November 30, 2011
Viwinco, a Pennsylvania-based manufacturer of vinyl windows, has launched a redesigned website. "We wanted the site to be more visually appealing while allowing site visitors to easily navigate to the windows they or their customers are most interested in," says David Barnes, president.
From the homepage, visitors can choose to view replacement windows, new construction windows,... more »
November 29, 2011
Joe Fojtasek, founder of the companies that eventually became Atrium Windows & Doors, passed away on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, at his ranch in Winchell, Texas. Having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, he was 92.
According to his obituary, Fojtasek started multiple manufacturing and distribution businesses, including Skotty Aluminium Products, H&R... more »
November 28, 2011
Integrated Automation Systems, which has worked with industrial gas giant Praxair for the past two years, is hosting a webinar next Tuesday, December 6, reviewing current challenges and new options in gas filling insulating glass units. The session, set for 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, will describe the processes used in the company’s OptiGas gas filling system, introduced earlier this... more »
November 28, 2011
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 »
November 23, 2011
Henry Banman, senior executive vice president and a founding partner of All Weather Windows, has accepted an advisory position with Habitat for Humanity Canada’s National Leadership Council.
“When you’ve been a part of Canada’s building industry for as long as we have, you see first-hand that there’s a tremendous need to provide critical resources for thousands... more »
November 22, 2011
Bringing together two national replacement window retailers in a "strategic alliance," Clear Choice USA, Canfield, Ohio, has acquired Window Depot USA. The move is said to benefit both licensees of both companies, as well as the consumer.
“Adding Window Depot USA to our network of replacement window retailers gives both companies tremendous momentum," says Ed Kalaher, Clear... more »
November 21, 2011
Highlights of supplier offerings and introductions from the Toronto show.
For a more comprehensive report on the event, also see Win-Door Focus on Changing Codes
The supplier demonstrates the Quanex Optimizer, an online program for calculating window U-values for various frame and IG package combinations.
Aquasurtech OEM explains its new finishing technology for fiberglass... more »
November 18, 2011
Healthy Indoor Environment Protocols for Home Energy Upgrades has been issued by the Environmental Protection Agency. The document is designed to provide guidance the home energy industry the ability to identify, manage, and reduce health risks during home energy upgrades, retrofits or remodeling.
"These protocols will help the home energy retrofit industry deliver high quality work while... more »
November 18, 2011
Toronto–Significant changes are coming in the code requirements for doors and windows in Canada and that was topic number one as the manufacturers gathered for Win-Door North America at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre here this past week. Hosted by Fenestration Canada, previously known as the Canadian Window & Door Manufacturers Association, the event saw standing-room-only... more »
November 17, 2011
The SecuraSeal patio door from Haddon Windows & Doors has been recognized with a "Best of What's New 2011" by Popular Science magazine. The door was recognized in the security category, with magazine's editors citing the locking mechanism that engages the door panel to the jamb along the entire height of the door.
“We are delighted and honored to be recognized by Popular... more »