Posts Tagged ‘ Pella ’

At IBS, Masks Have Been Replaced by Innovation

Feb 28th, 2024

After some rocky years through Covid, it appears the International Builders’ Show (IBS) can finally exhale without a mask. As new home starts have broken the ceiling of a million-home-pace, the event rightfully opened on a jubilant note. Ring-tossers, stilt walkers and celebrity impersonators greeted attendees at the show’s opening ceremonies, where National Association of […]

A Look Back: DWM’s Top Stories of 2023

Dec 28th, 2023

As the year wraps up, [DWM] takes a look back at the year and tallies our top stories over the last 12 months. At the top of the list is a lawsuit involving a big name in the business, but facility closures and acquisitions collectively dominated the list. Readers kept the list pretty well-rounded, with […]

Pella Recalls Windows Due to Faulty Hinges

Dec 22nd, 2023

Pella issued a recall for its Architect Series casement windows after discovering that sashes could fall out. Side pivot hinges from a third-party supplier used in some of the windows don’t meet welding specifications, officials said. Affected windows were delivered between January 1, 2021, and July 14, 2023. According to the recall, sashes could separate […]

Despite Low Builder Confidence, Door and Window Companies See Better Months Ahead

Nov 22nd, 2023

Rising mortgage rates, elevated construction costs and limited inventory have pushed housing affordability to its lowest point in more than a decade, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported. According to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI), just 37.4% of new and existing homes sold between the beginning of July and end of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Branding Strategy: That’s When They’ll Fall for the Leader of the Pack

Jun 15th, 2023

A year or two ago, buying doors and windows was all about availability. Due to insane levels of marketplace demand coupled with supply chain issues, lead times were stretched out to six to 12 months. Selling fenestration products was all about availability. If your lead time was faster, you could easily prevail over your competition […]

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

Feb 16th, 2023

A professional crowd moves through a hotel lobby.

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 […]

J.D. Power Study Finds Door and Window Customers Want Personalized Experience

Aug 26th, 2022

It may not be a surprise to many but the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Windows and Patio Doors Satisfaction StudySM confirms that adding a personalized touch to the patio door and window purchasing experience—from the product and shopping to delivery and installation—will provide the differentiation manufacturers and retailers need to set themselves apart from the […]

Door and Window Companies Rally Together Amidst COVID-19 and Protests

Jun 30th, 2020

As the country continues reopening efforts, many in the door and window industry are coming together to donate materials, create protective face shields and more. Pella The Pella Corporation (Pella) began producing face shields in its 3D printing facilities in Shenandoah and Sioux Center, Iowa. According to the company, the state’s health care workers were […]