If You’ve Replaced One of These Recently, You Actually Made Your Customer Money

Jan 26th, 2015

Simpson will showcase a variety of its products including its Craftsman line.

Replace an entry door with a steel one lately? Chances are, your customer will recoup more money than they spent on the job. That’s according to Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value 2015 report, which has a 20-gauge steel entry door ranked at the top of the list with 102 percent of the cost recouped. According […]

Video: That’s a Wrap

Jan 23rd, 2015

The International Builder’s Show ended yesterday and reports are high attendance and a positive view of the market. View DWM’s last look at some more of the products on Display. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

IBS Day 3: Big Growth for the Big Show

Jan 23rd, 2015

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The International Builders’ Show (IBS) wrapped up another successful run on Thursday at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The show’s sponsor, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), says 65,000 people attended this year, up from 51,000 in 2014. More than 1,700 exhibitors filled the convention floor. That big turnout reflects the ongoing rebound in […]

Video: Doors Get Their Due at IBS

Jan 22nd, 2015

In today’s video, DWM editors take a look at the door products at the International Builder’s Show. From interior and exterior to sliding, the show, taking place through Thursday, has it all. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

IBS Day 2: Doors Abound All Around

Jan 22nd, 2015

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Beautiful doors were everywhere during the second day of the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas. Kommerling made its debut at the International Builders’ Show last year, and this year it was back with a bigger booth and a continued commitment to the U.S. market, according to Robert Thiroff, managing director. DWM also visited […]

Video: Halls are Packed and Products Wow at IBS Vegas

Jan 21st, 2015

The International Builders’ Show is back–the halls are full of attendees looking for the latest in home products–including doors and windows. Today’s video showcases three new products from major manufacturers. The show continues through Thursday. Stay tuned to dwmmag.com for continued video coverage. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

Builders’ Show Opens in Vegas

Jan 20th, 2015


The International Builders’ Show opened in Las Vegas this morning, and the aisles were packed with those looking for the latest products. It is all part of Design and Construction Week, taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center through Thursday. One of the product categories found in abundance on the show floor is sliding […]

Industry Association Cautions Against EPA Overregulation

Jan 19th, 2015


With policymakers in the United States Congress having just kicked off the new year, industry members and associations are eager to see how activity at the nation’s capital in 2015 will impact their respective trades. That attention is not lost on the Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA), which recently released its 2015 National Policy […]

Sika AG Pushes Back Against Saint-Gobain’s Takeover Move

Jan 16th, 2015


The management of Swiss specialty chemical company Sika AG continues to push back against French conglomerate Saint-Gobain’s move to seek controlling interest in the company. Several investors are supporting management’s position, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust, Cascade Investment LLC, Fidelity Worldwide Investment, Threadneedle Investments and the Ethos Foundation. Meanwhile, representatives of Saint-Gobain […]

EPA to Revise Lead Paint Program

Jan 15th, 2015

Lead Paint

On Wednesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed three minor changes to its Lead-based Paint Activities and the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting programs that could make them function better. According to the proposal, the EPA wants to eliminate a rule that requires hands-on refresher training courses for renovators, which would allow them to […]