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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 »
  • 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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  • Window & Door just opened its annual Industry Pulse survey and we need your input. The purpose of this important study—results for which will be presented in the January/February issue of Window & Door—is to provide insight on industry-wide trends and expectations. The data can be used as a tool to set reasonable expectations for the future and see where your experiences fit... 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 »
  • Do you remember Data from Star Trek? He was a robot that instantly solved mathematical problems, referenced encyclopedic facts and briefed the USS Enterprise’s crew on alien lifeforms. He was basically Google, before Google was Google. However, Data had a weakness—he wasn’t human. His character made us laugh because he took everything so literally. Over the years, Google search... more »
  • The fenestration industry is at the tipping point of a technological revolution
    Deceuninck North America developed an interface system to customize controllers and sensors for equipment needs. (Images courtesy Deceuninck North America.) The Internet of Things, Industrial Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 are terms that define a technological revolution that reaches into nearly every aspect of lives around the globe. When intelligent connectivity interacts with... more »
  • GlassBuild America: the Glass, Window & Door Expo is expected to host about 460 exhibitors, including more than 179 from outside the United States, Sept. 12-14, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The products in this GlassBuild America Products Guide present a look at the innovative glass, metal and equipment products that will be on display at the show. Note, booth numbers... more »