Posts Tagged ‘ doors ’

Shoring Up Your First Line of Defense

Jan 16th, 2024

When I’m consulting with door and window manufacturers around the country, there’s one crucial aspect of the business that I try to remind my customers of. Because for all the investment you’ve made in top-of-the-line equipment, and for all the thought and planning you’ve put into production schedules, success ultimately comes down to one thing: […]

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 […]

FGIA Releases Updated Specification for PVC Exterior Profiles

Sep 13th, 2023

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) recently updated a specification establishing the minimum requirements for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) exterior profiles that are used in doors, windows and skylights. “Voluntary Specification for Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Exterior Profiles” (AAMA 303-23), an FGIA document, is now available for purchase in the FGIA online store. The document, […]

Boise Cascade Reaches Agreement to Purchase Brockway-Smith Company

Aug 30th, 2023

Boise Cascade Co. announced it has reached an agreement to purchase Brockway-Smith Co. (BROSCO), a wholesale distributor specializing in doors and millwork. The purchase price for BROSCO, including the acquisition of its two full-scale distribution centers, is $172 million, subject to certain closing adjustments. Officials for Boise Cascade said the company plans to fund the […]

FGIA Updates Specification for Impact, Cycle Testing of Fenestration Products

Aug 16th, 2023

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has updated an industry specification for rating the ability of doors, windows, skylights and sliding glass doors to withstand impact and pressure cycling associated with hurricanes. AAMA 506-23, Voluntary Specification for Impact and Cycle Testing of Fenestration Products, was updated to align with the recently released NAFS-22 standard, says […]

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 […]

Alside Opens Three New Supply Centers

May 22nd, 2023

Associated Materials recently opened three new Alside supply centers, including a 20,000-square-foot facility in Conway, S.C. The site, which is based in the Myrtle Beach metropolitan area, is a palletized warehouse offering manufactured Alside siding and windows, along with a variety of other products, including fiber cement siding, doors and decking. Additionally, a 63,200-square-foot building […]

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 […]

Updated NAFS Set for Fall 2022 Release Pending CSA Group Approval

Aug 22nd, 2022

An updated version of the North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS) is now available for public review via the CSA Group (formerly the Canadian Standards Association). The proposed changes can be reviewed until Sept. 4, 2022. Both the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) and Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) have already approved the proposed […]

Energy Star Innovation Part Two

Aug 22nd, 2022

During the last week, many of us crafted a final response to the EPA concerning the Energy Star Version 7 for windows, doors and skylights. Our last letter to EPA in March ’22 asked for nine changes to be made to the proposal, and EPA accepted one. While it is unlikely that EPA will make […]