AAMA Launches Indoor Condensation Information Web Page

May 5th, 2015

-+*The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has created a new web page to help homeowners understand why and how indoor condensation develops on residential windows and what can be done about it. “This was needed because it provides direct, simple answers to the common question, ‘Why is there condensation on my windows?’” says Joe Hayden of […]

Kitchens, Bathrooms Still Most Popular Remodeling Projects

May 5th, 2015

-+*May is National Home Remodeling Month, and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers just released a survey on the most popular remodeling jobs by its members. Remodelers report that kitchen and bathroom projects remain the most popular, and that home owners’ No. 1 motivation for remodeling was to upgrade to newer, better features. […]

Stiles Machinery Celebrates 50 Years in Business

May 5th, 2015

-+*Stiles Machinery, which makes manufacturing equipment for the door and window industry – and many other industries as well — is marking its 50th anniversary in business this year. Stiles’ equipment is used to make exterior fenestration products from wood, PVC and CPVC, composites, cellulosic composites, MDF, aluminum, fiberglass and other materials. The company says […]

Marvin Acquires TruStile Doors

May 5th, 2015

Marvin Acquires Door Manufacturer TruStile Doors, LLC. (PRNewsFoto/Marvin Windows and Doors)

-+*Marvin Windows and Doors of Minnesota announced late Monday that it has acquired TruStile Doors of Denver.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed. TruStile, which began operations in 1995, manufactures made-to-order architectural stile and rail doors for the high-end residential and commercial construction markets. “TruStile is an outstanding company with a proven track record […]

New York Attorney General Scrutinizes Scheduling Practices

May 4th, 2015

New York Attorney General

-+*New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is shining a spotlight on retailers’ scheduling procedures—but the move may have direct consequences for door and window dealers as well. Target, J.C. Penney and 11 other large retailers were asked for their staffing and scheduling information from Schneiderman’s office due to his concern for their “on-call” practices. In […]

Builder Confidence in 55+ Housing Market Remains Positive

May 4th, 2015

-+*Empty-nesters are buying, and builders are happy. Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market remains in positive territory for the first quarter of 2015, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI). Compared to the previous quarter, the single-family index edged down slightly by one point to 58, […]

Better Windows & Doors Wins Dallas Award

May 4th, 2015

-+*Door and window dealer Better Windows & Doors recently won the 2015 Dallas Award in the Lumber, Plywood, Millwork & Wood Panels category. The recognition comes from the Dallas Award Program, which was established to recognize the best local businesses in the region. Better Windows & Doors specializes in replacement windows for the Dallas/Ft. Worth […]

Power Home Remodeling Group’s Wenhold Receives Tech Honor

May 1st, 2015

-+*Timothy Wenhold, chief innovation officer (CIO) at Power Home Remodeling Group, has been named a 2015 “Top IT Pro” by the Philadelphia Business Journal. The honor recognizes key information technology executives in the Philadelphia area who have made significant contributions to their companies. “It is an honor to see Tim recognized as a 2015 Top […]

New AAMA Forecast Will Make Window Installers, Manufacturers Happy

May 1st, 2015

-+*Demand for windows in new housing is through the roof. That’s according to the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s (AAMA) 2014/2015 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast. This report delivers information on door, window and skylight market trends and product relationships. Total housing starts continued their growth curve in 2014 with strong gains—particularly in the multifamily […]

Fortune Brands Readjusts its Outlook After Q1 Results

May 1st, 2015

-+*Fortune Brands released its first quarter 2015 results recently, which showed “moderate growth,” according to company CEO Chris Klein. Klein says the results were “as we expected,” but the teams delivered “profit growth that was right on plan … We continue to anticipate accelerating new construction activity in the second half of the year. Based […]