On the May Cover: The Alamo Farmhouse project featured on cover of May 2015 Window & Door Magazine incorporates LaCantina Door’s folding door system to bring the property’s outside in. The project has won five national design awards. Integral in the project was designer Leslie Kalish, LMK Interiors; builder Steve Benkley, New Dimensions Construction; architect Mark Lamdolf and window and door dealer Associated Building Supply Inc. sales consultants Chris and Daniel Lorber.
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Associated Building Supply Inc. (ABSi), which sells products from LaCantina Doors, Western Window Systems and Pacific Architectural Millwork, among others, agrees that the geographic versatility of the indoor/outdoor living trend comes down to how the entire multi-panel door system is engineered. “The design is 100 percent different depending on the location. You can put the cheapest door in the exact same space, and it may look good, but it could leak like a sieve,” Thurber says. He stresses the importance of proper installation to this extent, specifically calling out the function of the sill pans and flashing system. Water management is a huge piece of the puzzle. And while it may not be top-of-mind for homeowners, it’s the dealer’s responsibility to make it so.