Back to Baltimore for Remodeling Show
With the remodeling market starting to gain momentum, the Remodeling Show returns to the East Coast this year, once again co-located with DeckExpo. The annual event, featuring a busy educational conference, is scheduled to run October 9-12 at the Baltimore Convention Center in that Maryland city.
|Marvin Windows, along with Andersen and Pella, will once again be back at the Remodeling Show.|
Last year in Chicago, the Remodeling Show saw another year of recovery with more than 300 exhibitors and more than 6,000 attendees, It also enjoyed an uptick in window and door industry exhibitors. This year, the big brand name producers, including Andersen, Marvin, Pella and Therma-Tru, are coming back. ProVia, which exhibited for the first time at this event last year in Chicago, also returns.
Other manufacturers, including Lincoln Windows, Signamark and Simpson Door, are also exhibiting in Baltimore, but fewer replacement window specialists are coming to this year's show compared to last year's event in Chicago. As of press-time, locally-based Vytex Windows appears to be the only one on the show floor.
The Remodeling Show always features a strong educational program. A "Business Skills Boot Camp" kicks off the day before the show opens with a full agenda of sessions covering various topics related to project management, sales and marketing, and running a business. The show floor will also offer opportunities, including a new session focused on "Installing Durable Exteriors." Featuring Rick Arnold, a contractor with more than 30 years of experience, as well as expertise Energy Star construction, the clinic will feature step-by-step installation training with a focus on getting the most out of the latest in door, window and siding products. Attendees are encouraged to visit the new clinic to see what tips they can take back to the job site.
|Therma-Tru will once again host door installation clinics in Baltimore.|
Also hosting regular educational sessions on the floor will be Therma-Tru, which will focus on best practices for door installation, and Andersen, which will offer sessions devoted to replacement double hung and storm door products.
Also returning to the Remodeling Show this year are areas devoted to home performance and lead-safe remodeling. The Building Performance Zone will host clinics throughout the show and will be surrounded by manufacturers with relevant products. The Lead-Safe Practices Zone is designed as an information center on the show floor that provides a comprehensive guide to the rules, regulation and equipment required for the safe removal of lead paint from homes.
New this year will be Home for Life exhibit developed by the Remodeling Training Institute. With aging-in-place remodeling expected by many to be the next business boom, this exhibit will provide information on universal design and ways to market to baby boomers, and feature demos of a remodeled virtual home incorporating the latest in universal design principles.
The Remodeling Show is organized by Hanley Wood Exhibitions and sponsored by NAHB Remodelers and Remodeling Magazine. The educational program starts on October 9, with the show running Wednesday, October 10, through Friday, October 12. A complete schedule, as well as an updated list of exhibitors and more information about the event, is available at www.remodelingshow.com.
Exhibitors of windows, doors and related products scheduled to be in Baltimore
|ProVia, which made its Remodeling Show debut last year in Chicago, is exhibiting this year as well.|
(as of July 12, 2012)
- Andersen Corp.
- Azek Building Products Inc.
- Carmel Financial
- Deceuninck North America
- Ecoview Windows
- Gossen Corp.
- Grand Openings by UDI
- Lincoln Windows
- Market$harp Software & Services
- Marvin Windows & Doors
- Pella Windows & Doors
- Protective Products International
- Royal Building Products
- SimpliciKey LLC
- Simpson Door Co.
- Tapco Group
- Therma-Tru Doors
- Veka Outdoor Living Products
- Vytex Windows
- Window & Door Dealer Alliance
- Window & Door
- Zipwall LLC