News

June 2013
West Coast Vinyl Windows changes name to West Coast Fenestration Systems. The name change is in response to the direction and products being offered and the migration to commercial only products.

April 2013
WCVW was awarded the window supply contract for the Quinhagak School Renovation from Denali General Contractors in Anchorage, Alaska. The WCVW 4500 Series commercial rated Tilt Turn and fixed window s were chosen for the project. The windows also incorporate a polycarbonate glazing protection system to protect the glass from the extreme elements and vandalism.

February 2013
WCVW was awarded the window and vinyl curtain wall supply contract for the 101 Taylor Mixed Use Building in Seattle, WA. The WCVW 4500 Series commercial rated Tilt Turn/Hopper windows and 4500 Series Commercial rated Swing doors with ADA sill were specified for this project. Energy efficiency, aesthetics, sound control and stringent performance as well as low maintenance where key reasons the Owners chose the 4500 Series. All the windows and doors will utilize a dark bronze and bright white exterior foil on the exterior surfaces.

WCVW was awarded the window and door supply for Merrill Gardens Retirement Community in Huntington Beach, CA. The WCVW 1400 series casement and fixed windows were chosen to meet the high STC rating requirements for this project.

January 2013
WCVW was awarded the window supply contract for the Hawaii National Guard Armory in Honolulu, HI.

The WVCW 4500 series commercial awning and hopper windows were chosen due to their superior resistance to the elements and high DP ratings. Over 500 windows were supplied on this project.

December 2012
WCVW was awarded the window supply contract for the Holiday Inn-Bayside in San Diego CA. WCVW 4500 Series Tilt Turn and fixed windows were specified for this project. Energy efficiency, sound control and low maintenance where key reasons the Architect and Owners chose West Coast Vinyl Windows.

November 2012
WCVW successfully tested the 4500 Series 96” x 96” XO vinyl commercial Tilt Slide door to Florida Building Code, Test Protocols for High Velocity Hurricane Zone, Protocols TAS 201-94, TAS 202-94 and TAS 203-94. The DP rating met was +/-80.0 psf for Wind Zone 4, Missile Level D.

September 2012
WCVW was awarded the window supply contract for the Emmonak K-12 School from ASRC SKW Eskimos Construction in Anchorage, Alaska. The WCVW 4500 Series AW rated Tilt Turn window was one of the only products that could meet the Architect’s and School districts stringent performance standards. The windows also incorporate a polycarbonate glazing protection system to protect the glass from the extreme elements and vandalism.

WCVW was awarded the window supply contract for the Viejas Hotel and Casino from Swinerton Builders in San Diego, CA. The WCVW 4500 Series AW rated Tilt Turn/Hopper windows and 4500 Series Commercial rated Swing doors with ADA sill were specified for this project. Energy efficiency, sound control and stringent performance as well as low maintenance where key reasons the Architect and Owners chose West Coast Fenestration Systems 4500 Series.

August 2012
WCVW successfully tested a 4500 Series vinyl Tilt Slide door and achieved a AAMA CW-PG80 rating. The door size was 96” x 96”. The door will be further tested for Miami Dade hurricane ratings at Architectural Testing in Lake Forest CA.

May 2012
WCVW is pleased to announce the hire of Charles “Chuck” Wiseman. Chuck has been appointed to the position of Commercial Sales Manager. Chuck will be responsible for maintaining a regional sales team and converting sales to West Coast Fenestration Systems commercial steel reinforced vinyl window and door systems. Chuck brings over 20 years of window and doors sales experience to the company.

December 2011
WCVW was awarded the vinyl storefront window supply contract for the Jackson Street Senior Apartments from Walsh Construction Co. in Seattle, Washington. WCVW 4500 series fixed windows were chosen for their commercial ratings as well as sound reducing capabilities. Sound ratings to STC 39 where required to reduce street level noise for the first floor offices. The windows also required a dark bronze exterior foil to match the design elements of the project.

November 2011
WCVW successfully tested a 4500 Series vinyl Tilt Turn window and achieved AW-PG70-DA, AAMA rating. The window gateway size was an impressive 60”x 99” This steel reinforced vinyl Tilt Turn window is the first AW rated vinyl Dual Action window to be listed in the AAMA Certified Product Directory.

September 2011
WCVW was awarded the window supply contract for the Alakanuk K-12 School from Dowland Construction in Anchorage, Alaska. The WCVW 4500 series Tilt Turn window was one of the only products that could meet the Architect’s and School districts stringent performance standards. The windows also incorporate a polycarbonate glazing protection system to protect the glass from the extreme elements and vandalism.

September 2010

WCVW chosen to fabricate the Rehau 4500 series windows and doors for the Rehau-Montana State University ecosmart House Project. This residential construction and research project aims to expand the industry's body of knowledge regarding environmental and human sustainability. The REHAU MONTANA ecosmart house will incorporate a series of energy-efficient, sustainable building products as well as an overall holistic design approach addressing human sustainability considerations such as telemedicine and aging-in-place www.montanaecosmart.com

September 2010

WCVW tested a 4500 series vinyl swing door at Western Electro-Acoustic Laboratory for its sound transfer class and achieved a STC-41 rating. The glazing was a triple glazed configuration which enabled the unit to offer excellent sound reducing capabilities but also allows for enhanced thermal performance. The unit size was 42” x 96” complete pre-hung unit. Also tested was the company’s Steel reinforced vinyl Tilt Turn dual action window which achieved an STC-42 rating.

August 2010

WCVW was awarded the Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill door supply and installation contract in San Diego, CA. from SRM Construction, Inc. As a retirement community, the owners required an ADA compliant swinging deck door for ease of access, a water performance requirement of 4.5 PSF and also a high STC rating since this project lies under the flight approach to the San Diego International Airport. WCVW 4500 series vinyl swing door was the only product that could meet the owners stringent performance standard.

December 2009

WCVW was awarded the Thea’s Landing door supply contract in Tacoma, WA. from Remco Deacon Inc. The project consisted of replacement of 161 deck doors with WCVW 4500 Series vinyl swing door with commercial aluminum sill. WCVW was chosen because of the excellent water resistance of the 4500 Series swing door system and STC ratings.

December 2009

WCVW tested a 4500 Series vinyl swing door and achieved a SHD-C60 rating. This door also passed

12 PSF for water penetration per the ASTM E 547 standard with a low profile vinyl sill. Also tested was the company’s 4500 series vinyl swing door with commercial low-profile thermally broken aluminum sill. This door also passed 12PSF for water penetration per the ASTM E 547 standard.

December 2007

WCVW tested an ADA compliant 4500 series vinyl swing door at Western Electro-Acoustic Laboratory for its sound transfer class and achieved a STC-36 rating. This was a complete pre-hung unit.

September 2007

WCVW tested a 4500 series vinyl swing door at Western Electro-Acoustic Laboratory for its sound transfer class and achieved a STC-40 rating. This was a complete pre-hung unit.

West Coast Fenestration Systems manufactures architectural steel reinforced vinyl products and systems for Commercial, Multi Family, Hotel and Mid-Rise applications as well as High-End Residential projects.

From thermal efficiency and sustainability to Sound control (STC), hurricane and blast resistance, West Coast Fenestration Systems products are designed for both aesthetics and performance.

West Coast Fenestration Systems products are tested and certified by independent laboratories that specialize in AAMA, NFRC, and acoustic testing. Most windows and doors exceed the design requirements for water penetration which is a critical factor in the Pacific Northwest.

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