IBS Day 2: Doors Abound All Around

Jan 22nd, 2015

IBS thing

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 […]

More States Are Adopting this New Energy Rating System

Jan 12th, 2015

Illinois thing

A new energy rating system is making waves across the U.S. as another state will be adopting the method as a pathway to getting residential building permits approved. Illinois is adopting Residential Energy Services Network’s (RESNET) Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index as a way to gauge a home’s energy performance pursuant to a building […]

At CES, These Door and Window Products Caught Our Attention

Jan 9th, 2015

Insynctive will link to your home automation system and let you know whether you’ve remembered to shut and lock your doors, windows and garage doors

It seems like every industry is getting in on the action at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and doors and windows are no exception. Keeping up with the digital age, here are some door and window products unveiled last  week in Las Vegas that we thought were worth sharing with our readers. Pella’s Insynctive Technology […]

Therma Tru Receives 10-Year Local Tax Abatement

Jan 8th, 2015

Therma Tru employees put together a door at the company's Butler, Ind., plant.

A three-year, $20 million investment in the local economy has earned Therma-Tru a 10-year tax abatement on new equipment for its plant in Butler, Ind. According to public documents, the city approved the abatement after the company said it would make such an investment and hire 105 additional full-time employees, whose average annual salaries eventually […]

Congress Just Did Something Your Customers Will Want to Hear About

Jan 6th, 2015


In a rare display of bipartisanship, Congress recently pulled together to pass the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 (HR 5771), signed into law by President Obama on December 19. While the bill includes many provisions, door and window installers may want to note one in particular. Section 25C allows individuals to update the tax […]