li>In 2006, MRA (Market Resource Associates) conducted a survey of distributors, remodeling contractors, home builders and retail dealers. Over one thousand industry professionals and consumers ranked the performance of 21 wood or clad wood window manufacturer brands in categories ranging from consistent product quality to good customer value. </li></ul><ul><li>The Results </li></ul><ul><li>Loewen was ranked highest in the following performance attributes: </li></ul><ul><li>Providing consistent product quality from unit to unit </li></ul><ul><li>Ensuring units are consistently square </li></ul><ul><li>Quality features for customers </li></ul><ul><li>Effective literature that sells the product </li></ul><ul><li>Providing good customer value </li></ul><ul><li>The Award </li></ul><ul><li>As a result of this achievement, Loewen has been recognized with the Best Luxury Brand Award for its first overall ranking in over half of the survey categories. This award confirms Loewen as the industry leader when it comes to offering a higher level of product and service performance for its customers. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Thank you We hope that this presentation has helped you discover the world’s most inspiring windows and doors