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THERMA-TRU ENTRYWAYS SHOWCASED IN VARIETY OF 2012 NAHB INTERNATIONAL BUILDERS’ SHOW® PROJECT HOMES


Maumee, OHIO, (January 02, 2012) - When builders head to Orlando, Fla., in February for the 2012 NAHB International Builders’ Show®, they’ll have the opportunity to walk through many Therma-Tru® doors. In addition to being a premier exhibitor at the industry trade show, Therma-Tru has been selected to provide feature entryway systems and the company’s Fypon® synthetic products for the Cool Energy House, BUILDER Concept Home, Eco-Home at Show Village and the 2012 NextGen Home.

“Show home coordinators looking for quality products to enhance their project homes often turn to Therma-Tru and our energy-efficient fiberglass door systems,” says Heather Sonnenberg, vice president of product management for Therma-Tru. “In addition, we’ve received many requests for our Fypon urethane and PVC products to enhance both the interiors and exteriors of the show homes in Orlando.

“Participating in these prestigious projects is exciting. We’re especially enthusiastic that builders will see the quality, beauty and added value that our doors and trim products bring to the home by being included in these show homes.”

Cool Energy House
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America program, the Cool Energy House is a deep-energy remodel project presented as an educational tour for builders, remodelers and the general public in Windermere, Fla., as part of the 2012 NAHB International Builders’ Show. The mission of the project home, which is being created by Southern Traditions Development, is to demonstrate how economically sound measures and strategies in remodeling can result in energy efficient, healthy, comfortable and durable homes. For home details, visit http://www.forresidentialpros.com/video/10476087/an-intro-to-the-cool-energy-house-retrofit.

For this show home, Therma-Tru has contributed nine Smooth-Star® fiberglass doors that meet ENERGY STAR® qualifications. The doors -- and several sidelites -- are used throughout the home, including the front entry, rear deck, rear balcony, garage and mudroom areas. Fypon low-maintenance PVC flat trim pieces are being installed as window and door surrounds for the home’s exterior. Fypon urethane crown fascia mouldings, a baluster system and louvered shutters are also being incorporated into the home, plus a crosshead and peaked cap pediment to highlight the Therma-Tru entryway.

BUILDER Concept Home Program
The 14th annual BUILDER Concept Home program, sponsored by BUILDER magazine, includes three distinct homes created within the Eagle Creek community near Lake Nona in Orlando. The homes are constructed for three different generations, with Therma-Tru contributing products to each home. Homes are targeted to the demographic groups of Gen X, Gen Y (Millennials) and Gen B (Baby Boomers), which represent the strongest segments of the current home buying market. For details on the homes, visit http://www.builderconcepthome2012.com/.

Working with Centerline Homes, Therma-Tru has contributed a Classic-Craft® Rustic Collection™ door system with Ashurst™ clear reflective bevels, ripple double water glass and black nickel caming for the Gen X show home. Therma-Tru’s Smooth-Star® entryways with flushed-glazed Low-E glass were provided for the entryways of the Gen Y and Gen B homes. The show homes will also include a variety of Fypon products, including exterior brackets from the Fypon Stone and Timber products and flat trim that have been fabricated into custom interior faux beams.

Eco-Home at Show Village
Located outside the Orange County Convention Center, the Show Village (coordinated by Professional Builder magazine) features three homes designed for current housing demands. The two-bedroom Eco-Home showcases the benefits of smaller-footprint, high amenity homes that are popular in today’s marketplace. The Eco-Home is constructed to display the latest in green and energy-efficiency designs and will be a net-zero home featuring the pinnacle of leading-edge sustainable construction practices. For details on Show Village, visit http://www.pbshowvillage.com/about2012.php.

To help meet the desire for increased energy-efficiency in the Eco-Home, Therma-Tru’s fiberglass Classic-Craft® Canvas Collection™ entryway with privacy glass is featured in the home’s main entrance. Additional Therma-Tru products in the home include Smooth-Star French-hinged doors with Impact-resistant glass and a Smooth-Star door with privacy glass. Palm Harbor Homes, builders of the show home, will also include four durable Fypon columns and the Fypon QuickRail® synthetic railing system on the house’s exterior.

2012 NextGen Home
Celebrating 10 years of NextGen homes, the NextGen Companion Homes™ Series will be unveiled at the 2012 International Builders’ Show in the outdoor show home area at the Orange County Convention Center. TownHomes LLC out of Lake City, Florida has constructed the small footprint home to meet energy saving codes. For additional details, visit http://www.nextgenhome.com/video.aspx?id=629&cid=0&eid=41&iForm=0&CurPage=1&sSearch=.

Therma-Tru is an “Official NextGen Sponsor” and will provide a Classic-Craft® Mahogany Collection™ door with Longford™ decorative glass for the main entryway of the home. Two sets of energy-efficient Smooth-Star French patio doors with grilles will be incorporated into the living room of the show home with another Therma-Tru door added to the bedroom location.

All Therma-Tru products can be viewed at www.thermatru.com. During the 2012 International Builders’ Show, attendees can visit the company’s booth at W2571 in the Orange County Convention Center.

About Therma-Tru
Therma-Tru is the nation’s leading manufacturer and most preferred brand of fiberglass and steel exterior door systems. Founded in 1962, Therma-Tru pioneered the fiberglass entry door industry, and today offers a complete portfolio of entry and patio door system solutions, including decorative glass doorlites, sidelites and transoms, and door components. The company also offers low-maintenance Fypon urethane and PVC products. Headquartered in Maumee, Ohio, Therma-Tru is part of leading consumer brands company Fortune Brands Inc. (NYSE: FO). For more information, visit www.thermatru.com, www.fypon.com or call (800) 537-8827.

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