Industry News

Weather Shield Wins Best of Houzz Award

Jan 28th, 2016

Weather Shield Windows & Doors has won a 2016 Best of Houzz award for design. “Houzz is growing in popularity and influence in the home design and remodeling space, and is an important marketing vehicle for Weather Shield,” said Chris Schield, vice president of marketing for the company. “We plan to continue to increase our […]

WTS Paradigm Rolls Out New Website

Jan 28th, 2016

WTS Paradigm recently launched its new website,, according to a blog post on the company’s website. The Middleton, Wisc.-based technology company unveiled the redesigned site in December 2015. According to the company’s blog, “The site is packed with information that window and door manufacturers are looking for – dealer research, configuration expertise, order optimization, […]

Tempco Glass Earns IGCC Certification

Jan 28th, 2016

New York manufacturer Tempco Glass Fabrication recently attained certification from the fenestration industry’s Insulating Glass Certification Council (IGCC) for its insulating glass units (IGUs). “We are very pleased to achieve this outstanding certification,” said Tiffany Wan, sales manager for Tempco. “With IGCC certification, our customers can be assured they are receiving quality IGUs that conform to […]

Sierra Pacific to Launch New Wall System Line

Jan 28th, 2016

Sierra Pacific Windows will launch a new architectural wall system product line in Spring 2016. The announcement comes on the heels of its December 2015, asset acquisition from Dallas, Oregon-based Westview Products, Inc. The newly acquired high-end, architecturally-driven wall system line, also known as an engineered or structural wall system, is built with an extruded aluminum exterior […]

Panda Windows Wins Best of Houzz Award for Customer Service

Jan 27th, 2016

Panda Windows & Doors  has won a “Best Of Customer Service” award from Houzz, the online platform for home remodeling and design. The Las Vegas-based manufacturer of glass wall systems solutions was chosen from more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals on the site. The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in […]

Earthwise Group Saw Strong Growth in 2015

Jan 27th, 2016

The Earthwise Group, manufacturers of Earthwise Windows & Doors, reports that sales climbed 16 percent in 2015. Over the past five years, sales have doubled for the Earthwise Group as a whole, the company says. The group also says it reached the benchmark of producing 1 million windows this past year. Additionally, the company’s products are now distributed in 43 states. […]

Crystal Finishing Systems Joins WDMA

Jan 26th, 2016

Crystal Finishing Systems is the newest member of the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA). Crystal Finishing Systems is headquartered in Schofield, Wisc. It has 1.6 million square feet of manufacturing/warehouse facilities staffed by 800 personnel. All of Crystal Finishing Aluminum Extrusion and Fabrication facilities are ISO certification 9001-2008. “Our company has been serving the Window and Door […]

Is Housing Headed for Higher Ground?

Jan 26th, 2016


According to the experts, housing is on the up-and-up. A firming economy, solid job growth, rising consumer confidence, higher household formations and pent-up demand are helping to bring buyers back into the marketplace in 2016, according to economists at the recent International Builders’ Show. “There are a number of positive indicators that provide solid evidence […]

Energy Star Addresses Questions About Storm Window Specification

Jan 26th, 2016


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star program recently hosted a webinar to address questions and provide clarifications regarding  a product specification for exterior and interior storm panels, which are also called storm windows. Energy Star is considering a specification for storm windows because many of these products now carry low-E glass. Research conducted by […]

Builders’ Show Final Report: Strong Attendance and New Introductions

Jan 25th, 2016

ODL showed off its textured doorglass at the International Builders' Show.

The International Builders’ Show wrapped up last Thursday with reports of high attendance, busy booths and scores of new innovations. DWM offers its final report. Sam Steinberg of ClearView Screen Doors said his booth was busy during the show. “It’s been really good,” he said. “It’s all about contacting and networking.” And, of course, the […]