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  • Simonton Windows provided energy-efficient windows for the new MainStreet America park in Houston. The innovative park is on a 14-acre site and features 12 fully appointed showcase homes representing many of the home styles and architectural features found across America, including coastal homes, Spanish courtyards and Southwestern Mediterranean designs. The homes at the interactive park range in... more »
  •   The Window and Door Manufacturers Association Annual Technical Conference will take place at the Intercontinental Milwaukee Hotel, June 4-6, 2013. The three-day event will feature sessions on current industry research, trends in manufacturing processes and procedures, and emerging product technologies. Breakout sessions will focus on topics relevant to the window and architectural... more »
  •   Fypon Ltd., Simonton Windows and Therma-Tru Doors joined DaVinci Roofscapes to launch the “Shake it Up” Exterior Color Contest. Open to homeowners nationwide, the online contest includes a $5,000 grand prize to help the winner add color to the exterior of his or her home. Online entries will be accepted from March 18 to April 21, 2013. To enter the contest,... more »
  •   The Window and Door Manufacturers Association installed a new leadership team at its spring meeting in Washington, D.C., where the WDMA board of directors elected Mike Salsieder, president and general counsel for Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork, as the association's 2013-2014 chair. "Serving as WDMA's chair, I am honored to help advance the interests of a very important... more »
  • Integrity Window and Doors' Wood-Ultrex line from Marvin Windows and Doors was named as Most Efficient in the fiberglass/composite window category by the Environmental Protection Agency for 2013. As part of the EPA’s Energy Star program, Most Efficient products are rigorously tested and achieve an independent certification above and beyond regular Energy Star certification.  Integrity... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association recently released an updated standard for the installation of residential replacement windows without the removal of existing frames. AAMA 2410-13, Standard Practice for Installation of Windows with an Exterior Flush Fin Over an Existing Window Frame, covers the installation of retrofit windows in detached one- and two-family dwellings and... more »
  • The Association of Millwork Distributors submitted a code change proposal for the International Residential Code that would incorporate a reference to the AMD 100 for compliance to design wind load requirements. The ANSI/AMD 100-2013, Structural Performance Ratings of Side-Hinged Exterior Door Systems and Procedures for Component Substitution, ensures that producers of SHEDs have an alternative... more »
  • Housing production across the nation moved up 0.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 917,000 units in February, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the U.S. Census Bureau. The slight uptick represents gains in both the single-family and multifamily sectors. Single-family housing starts saw a 0.5 percent gain to a... more »
  • The Department of Energy recognized several MI Windows and Doors products as Energy Star's Most Efficient of 2013. Each year, the Environmental Protection Agency establishes criteria for specific product categories, which have already earned the Energy Star label, to earn the Most Efficient mark.  "We are proud that so many of our windows meet the new Most Energy Efficient 2013... more »
  • Ply Gem Holdings, Inc. announced net sales for 2012 were up 8.4 percent over the previous year, reflecting an improving housing market, particularly in new construction. Looking ahead to 2013, the company expects the new home construction market to show strong growth. "We ... anticipate the repair and remodeling market to demonstrate more modest growth, with big ticket... more »