Latest Articles in Markets & Trends

  • Window & Door invites all window and door companies exhibiting at the upcoming International Builders' Show in Orlando to submit product information for a special product preview that will run exclusively on windowanddoor.com and in WDweekly. Fill out the information below by Friday, December 23 to be included. Please note: We will only feature one product per company. Only IBS... more »
  • The day is finally here: the day all of the campaign calls, ads, posts and mailers stop. From this day into the foreseeable future, we will instead be inundated with election analysis.  The term “election fatigue” has been used almost as much the adjective “unprecedented” in relation to this historic race. But indeed, the two go hand-in-hand. There is so much to... more »
  • The latest window and door options to serve the energy-aware buyer
    There is no doubt that consumer interest in energy efficiency has been on an upward trajectory in the last few decades. In fact, one recent report by Global Market Insights Inc. projects the market for energy-efficient windows in the U.S. looks to exceed $15 billion by 2024. Some of the credit, at least in part, has to go to Energy Star initiatives that started in the early 1990s to increase... more »
  • It’s not just for the big boys
    The belief that small- and mid-sized business owners do not need to make cyber security a top priority is a dangerous misconception. At the AAMA Summer Conference, Larry D. Sjelin, Sr., chief of staff, Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security, University of Texas at San Antonio, spoke about how cyber thieves have increasingly targeted small businesses over the last four years. Viewing... more »
  • Innovations for tomorrow, on display at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo this fall in Las Vegas
    In the last decade, the fenestration industry has been defined by its innovations, from the factory floor to the final project. New production technologies and automation solutions, from fully integrated fabrication software to robots, have increased production efficiencies and improved quality. New machinery and equipment have delivered a widening array of solutions to meet design trends. Next... more »
  • A Preview of Products and Services to be Featured at GlassBuild America 2016
    GlassBuild America 2016 will showcase the latest products and services to meet the needs of the changing market. In addition to the Innovative Product Pavilion—which showcases latest innovations in performance and efficiency, design innovation, sustainability, new technology and solar integration—there are several new product launches to be unveiled on the show floor. Look for the NEW... more »
  • Companies to see in Las Vegas
    Last year in Atlanta, the huge exhibitor list and crowds of attendees earned GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo a higher spot on the Trade Show News Network’s list of Top 250 Trade Shows in the United States, landing at number 169. This year’s event is shaping up to be even bigger. Attendees will have the opportunity to see more than 430 exhibitors while covering... more »
  • The popular marketing campaign, “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” won’t necessarily apply to this year’s GlassBuild America. For newcomers like myself, this event seems like one for sharing ideas and networking with leading figures in the industry—which can and will extend long after the event comes to a close.    Just merely a year ago, it would... more »
  • The Irrefutable Laws of Creating Useful Content
    Content marketing isn’t new—we just call it something different than we called it before. At its core, content marketing is really about telling stories, answering questions and making calls-to-action. To that end, there are some irrefutable laws of content marketing that, if put into practice, can create content that will outlive the internet. Use the following four principles and... more »
  • The Top Three Elements of a Dream Showroom
    There should be an obvious flow to your showroom floor that encourages customers to keep walking through. This not only increases your chance of capturing their attention, but also strategically controls the ebb and flow of traffic in your showroom. (Image courtesy of DAC Products.) Even in the digital age, there is no substitute for a brick-and-mortar showroom. People want to walk... more »