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News Releases

Weather Shield Employee LITE Foundation Nears $2 Million in Donations
MEDFORD, Wis. --Weather Shield® Windows & Doors is proud to announce that its Employee LITE (Lives Inspired Through Employees) Foundation has collected more than $1.8 million in donations from employees since its inception in 2000. In the 14 years of the foundation, it has granted monies to organizations and individuals in need in and around the communities in which the company operates – Medford, Ladysmith, and Park Falls, Wis.
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Consumer Reports Gives High Ratings to Weather Shield Products
Every few years Consumer Reports tests a variety of products from major window manufacturers.  They evaluate national brands of vinyl, wood and fiberglass windows for wind and rain resistance.
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Weather Shield Names Chris Schield Director of Weather Shield Brand

Schield returns with new role in branding initiative


MEDFORD, Wis.—Aug. 11, 2014—Weather Shield Windows & Doors continues to strengthen its team by welcoming Chris Schield as its new Weather Shield brand director. Schield previously worked with Weather Shield for eight years prior to serving as a channel manager for Kohler Company for two years. In addition to managing the existing product portfolio, Schield will lead the way in new product development initiatives, new channel opportunities and competitive intelligence.


"We are pleased to have Chris rejoin the team as director of the Weather Shield brand,” said Jeff Kibler, marketing manager for Weather Shield. “His expertise and the experience he gained at Kohler will lend valuable insight and leadership to the future of Weather Shield and our continued innovation in the window and door industry.”


As channel manager at Kohler, Schield doubled the company’s faucet sales at The Home Depot®. Schield was instrumental in the product development process for the Retail Faucet Organization at Kohler and helped commercialize new products that enabled Kohler to capture market share in a highly competitive retail space. He holds bachelor’s degrees in management and finance, and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

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Weather Shield Shares High-End Product Lines at SEBC Show

Southeast builders, remodelers and consumers will get a look at a selection of high-end products from Weather Shield® Windows & Doors at the SEBC Show (booth 1007), July 24-25, 2014, in Orlando. The company will be exhibiting several of its latest product offerings, including the Contemporary Collection™, Weather Shield Premium Coastal™, and the Premium Series bi-fold and telescoping patio doors, as well as the wide array of features available on these distinctive products.


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Weather Shield Attends AIA Show in Chicago
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Weather Shield at PCBC

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Weather Shield Announces New Push Out Casement Window

Weather Shield Windows and Doors has announced the introduction of an all-new Push Out Casement Window as an additional offering in their Premium Series.  Like the other casement windows in this line, the new Push Out Casement uses the Tri-Core™ frame as its foundation, and a standard multi-point locking system, both of which add to the window’s efficiency.  The Push Out Casement operates easily with the turn of a level and an outward push.  Because of the lack of a crank handle, the simple hardware allows for low-profile interior wood stops, giving the window a sleek, contemporary look.

The new Push Out Casement has highly corrosion-resistant stainless steel hinges and locking hardware.  The multi-point locking system secures the sash in multiple locations, ensuring a tight seal and high level of security.

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Weather Shield Announces New Visions 2500 Double Hung Vinyl window

Weather Shield Windows and Doors has announced the introduction of the all new Visions 2500 Double Hung Vinyl Window.

“The continued success of the Visions line is based on strength, durability, efficiency, and value,” says Todd Hallstrand, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing at Weather Shield.  “And like all other styles in the Visions 2500 series, this new selection offers a great variety of features and options not found in similarly priced windows.  The combination of a steel reinforced meeting rail, superior insulating performance, and true low-maintenance set this window apart from others in its class.”

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Weather Shield Launches The Premium Series – Its Most Option-Rich, Architecturally Inspired Product Line

Weather Shield Windows & Doors has launched its most option-rich, architecturally inspired products yet: the Premium Series™ aluminum-clad wood windows and patio doors. The Premium Series is now available in double hung, casement, awning and sliding windows; and hinged, sliding, telescoping and bi-fold patio doors. Featuring the largest range of standard sizes ever offered by Weather Shield, casements are available up to 3'6" x 8'0" and awning windows as large as 5'0" x 4'0".

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Weather Shield Enters New Market Segment with Launch of Signature Series Aluminum-Clad Wood Product Line
Weather Shield Windows & Doors has entered a new market segment with the launch of its Signature Series™ aluminum-clad wood windows and patio doors. A mid-priced product line, the complete Signature Series is now available, including casement, awning, picture, double hung, sliding, direct-set and specialty-shaped windows; and hinged and sliding patio doors.
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Weather Shield Aspire Series Delivers Sophistication and Superior Performance in a Price-Sensitive, Low-Maintenance Product Line

Weather Shield Windows & Doors announced today the availability of its new Aspire™ Series of vinyl clad wood windows and patio doors for modest budgets. The Aspire Series offers the beauty of real wood interiors with low-maintenance, resilient extruded vinyl on the outside.

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As part of its “ReInvented” campaign, Weather Shield Windows & Doors shared details of product innovations that it will incorporate into its soon-to-be-introduced product lines. These advancements in products’ foundational technology, combined with three new product lines and an improvement in the company’s overall value proposition, encompass the Weather Shield ReInvented campaign.

“These product innovations raise the bar on thermal efficiency, air and water performance, and aesthetics for the fenestration industry,” said Mark Schield, vice president of Weather Shield. “We looked closely at our windows, evaluating every possible improvement to gain energy efficiency and a better overall appearance. I’m really pleased with the results and believe builders, remodelers and homeowners alike will appreciate the improvements.”

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During the past few weeks, Weather Shield® Windows & Doors has been giving its window dealers a glimpse into the future of Weather Shield – a “ReInvented” Weather Shield. Behind the ReInvented campaign is the launch of three new product lines, new advancements in those products’ foundational technology, an improved value proposition for homeowners and an overall sense of renewed momentum.

“Our ongoing commitment to innovation and new products are at the heart of our company and have been for 57 years,” said Mark Schield, vice president of Weather Shield. “This summer, the industry will see noticeable changes in Weather Shield – changes that we’re confident will keep our business and our dealers’ businesses strong. The ReInvented campaign represents new products and marketing, and much more. ‘ReInvented’ captures the idea behind changes we’re making to streamline manufacturing and continuously improve our quality. It points to our confidence in the company and our investment in the future. It signifies a renewed momentum and positive steps forward.”

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Zo-e-shield® 8 Offers Additional Energy Efficiency, Durability

Weather Shield® recently introduced the latest addition to its energy efficient, high-performance glazing system, Zo-e-shield®. The new configuration expands on the Zo-e-shield 7 configuration. There are three panes of glass with two argon-filled optimized air spaces between the panes for added insulation.

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Double-hung Tilt Window Expands EnduraShield™ Fiberglass Line

MEDFORD, Wis. – Weather Shield® recently introduced a double-hung tilt fiberglass clad window, which rounds out its EnduraShield® line of premium fiberglass and fiberglass clad windows and patio doors. This line of products is among the most energy efficient windows and patio doors available. Combined with the proprietary Zo-e-shield® glazing system, the EnduraShield windows qualify for the government’s $200 tax credit and meet the 2010 Energy Star requirements. The full EnduraShield line now includes double-hung tilt, casement, awning and direct-set windows, as well as hinged and sliding patio doors.

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