Posts Tagged ‘ Hurricane Irma ’

Back-to-Back Hurricanes Test Industry’s Resilience

Sep 20th, 2017

As Hurricane Maria bears down on Puerto Rico today, it’s important to remember that hurricanes Harvey and Irma have left widespread devastation in Texas and Florida that’s affected fenestration-related industries in both states. Here’s a look at the biggest issues in the aftermath of the storms. Impacts on Impact Windows? Irma hit Florida on September […]

Hurricane Irma Rips Up Florida

Sep 11th, 2017

Hurricane Irma churned up the west coast of Florida on Sunday, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake along with uncertain impacts on the state’s door and window industry. According to Reuters, catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide estimated that the storm did about  $20 billion to $40 billion in damage in Florida, lower than […]

Florida Window Execs Offer Update in Wake of Irma

Sep 11th, 2017

Executives at Doers Window Manufacturing, based in Tampa with retail locations throughout the state, certainly had a lot to worry about when forecasters started predicting Hurricane Irma last week. The company has manufacturing sites in Tampa and NewSouth Window retail sites in St. Petersburg, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Sarasota and Fort Lauderdale. DWM Publisher Tara […]

Learning from Disasters

Sep 8th, 2017

Hurricane Harvey struck on August 25, damaging some 200,000 homes in its path, primarily in Houston. Right now, Hurricane Irma is bearing down on Florida. As familiar as images of hurricane rescues have become, each such disaster brings with it an unforgettable image that becomes symbolic of both the disaster and the recovery. With Hurricane […]

Building Products Industry Always Responds to Natural Disasters

Sep 7th, 2017

We have been extremely fortunate that it has been over a decade since the United States was hit by a major hurricane.  Hurricane Harvey was a stark reminder that we are still at Mother Nature’s mercy. As I write this, Hurricane Irma has just turned into a Category 5 hurricane and although it’s exact path […]