Posts Tagged ‘ doors and windows ’

Products and Trends to Expect at GlassBuild

Sep 25th, 2023

As the largest trade show for glass “in the Western hemisphere,” GlassBuild America gathers companies and professionals from across the full supply chain under one roof. From October 31 through November 2, the event will fill Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center with the industry’s latest products and services, where several key trends are expected to […]

What Does AI Think of Doors and Windows? (an “Interview” with ChatGPT)

Sep 18th, 2023

Starting in the 1940s, the idea for artificial intelligence lingered in laboratories and on the fringes of society for decades. In the 1980s and 1990s, development of machine learning techniques showed glimmers of hope for the technology’s potential, sparking a heightened period of development in the 2000s. Soon, AI became part of our day-to-day lives—most […]

How Low Can You Go? EPA Proposes New Criteria for Energy Star Most Efficient Program

Jul 20th, 2023

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released an update on its Energy Star Most Efficient program this week, including proposed criteria for 2024. As of June 2023, 2,651 models meet the current Most Efficient criteria across all categories, including 517 fenestration products produced by 48 partner companies. After a review of the data associated with […]

New Law in Colorado to Require Energy Star-Rated Doors and Windows

Jun 28th, 2023

A new law in Colorado focusing on environmental standards is set to take effect in January 2026, requiring all residential structures three stories or lower to use Energy Star-rated products. House Bill 23-1161 applies to a range of appliances, fixtures and other products used in residential buildings—including doors, windows and skylights. The new law mandates […]

Can We Afford Today’s Unaffordability?

Mar 1st, 2023

I have a friend who lives in California, and I remember when he moved out there how stunned I was by the costs for real estate. This was 20 or more years ago and even back then the best you could do for around $500,000 was a very small, major fixer upper. About three to […]

The Inflation Reduction Act and Tax Credits

Jan 11th, 2023

Over the past 30 years, I have seen a lot of ups and downs. Just when I thought I had seen it all, COVID-19 came. The past three years have been some of the most interesting I’ve ever experienced in the door and window business, but, as usual, they have brought the creativity of our […]

Kodiak Building Partners Acquires Diamond Home Improvement

Dec 19th, 2022

Kodiak Building Partners, a building materials distribution acquisition firm based in Highlands Ranch, Colo., has acquired Diamond Home Improvement (DHI). In a press release, Kodiak says the acquisition will expand its market reach in the Northwest, providing building materials and lumber, doors and windows, moulding and millwork, and more quality tools and materials. Diamond Home […]

EPA Finalizes Energy Star 7.0

Oct 20th, 2022

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published final specifications for Energy Star 7.0 Thursday, handing manufacturers their final marching orders if they’re to keep the program’s sticker on their door and window products. The news arrived amid the final hours of GlassBuild America—a week in which some companies said they were shopping new glass packages and […]

Freedonia Home Improvement Study Points to Continued Demand

Jul 11th, 2022

The rise in home improvement activities during COVID-19 includes doors and windows but extends to bathrooms, home offices and more. A new report from the Freedonia Group examining home improvement trends shows that such projects will likely continue through 2022 as materials and labor become available. Data collected across 2021 and through February 2022 indicates […]

Using Modern Day Marketing Tactics to Sell More Windows and Doors

Feb 7th, 2022

A panel of experts gathered recently to share with those who sell home improvement products, including doors and windows, how to become more efficient with leads while at the same time lowering costs. While homeowner demand continues, one theme that emerged throughout the Home Improvement Profitability Summit, held last week in New Orleans by Dave […]