Crystal New Aluminum Window Earns Industry Award

FLUSHING, NY, January 5, 2017 – Crystal Window & Door Systems is pleased to announce that one of its new products has recently earned a national industry recognition. The Crystal Series 8500/8600 aluminum projected window line, available in a variety of styles and feature options, was named the US Glass Magazine’s 2016 Readers’ Choice Award winner in the Window Products category. The window was introduced by Crystal in the Spring of 2016 and has been supplied to several notable projects already, including the major renovation of the largest hotel on Long Island (NY), the Long Island Marriott in Uniondale, NY.

At the end of each year, US Glass Magazine conducts a survey of its subscribers to select the best new products featured in the publication’s Product Showcase section, the Annual New Products Guide, and advertised throughout the year. The Readers’ Choice Awards include categories for glass, window, door, hardware and equipment, and subscribers review hundreds of new products to vote for the best in each category.

“We are very proud of our Series 8500/8600 aluminum line,” said Sabrina Leung, Crystal’s Architectural Sales and Engineering Manager. “The Readers’ Choice Award in US Glass Magazine confirms the broad national appeal of this high-end window with professionals in the fenestration industry.”

Intended for commercial and multi-family building applications, the Crystal Series 8500/8600 aluminum window line is available in four styles – outswing casement, fixed, project-out awning and project-in hopper. Standard with a strong durable 2-⅝” (Series 8500) or 3-¼” (Series 8600) depth frame and 1″ or 1-¼” insulated glass, the line boasts outstanding AAMA architectural ratings from AW-PG80 to AW-PG100. Of great appeal to owners, architects and installers is the continuous single master frame which offers the ability to combine up to three windows of the same or varying styles in one grouping.

“Our new Series 8500/8600 aluminum window line master frame allows property owners and designers to achieve a modern fenestration look while saving time, effort and money over traditional vertical ‘stacking’ and horizontal ‘ganging’ of separate windows using mullions,” said Leung. “High End European style hardware, a face flange frame option, as well as custom installation trim and panning accessories ensure this product line stands out from the crowd.” Other Crystal products recognized by the industry in 2016 include the popular residential Series 200 vinyl window line. Another leading trade publication, Window & Door Magazine, highlighted the Crystal Series 200 in its October 2016 Energy Efficiency feature and its June/July 2016 Windows on Display showcase. US Glass Magazine is the most widely read architectural glass industry magazine and is the official publication of the Glass Association of North America (GANA). The magazine is offered monthly in print and online, with additional special issues during the year. US Glass also provides a daily email news service to subscribers, with the latest industry news, product information, and commentary and observations of leading industry experts.

### Crystal Window & Door Systems is one of the top 35 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, outstanding value, and an experienced and knowledgeable staff. Headquartered in New York, the company operates a national network of factories, branches, subsidiaries and affiliates in California, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, and a new large Pennsylvania facility. For further information about Crystal and its products, call 718-961-7300, or visit the website at