Loewen: From church pews to top end doors
Established in 1905, Loewen is a Canadian company that produces high-quality doors and windows for the international marketplace. Loewen doors are priced toward the higher end of the retail market, reflecting its full line of luxury specialties made in its 587,000-square-foot Steinbach, Manitoba plant. Originally created as a Mennonite producer of church pews and beekeeping equipment, Loewen grew to become one of the world's top makers of Douglas Fir and Mahogany doors, available today in the United States, Canada, Japan and Mexico. In 1990, the company opened its first U.S. branch in Chicago.
Loewen doors come in a range of models including Traditional and French Swinging Terrace doors, Two- to seven-panel Sliding Patio doors, vertical grain LiftSlide doors, and up to 16-panel Bifold doors. The products are made in variations of Douglas Fir finishes and exterior metal-clad colors.
Loewen Doors for Special Homes
The Loewen LiftSlide doors allow expansive, rolling glass panels that extend the living space of your home. With a wide range of configurations, Lowen Bifold doors can fit openings up to 52 feet wide, but open outward without impacting interior space or furnishings. That means you won't need to create a pocket area for storage.
French terrace doors come with extruded aluminum cladding with a natural Douglas Fir interior, and 4 mm Low E2 insulated tempered glazing.
Loewen's Cyprium entry door is an artisan product featuring copper and bronze clad materials. Homeowners can also choose impact-resistant Stormforce doors in Douglas Fir or Mahogany rated to withstand a "Category 5" hurricane force with Heat-Smart (Low E) insulated glazing.
At the top end, Lowewen doors include the Bella Vista line in exterior, interior, and shutter doors--all with tough materials and artisan designs that combine protection with precision and flair.
Costs vary. A set of Douglas Fir entrance doors (two), two sliding patio door sets, and four windows may cost between $4,500 and $20,000, depending on materials and glazing options, according to a Seattle-based retailer.