Window & Door Buying Guide Categories

This page is designed to serve as a resource for individuals with questions about their company listings in the Window & Door Buying Guide print edition.  Non-advertisers are entitled to be listed in up to 20 categories for free.  Companies interested in advertising or purchasing additional listings can contact their advertising sales representative. 

If you'd like a list of categories in printed form, download a copy of our New Company Listing form.  It also contains information on listings for manufacturers of finished products (windows, doors, etc.), which is also outlined at the bottom of this page.

Industry Supplier Categories

Composite & Fiberglass Components

  • ABS/ASA Profiles
  • Cellular PVC Extrusions
  • Engineered Plastic Profiles
  • Fiberglass Pultrusions
  • KD Patio Doors | Fiberglass
  • KD Window Components | Fiberglass
  • Wood/Plastic Composite Profiles

Computer Software & Systems

  • Bar Code Systems
  • E-Commerce Systems
  • Electronic Catalogs
  • ERP Systems
  • Optimization Programs | Lineals
  • Order Entry Systems
  • Software Packages | Design/Engineering
  • Software Packages | Distribution
  • Software Packages | Estimating/Quoting
  • Software Packages | Manufacturing
  • Software Packages | Marketing
  • Warehouse Management Systems

Door & Window Hardare

  • Assembly Screws/Fasteners
  • Awning Hardware
  • Balance Shoes
  • Balances | Block & Tackle
  • Balances | Spiral
  • Balances | Steel Spring
  • Casement Hardware
  • Celestory Hardware
  • Cylindrical Locks
  • Deadbolts
  • Door Closers
  • Double Hung Hardware
  • Electronic Controls
  • Entry Door Hardware
  • Escutcheons
  • Exit Devices
  • Folding Door Hardware
  • French Door Hardware
  • Handles | Casement/Awning
  • Handles/Handlesets | Interior Door
  • Handles/Pulls | Hung/Sliding Windows
  • Handles/Handlesets | Sliding Door
  • Handles/Handlesets | Swing Door
  • Hinges | Adjustable Door
  • Hinges | Awning
  • Hinges | Casement
  • Hinges | Entry Doors
  • Hinges | Four-Bar
  • Hinges | Fully-Reversible
  • Hinges | Interior Door
  • Hinges | Patio Door
  • Injection Molded Parts
  • Jalousie Hardware
  • Jamb Adjusters
  • Keepers | Casement/Awning
  • Keepers | Hung/Sliding Window
  • Knobs
  • Leversets
  • Locks | Awning
  • Locks | Casement
  • Locksets
  • Mortise Locksets
  • Vent Locks/Sliding Door
  • Multipoint Hardware | Casement
  • Multipoint Hardware | Sliding Door
  • Multipoint Hardware | Swing Door
  • Operators | Awning
  • Operators | Casement
  • Operators | Motorized
  • Patio Door Hardware
  • Pivot Bars
  • Pocket Door Hardware
  • Poles | Skylights
  • Push Bars
  • Rollers | Sliding Door
  • Rollers | Sliding Window
  • Sash Guides
  • Sash Locks
  • Screen/Storm Door Hardware
  • Single Hung Hardware
  • Skylight Hardware
  • Sliding Door Hardware
  • Sliding Window Hardware
  • Snubbers
  • Strike Plates
  • Tilt Latches
  • Tilt Mechanisms
  • Tilt/Slide Hardware
  • Tilt/Turn Mechanisms
  • Vent Latches
  • Ventilators
  • Weep Hole Covers
  • Window Opening Control Devices

Door Components & Systems

  • Break-Resistant Lites
  • Door Frames | Clad Wood
  • Door Frames | Steel
  • Door Frames | Vinyl
  • Door Frames | Wood
  • Door Frames | Composite
  • Door Lite Frames
  • Door Lites
  • Door Seals
  • Door Skins | Interior
  • Door Skins | Exterior Doors
  • Door Slabs | Fiberglass
  • Door Slabs | MDF
  • Door Slabs | Molded Panel
  • Door Slabs | Steel
  • Door Slabs | Vinyl
  • Door Slabs | Wood
  • Jambs | Steel
  • Jambs | Vinyl
  • KD Patio Doors | Steel
  • Kick Plates
  • Sidelites
  • Sills | Entry Door
  • Thresholds
  • Transoms
  • Vision Panel Frames
  • Wrought Iron Door Lites

Door Processing Machinery

  • Door Processing Machinery
  • Doorlite Cut-Out Machine
  • Jamb Routers
  • Pre-Hanging Equipment
  • Presses | Door Manufacturing

Frame/Sash Processing Equipment

  • Aluminum Fabricating Equipment
  • Assembly Tables/Stations
  • Bending Machinery | Frame/Sash
  • Computerized Saws
  • Copy Routers
  • Corner Crimpers
  • Cut-Off Saws
  • Double-Miter Saws
  • Drilling Machinery
  • End Milling Machines
  • Fabrication Centers
  • Fiberglass Fabricating Equipment
  • Fiberglass Pultrusion Equipment
  • Finishing/Painting Equipment
  • Frame Assembly Equipment
  • Glazing Bead Fasteners
  • Lineal Positioners
  • Multiprocessing Machines
  • Notching Machines
  • Punching Machinery
  • Roll-Forming Equipment
  • Saw Blades
  • Saw Stops/Guides
  • Screen Fabricating Equipment
  • Screwdriving Machines | Automated
  • Thermal Break Equipment
  • Weatherstrip Insertion Equipment

Glass/I.G. Components

  • Airspacers
  • Blinds | Between-the-Glass
  • Breather Tubes
  • Corner Keys | IG Spacer
  • Decorative Glass
  • Decorative Lead Strip
  • Decorative Lites
  • Desiccant
  • Film | Insulating
  • Film | Security
  • Gases (for IG Filling)
  • Glass | Blue
  • Glass | Bronze
  • Glass | Clear
  • Glass | Green
  • Glass | Grey
  • Glass | Laminated
  • Glass | Low-E (Pyrolytic)
  • Glass | Low-E (Sputter-Coated)
  • Glass | Patterned
  • Glass | Self-Cleaning/Low Maintenance
  • Glass | Tempered
  • Glass Coating, Non-Stick
  • Glazing Channels
  • Glazing Wedges
  • Grids | Pre-Fabricated
  • Grille Clips/Fasteners
  • Grille/Muntin Bar Tape
  • Grilles | Vinyl
  • Insulating Glass Sealants
  • Insulating Glass Units
  • Laminated Glass Interlayer
  • Leaded/Beveled Glass Panels
  • Muntin Bars
  • Muntin Hardware
  • Plastic Glazing Materials
  • Plugs (Gas-Filling Hole)
  • Setting Blocks
  • Switchable Glazing
  • Warm-Edge Spacer

Glass/I.G. Processing Equipment

  • edding/Glazing Equipment
  • Desiccant Filler
  • Gas-Filling Equipment
  • Glass Cleaner/Detergent
  • Glass Cutting Lines
  • Glass Cutting Tables
  • Glass Washing Machines
  • Insulating Glass Lines
  • Laminating Equipment | Glass
  • Muntin Fabrication Equipment
  • Optimization Programs | Glass
  • Ovens | Insulating Glass
  • Presses | Insulating Glass
  • Scratch Removal Equipment
  • Sealant Application Equipment
  • Spacer Fabricating Machines
  • Tempering Equipment

Installation/Trim Products & Accessories

  • Bay/Bow Support Systems
  • Brickmould
  • Entry Door Surrounds
  • Extension Jambs
  • Exterior Trim
  • Flashing Materials
  • Flexible Moulding/Trim
  • Foam Sealant | Insulating
  • Interior Trim
  • Louvers
  • Mantels | Window
  • MDF Mouldings
  • Millwork | Curved
  • Millwork | Finger-Jointed
  • Millwork | Solid Wood
  • Millwork | Synthetic
  • Mulling Components/Systems
  • Nailing Fins/Flanges
  • Power Tools
  • Sealants | Window & Door Installation
  • Shims
  • Sill Pan Flashing
  • Sills | Window
  • Trim Components | Aluminum
  • Tools | Window and Door Installation/Removal
  • Trim Components | Steel
  • Trim Components | Synthetic
  • Trim Components | Vinyl
  • Trim Components | Wood

Roll-Formed & Extruded Metal Components

 

  • Aluminum Extrusions
  • Aluminum Window Systems
  • Cladding | Extruded
  • Cladding | Roll-Formed
  • Corner Keys
  • KD Patio Doors | Aluminum
  • KD Window Components Aluminum
  • Roll-Formed Shapes | Custom
  • Roller Channels | Sliding Door
  • Thermal Barrier Material
  • Track Covers | Sliding Door

Screens & Screen Components

  • Screen Frame Components
  • Screen Mesh | Aluminum
  • Screen Mesh | Fiberglass
  • Screen Mesh | High Visibility
  • Screens | Patio Door
  • Screens | Pre-Assembled
  • Screens | Retractable
  • Screens | Security
  • Spline

Shipping/Handling/Packaging Products & Services

  • Carts | Glass/Lineals
  • Carts | Windows/Doors
  • Door Straps/Clips
  • Handling Equipment
  • Packaging Equipment
  • Packaging Materials
  • Protective Film
  • Shipping Pads
  • Sill Covers
  • Storage Racks
  • Storage/Retrieval Systems
  • Transportation Equipment

Specialty Fabrication Services & Products

  • Anodizing Services
  • Bay/Bow Seatboards/Panels
  • Bay/Bow Tops/Roofs
  • Bending Services | Frame/Sash Components
  • Bending Services | Glass
  • Bending Services | Vinyl
  • Curved Frame/Sash Components
  • Foils/Wraps
  • Injection Molded Sash/Frames
  • Painting Services | Aluminum
  • Painting Services | Fiberglass
  • Painting Services | Vinyl
  • Paints | Aluminum
  • Paints | Fiberglass
  • Paints | Steel
  • Paints | Vinyl
  • Profile Wrapping Services
  • Wood Veneering Services

Vinyl & Vinyl-Related Components

  • Cement/Glue | Vinyl
  • Foam Filling for Profiles
  • French Door Systems | Vinyl
  • KD Patio Doors | Vinyl
  • KD Window Components | Vinyl
  • Patio Door Systems | Vinyl
  • Reinforcements/Sash Stiffeners
  • Sliding Door Systems | Vinyl
  • Sunroom/Conservatory Components/Systems
  • Vinyl Compounds/Additives
  • Vinyl Extrusions | Customs
  • Vinyl Extrusions | Window Systems
  • Vinyl Extrusions | Woodgrain

Vinyl Fabricating Equipment

  • Bending Machinery | Vinyl
  • Corner Cleaners | CNC
  • Corner Cleaners | Cutter Stack
  • Corner Cleaners | Multi-Head
  • Extruders | Vinyl
  • Extrusion Downstream Equipment
  • Extrusion Tooling
  • Foam Filling Equipment
  • Profile Lamination Machines
  • Teflon Fabric (for Vinyl Welders)
  • Tools and Dies
  • Vinyl Fabricating Equipment
  • Welders | Four-Head
  • Welders | Single-Head
  • Welders| Two-Head
  • Welding/Cleaning Lines

Weatherseals, Sealants & Related Products

  • Adhesives
  • Bedding/Glazing Sealants
  • Bedding/Glazing Tapes
  • Bumpers
  • Chimney Blocks/Baffles
  • Compression Seals
  • Dust Plugs
  • Foam Tapes
  • Glazing Beads
  • Hardware Gaskets
  • Jamb Gaskets
  • Jambliner Assemblies
  • Jambliners
  • Multi-Durometer Extrusions
  • Sealants | Butyl
  • Sealants | Polyisobutylene
  • Sealants | Polysulfide
  • Sealants | Polyurethane
  • Sealants | Silicone
  • Sills | Patio Door
  • Sweeps
  • Weatherseals
  • Weatherstripping | Brush
  • Weatherstripping | Bulb
  • Weatherstripping | Fin
  • Weatherstripping | Foam
  • Weatherstripping | Magnetic
  • Weatherstripping | Pile

Wood & Wood-Related Components

  • Adhesives | Wood
  • Cladding | Interior Wood
  • Cladding | Vinyl
  • Core Materials
  • Cut Stock
  • Door Panels | Wood
  • Door Skins
  • Door Slabs | Molded Fiber
  • Engineered Core Stock
  • Finger-Jointed Stock
  • Finishes | Wood
  • Grilles | Wood
  • KD Patio Doors | Wood
  • KD Window Components | Wood
  • Laminated Veneer Lumber
  • Preservatives | Wood
  • Shop Lumber
  • Stiles & Rails
  • Wood Lineal Components
  • Wood Veneer Profiles
  • Jambs
  • Veneers

Woodworking Equipment

  • Boring/Dowel Driving Equipment
  • Cutting Heads | Wood
  • Dust Collection Equipment
  • Finger-Jointing Machines
  • Joint Cutters
  • Lumber Scanning Systems
  • Moulder Heads | Wood
  • Moulders | Wood
  • Optimization Programs | Wood
  • Profile Sanders
  • Rip Saws
  • Routers
  • Tenoners
  • Tool Grinding/Sharpening Equipment
  • Treating/Finishing Equipment | Wood
  • Waste Grinders | Wood and/or Plastic
  • Wide Belt Sanders
  • Woodworking Machinery

Other Products & Services

  • CAD Services
  • Certification Services
  • Child Safety Guards
  • Columns
  • Consulting | Design/Engineering
  • Consulting | Management
  • Consulting | Marketing
  • Consulting | Mergers/Acquisitions
  • Consumer Financing Services
  • Coolants/Lubricants
  • Deck Components
  • Demonstration Kits/Tools
  • Display/Retail Fixtures
  • Executive Search and Placement
  • Fencing
  • Franchise/Licensee Businesses
  • Gable Vents
  • Inspection Equipment
  • Labels
  • Leasing/Equipment Financing Services
  • Legal Services
  • Machinery Repair/Rebuilding Services
  • Market Research
  • Prototype Production
  • Quality Control Systems
  • Railings
  • Recycling Services
  • Replacement/Obsolete Components
  • Sample Cases
  • Shutters
  • Simulation Services
  • Storm Door Components/Systems
  • Storm Window Components/Systems
  • Test Equipment
  • Testing Services
  • Transportation Services
  • Used Equipment

Categories for Manufacturers of Finished Products

The print edition of the Window & Door Buying Guide does not include company listings for specific  finished products.  Instead, the directory includes three sections:

  • Window manufacturers
  • Door manufacturers
  • Manufacturers of Other Products (such as sunrooms and skylights)

Manufacturers are listed in one or more of these sections with a product line description of up to 250 words, as well as a information on markets served (Regions, channels, etc.)