May 16, 2013
The Window and Door Manufacturers Association has approved procedures for extending the term of its Hallmark certification from four years to a total of eight years. The new procedure is available to WDMA Hallmark licensees for actively certified products that have not changed during their initial four-year certification term and where the licensee follows the product renewal protocol, officials... more »
May 9, 2013
The National Fenestration Rating Council is expanding its Retailer Assistance Program, offering new window and door fact sheets that dealers can use to educate their customers at the point of purchase. Each of the free fact sheets includes information on the NFRC label ratings, as well as new photos and the NFRC label infographic. Also now available is a smaller, postcard-sized handout... more »
May 3, 2013
The Window and Door Manufacturers Association reports it secured initial approval of its key proposed amendments to the 2015 editions of the International Residential Code, International Existing Building Code, and International Energy Conservation Code during nine days of code hearings conducted by the International Code Council that concluded earlier this week in Dallas.
Among the improvements... more »
May 2, 2013
The Association of Millwork Distributors reports that the International Residential Code committee voted unanimously to approve the usage of ANSI/AMD 100, Structural Performance Ratings of Side-Hinged Exterior Door Systems and Procedures for Component Substitution at the International Code Council code development hearings in Dallas.
AMD 100, a new structural performance standard for side-... more »
May 1, 2013
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has released an interim procedural guide that will provide a documented, optional process to extend current, unexpired AAMA product certification to any edition of AAMA/WDMA(/CSA) 101/I.S.2(/A440), North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for windows, doors, and skylights (NAFS) for a period of two years for products that have had no... more »
April 26, 2013
During its 2013 Spring Business Meeting, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry named Dean Herriges of Urban Herriges & Sons Inc., Mukwonago, Wis., as chairman of the board and elevated Art Donnelly of Legacy Builders & Remodelers Corp., Mount Sinai, N.Y., to the office of president.
NARI's immediate past president, Herriges enters his new position as chairman of the board of... more »
April 23, 2013
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has published what is says is the first North American standard for multipoint locking hardware for side-hinged door systems. AAMA 909-13, Voluntary Specification for Cycle Performance and Testing of Side-Hinged Exterior Door Multipoint Locking Hardware establishes a minimum performance requirement and test procedure to evaluate the durability... more »
April 15, 2013
The Coalition for Home Energy Efficiency, formed by industry manufacturers and others, is launching a consumer education campaign this week focused on a Change.org petition to the President and Congress opposing "proposed changes to the Energy Star program that would price Energy Star-rated windows and skylights out of reach for average consumers and make affordable energy-efficient options... more »
April 12, 2013
At its spring meeting this past week, the National Fenestration Rating Council’s board of directors approved changes to NFRC 100 and NFRC 200, allowing certain shading devices to be rated for U-factor and solar heat gain coefficient.
These changes apply to products that use shading systems (blinds, shades) that are integral to the product as shipped from the manufacturer, including dynamic... more »
April 2, 2013
The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association announced three new revisions to the ANSI/BHMA standards that include:
A156.1 Butts and Hinges: adds requirements for lightweight hinges, clarifies the definition of barrel hinges and provides an evaluation of adjustable hinges
A156.12 Interconnected Locks and Latches: eliminates Cass testing, updates UV test criteria and provides a new test for... more »