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  • First-quarter 2014 Remodeling Business Pulse data from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry shows current condition ratings fell significantly in March, dropping to 6.07 from 6.41 in December, NARI reports.    "The harsh winter seemed to have played a role in the decline of our numbers this quarter," says Tom O'Grady, chairman of NARI's Strategic Planning... more »
  • The National Association of the Remodeling Industry reported continued fourth-quarter growth for the remodeling industry in its most recent Remodeling Business Pulse data. According to NARI, remodelers rated businesses conditions at a 6.51, on a rating scale from 1 to 9 where 1 is much worse than a year ago and 9 is much better; 5 is about the same as last year. “Many remodelers... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Window & Door Manufacturers Association jointly released the December update to the AAMA/WDMA 2012/2013 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast, which reports information on window, door and skylight market trends and product relationships. The revised report states:                ... more »
  • Company acquisitions, Energy Star Version 6.0, tax credits and new product developments topped the news in 2013 for the window and door industry. Following is a look back at the year in review.   Continued consolidation 2013 saw a number of acquisitions in the window and door market, including Ply Gem Industries’ purchase of Gienow Windows & Doors. In an effort to expand its... more »
  • Markets in 54 out of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index, released December 5. The index’s nationwide score of .86 indicates that, based on current permits, prices and employment data, the nationwide market is... more »
  • Despite apprehension regarding the fragile economy, window and door dealers and manufacturers anticipate moderate economic growth in 2014, defined as gains of 2 percent to 2.9 percent, according to the 2014 Industry Pulse, Window & Door's exclusive annual survey of industry executives. More than 50 percent of dealers and manufacturers said they expect to see moderate gains in the coming year... more »
  •  Markets in 54 out of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index, released Dec. 5. The index's nationwide score of .86 indicates that, based on current permits, prices and employment data, the nationwide market is... more »
  • Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 25.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 444,000 units in October, according to data released today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau, as reported by the National Association of Home Builders. The government also reported that new-home sales fell 6.6 percent in September. The release of... more »
  • FMI, provider of management consulting and investment banking to the engineering and construction industry, released its 2014 U.S. Markets Construction Overview, in which the firm predicts that growth rates for construction put in place will be slightly ahead of  GDP in 2014. Specifically, FMI anticipates residential CPIP to grow from $338.2 billion in 2013 to $379.6 million in 2014. ... more »
  • McGraw Hill Construction released its 2014 Dodge Construction Outlook, which predicts that total U.S. construction starts for 2014 will rise 9 percent to $555.3 billion, higher than the 5 percent increase to $508 billion estimated for 2013. Single-family housing will grow 26 percent in dollars, corresponding to a 24 percent increase in units to 785,000. The positives for single-family housing... more »