Builders’ Show Day 2: Big Crowds Fill the Halls

January 20th, 2016 by Trey Barrineau

The second day of the International Builders’ Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center featured the return of a welcome trend — heavy attendance.

“I think the show has been excellent so far this year,” said Tony Reis of MFM Building Products. “Anywhere in the show, there’s a lot of people. A lot of people are talking to vendors, and we’re very optimistic for 2016.”

Gigantic doors were everywhere, too, including Marvin’s expansive booth. The centerpiece was the company’s Ultimate Multi-Slide Door, which can incorporate panels up to eight feet wide and ten feet tall.

Marvin also displayed new products from its Contemporary Studio collection, which features doors and windows with modern looks.

Neuma showed off its flush-glazed fiberglass impact-rated doors. The company displayed its new XL line of affordable doors, as well as painted doors with new decorative glass options, as well as a new low-e mini-blind between the glass.

“There are very few companies that have a mini-blind with low-e,” said Edward Casas of Neuma.

The company’s booth also featured a smart door that can integrate with home-automation systems.

NanaWall displayed its new FoldFlat system, a folding door that allows the panels to swing an additional 90 degrees so they fold flat against a perimeter wall. NanaWall is also going big – its SL80 aluminum folding door system can accomodate sizes up to 33 feet wide and ten feet tall.

PlyGem built an entire house full of its products in the Show Village outside the Las Vegas Convention Center. The company’s Home of Solutions featured its Mira Impact sliding door and a new patio door from Simonton, which PlyGem acquired in 2014.

Sliding door maker Solar Innovations rolled out its new G2 International window system, which incorporates several window operations such as tilt-and-turn, a no-post stacking glass wall and a G3 narrow folding glass wall.

Beyond the Opening

Metrie’s innovative booth featured galleries in a range of styles that showcased the company’s interior finishes for kitchens, baths and dining rooms. The display showed how architects, designers, builders and homeowners can use the company’s trimwork, doors and mouldings in creative ways.

Door hardware manufacturer Kwikset is jumping on the home-automation trend in a big way. Its new Kevo Plus expands the company’s Bluetooth-enabled Kevo platform. It lets homeowners lock and unlock their doors with their smartphones. Kwikset is also starting to incorporate Microban to reduce germs on door handles.

Dow, which recently merged with DuPont, displayed a range of sealants for use in the installation of doors and windows. In that same vein, MFM Building Products showed off its Ultra HT, a self-adhering waterproofing underlayment.

The International Builders’ Show continues through Thursday.

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