August 14, 2012
At the International Builders' Show in Orlando last February, I found myself querying numerous manufacturers on their biggest challenge. It was unanimously improper installations. This is not news, but verification of an age-old problem that continues to occur. It’s not out of control, but when a complaint arises, improper installations are usually the culprit.
Why is this? If steps are...
July 30, 2012
Asymmetric triple-pane construction and advanced gas filling techniques provide new alternatives to improve performance numbers
Conventional wisdom says R-5 windows are too costly to manufacture. This assumption is largely based on experience employing older technologies for fabricating high-performing triple IG units.
Several recent developments challenge the assumption that R-5 cannot be reached affordably. One is the addition of 4th surface low-E glass coatings in dual lite units. Another is the introduction of...
March 7, 2012
Welcome to Window & Door's ongoing coverage of the 2012 Fensterbau/Frontale trade fair. This page provides a look at some of the window and door components and equipment showcased at the international event, held in Nuremberg, Germany at the end of march.
Click here to read our overview report of the event.
Attention Fensterbau Exhibitors: If you’d...
January 1, 2012
A three-step system for water management in scenarios where the window is replaced but the wall cladding is not
Replacement windows and doors represent a sizable majority of the fenestration products installed into buildings in recent years, particularly with the drop in new construction starts and incentives provided for the energy efficient replacement units. While there has been significant effort in codes and standards to improve installation practices in new construction installations, relatively...
September 16, 2011
Demonstrations of some of the new equipment and products featured in Atlanta
For a comprehensive look at window and door product offerings on display in the aisles of the Georgia World Congress Center, also see Snapshots from GlassBuild 2011.
Insulating Glass Production Equipment
Automated Tri-Lite Assembly System from GED Integrated Solutions
Flexible Spacer Assembly Line featuring a new automated gas-filling unit from Erdman...
September 15, 2011
A quick look at window and door industry offerings in Atlanta
In additon to the following highlights, Window & Door's coverage also includes:
A report overviewing the event
A Video Gallery with demonstrations of some of the products and equipment in Atlanta
In-depth continuing coverage of new introductions in components, equipment, systems and services targeted at the window and door industry
All photos by Robb D. Cohen Photography
September 1, 2011
Window & Door has announced its 2011 Crystal Achievement Award winners. Selected by a panel of judges representing all segments of the industry, the awards recognize significant innovations and achievements in window and door technology, manufacturing, and marketing.
“This year's Crystal Achievement Award winners reflect the strength and resilience of our industry,” says John...
August 10, 2011
This week, we share with you news that a group of window restoration specialists is working to raise the profile of their unique niche within the window and door industry. They are developing standards for restoring and preserving historic fenestration products, older wood and steel windows in particular.
These specialists, who enjoy the support historic preservation groups and others, also hope...
June 16, 2011
Potential opportunity, but the industry and individual companies need to be aware of movement
Should window dealers become home performance companies? While the home performance industry is still in its infancy, indications in the marketplace and in regulatory arena point to sharp growth in this field in the near future, according to many window and door industry professionals.
“The green movement is the next frontier. If you’re not a business owner willing to change, you...
November 9, 2010
With healthy Canadian market, CWDMA expects a busy trade show in November
With more than 150 exhibitors signed up, Win-Door North America is once again expected to be busy when it opens its doors next week. Set for the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, November 16-18, the annual Canadian Window & Door Manufacturers Association event will serve as a major showcase for Canadian and U.S. industry suppliers.
Canadian extruders like P.H. Tech traditionally...