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  • When I presented replacement challenges in the March/April issue, I focused mostly on full-frame replacement. Most agree this is by far the most difficult replacement scenario. Requirements for structural performance, and stopping air infiltration and water intrusion, depend on the installation, but are even more difficult to satisfy in this case. In many circumstances, however, full-frame... more »
  • Full-frame replacement represented nearly half of my replacement business, and I replaced many windows without the help of manufacturer’s instructions for a variety of reasons: replacement instructions didn’t exist, the brick façade prevented access, there was no membrane behind the façade or I encountered a combination of these circumstances. I developed techniques to counter these... more »
  • Window & Door will present its Crystal Achievement Awards in the September 2014 issue. These awards honor outstanding achievements in window and door product technology, manufacturing and marketing.  And we want to hear from you!  Download a nomination form now. We recognize the work of many firms often goes unnoticed or underappreciated. Don’t let... more »
  • I have a call to action for you: Make sure your window and door website has a clear call to action! This is one of the most important aspects of any business website, and yet it's one of the most often ignored. Your website isn't just there to "be there." It's not there to simply provide contact information and link to your manufacturers. It's there to convert visitors into qualified... more »
  • While still a relatively new tactic for marketers, social media advertising is clearly growing in popularity as companies test the waters to determine the return on investment. Results have been mixed, and as with any marketing tactic, it’s always wise to consider your own company’s objectives before launching a new campaign of any kind to decide the best way to spend your budget. How... more »
  • AWP Windows & Doors   Product Lines: Aluminum and vinyl windows and doors Headquarters: Medley, Fla. Employees: 140 Website: www.awpwindowsanddoors.com General information: Founded as Yale Ogron Manufacturing, the company has been manufacturing windows and doors since 1958. Operating under the AWP Windows & Doors name, it is now a subsidiary of Deerpath Holdings, after Trulite... more »
  • I recently ate lunch at a New York City icon:  Union Square Café.  The food, service and ambiance was almost perfect—a considerable feat when you consider the number of great restaurants in Manhattan and its yearly list of failures.  Union Square was Danny Meyer’s first restaurant, opened in 1985, in what is now a universe of Meyer greats in New York and beyond. His... more »
  • Comfort Window & Door Co.   Product lines: Vinyl windows and doors, entry systems and sunrooms; insulation and other home improvement productsHeadquarters: Syracuse, N.Y.Employees: 270Website: www.comfortwindows.comGeneral information: Founded in 1979, Comfort Window provides windows, doors and other home improvement products throughout upstate New York.   Don Young Co... more »
  • Air Master Windows & Doors*   Product lines: Aluminum windows and doors; storefront, curtain wall and commercial products; impactresistant productsHeadquarters: Barceloneta, Puerto RicoEmployees: 457Website: www.airmasterpr.comGeneral information: Air Master is one of the largest suppliers of residential and commercial fenestration products to the Caribbean market. It currently... more »
  •   Amerimax Windows & Doors Product lines: Vinyl windows and doorsHeadquarters: Loveland, Colo.   Window production at the Woodland, Calif., Amerimax plant   Manufacturing locations: Loveland, Colo. and Woodland, Calif.Employees: 200Website: www.amerimaxwindows.comNew product introductions: Amerimax introduced high performance commercial vinyl window and door... more »