Posts Tagged ‘ wood windows ’

Inflation Eases but Material Prices Remain Up over Last Year

Jun 1st, 2023

After the Federal Reserve issued its tenth consecutive rate hike in an ongoing struggle against inflation, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) latest Producer Price Index (PPI) showed prices for materials used in door and window manufacturing remained up, on average, by 10% over last year. The annual inflation rate in the U.S. fell […]

Wood Windows Experience Above-Market Growth in 2022

May 18th, 2023

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) released its U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast for 2022-23. While the past year saw residential prime window volumes on the rise, the 2023 outlook for that segment of the industry is a bit bleaker. According to the forecast, residential prime window volumes grew by 0.5% in 2022 […]

Grassroots Trade Program Has Big Aspirations

Dec 3rd, 2019

As a shortage of skilled labor reinforces the need for early development through career and technical education, a Texas-based grassroots program is adding its contributions. Richard Laughlin, president and owner of Laughlin Home and Restoration, started Casa Über Alles, a program that aims to help worker deficits—including in door and window manufacturing and installation. The […]

Prices Hold Steady for the Month but Creep Higher for the Year

Nov 27th, 2019

Prices for materials used in door and window manufacturing stayed fairly unchanged in October 2019 but continue to go up slightly on a year-over-year basis, with the exception of thermoplastic resins and plastic materials, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In October, the monthly PPI […]

Remodeling Impact Report Reveals Vinyl Windows Outrank Other Projects

Nov 8th, 2019

Remodelers’ confidence in consumer interest has held steady over the last five years and there are reports of increased activities around areas impacted by recent natural disasters. Those are two, key takeaways from the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index for third-quarter 2019. But how much of that interest is steered toward […]