Donut Holes, Coloring Books & Energy Efficient Door Manufacturing

Chris Nolt is Testing & Certification Engineer for ProVia

By Chris Nolt

What do donut holes, foam-filled sliding glass patio doors and coloring books have to do with energy efficient door manufacturing? These are just some of ProVia’s innovations that have recently earned us a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2013 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year award.

ProVia’s ENERGY STAR® Checklist

For this award, the EPA looks for outstanding contributions in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by manufacturing energy-efficient doors and educating consumers about energy efficiency. Here are some of the achievements that demonstrate ProVia’s leadership in manufacturing ENERGY STAR entry doors and patio doors.

WX9600 Extrusion

1. Product Qualification on the Rise

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Which Door to Choose? ProVia Studio Pictures the Possibilities

Andy Iamaio, Regional Sales Manager, Doors & Windows, ProVia

By: Andy Iamaio

Just as a person’s eyes are “windows to the soul”, an entry door makes the first impression about what lies beyond. Your door is the first and last impression for your guests, and a prominent architectural accessory that passers-by notice. (Or not!)

Most of us are not architects or design experts, so when the time comes to choosing the right entry door, the selection process can be daunting.

In the remodeling industry, manufacturers have for years sought solutions to find ways to demonstrate what your product and home will look like post-remodel. In the 80’s and mid-90’s, before desktop and laptops became mainstream, there were some creative ways to visualize this, but they often proved to be time consuming and did not give a realistic representation of what the finished project would look like.

In the mid 2000’s, as we continued to offer even more options on doors, we heard from an overwhelming number of contractors seeking a tool that would enable them to help you decide what’s right for your home. Since we at ProVia serve by caring for details in ways others won’t, we got to work on creating a solution.

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