New Schedule for this Year's Remodeling Show

Opening in about two weeks, the Remodeling Show moves back to Chicago this year with a new, more compact schedule designed to provide greater efficiency for exhibitors and attendees. The event is set for October 16-18 at McCormick Place. With the schedule change, the exhibit hall will be open for two days rather than three, and the education program will run three days instead of four.

 With the Remodeling Show's focus on education, industry exhibitors like Therma-Tru and Andersen regularly host installation clinics at the event.

The 2012 event in Baltimore featured nearly 300 exhibitors and attracted more than 5,600 attendees. The show has been co-located with DeckExpo for several years, and last year, decking and railing products accounted for much of the floor space and enjoyed much of the traffic at the Baltimore Convention Center.

A handful of window and door manufacturers exhibited at the Remodeling Show last year, and that appears to be the case again for 2013. Among the big players, Andersen, Marvin, Masonite, Peachtree and Therma-Tru will be in Chicago. Other manufacturers represented in Chicago will include Lincoln Windows, Okna, ProVia and TrimLine Windows, as well as multi-panel door specialists Panda Windows & Doors and Nana Wall Systems.

The exhibit hall will be open October 17-18; to offset the fewer number of days, organizers have extended exhibit hall hours each day to 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Educational Program
The Remodeling Show always features a strong educational program. Sessions will begin on Wednesday, October 16, the day before the show opens. Topics will range from project management, sales and marketing, and running a business, to energy audits and green remodeling.

The show floor also will offer educational opportunities, including a new session on “Installing Durable Exteriors.” The clinic will feature step-by-step installation training with Rick Arnold, a contractor with more than 30 years of experience and expertise in Energy Star construction. The session will focus on getting the most out of the latest in door, window and siding products, according to event organizers. Another session, “Exterior Solutions and Innovations,” will cover exterior trim and moulding replacement. Led by Peter Heard, the presentation will focus on how trim products made of PVC and other synthetic materials can be used to create dramatic new looks in exterior remodeling projects, as well as window and door replacements.

The Remodeling Show is organized by Hanley Wood Exhibitions and sponsored by NAHB Remodelers and Remodeling Magazine. Remodeling Magazine. More information about the event, is available at


Windows and door industry exhibitors scheduled to be in Chicago 

(as of October 1, 2013)
  • Andersen Corp.
  • Angie's List
  • Architectural Testing
  • Azek/Timbertech
  • Carmel Financial
  • Clubhouse Decking & Railing by Deceuninck
  • Endura Products
  • Four Seasons Sunrooms
  • Gossen Corp.
  • GuildQuality
  • ImproveIt 360
  • Iron Doors Unlimited
  • L.B. Plastics
  • Lincoln Windows
  • MarketSharp Software
  • Marvin Windows & Doors
  • Masonite International Corp.
  • Nana Wall Systems
  • National Fenestration Rating Council
  • Okna Windows & Doors
  • Panda Windows & Doors
  • Peachtree Doors & Windows
  • Protective Products International
  • ProTecto Wrap
  • ProVia
  • Royal Building Products
  • Screeneze
  • Surefire Social
  • Therma-Tru Doors
  • TrimLine Windows
  • Veka Outdoor Living Products
  • Window & Door Dealer Alliance
  • Window & Door