Each step of the design process was questioned in order to achieve the ideal replacement window and door. A finished product that the industry would be measured by for its balance of appearance, security and performance.
Ascent Safety and Security
Your Home Is Your Castle—Defend it Like One
Select a point on the Ascent Window to learn how it was designed with your best interest in mind.
FRONTLINE STS INTERLOCK: Successfully integrating moving to non-moving components of a window determines if it will stand the test of time. Our unique Frontline STS Interlock securely connects the bottom sash to the frame to ensure wind, moisture and intruders stay where they belong: outside.
FORTRESS MR INTERLOCK: The center point of a window can be its most vulnerable element. Inadequate designs allow for air movement or worse, burglars, to easily penetrate the heart of the window. The Fortress MR Interlock joins the moving sashes together with deep interconnecting pockets that block the wind and prevent exterior access to the locking mechanism.
GATEKEEPER CAMLOCK: While you’re away from your home, trust the security of the GateKeeper Camlock of the Ascent. A smooth and secure 180° activating camlock clasps the sashes together to break the spirit of any would be invader.
ANTI-MICROBIAL TRIPLE WEATHER-STRIPPING: Block your home from dust and allergens with the added protection of weather-stripping that prevents the growth of mold and mildew.
SURELIFT BALANCES: If your home currently has builder-grade vinyl, aluminum or wood windows, you already know the deficiencies of spiral or block and tackle balances. For a lifetime of smooth operation, trust the strength and longevity of stainless-steel constant force balances selected for the exact size and weight of your new windows.
Every Ascent window and door includes a lifetime, transferable warranty and lifetime, no-fault glass breakage.
NORTH BARRIER PLUS
SOUTH BARRIER PLUS
Your home’s strength is determined by the quality of the materials you build it from. Thankfully, replacement windows have a measurement to determine that level of strength. Design Pressure (DP) is the amount of forced air or water a window can withstand before failing. The greater the capacity, the stronger the unit.
Ascent Bays and Bows
If you currently have a focal point window in your home that is either a bay or bow window unit, you already know that these units can become very cold or very warm if they are not properly constructed.
Our Bay and Bow design features a unique overlap mullion design that improves water drainage versus a flat horizontal surface that collects moisture. Cozy onto the window seat as the Turnbuckle Chain Hanging System is engineered to carry 800 lbs. per support. The PVC Panning System prevents water infiltration around the window frame from the day of installation through the life of your home.
TWO, THREE AND FOUR PANEL SLIDING DOORS
Typical Sliding Doors tend to sag over time from poor designs that improperly distribute the door’s weight. The Ascent door glides on a raised monorail system with high-quality, solid steel tandem rollers. This pairing results in the ability to open or close with the push of a finger.
Security comes from superior engineering. Structurally reinforced panels aligned with a continuous interlock create a forced entry prevention exceeding 3,000 pounds. With a turn of the lock, three adjustable securing points with opposing directions engage into the jamb preventing the door
SINGLE AND DOUBLE IN-SWING AND OUT-SWING DOORS
Traditional swing doors are susceptible to sticking in the frame as the seasons change or a home moves on its foundation. Ascent doors utilize a full-length piano hinge for an airtight fit while allowing for adjustment as the home ages. The multi-point locking system anchors the door at three separate contact points for maximum security.
Ascent Design Options
WOODGRAIN INTERIOR OPTIONS
EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR COATING OPTIONS