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  • One of our member companies recently reached out to our staff to gain some insight on the lack of building code enforcement in Puerto Rico. The member told us the problem existed before the hurricane but is worse now. He also expressed frustration over competing with other companies that regularly violate code.  Here’s what we found out: The extent and severity of the storm damage has... more »
  • Fill out this form by Tuesday, March 13 to be considered for Window & Door's Top 100 residential window & door manufacturers list that will be published in the May issue. NOTE: You MUST fill out the form EACH YEAR in order to be considerered for the list.  Please contact Norah Dick with any questions: ndick@glass.org, 703/442-4890 x145. Fill out my online form. var w1oac9op1fwkusl;(... more »
  • Can pay-per-click ads affect organic search results?
    Pay-per-click advertising campaigns—in particular, Google’s PPC ads—offer a lot of benefits to window and door retailers. Many love the cost-effectiveness, as well as how PPC ads display the company prominently at the top of search engine results pages. The fact that PPC advertisers can tweak ad copy on the fly and make it go live almost immediately is also a plus. But a... more »
  • The relationship between manufacturers and dealers is vitally important to both segments of our supply chain. A strong, healthy partnership can translate into a stronger business for both parties, leading to increased sales and an improved bottom line. Creating and maintaining that business partnership requires commitment from both sides. We want to hear insights on the topic from manufacturers... more »
  • Observations on color, size and style in the current market
    Early last month, I and several other members from the Quanex team attended the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, both for some good weather and to get a sense for how the industry is feeling at the outset of a new year. My takeaway: Many building and construction professionals are abuzz right now, and not without reason. The U.S. economy is healthy, and manufacturers around our... more »
  • Product highlights from WinDoor and the International Builders’ Show
    Since the last issue of Window & Door published, there were a handful of fall and winter industry tradeshows that took place. Readers that follow Window & Door on Twitter and Instagram saw our live coverage of both WinDoor North America and the International Builders’ Show. For those that missed it, following is a recap of the products on display at each. Don’t miss live... more »
  • Housing and remodeling data is of vital importance to the fenestration industry. Visibility of this information offers manufacturers, dealers and suppliers insight into market trends, and can play a part in decision making along the entire supply chain. Click on the links below to read more about recent housing and remodeling data. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for updates on this and other... more »
  • Read about recent activity on Energy Star, LRRP, tax reform and more
    Government actions and legislation can have a profound impact on the organizations that make up the fenestration industry. Window & Door is committed to covering all the policy changes, appointments and recent action in Washington and what it means for our readers. Here, we've compiled links to the most recent headlines about government activities that impact the window and door industry, as... more »
  • A look at recent mergers and acquisitions in the window and door market
    Current market conditions are providing a favorable backdrop for increased acquisition activity in the fenestration market. The capital markets environment remains robust, as evidenced by rising public equity valuations, plentiful debt and equity capital, and valuation multiple expansion. Fenestration companies are exhibiting strong performance with positive secular trends in the construction... more »
  • An industry poised for expansion
    Source: ConstructConnect historical and forecast housing start data. Click image for larger view. Each year, Window & Door surveys readers to gain insight about how the last year played out and what readers anticipate for the coming year. In many regards, the industry trends from the past several years continue on the same trajectory of trending upward. Sales figures continue to grow,... more »