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  • Submit information on your energy efficient windows & doors for the residential market
    The October/November issue of Window & Door magazine will feature a special product section all about energy efficient products in the residential fenestration space. To be included, fill out the form below by Thursday, September 8. *All submissions will be edited according to Window & Door style guidelines. Products will be included in the print edition as space is available,... 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 »
  • Find here a handful of automation solutions and some of the manufacturers that are incorporating them.
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  • How manufacturers are incorporating automation in terms of safety and efficiency; what dealers need to know to sell it
    Pella’s Insynctive technology offers homeowners the flexibility of motorized blinds and window shades that can be controlled using a status indicator or remote control, or while away by connecting with a compatible home automation system. (Image courtesy of Pella.) In the last issue of Window & Door, we took a look at automation options available relating to convenience, mostly... more »
  • How a group of manufacturers incorporate Lean Manufacturing theory into action
    Workstations at Earthwise production facilities are designed for lean manufacturing with visual quality cues and written work instructions posted at every position. At this workstation, fabrication dies are located directly below the run-out table of a saw and are angled upward so the employee can easily access and operate them with a minimum of wasted space and motion. (Images courtesy of... more »
  • An overview of Lean Manufacturing practices
    Image courtesy of PGT. Lean Manufacturing is a systematic method of eliminating waste within a manufacturing system. While it’s most commonly used in manufacturing, it can be applied to any process to reduce the cycle time between order entry and receipt of payment. The “high value add” concepts and tools of Lean are fairly easy to understand but can be challenging to... more »
  • Eleven Must-Know Installation Tips From the Field
    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 »
  • Browse the latest offerings from leading window manufacturers. Plus, brush up on the key selling points dealers can communicate to their customers.
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  • Threshold to the outdoors
    Bringing the outside in has never been more tempting to homeowners with the variety of options on the market today. Whether multi-panel and multi-slide doors that blur the lines between inside and outside space, or traditional patio doors that provide a threshold to the outdoors suit the homeowner’s style, there’s something for everyone. Here, browse the latest styles dealers can add... more »