New products from P3 Windows & Doors
by Cassidy Mantor
Throw out your old ideas about windows. New products from P3 Windows & Doors (P3) expand design possibilities. They are durable, thermally efficient, low-maintenance, and most importantly, beautiful.
This dazzling transitional classic home with refreshing clean lines shows how new window products make any design possible. From traditional to ultra-modern, and all of the interesting variations in between, there are window products to capture the most original visions of architects, designers, and homeowners.
The professionals at P3 observe what is not so obvious to the rest of us. What is interesting about this project is that the windows are completely congruent throughout the design, while at the same time they serve as a good example of blending steel windows with aluminum-clad wood windows. By mixing and matching, you can achieve a great look, but at the same time, watch the budget. The results are consistently high-end. There is no sacrifice with this practical approach because of the quality of the products used. You are hard-pressed to tell the difference between the steel and aluminum-clad wood windows as long as your window supplier and building team pay attention to details. The color matches and the trim details can look the same.
P3 ties it all together and makes it look great with the help of Loewen’s newly released fixed direct set product line that is exterior-glazed. This makes for the simplest and cleanest look in the window industry because there is no wood stop on the interior. On homes with large expanses of grouped windows, this looks like clean lines of timber wall without the cost.
The professionals at P3 observe what is not so obvious to the rest of us.
MOLECULARLY ALTERED WOOD
For those familiar with how wood can absorb and release moisture to swell and shrink, suggesting that wood windows compare to steel or aluminum raises red flags about mold, sun, and insect damage that can add up to frequent maintenance and replacements. The P3 professionals explain that, “With ordinary wood that tends to happen. But this is not the case with Loewen’s Vero Core line with Accoya®. Accoya is a time-tested wood on the market being used for bridges, decks, and now, windows. It completely changes how we use and recommend wood windows.”
Get rid of all preconceptions; you don’t have to be afraid to use wood exterior windows any longer. That is the message of the published independent research for Accoya wood products. Accoya is a natural wood product that has been classified as carbon-negative over its full life cycle. It doesn’t need preservative coatings. Its origins are in farm-raised domestic pine, and it far outperforms teak and other exotic wood species. So, what is it?
The process to create Accoya is a chemical modification that maintains wood’s natural beauty by inserting acetic anhydride into the wood. The result is an irreversible chemical-physical variation throughout the wood mass that neutralizes the water-absorbing powers of its cellulose. It is more stable and doesn’t shrink and expand, it is resistant to fungus and insects, there are no problems with cracking and splitting, and its insulating ability is greater than other wood.
An independent research and testing lab, BRE, estimates a service life of 60 years in exterior applications. A freshwater canal test in the Netherlands found that Accoya lasts 25 years in the water, and another Dutch study estimates that over the life of the home, Accoya has a lower cost than PVC, aluminum, pine, or hardwood windows. An independent testing institute certifies that Accoya is more durable than teak, merbau, cypress, and cedar. Another independent test found that coatings last three times longer with Accoya than with other woods because Accoya delivers stability over other wood species. It is ideal for high-moisture applications such as saunas and home spas.
P3 brings to the table its local, diverse experience, as well as its relationships throughout the world to connect people to the right products.
PARTNERSHIPS & RELATIONSHIPS WITH PROFESSIONALS
Accoya is just one of the many products that P3 has researched and found valuable for its clients. P3 has a longstanding relationship with Loewen Windows. The company realizes that one line or brand does not work for all the diverse budgets and architectural designs that are out there in today’s market. With that in mind, over the years P3 has carefully selected other manufacturing partners to fill all those needs.
P3 brings to the table its local, diverse experience, as well as its relationships throughout the world to connect people to the right products. Because P3 connects building professionals to products that are known and trusted, they confidently stand behind their work. P3 stays on top of the market to discover the newest and best products. The company is also budget-conscious, and the P3 professionals know how to find savings without diminishing the results.
P3’s window products include solutions for vinyl, fiberglass, aluminum, wood- and aluminum-clad, and steel. P3 has relationships with a wide range of manufacturers. Their relationships and connections result in options and choices for finding just the right product for you.
Find P3 in Park City and Salt Lake City or call 801.946.1678.