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  • Positive market conditions tempered by labor issues
     Industry insiders—manufacturers, dealers and suppliers alike—are optimistic about the future. Sales were up for 2017 and this trend is expected to continue into the new year with a variety of economic indicators pointing to a positive 2018 for the single-family residential industry. (Editor’s note: see page 40 for more on the overall construction outlook.) Window &... more »
  • Window & Door welcomes in the new year with its annual Industry Pulse report, taking stock of 2017 and looking to what 2018 has in store.  The past two years of the survey have taken a marked turn from those earlier in the industry’s recovery process from the Great Recession. Themes have morphed from a skeptical optimism regarding the general construction and remodeling outlook of... more »
  • How manufacturers can take the lead on addressing the issue
    Availability of qualified labor is increasingly seen as a major problem for both the construction industry and for manufacturers. In the former case, the National Association of Home Builders reported in a 2017 Eye on Housing blog that the percentage of its surveyed builders who indicated that cost and availability of labor is their most significant problem skyrocketed from 13 percent of builders... more »
  • For Residential Windows & Doors
    As of December 2017 Courtesy of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association How to Use this Guide: A Note of Caution This article focuses on the requirements of the 2018 editions of the IRC and IECC for residential fenestration, with emphasis on the changes that have occurred between the 2015 and 2018 editions of those codes. The user of this summary is cautioned, however, that it is... more »
  • The National Association of Home Builders will host its annual International Builders’ Show January 9-11 in Orlando. A number of window and door manufacturers and even some fenestration suppliers will exhibit at the show. Click here to preview the products that will be on display. more »
  • Browse the products on display at the WinDoor show, taking place Nov. 28-30 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. more »
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  • Buy-sell agreements protect a company in the event of the unexpected
    Editor's Note: This is the last in a series on exit planning and succession that Window & Door began publishing in the May issue. The series is adapted from that which ran in Glass Magazine, our sister publication. If you have a succession story to share or are beginning the process and want to share your experience, email ethompson@glass.org. To view previous articles in the... more »
  • According to a recent reader poll on WindowandDoor.com, more than 70 percent of respondents utilize energy-efficient, sustainable or green technologies, methods or products as part of their business model. Speaking to this trend, what follows is a collection of components manufacturers can use to create more efficient products, as well as energy-efficient finished products dealers can add to... more »
  • Dealers of the Year recognized at Window & Door Dealer Days
    Above: Most of this year’s winners attended the first-ever awards celebration at Window & Door Dealer Days, where attendees helped to toast to the elevation of the industry (below right).(Images courtesy of Robb Cohen Photography & Video.) Each year, Window & Door has the honor of learning about dealers that are an inspiration to the industry. We hear from companies that are... more »