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    Sponsored by the Window and Door Dealers Alliance
    Each year, Window & Door’s editorial team sets out to discover window and door retailers and distributors that demonstrate excellence in the areas of marketing, customer service, showroom design and contributions to the community and/or industry. It is not an easy task to narrow down just eight companies to present as our Dealers of the Year, but it is an important one. This awards... more »
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    The industry is constantly looking for what’s next in terms of style, energy efficiency, and innovative manufacturing. As one of our Crystal Achievement Awards judges noted, the companies that are recognized with our Crystal Achievement Award “are listening and have showed they continue to add to or improve their offerings to fulfill those needs.” Selected by a panel of judges...
  • News
    PGT Inc. announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire WinDoor Inc. Located in Orlando, Florida, WinDoor provides high-performance, impact-resistant windows and doors for custom residential homes, five-star resorts, luxury high-rise condominiums and hotels. WinDoor will become a wholly owned subsidiary of PGTI. The transaction, valued at approximately $102 million, is consistent with...
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    After several quarters of slackening growth, home improvement spending will pick up the pace moving into next year, according to the latest Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity from the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. The LIRA projects annual spending growth for home improvements will accelerate from 2.4% in third quarter 2015 to 6.8%...
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    Vista Window Co. will begin producing dual- and triple-glazed IG units with Super Spacer by Quanex in early 2016, adding to the other spacer systems that it currently produces at it’s manufacturing facility in Lordstown,  Ohio, including Duralite, Intercept and Intercept Ultra.  “We’re excited to add Super Spacer to our lineup and give our customers an even broader...

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Do You Know Your EEROs?

Jim Snyder

During my years of window replacement, I was only somewhat acquainted with clear opening size requirements for Emergency Escape and Rescue Openings—5 square feet for first floor bedrooms and 5.7 square feet for upstairs ... more »




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