Posts Tagged ‘ Hurricane Irma ’

A Conversation with Dean Ruark About Preparing for Hurricane Season

Jun 17th, 2020

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be above-normal according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center, which predicts that there will be three to six major hurricanes (Category 3 or stronger). Dean Ruark, vice president of engineering at PGT Innovations in North Venice, Fla., told [DWM] Magazine how door, window […]

How Glazing Systems Fared in Hurricane Irma

Oct 1st, 2018

As the end of the 2018 hurricane season nears, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) is reflecting on one of last year’s most destructive storms: Hurricane Irma. In a webinar titled “Hurricane Irma: Lessons Learned,” Chris Matthews, vice president and senior consultant of GCI Consultants, shared how glazing systems performed during the storm based on […]

PGT Sees Strong Sales Ahead of Hurricane Season

May 2nd, 2018

The demand for impact-resistant windows appears to be growing in Florida as the state prepares for what could be another active hurricane season. PGT Innovations, based in Venice, Fla., announced this week that sales hit $140.3 million in the first quarter of 2018, a 24-percent increase over the first quarter of 2017. “PGT Innovations delivered […]

A Look at How Glass is Holding up During Natural Disasters

Mar 7th, 2018

Impact glazing has evolved immensely throughout the past three decades, yet the industry still has more work to do according to Kishor Mehta, wind engineering expert and professor at Texas Tech University. He held a panel about managing risk and growth in response to natural events at this week’s 2018 Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference […]

2017 Was a Hectic Year for the Industry

Dec 18th, 2017

From a new administration in Washington that’s really shaken things up in the energy-efficiency realm to devastating hurricanes that tested the limits of impact products and building codes, 2017 was quite a year for the door and window industry. Some of the biggest changes came via the legislative and regulatory regime in D.C. The election of […]

Ply Gem Reports Solid Third Quarter Despite Hurricanes

Nov 6th, 2017

Ply Gem saw sales increase in the third quarter of 2017 despite experiencing some disruptions caused by hurricanes that hit the southern United States during the period. “During the third quarter, the unprecedented occurrence of two major back-to-back hurricanes affected the geographically significant markets of Texas, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina,”  said Gary E. Robinette, […]

Hurricane Irma Put a $13 Million Hole In PGT’s Sales

Nov 2nd, 2017

The effects of Hurricane Irma decreased sales for PGT Innovations by $13 million in the third quarter of 2017 and added $1.1 million in operating costs, according to the company’s latest financial report, which was released this week. It’s the first major look at the busy hurricane season’s direct economic impact on the fenestration industry. […]

Natural Disaster Liability and Defenses

Oct 18th, 2017

Initial property damage calculations estimate the economic harm inflicted by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Irma in Florida will exceed $200 billion, and that figure is likely to climb. Fortunately, it appears that more structures than originally anticipated withstood the initial storm surge and later flooding. Hopefully, most single-family homes, condo complexes and apartment […]

Andersen Donates $325,000 to Support Disaster Relief Effort

Oct 17th, 2017

Andersen Corp. and the Andersen Corporate Foundation are providing $325,000 in monetary support and product donations to help the people and communities impacted by Hurricane Maria, Irma and Harvey. The Andersen Corporate Foundation announced a $50,000 donation to Americares to support Hurricane Maria humanitarian efforts. The foundation will be donating $125,000 to the American Red […]

PGTI Sends Experts to Assess Post-Irma Damage

Sep 28th, 2017

PGT Innovations Inc. is offering the state of Florida the services of its top engineers to help assess building damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. PGT Innovations director of product management Dean Ruark, along with PGTI professional engineers Lynn Miller and Robert Beaird, will contribute to a study led by the University of Florida […]