Posts Tagged ‘ prices ’

PPI: Prices Steady from November, Continued to Climb from 2022

Jan 25th, 2024

The latest Producer Price Index (PPI) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows prices for materials used in door and window manufacturing are beginning to steady on a month-to-month basis, but remain mostly up over the previous year. In December, the monthly PPI for flat glass in the commodity category continued to climb, […]

PPI: Prices Continue the Roller Coaster in October

Nov 29th, 2023

The latest Producer Price Index (PPI) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) was released ahead of Thanksgiving, showing inconsistent prices for materials used in door and window manufacturing. Most showed no change from September to October 2023, but numbers were a mixed bag on a year-over-year basis. In October, the monthly PPI for […]

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 […]

PPI: Prices Split the Ticket in January

Mar 9th, 2023

The latest Producer Price Index (PPI) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows prices for materials used in door and window manufacturing were mostly flat from December 2022 to January 2023, but generally increased on a year-over-year basis. In January, the monthly PPI for flat glass in the commodity category inched up 0.6% […]

Builders Return from IBS to a Tepid Market

Feb 6th, 2023

February opened on a week of mixed feelings for attendees of the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) International Builders Show (IBS). With more than 110,000 professionals cross pollenating between IBS and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, the scene was busy and jubilant—marking Design & Construction Week’s largest attendance ever. “I’ve been to more […]

PPI: Prices Flatline in December

Jan 26th, 2023

The latest Producer Price Index (PPI) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) dropped last week and it shows prices for materials used in door and window manufacturing leveling somewhat from November to December 2022, but mostly continuing to rise on a year-over-year basis. In December, the monthly PPI for flat glass in the […]

Not This Time

Jan 25th, 2023

I’ve never been one to sit around waiting for just the right time and circumstances—not once I’ve made my mind up about something, at least. These past few years have been no exception, but I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that it has been difficult to do anything with a high level of certainty. […]

PPI: Prices Continued to Climb in November

Jan 5th, 2023

The latest Producer Price Index (PPI) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) was published recently, showing prices for materials used in door and window manufacturing increasing across the board—not only from October to November 2022, but also on a year-over-year basis. In November, the monthly PPI for flat glass in the commodity category […]

PPI: Cost of Fenestration Materials Mostly Up in October

Nov 22nd, 2022

The October 2022 Producer Price Index (PPI) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that prices for wood doors and window units, as well as metal doors, frames and windows, are experiencing double-digit percentage increases over the same period in 2021. In October, the monthly PPI for flat glass in the commodity category […]

PPI: Homebuilding Supply Prices Not Rising as Steadily

Oct 28th, 2022

The September 2022 Producer Price Index (PPI) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that prices for wood doors and window units, as well as metal doors, frames and windows, are experiencing double-digit percentage increases over the same period in 2021. In September, the monthly PPI for flat glass in the commodity category […]