Thermal Windows and Doors Partners with FlexScreen

Aug 24th, 2015

Thermal Windows and Doors announced that it will now use FlexScreen’s flexible window screens in its product line. “Being able to offer FlexScreen early allows us the ability to give our dealers a competitive advantage when sharing the value-add in our product to their customers,” said Dan Novak, Thermal’s vice president of operations, in a statement.  “The recognition of the innovation […]

Guest Blog: Win-Door Rewards 

Aug 24th, 2015

From my first Win-door show and including this year’s upcoming show, set for Nov. 3-5 in Toronto, I will have worn many hats–attendee, exhibitor, association member, part of the organizing committee, etc. Every show brings something new to light. A new product or service, new relationships with suppliers or customers, the opportunity to reunite with […]

Do You Use An Online Home Services Listing Provider?

Aug 24th, 2015

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Note: This article is by Drew Vass, a contributing editor for Window Film magazine. Knock-knock. Who’s there? It’s Angie’s List and the other Internet-based home services listing providers looking to stake their claims in the home improvement industries. But before you slam the door, you should know that Internet giants Amazon and Google have joined […]

#DWMSocial: See What the Industry is Posting Online

Aug 24th, 2015

DWM magazine recently started its #DWMSocial project on Twitter to showcase what industry members are doing around the world. Here’s some of what’s been going on this week. First up: Minnkota Windows showed off this door:   Excited to be fabricating the @Rehau Tilt & Slide Patio Door. Available in white and 4 woodgrain options. #DWMSocial […]

Enter DWM’s Green Awards 2015

Aug 21st, 2015

Door and Window Market (DWM) magazine is accepting nominations once again for its annual Green Awards. Companies in all categories — dealers, manufacturers and suppliers — are invited to make nominations. Have a supplier who is doing great things in the name of energy efficiency? Nominate them. If you are a dealer or distributor and you are […]

PPI Report: Flat Glass Prices Up Again in July

Aug 21st, 2015

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Flat glass prices increased 0.9 percent in July, after a jump of 2.8 percent in June, according to the latest Producer Price Index Report (PPI) issued by the U.S. Labor Department. The PPI program measures the average change over time in the selling prices received by domestic producers for their output, according to the U.S. Bureau of […]

Developer has Hawaii’s “Glass Rule” in its Crosshairs

Aug 21st, 2015

A commercial real estate developer is at odds with a development authority in Hawaii over the glass used in one of its high-rise projects. The Symphony Honolulu mixed-use condominium tower is under construction in the Kakaako district of Hawaii, where new construction high-rise projects require glass with a visible light transmission (VLT) of 50 percent […]

BMC to Buy Robert Bowden Inc.

Aug 21st, 2015

BMC, a provider of building materials and construction services, has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire Atlanta-based Robert Bowden Inc, a supplier of doors, windows, trim, millwork, cornice, siding, stair parts and decking. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The move will expand BMC’s custom and production millwork capabilities in the southeastern United States. “Over the past […]

Rugby Opens Denver Distribution Center to Deliver Masonite

Aug 20th, 2015

Rugby Architectural Building Products, a two-step distributor with 28 locations in 20 states, recently opened its newest facility in Denver. The center will serve as a Masonite products distributor, marking the first full availability of Masonite’s  exterior doors in Colorado. “With a strong reputation for superior customer service and reliable, on-time, accurate deliveries, Rugby will […]

What the Presidential Candidates Have Done for the Housing Sector

Aug 20th, 2015

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What have this election cycle’s candidates done when it comes to housing? DWM magazine has put together a list of what we could find on each candidate and their history with the housing market. For the former congressmen/women, we looked at bills they’ve sponsored and co-sponsored as members. Also, since there are a lot of […]