Garage Door Corporation has been advised that Amarr (an Entrematic company) is changing the retainer which holds the glass on its full view doors from aluminum to pvc. This includes models Vista (VI1000), Amarr 3502, and Amarr 3552. The change will affect only the following standard colors: Clear Anodize, Dark Bronze Anodize, Black Anodize, and White (powder coated). This change is consistent with other manufacturers (ie Clopay, Ideal, Overhead, CHI).
All other colors will continue to get the aluminum retainers. As seen in the marketing release below the Aluminum retainers will still be available (at least for a while) for an upcharge. Most other vendors are not offering the aluminum option so it is nice to see Amarr giving customers the option.
INTERIOR GLAZING RETAINER CHANGE ON AMARR COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL ALUMINUM FULL VIEW SECTIONS
Memo 74-16 July 12, 2016
Beginning August 1, 2016, the interior glazing retainer for the 4 stock colors (Clear Anodize, Dark Bronze Anodize, Black Anodize, and White Powder Coat) of the Amarr aluminum full view doors, Vista VI1000, Amarr 3502* and Amarr 3552 will change from an aluminum retainer to a PVC retainer commonly found in competitive aluminum full view sections. Amarr Aluminum Full View PVC Retainer
Due to this interior glazing retainer change, the list price for the 4 stock colors of Amarr Vista VI1000, Amarr 3502* and Amarr 3552 will NOT be included in the August 1, 2016 price increase.
An aluminum interior glazing retainer will still be available for these 4 stock colors of Amarr Vista VI1000 and Amarr 3552 as an option at a price upcharge.
*Amarr 3502 is available in Clear Anodize only
For all non-stock anodize finishes and paint colors, aluminum glazing retainers will continue to be standard on Amarr Vista VI1000 and Amarr 3552. Beginning August 1, 2016, WebCat will feature the same as current List Price for these 4 stock colors with PVC interior glazing retainer as the standard and the aluminum interior glazing retainer as an optional upgrade. OnSite and Express will be updated to reflect this change on August 1, 2016. No changes will be made to the product brochures.
Garage Door Corporation is an Amarr Dealer serving N/NW Chicago and suburbs.