November 3, 2014
The Window and Door Manufacturers Association released the semi-annual WDMA 2014 Window & Entry Door Pulse Report, covering both U.S. construction and topline product shipment activity. The report projects 2014 residential new construction starts will be slightly lower than originally anticipated, coming in at 985,000 starts vs. 1.1 million starts. Residential remodeling activity, however,... more »
September 22, 2014
The North Carolina Rules Review Commission rejected the temporary rule which allowed permit holders to opt-out of using low-emissivity fenestration products in residential construction.
In an Aug. 8, 2014 letter to the North Carolina Building Code Council, the American Architectural Manufacturers Assocation led a coalition of industry organizations including Glass Association of North America,... more »
September 14, 2014
MasterGrain joined the Window and Door Manufacturers Association. The WDMA defines the standards of excellence in the residential and commercial window, door, and skylight industry and advances these standards among industry members while providing advocacy resources, educational and professional programs, and ways for members to provide greater value to their customers.
MasterGrain offers... more »
August 19, 2014
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released AAMA 663-14, “Voluntary Specification for In-Process Quality Control Requirements for Applicators of Organic Coatings to Polyvinyl Chloride Exterior Profiles," which establishes the minimum requirements for applicators of organic coatings to PVC exterior profiles that are used in windows, doors and skylights.
“This new... more »
August 12, 2014
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association will host an online contest on both LinkedIn and Twitter every Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, at 2:30 p.m. EDT from Aug. 5 through Sept. 3. The contest will feature quiz questions from AAMA’s FenestrationMasters program.
Each Tuesday, one quiz question will be asked in AAMA’s LinkedIn group and a different quiz question will... more »
July 30, 2014
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released AAMA 902-14, “Voluntary Specification for Sash Balances.” This document establishes the requirements for the materials, testing and performance for sash balances used in hung-type windows. It also provides rating criteria and test procedures for qualifying balances to two performance levels and six MAF Classifications.... more »
July 28, 2014
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s current standards pertaining to fenestration in manufactured housing have been recommended for adoption by the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The MHCC is a statutory Federal Advisory Committee body charged with providing recommendations to the HUD Secretary on the... more »
June 24, 2014
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Canadian Standards Association and Window & Door Manufacturers Association released a User Guide to the 2011 AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440, North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for windows, doors, and skylights. The result of a multi-year effort by the three associations, the NAFS User Guide has received final approval and is... more »
June 19, 2014
Phil James, president and CEO of the National Glass Association and the Window and Door Dealers Alliance, has announced his transition to president and CEO emeritus. NGA senior executive Nicole Harris succeeds him as president and CEO of the organizations, assuming control over all daily operations on June 20, 2014.
As president and CEO emeritus, James will... more »
June 4, 2014
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association published AAMA 653-14, Voluntary Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for Organic Coatings on Wood and Cellulosic Composite Substrates. The document describes test procedures and performance requirements for organic coatings applied to AAMA-certified wood and cellulosic composite substrates for windows, doors and similar products, as... more »