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  • The residential windows section of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association website now features pages focused exclusively on residential windows and skylights installed in new home construction, and remodeling and replacement projects. The new pages are intended to aid homeowners and the industry in addressing questions related to windows in residential applications. The information... more »
  •     AAMA volunteers During the American Architectural Manufacturers Association 2017 National Fall Conference, volunteers filled backpacks with school supplies to benefit children at a local Title I elementary school in Greenville, South Carolina. A total of 500 backpacks were filled and distributed during the event. Volunteers wrote and included notes of encouragement for the... more »
  • GlassBuild America 2017, despite the weather challenges, successfully provided attendees with a myriad of educational speakers and topics. For those who were unable to make it to GlassBuild America this year due to the weather or those who attended and would like to review the dynamic educational content, the National Glass Association is making available videos and slides for many of the... more »
  • The Window & Door Manufacturers Association launched a free webinar, “Understanding Window, Door & Skylight Certification.” This webinar is designed to help remodelers and architects understand the benefits of window, door and skylight certification and how certified products can enhance their projects. Topics include identifying the fenestration standards defining the... more »
  • The National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America announced unanimous board approval for the combination of the two associations during GlassBuild America's opening session in Atlanta last month. Members of both associations had the opportunity to ask questions about what their new, combined association would look like. Doug Schilling, Schilling Graphics and GANA's... more »
  • The National Glass Association and Window & Door Dealers Alliance are pleased to announce the election of Ken Mariotti to the office of chair of the board of directors. Mariotti, of Woodland Windows and Doors in Roselle, Illinois, has served on the board since 2012. Mariotti took the office of board chair on September 14, 2017 at GlassBuild America in Atlanta. He will serve a one-year term.... more »
  • The Boards of Directors of the National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America have unanimously approved combining the two associations into one, strong and unified voice for the glass and glazing industry.   The new association will combine the best elements of NGA and GANA to better serve members and the industry. GANA’s technical and advocacy work will be... more »
  • The Residential Energy Services Network reports that the demand for HERS Index ratings is continuing to grow. In the first half of 2017, 106,867 homes were uploaded to the RESNET National Registry. During this time in 2016, there were 99,868 homes uploaded into the registry. This totals 6,999 more homes over the same time period of 2016. The average HERS Index score for the first half of... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released an updated document to provide a standard water penetration test method when it comes to using dynamic pressure. AAMA 501.1-17, the "Standard Test Method for Water Penetration of Windows, Curtain walls and Doors Using Dynamic Pressure," establishes the equipment and procedures for testing. In it, a section on test equipment... more »
  • Fenestration Canada will host a webinar, “The New & Improved NAFS Performance Calculator,” on Thursday, July 27 from noon to 1 p.m. EDT. The webinar will cover Fenestration Canada’s North American Fenestration Standard/Specification performance calculator, a tool that allows the user to determine the NAFS performance requirements for the local environment. Changes in... more »