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  • The 2011 edition of AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440, NAFS North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for windows, doors, and skylights has received final approval and is now available. An update of a 2008 edition, the 2011 NAFS standard is the result of a multi-year effort by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Canadian Standards Association and Window & Door... more »
  • Contractor members of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry exceed industry norms, employing more people, having higher sales volumes and averaging more sales per employee than non-member contractors, according to recent research conducted by Consumer Specialists.  Data is highlighted in Tables 1-3. Number of Employees   HIRI NARI One employee 36% 13% Mean 3.6 8.5... more »
  • The Window & Door Dealers Alliance has formed a strategic partnership with Frazier & Deeter, an Atlanta-based accounting firm, to develop a new benchmarking service that will enable participants to see how their businesses compare with peers in a variety of performance categories. Under the agreement, Frazier & Deeter will also offer expert analysis to companies within the... more »
  • The Window & Door Dealers Alliance plans to gather support at the Remodeling Show this week for the renewal and increase of tax incentives for purchasers of energy efficient home improvement products. Exhibiting at the event in Chicago, WDDA will be collecting signatures on a petition to be sent to Congressional leaders and the White House urging the expansion of the 25C tax credits... more »
  • Several months ago, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association joined forces with the Glass Association of North America, Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance and Window and Door Manufacturers Association to collectively address life cycle assessment of fenestration products. During the AAMA fall conference last week, Rich Walker, executive director, provided an update on the... more »
  • An updated specification establishing minimum performance requirements for sunrooms has been jointly released by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, the National Patio Enclosure Association and the National Sunroom Association. Replacing a 2002 standard, the updated document references the 2009 International Residential Code and International Energy Conservation Codes, and... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association is urging House members to reconsider energy efficiency tax incentives, in particular the tax credit for windows, doors and skylights scheduled to expire at the end of this year. WDMA submitted a statement today to the House Ways and Means Committee hearing devoted to energy tax policy and tax reform.  In the statement, WDMA points out that... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association has established the National Architectural Door Council to represent the interests of  manufacturers of architectural door manufacturers and their suppliers. Operating under the WDMA umbrella, NADC will work to create programs and services to serve this market segment and provide networking and education opportunities for its members. "The... more »
  • A new technical bulletin relating ASCE/SEI 7-10 design wind loads to fenestration product ratings has been jointly endorsed by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, the Window and Door Manufacturers Association, the Fenestration Manufacturers Association and the Door and Access Systems Manufacturers Association. The technical bulletin, available free for download, summarizes... more »
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association has released two updated editions of its architectural wood flush door standards, WDMA I.S. 1A-11, Industry Standard for Architectural Wood Flush Doors, and WDMA I.S. 6A-11, Industry Standard for Architectural Stile and Rail Doors. The new documents, which are fully synchronized for content and organization, represent a major overhaul and rewrite of... more »