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  • Dennis Anderson joined UL as a technical leader for UL’s Building Envelope Performance Test Lab. He brings 24 years of experience in fenestration testing, accreditation and certification with his most recent position at National Fenestration Rating Council. In his new role, Anderson serves as the technical lead for UL’s thermal, acoustical and simulation areas. more »
  • The Window & Door Dealers Alliance will feature a Jeld-Wen vinyl, four-panel sliding door in The Dream Showroom at GlassBuild America, along with products from previously announced companies. Based on feedback from dealers and suppliers alike, this year's Dream Showroom has been revamped and elevated to feature residential fenestration products and technologies in an upscale home-inspired 3,... more »
  • The Environmental Protection Agency granted an extension of the comment period for the Section 610 review of the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule, according to a release from the Window and Door Manufacturers Association. EPA announced the Section 610 Review in June, which is a mandatory retrospective review under the Regulatory Flexibility Act and requires EPA to issue a comprehensive... more »
  • A new study, “Energy Efficient Windows Market—Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth Trends, and Forecast 2015–2023,” released by Transparency Market Research, predicts continued expansion in the energy-efficient window market. The study segments the market based on glazing type, double and triple low-emissivity, as well as geography. TMR makes these predictions... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released an updated document describing the test procedures and specifications required for sealants. The AAMA 800 document, "Voluntary Specifications and Test Methods for Sealants," was last updated in 2010. The AAMA 800 contains a group of documents utilized in the construction and installation of fenestration products. Beginning... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association will cover the new California building energy standards going into effect January 2017, as well as some recently published installation documents, during a two-part webinar at 12 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, August 23. AAMA officials chose these topics due to their impact on a large segment of the industry. This online presentation, “California... more »
  • Registration opened for The National Fenestration Rating Council’s Fall Membership Meeting in Denver, Colorado, Oct. 3 to 6, 2016. The deadline for early registration is Sept. 2, 2016. Hotel accommodations with the NFRC meeting hotel, the Grand Hyatt, Denver, are significantly discounted. The deadline to obtain the NFRC discounted hotel rate is Friday, Sept. 2, 2016. Highlights of the... more »
  • SWISCO and Nova Group Sales Inc. partnered to create Point Click Technologies, a new company that will spearhead online sales of the FlexScreen system, a flexible window screen. Point Click Technologies will retail FlexScreen through the SWISCO.com website, which is designed to walk consumers through an easy-to-use custom ordering process. Further, Point Click Technologies plans to introduce... more »
  • Residential window and door demand in the U.S. is projected to rise 6 percent per year through 2020 to $25.6 billion, according to a new study from The Freedonia Group.  Demand saw steep declines following the housing construction collapse and economic recession, but began to recover in 2012 following improvements in new housing construction.  The Residential Windows & Doors study,... more »
  • The Window & Door Dealers Alliance welcomed  improveit 360 as the exclusive Gold Sponsor for WDDA’s Window & Door Dealer Days, taking place at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door EXPO, Oct. 19-20, in Las Vegas. improveit 360 produces CRM and business management software built exclusively for residential remodelers, replacement contractors, and specialty contractors... more »