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  • Shipments of residential windows increased 13 percent in 2014, with more than 50 million units shipped across the country, according to The Window and Door Manufacturers Association’s recently released WDMA 2015 Window and Entry Door U.S. Market Study. This was a stronger rate than the 10 percent growth observed in 2013. Annual growth in 2014 was led by the Midwest, which saw an increase of... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association will host a complimentary webcast that provides a complete explanation of the benefits, procedures, costs, and study materials available to take full advantage of the FenestrationMasters professional education and certification program. The interactive presentation is open to anyone in the industry and will be held Tuesday, June 16th. Though... more »
  • The Association of Millwork Distributors changed its name to World Millwork Alliance (WMA). The name change reflects the association’s broader millwork commitment to strengthen the millwork community and its expertise in servicing the millwork industry, according to WMA. It reports that, after years of providing the millwork industry with a foundation for networking, education, advocacy and... more »
  • Registration for the Northeast Window & Door Association’s summer meeting is now open. The event will be held June 15-16 at the Minerals at Crystal Springs Resort in Vernon, N.J. The meeting opens with the annual golf tournament and networking reception. Rick Davis, industry sales consultant and columnist will deliver the keynote address on June 16. Other speakers include Michael... more »
  • AAMA created a new web page to help homeowners understand why and how indoor condensation develops on residential windows and what can be done to mitigate it. The new page defines residential window condensation and explains the relationship between relative humidity and dew point, among other factors that contribute to indoor condensation. A chart on the page shows recommended indoor relative... more »
  • AAMA released its 2014/2015 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast, a report with information on window, door and skylight market trends and product relationships. Historic data for 2006 through 2012 and forecast data for 2015 through 2017 also are included. Forecasts are based on projections of construction activity as of March 2015. Total housing starts continued their growth curve in... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) released an updated document establishing performance requirements for fiber reinforced thermoset profiles for use in fenestration products. This document references test procedures and requirements for standard weathering performance of fiber reinforced thermoset profiles. It also addresses requirements covering design criteria, finish... more »
  • As part of its year-round agenda to support window safety and awareness, The Window Safety Task Force sponsors annual National Window Safety Week, observed April 5-11. The week coincides with the arrival of spring, when homeowners naturally want to open their windows and let in fresh air, according to nsc.org. During this time, NSC and the Task Force encourage homeowners and caregivers to think... more »
  • AAMA will host a free webinar on Tuesday, April 21 that will provide manufacturers information on field testing and forensic evaluation. The 20-minute presentation will include AAMA specifications and ASTM test methods, and will define the appropriate air and water test pressures, test durations and water application. The presentation will additionally define what procedure to use for forensic... more »
  • Each year, the Window Safety Task Force of the National Safety Council takes the first full week in April to educate the public on the importance of practicing window safety year-round. National Window Safety Week, observed April 5-11, is designed to increase awareness on helping to prevent accidental window falls and the proper use of windows for emergency escape purposes. Falls from a window... more »