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  • Latest market study shows continued growth
    The current edition of the AAMA U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast, focused exclusively on the fenestration market, shows that total housing starts continued their growth curve in 2018. Total housing starts growth included gains in the single-family segment of 3 percent. New housing is expected to grow by 1.4 percent in 2019, led by single-family housing starts. The overall new housing... more »
  • Welcome to your new Window + Door magazine
    Loyal readers may have been caught off guard with the new logo and updated look to Window + Door. But I assure our entire audience, inside our beautiful facelift, we’re still us. As our new tagline indicates, we’re still dedicated to residential fenestration coverage, from source to sale.   We’ll continue to curate a wealth of content that keeps residential window and... more »
  • The nature and consequences of out-of-state subpoenas
    Most litigation takes place in the state court system. For example, a dispute arising out of construction in Illinois will normally be litigated in a regional Illinois state court. There are exceptions, but this is the general rule. This remains true even if some of the parties have their principal places of business outside Illinois.   If your Minnesota-based business was somehow... more »
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    Further Reading and Information  GlassBuild America 2019 Preview  Product Preview Schedule Express Learning Exhibitor List Insider Insights Window & Door Dealer Day That’s a Wrap Color StrategyA case study on color finishes for window profiles Two Birds, One Stone Case Studies: Online Reviews on SteroidsTips on how to develop case studies for marketing... more »
  • The five facets of a full warranty, explained
    Have you ever wondered why so many manufacturers include the word “limited” in the title of their warranty? This is thanks go to the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, a federal statutory scheme that requires warranties for consumer goods to be designated as either “full” or “limited.” It is more common to see a limited warranty in the window industry because full... more »
  • A look at lamination as a finishing option for fenestration
    Bronze remains a dominant residential color, as do subtle earth tones like clay and almond. (Image courtesy of the author.) The window industry continues to see an increasing request for colors. Today’s consumers demand more color and design options, inside and out, both for new construction and especially in the replacement market. Homeowners want the chance to complement or accent the... more »
  • Machine manufacturers report the labor shortage and increased efficiencies as primary drivers in the move toward more automation
    Forel's high-speed TSS Automatic Flexible Spacer Applicator modular unit features a dual bobbin system and two belts that automatically adjust the tension due to product variations. Spacer is automatically applied to squares and rectangles; shaped glass dimensional information is obtained through a built-in shape scanner or manual input. The machine also includes a self-diagnostic troubleshooting... more »
  • This year’s program focuses on digital marketing, online identity, SEO, geotargeting and geofencing
    Event at a Glance  Window & Door Dealer Day September 16 Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Tower Schedule of Events*  8:30-10:00 a.m. Breakfast and Dealer of the Year Awards Ceremony  10:00-10:15 a.m. Introductions and Icebreaker  10:15-11:15 a.m. Standing for Something: Forging and Communicating Your Company’s Online Identity  11:15-11:30 a.m.Networking... more »
  • Since 1992, when Category 5 Hurricane Andrew brought devastation to many of Florida’s southern cities, the state has been fairly aggressive in maintaining a strong building code to prevent similar damage from happening again.   As such, impacted-rated windows have been a necessity in the region for a while, along with other preparedness measures. The Tampa Bay Times noted in a piece... more »
  • The Window & Door Dealers Alliance, along with Window & Door magazine, will once again honor industry excellence through the Dealer of the Year Awards. But the window is closing, so to speak, for those that wish to be considered. The deadline is Monday, July 1. Dealers should submit an application today for a chance to be recognized among the best in our industry. Manufacturers are... more »