Posts Tagged ‘ manufacturers ’

GlassBuild Draws the Latest Options for Window Shopping

Nov 2nd, 2023

GlassBuild America is underway in Atlanta this week, where after the deployment of new Energy Star requirements manufacturers continue to promote products and materials to help meet the new criteria. Exhibitors came prepared with “menus” of insulating glass, low-E coatings and new profiles to help last-minute shoppers update their door and window products. In many […]

U.S. News & World Report Tags ‘Best Window Replacement Companies’

Sep 28th, 2023

U.S. News & World Report released its “Best Window Replacement Companies” for 2023, including nine manufacturers. Published through U.S. News 360 Reviews, the magazine selected window companies to award across categories ranging from Best Budget to Best Overall, noting the pros and cons of each provider. “If the age, wear and tear on your current […]

We are Halfway ‘Home.’ What’s the Year Looking Like?

Jul 12th, 2023

As we start down the back half of the year (Where did the time go?), I always like to do a review of what went right, what went wrong, what we can do to improve, at the same time examining what the rest of the year might look like going forward. As far as the […]

Quaker, Pella and M&M Announce Expansions

May 10th, 2023

The door and window industry saw a number of expansions announced last week, including two leading manufacturers and an Illinois-based dealer. Quaker Windows and Doors is set to invest $10 million to boost production capabilities and add to its facility in Missouri. Pella Corp. is acquiring Lawson Industries Inc., a Florida-based manufacturer of aluminum doors […]

With COVID Out of the Way, FGIA Regains Laser Focus on Initiatives

Feb 16th, 2023

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The Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance’s (FGIA) annual conference took place this week in San Diego, where officials provided updates for various initiatives and collaborations. After progress slowed amid the COVID-19 pandemic, most efforts have since regained their momentum, officials said, including several impacting the environment and building codes, and one that’s set to change […]

They Are Not Your Grandparents’ Windows

Feb 6th, 2023

This time last year, National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) launched a campaign to encourage more people—builders, remodelers, architects, individual homeowners and others—to not take the state of their windows for granted. The campaign has had success with several national organizations, industry groups and magazines, and a few manufacturers are joining the effort. But there is […]

The Manufacturer’s Case for Thin Triples

Oct 10th, 2022

The latest cover of Door & Window Market ([DWM]) magazine didn’t mince words regarding ENERGY STAR 7.0: “It’s go time.” The new criteria for the prestigious EPA label will hit in just about a year, and the significant changes for U-factors and solar heat gain coefficients (SHGCs) will be driving manufacturers to make major alterations […]

Manufacturers Weigh In On Why Windows Matter

May 16th, 2022

The Why Windows Matter campaign sees involvement from numerous organizations such as the National Fenestration Rating Council, the Efficient Windows Collaborative, the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance and the Partnership for Advanced Window Solutions (PAWS). Manufacturers are on board, too, and are spreading the message that from financial and health perspectives, windows matter. Unlike in decades […]

Last Chance to Submit Applications to IECC Development Committees

Apr 23rd, 2021

The application submission period for the 2024 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) Development Committees will close tonight, Friday, April 23 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Under the Code Council’s new framework, Leading the Way to Energy Efficiency: A Path Forward on Energy and Sustainability to Confront a Changing Climate, the IECC will be developed by the […]

NFRC Looks to Fill Additional Seat on ANS Committee for Fenestration Issues

Mar 25th, 2021

Due to the interest the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) received earlier this year for seats on its American National Standards (ANS) Committee, the organization is opening an additional general interest user position on the committee. As an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Accredited Standards Developer (ASD), NFRC’s ANS Committee oversees any changes to its […]