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Crystal Windows New Energy Efficient Product Line Garners National Green Recognition
- Ultra R-5 Window Noted in Annual Green Product Award Competition -

FLUSHING, NY, October 26, 2010 - Crystal Window & Door Systems continues its award-winning ways by picking up a notable national recognition for its new energy efficient window line, the Ultra R-5. Crystals Ultra R-5 vinyl window was named an Honored Nominee in the Window Manufacturer category of the annual Green Product Awards Competition sponsored by Door & Window Manufacturer (DWM), the prominent national building products publication. The 2010 winners of the award competition were published in the October 2010 edition of DWM Magazine.

DWM Magazine selected one winner and noted several preeminent nominees in seven product categories. Crystal was recognized along with other prestigious fenestration industry winners and honored nominees in the various categories including Andersen, Simonton, Kolbe & Kolbe, Gorell, Royal, Chelsea, GED, EdgeTech, AGC, Cardinal and Pilkington.

The Ultra R-5 Vinyl Window represents the most advanced energy efficient window offered by Crystal across its very broad product line of vinyl and aluminum windows. The new line includes double-hung, picture and casement styles. The window models achieve outstanding energy performance ratings, with U-values between 0.20 and 0.22 and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) values between 0.20 and 0.23. A U-value of 0.20 is equivalent to an insulating value of R-5, hence the product line name.

TBased on Crystals popular Series 200 vinyl windows, the new line incorporates critically important upgrades. The Ultra R-5 windows feature a 3-? jamb depth and basic energy efficient elements such as multi-chambered frame and sash profiles, heavy-duty pocket sill, warm-edge insulating glass spacer technology, triple-seal head and sill, and double-seal jamb weatherstripping. Beyond that, the new windows utilize argon gas-filled insulating glass units (IGUs) and triple glazing with Crystals advanced multi-surface low-E PerformaTC glass.

Fenestration installers, dealers and distributors, and property management and design professionals should contact Crystal Marketing Department at 800-472-9988, ext. 3222, or for more information on the Ultra R-5 Vinyl Window.

Crystal Window & Door Systems is one of the top 50 manufacturers in North America of replacement and new construction vinyl and aluminum window and door products and high-end fenestration systems. Crystal offers a full product line, rapid order-to-delivery times, quality workmanship, innovative product features and outstanding value. Crystal operates branches, subsidiaries and affiliates in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Missouri, Connecticut, New Jersey, Illinois, and Massachusetts. Crystal is dedicated to practicing green environmental initiatives in all aspects of corporate activities. For further information about Crystal and its products, call 718-961-7300, or visit the website at

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