Door and Window Market [DWM] magazine, a business-to-business publication devoted exclusively to coverage of the entire door and window industries, recently announced the winners of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards.Gathered from the magazine’s departments and articles published throughout 2019, products were organized into 25 categories and presented to readers via a survey. From doors and windows to technologies and hardware, the results of this year’s Readers’ Choice survey proved revealing, as voting percentages showed clear distinctions for what the door and window industries are looking for.

“Every year, DWM’s editors gather the industry’s best new products, aiming to deliver what’s most relevant to our readers,” says Tara Taffera, DWM’s editorial director and publisher. “But what’s most significant is subjective and that’s where our readers come in.”

Roto North America is pleased to announce that Roto’s X-DRIVE Heavy Duty Casement Hardware system has won an award in the category of Components for Big Doors and Windows. The X-DRIVE Heavy Duty system moves reliably with an operator, track and hinges that are designed to function in unison. The heavy duty hardware requires the same routes, tools, and methods for installation as regular casement hardware, but supports windows up to 200 pounds in weight with up to 40 –by-90 inch sashes.

“We’re so honored that DWM’s readers chose the X-DRIVE Heavy Duty hardware as their top selection among Components for Big Doors and Windows, “ says Chris Dimou, Roto North America’s President & CEO. “We have seen an industry trend of bigger and heavier doors and windows, and this product meets the demand while also being designed around efficiency, security, comfort and design.”


About Roto North America
Roto North America is comprised of Roto Frank of America, Inc. in Chester, Connecticut and Roto Fasco Canada, Inc. in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Both locations manufacture window and door hardware, which offers solutions for North American and European applications. RFA and RFC are wholly owned subsidiaries of Roto Frank Holding AG, a global leader in window and door hardware, with 18 production plants and more than 40 subsidiaries worldwide.
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