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PICTURE PERFECT™ VIRTUAL DESIGNER LETS HOMEOWNERS “VIRTUALLY” SEE HOW A NEW DOOR WILL ADD CURB APPEAL TO THEIR OWN HOME
Interactive Software Takes the Guesswork Out of the Door Buying Process



Maumee, OHIO, (October 28, 2009) - Remodelers know that for many customers, buying a new entry door is one thing, but feeling certain of how it will look on their home is another. Now, Therma-Tru makes the visualization process easy with the Picture Perfect™ Virtual Designer, a new, user-friendly interactive tool that allows customers to “virtually” see how a new door will look on their actual home after the door is installed.    

“Our new software program enables remodelers and dealers to use visualization software on their computer, making it easy to make in-home sales calls or use in showrooms with potential customers to help them imagine the impact a new door will have on their home’s curb appeal,” said Eric Rose, R&R Manager, Therma-Tru.

The Picture Perfect Virtual Designer allows users to upload a photo of a customer’s own home to demonstrate how a remodeled front entry will look. If desired, they can also opt to access Therma-Tru’s convenient image library of homes constructed in popular architectural styles, and then select a home that most resembles the home to be remodeled.  

Design entryways anywhere at the homeowners’ own pace
Once users have selected a home image, the software enables them to add finishing touches to the pictured entryway. For example, they can create a custom look by configuring different combinations of doors, sidelites and transoms. They can even match a home’s current colors or select new ones   through the software’s access to Sherwin-Williams® and Benjamin Moore® paint colors. The tool then enables users to change colors on various areas of the home shown in the photo, such as its façade, roof or trim, to test how various color combinations might look on a potential remodel.

With the Picture Perfect Virtual Designer, selected images and colors can be saved, printed and mailed or e-mailed so homeowners can keep copies or share them with friends and family.
The software is available on CD-ROM making it easy for contractors to access on the jobsite or sales call without access to the Internet. Users can register to receive the latest updates on new Therma-Tru products or software features and functionality as they become available. The Picture Perfect Virtual Designer can be ordered through your Therma-Tru dealer or distributor.

The Picture Perfect Virtual Designer builds on Therma-Tru’s popular Door Designer tool offered on www.thermatru.com, which enables site visitors to try on various door styles, glass designs and entryway configurations online.

About Therma-Tru
Therma-Tru Doors is the nation’s leading manufacturer and most preferred brand of fiberglass and steel exterior door systems.  Founded in 1962, Therma-Tru pioneered the fiberglass entry door industry, and today offers a complete portfolio of entry and patio door system solutions, including decorative glass doorlites, sidelites and transoms, and door components.  Therma-Tru, headquartered in Maumee, Ohio, is part of leading consumer brands company Fortune Brands Inc. (NYSE: FO).  For more information on Therma-Tru Doors, visit www.thermatru.com or call (800) 537-8827.

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