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  • Window & Door's annual Crystal Achievement Awards recognize residential window and door manufacturers and component suppliers for their contributions to the industry. Here, you will find tips on submitting a noticeable nomination. You may access the nomination form here. For general information on the awards and different categories, click here. For FAQs about the Crystal Achievement Awards,... more »
  • Editor’s Note: This is part one in a two-part series about credit options for buyers. Next week will examine how prime and second-look financing can work together. When a window breaks, homeowners typically need to get a replacement quickly. Unfortunately, many families don’t have the money lying around to make such a big-ticket purchase when a window emergency arises. To make matters... more »
  • The June/July issue will feature all types of residential windows as well as window components
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  • What’s Really Driving Vinyl Market Dominance?
    Some interesting news hit since the time I wrote my last Talk on windowanddoor.com: President Donald Trump released his proposed 2018 federal budget, and among some of the cuts was the proposed elimination of the Energy Star program. Putting politics aside, the budget was, of course, simply a draft, and is subject to much change before it resembles anything close to law. It also isn’t... more »
  • In some ways, business in today’s digital age isn’t that different than it was in the analog age. Think of a brick-and-mortar retailer—part of the goal for such a business is to simply get people in the door; the other part is to get them to buy something. In the online space, “getting them in the door” is traffic; “getting them to buy” is conversion. The... more »
  • In some ways, business in today’s digital age isn’t that different than it was in the analog age. Think of a brick-and-mortar retailer—part of the goal for such a business is to simply get people in the door; the other part is to get them to buy something. In the online space, “getting them in the door” is traffic; “getting them to buy” is conversion. The... more »
  • See the new format for our reader polls
    Editor’s Note: New from WDweekly is our revamped industry poll question. Each month, we’ll feature a new poll question or series of questions related to what’s going on in the industry, what’s coming up in the magazine or topics you tell us you want to know about. Plus, post your comments on the subject at hand on the monthly poll page and your thoughts may be included in... more »
  • If my first few weeks working at the National Glass Association are any indication, I am in for a great experience. I worked with the NGA staff for the past several years, and jumped at the opportunity to come on board with this outstanding organization. Along with getting established in my new position, getting to know the people who make up the fenestration world and what matters to them is at... more »
  • The Online Governmental Consensus Vote could change how codes are developed
    The Final Action for the International Code Council Group B Code cycle has finally been determined. It took longer than usual for the 2016 ICC Group B Code cycle because of the addition of the Online Governmental Consensus Vote after the conclusion of the Public Comment Hearings, but it did not take as long as it did for the 2015 ICC Group A Code cycle. The OGCV after the 2015 ICC Group A Public... more »
  • In the last installment of Industry Watch, we looked at the Department of Labor’s move to redefine overtime pay. As readers may recall, the new edict proposed last summer set out to essentially double the salary threshold under which employees would have to be paid overtime for hours worked beyond 40 per week from the current annual level of $23,660 to $47,476. If it became effective... more »