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  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association recently released an updated document establishing the requirements for materials, testing and performance for friction-based balance assemblies used in hung-type windows. This update ensures the document conforms to the most recent version of the North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS)/Specification for... more »
  • BMC Stock Holdings Inc. expanded its supplier partnership with Marvin Windows and Doors into the Middle and South Atlantic regions of the United States, including several growing metropolitan areas across Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. BMC Stock will now have 34 Marvin dealer locations in seven states. "The expansion of our Marvin partnership allows us to... more »
  • A new study, conducted by Consumer Specialists, on how homeowners approach a home improvement project, concluded that the post-recession hypothesis that homeowners would be less likely to focus on adding value to their homes when remodeling, is wrong.   "The rating for importance of information on the 'impact on my home's value' actually went up marginally from before the... more »
  • India-based Global Metal Co. recently launched a solution to help bulk buyers to print instant quotations for builder hardware products, according to company officials. The online tool, available on the company’s website, generates instant quotations based on the criteria set by the buyers on a real time basis. The algorithm automatically calculates the product price based on... more »
  • For the 19th consecutive year, Therma-Tru has ranked highest for Brand Specified/Used Most in the entry doors category of the 2016 Builder Brand Use Study. It also ranked highest for Brand Specified/Used Most in the past two years. “We’re honored that builders continue to turn to Therma-Tru for their entry door needs,” said Brett Finley, president, Therma-Tru Corp.... more »
  • Independent marketing agency Preston Kelly has been named agency of record for Weather Shield Windows & Doors. Preston Kelly will create an integrated brand campaign that will play a pivotal role in Weather Shield’s marketing initiatives. "Preston Kelly and its work will be instrumental in positioning Weather Shield more definitively in the luxury custom... more »
  • In time for the summer driving season, consumers can enter to win a $125 gas card in Simpson Door Co.’s “Take a Simpson Door for a Test Drive” sweepstakes. Simpson’s Test Drive a Door is a free and easy-to-use online app for selecting exterior or interior doors, which allows homeowners to upload a photo of their home and view how any Simpson door will look on it... more »
  • Wallside Windows will celebrate 72 years in business this month. The company was started by Martin Blanck in 1944, and is still run by the Blanck family. To commemorate the occasion, Adam Blanck, the company's chief of staff, appeared on Detroit's Channel 4 News to discuss Wallside's Energy Star window offerings, and the company's impact in Michigan.  Watch Wallside's news segment here. more »
  • Edgetech Europe GmbH announced that beginningin Spring 2016, its Heinsberg, Germany, facility will begin producing Super Spacer TriSeal Premium Plus. A non-metal warm-edge spacer system with integrally incorporated desiccant for both residential and light commercial insulating glass units, Super Spacer TriSeal Premium Plus is a Passive House-certified product that... more »
  • This year's Window & Door Dealer Days event at GlassBuild America will feature keynote speaker Marcus Sheridan, also known as The Sales Lion. Dubbed a "web marketing guru" by the New York Times, Sheridan's story of how he used content marketing to take his pool installation company from the brink of bankruptcy to a multi-million-dollar market leader is the subject of... more »