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  • Do the work right in the beginning; benefit your company in the end
    Due diligence seems most often associated with mergers and acquisitions, where the acquiring entity looks deep into the target company—they want to know what they will get when they pay. But there are also certain situations that arise in the process of designing and fabricating windows and doors that call for due diligence, as well. If you want to have confidence in what you will get out... more »
  • The potential impact of latest bills
    In a recent Eye on Housing blog, Robert Dietz, chief economist and senior vice president for Economics and Housing Policy for the National Association of Home Builders noted that “housing demand is promising… but while home building continues to grow, the industry is currently in a cautious stance given regulatory burdens and supply chain issues.” Builder confidence indeed... more »
  • Approved IECC proposals focus on alternate compliance paths
    The ICC Group B Committee Action Hearings took place in Louisville, Kentucky, April 17 to 27, 2016. These Hearings are the first step toward the development of the 2018 edition of the International Residential Code, the International Energy Conservation Code and the structural provisions of the 2018 International Building Code. Anyone can challenge the committee action by submitting a Public... more »
  • How dynamic glass is changing fenestration
    There is a lot of talk about dynamic glass these days, but there are still many misperceptions about what it exactly is. Dynamic glass is glass that changes visible light transmission and solar heat gain properties with the application of voltage, light or heat. There are four different ways to achieve this: Liquid Crystal Display/ Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal/Suspended Particle Display for... more »
  • Announcing the 2016 Crystal Achievement Award Honorees
    As one of its staple programs, Window & Door's annual Crystal Achievement Awards recognize residential window and door manufacturers and component suppliers for their contributions to the industry. The seven recipients were selected by a panel of judges from a cross-section of the industry. The winners are... FOLDFLAT BY NANAWALL SYSTEMS Most Innovative Multi-Panel Door New in 2016, this... more »
  • Window & Door is now accepting nominations for the Dealer of the Year Awards through Friday, August 19. Why should you care? This awards program, sponsored by the Window & Door Dealers Alliance, offers residential window and door retails the opportunity to be recognized in front of a national audience of their colleagues for overall leadership and efforts toward excellence in the areas of... more »
  • Your website’s page load speed is critically important to the effectiveness of your business website in two major ways: it contributes directly to visitors’ experiences and affects search engine optimization. Many visitors won't wait around for even an extra couple of seconds for a page to finish loading. Page speed matters to Google because it matters to visitors. Plus, how well your... more »
  • Each year, Window & Door's Dealer of the Year program recognizes window and door retailers and distributors for excellence in the areas of marketing, customer service, showrooms and community service. This program, sponsored by the Window & Door Dealers Alliance, is designed to recognize dealers and/or distributors of windows and doors. Here, you will find detailed information about... more »
  • Quality window installation involves more than following a series of steps. It also requires using the proper installation method for the application with the proper supplemental products and in the proper sequence. This may or may not be specifically spelled out. For either case, here are some tips from the field that will help installation go smoothly.   Be familiar with the Standard... more »
  • We all know that social media is massively popular, but is it the best marketing option for your business? Do Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and SnapChat users browse window and door options when on their social media site of choice? For many years, getting likes and shares and adding friends or followers to your company’s social media pages was a popular tactic. But getting homeowners to... more »