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  • Winning products in the 2016 Parade of Products Awards include Andersen Windows’ VeriLock Security Sensors, PowerView Motorization from Hunter Douglas, FutureFlash waterproofing membrane from MFM Building Products Corp., and Phantom Screens' Retractable Screens. The POP @ PCBC Awards honor outstanding achievements in new product development. The entries for this year’... more »
  • Semco Windows and Doors, a family owned company, is celebrating 75 Years of business in the window and door industry. Highlights this year include a newly launched mobile-friendly website with updated product offerings, easy navigation and increased user interactivity, accessible via Semco's quoting software, DesignPro. DesignPro allows quicker access to changing product offerings, according to... more »
  • U.S. window and door sales strengthened in the first quarter of 2016 due to a 14.5 percent increase in housing starts and a 12.5 percent rise in nonresidential building construction spending. Metal door sales received a boost from double-digit increases in nonresidential building construction over the past two years. Wood door and all window sales also benefited from the surge in single-family... more »
  • 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 »