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7/27/2016
The Contemporary Collection™ from Weather Shield Windows & Doors has been chosen as one of the Top 100 Products for the new home construction market by Professional Builder magazine. The Contemporary Collection was selected from among thousands of products featured on the pages of Professional Builder magazine throughout the past year.
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6/27/2016
In a quest to offer architects and custom homebuilders the most authentic, true-to-style contemporary products, Weather Shield® Windows & Doors has launched its new custom-designed Contemporary hardware. The new casement and awning nested handle set and sequential lock lever have squared-off, clean lines consistent with the company’s Contemporary Collection, and can be specified for that product line as well as the Premium Coastal product line.
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6/1/2016
Richmond, Va., architecture firm Glave & Holmes was recently awarded a Palladio Award from Clem Labine’s Traditional Building magazine for the firm’s work on Christopher Newport Hall at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va. Integral to the colonial-style building’s design and LEED-qualifying criteria were custom picture windows, transoms and special radius windows from Weather Shield Windows & Doors.
 
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5/2/2016

Iconic marketing efforts will focus on luxury custom-home, market-leadership position

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3/24/2016
Weather Shield Windows & Doors has reinforced its position as a manufacturer of windows and doors for the upscale custom home market with the launch of the Visions 3500 Series of premium vinyl windows and doors. The Visions 3500 Series single and double hung, direct set and sliding windows have the choice of either an integral j-channel frame to ease installation of siding or accessory trim, or a non-integral j-channel frame for brick or stucco installations.
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3/14/2016
Weather Shield Windows & Doors is pleased to further its commitment to expanding the skills and knowledge of design professionals with the addition of its 11th AIA/CES continuing education course, “Fenestration in Contemporary Residential Architecture.” This 1 learning unit course discusses the importance of fenestration in contemporary residential architecture, both historically and today, and identifies window styles, window options, and performance measures architects will want to consider when specifying windows and doors for contemporary residences.
 
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1/28/2016
Weather Shield Windows & Doors has been recognized by Houzz, the leading platform for home renovation and design, with a 2016 Best of Houzz award, a homeowner-to-homeowner guide to the top home builders, architects, interior designers, residential remodeling professionals and product manufacturers on Houzz. The annual survey and analysis of the community of over 35 million monthly users revealed the top-rated home remodeling professionals and most popular home designs on the platform.
 
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1/27/2016
Expanding its already broad selection of sliding and hinged doors, Weather Shield Windows & Doors has introduced its new multi-slide door in the Premium Series® and the Contemporary Collection to accommodate openings as large 50’ wide and 10’ tall in high-end custom homes. The new multi-slide door is available in single and bi-parting configurations, and a 90-degree corner configuration, and can either nest at the end of the track or recess manually or with the touch of a button inside a wall cavity for full-width passage.
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1/21/2016
Click here to see new features and options of Weather Shield's Contemporary Collection at IBS 2016.
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1/20/2016
Click here to see Weather Shield's new Bi-Fold Patio Door at IBS 2016.
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1/20/2016
Click here to see Weather Shield's new Mutli-Slide Patio Door at IBS 2016.
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11/13/2015

Weather Shield Windows & Doors will highlight several new Contemporary Collection products and enhancements at the 2016 International Builders’ Show in January. Building on the Collection’s already-sleek lines, the company will showcase new custom-crafted hardware, an exterior flush frame for window units, a 3-1/4” bottom rail on hinged, bi-fold and sliding doors, and a range of chic interior and exterior finishes for the aluminum-clad product line. The Contemporary Collection, which launched early in 2015, has been popular with architects, custom builders, designers and homeowners for its narrow-profile frames, energy efficiency and thermal performance, European-style hardware, and extensive options.

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11/12/2015
Weather Shield Mfg., Inc., manufacturer of Weather Shield Windows & Doors, announced today that Chris Schield has been promoted from director of product marketing to vice president of marketing. He brings 12 years of product development, brand management and channel management experience in the building products industry to his new role. In his new role, Schield will oversee all of the company’s marketing functions, including product initiatives, dealer communications, advertising, trade show exhibitions, marketing communications and digital communications.
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7/22/2015

In 1955, Edward "Lee" Schield had the vision and determination to make and sell doors and windows he assembled in his garage in Medford, Wis. Sixty years later, three generations of the Schield family and all the employees of Weather Shield® Windows & Doors celebrate those humble beginnings and the company’s history of innovation that has resulted in it becoming one of the nation's leading window and door manufacturers.

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2/13/2015
The Weather Shield Mfg., Inc., Board of Directors announced today the immediate appointments of Mark Schield as President and Kevin Schield as Executive Vice President of the company, succeeding their father, Edward "Lee" Schield, who founded the company 60 years ago.
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1/20/2015

Weather Shield Windows & Doors is pleased to offer a quality product line for every budget, each offering a range of options to meet everyone’s tastes. The Aspire Series™ of vinyl clad wood windows and patio doors, for example, is ideal for homeowners with modest budgets and who desire a refined look with some customization. The Aspire Series offers the beauty of real wood interiors with low-maintenance, resilient extruded vinyl on the outside in casement, awning, double-hung, slider and direct-set windows; and sliding and hinged patio doors. All come with a 20-year warranty.

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1/20/2015

Weather Shield® Windows & Doors is proud to highlight its Premium Series of aluminum clad windows and patio doors in its booth (C4232) at the 2015 International Builders’ Show. The company’s most option-rich, architecturally inspired product line includes double hung, crank and push-out casement, awning and sliding windows in single or multi-unit configurations; and hinged, sliding, telescoping, lift & slide 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".  Matching transoms and picture windows are available to complement operating windows.

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1/20/2015

Weather Shield® Windows & Doors is making the most of its return to the International Builders’ Show (booth C4243), Jan. 20-22, 2015, by highlighting the breadth and depth of its product offering, including the Contemporary Collection™, Weather Shield Premium Coastal™, the Premium Series™, the Signature Series™, the Aspire Series™ and the Visions Series. A testimony to the company’s "ReInvented" status, the entire booth is a must-see, with the Premium Series bi-fold, and lift & slide patio doors, and the Contemporary Collection corner window considered total show-stoppers.

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1/20/2015

Homeowners who think aluminum clad wood windows and doors are out of their price range will appreciate Weather Shield Windows & Doors’ Signature Series™. The mid-priced product line combines the beauty of wood interiors and low-maintenance aluminum clad exteriors with a whole host of options to please most everyone. The Signature Series styles include casement, awning, picture, double hung, sliding, direct-set and specialty-shaped windows; and hinged and sliding patio doors.

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1/20/2015

Extending the appeal of the company’s architectural Premium Series™, Weather Shield® Windows & Doors’ Contemporary Collection is perfectly suited for architects, custom builders, designers and homeowners who desire sleek lines and vast options in their windows and doors for a modern home.

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1/20/2015

Whether a modest backyard deck, an expansive veranda and pool deck or something in between, Weather Shield Windows & Doors offers patio doors to create beautiful passageways to outdoor living areas. Paired with transoms or specified in custom configurations such as a radius-top, even more traditional doors take on new dimensions.

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11/20/2014
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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10/10/2014
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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7/23/2014
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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6/26/2014
Weather Shield Attends AIA Show in Chicago
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6/25/2014
Weather Shield at PCBC
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5/19/2014

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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5/15/2014

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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6/3/2013
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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3/20/2013
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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8/8/2012
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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8/3/2012
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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7/10/2012

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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11/15/2011
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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9/21/2011

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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