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Weather Shield’s New Oversized Direct Set Windows Meet Demand for Panoramic Views

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MEDFORD, Wis. (Sept. 12, 2017)Weather Shield Windows & Doors addresses the increasing popularity of large expanses of glass in high-end homes with its new Oversized Direct Set Windows. Weather Shield expanded the glass from 60 square feet to 70 square feet to satisfy architects and homebuilders who desire larger unobstructed views. Oversized Direct Set Windows are available Sept. 12, 2017.
With floor-to-ceiling glass these windows create a seamless wall of glass with unmatched viewing area. These windows feature slim-line direct glaze rectangular frames that maximize the viewing area. Oversized Direct Set Windows are available in both the Weather Shield Contemporary Collection™ and Premium Series™ product lines.
“Our expanded-view glass gives architects and builders more design flexibility to meet homeowner needs,” said Brandon Budimlija, associate product manager. “They are also engineered for greater structural integrity and superior performance.” Oversized Direct Set Windows feature a robust 5/4-inch jamb and a two-part structural sealant that enables these windows to achieve a design pressure rating of +75/-75.
“Weather Shield offers complete customization,” Budimlija said. “We perform extensive testing and are a leading innovator in the development of oversized windows and doors.”
Finishes and Colors
Distinctive AAMA 2605-rated exterior colors available for Oversized Direct Set Windows include 12 standard colors, 45 designer colors, four radiant metallic finishes and eight anodized exterior aluminum finishes. For an inspired beautiful interior, the windows offer a choice of seven rich wood species with durable factory finishes.

Packaging Upgrade for Better Protection

Weather Shield developed new crated A-frame packaging for shipping and handling of these oversized units. The new packaging protects units from damage and makes them easier to unload. “We believe Weather Shield is the first to offer this uniquely designed optimal packaging,” Budimlija said.
Contemporary Collection
Weather Shield’s Contemporary Collection is a suite of architecturally inspired aluminum-clad wood windows and doors with narrow profile frames and European-designed contemporary hardware.
Premium Series
Weather Shield’s Premium Series aluminum-clad wood windows and patio doors combine old-world craftsmanship with innovative designs and materials, with the latest advancements in energy efficiency so that performance matches styling.
Best-in-Class Warranty
Weather Shield backs its products with a warranty against defects in material or workmanship for 20 years and against wood rot on all clad products for 30 years. For information about the warranty, visit
For more information about Weather Shield products, call 1-800-222-2995, or visit To find a Weather Shield dealer, visit
About Weather Shield Windows & Doors
Weather Shield Windows & Doors is intelligent design. Weather Shield combines artistry and engineering to create high-end windows and doors that help architects, homebuilders and homeowners push the boundaries of what’s possible. Founded in 1955 and owned by the Schield family, Weather Shield is based in Medford, Wis.
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