It’s Window Safety Week: Here’s What to Tell Your Customers

Apr 7th, 2015

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-+*It’s important for door and window manufacturers and dealers to remind homeowners about safety. That’s why every April, the National Safety Council’s Window Safety Task Force sponsors Window Safety Week. This year, it’s running April 5-11. “Window safety is not only an important issue in our industry but in our daily lives, as proper precautions […]

Online Review Sites: Who Can You Trust?

Apr 6th, 2015

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-+*As more door and window business is conducted online, web-based review sites are becoming a vital part of marketing and promotion for companies in the industry. During the recent Fenestration Day industry gathering in Irvine, Calif., which was hosted by DWM Magazine, attendees at the dealer roundtable had strong thoughts about review websites such as […]

Virginia Shines, Delaware Struggles in New IBHS Building Code Ratings

Apr 2nd, 2015

The IBHS has a new building code rating out for the 18 hurricane-prone states.

-+*The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) is making waves in the coastal states. The institute released the second edition of its “Rating the States” reports. The study assesses the progress of 18 hurricane-prone coastal states along the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Coast in strengthening their residential building code systems since IBHS’ […]

Pass on Passive Building Standards? You Might Want to Rethink That

Mar 31st, 2015

PHIUS now has custom passive standards for any climate in North America.

-+*The Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS) has introduced climate-specific building standards for more than 1,000 more locations in North America, from major metros to rural areas. Passive buildings are generally those that are built so air-tight and energy efficient that little, if any, energy is needed to heat or cool the facility. The rating is […]

A Proposed Bill Would Reduce Florida Builders’ Risk of Being Sued

Mar 30th, 2015

Representative Jay Fant's bill would reduce builders' liability limit from 10 years to seven.

-+*If defects are found with construction more than seven years from its completion, should the builder still be liable for damages? Florida House Rep. Jay Fant doesn’t think so. The Republican lawmaker from Jacksonville has introduced a bill that reduces builder liability exposure from 10 years to seven years after a job is finished. This […]

Dealers Share Tips that Pack a Punch

Mar 27th, 2015

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-+*Would you love the opportunity to get in a room with your fellow door and window dealers and pick their brains? What do others do when they receive a bad review? Do you get your showroom displays for free? You don’t? Why not? How do you get people to like your Facebook page? What do […]

Study Reveals OSHA’s $4.5 Billion Mistake

Mar 26th, 2015

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-+*OSHA was off. Way off. That’s according to a new report by the Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC), which found that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) proposed silica standards will cost the U.S. construction industry $5 billion per year—roughly $4.5 billion per year more than OSHA’s estimates. The coalition cautioned that the flawed […]

WDMA Legislative Conference Day 2: Time to Get Down to Business

Mar 24th, 2015

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) said the EPA has too many regulations.

-+*From congressional speakers to Capitol Hill visits, the second day of the spring meeting and legislative conference for the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) epitomized the organization’s mission to be the fenestration industry’s voice in Washington. Republicans Rail Against Regulation Tuesday began with the Washington Briefing Breakfast, which featured Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and […]

March Newscast Features Fenestration Day

Mar 20th, 2015

-+*Fenestration Day ended yesterday in Irvine, Calif., and attendees heard a variety of educational sessions. Here’s a glimpse of what you missed. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

Fenestration Day, Glass Expo West Kick Off in California

Mar 19th, 2015

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-+*William Greiner, the chief investment officer at Mariner Wealth Advisers, delivered the keynote address on Thursday to open Fenestration Day and Glass Expo West at the Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center in Irvine, Calif. Greiner’s presentation covered the latest economic outlook both globally and in the U.S. He pointed out that the developed economies will only […]