Do Green Homes Really Deliver? New Study Tells All Study Highlights Homeowner Satisfaction Levels

Feb 6th, 2014

GuildQuality, a North American provider of customer satisfaction surveying for the residential building industry, recently conducted a national survey of homeowners who purchased a National Green Building Standard (NGBS) certified green home built within the past three years. The study, commissioned by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and presented at the annual International [...]

Ready to Take on the Challenges

Jan 2nd, 2014

Keeping up with the constant evolution of the fenestration market is a daily task. As an industry, we are faced with many challenges: 1. ENERGY STAR® Version 6.0 updates. 2. Homeowner equity at a 10-year low in many markets, curtailing R&R expenditures. 3. Partisan politics, high unemployment and debt crisis shaking consumer confidence. 4. Impact [...]

AAMA/WDMA Report Predicts Fenestration Industry Trends

Dec 30th, 2013

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) have jointly released the December update to the “AAMA/WDMA 2012/2013 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast.” The reports include information on door, window skylight market trends and product relationships.

Power Home Remodeling Group™ Named Top Workplace by Boston Globe

Dec 20th, 2013

Power Home Remodeling Group was ranked No. 12 on the Boston Globe’s 2013 Top Places to Work list. With 100 employees, the company’s regional office in Marlborough, Mass., was ranked in the midsize companies’ category (companies with fewer than 250 employees). The Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work program identifies leading businesses in the state [...]

New WDMA Brochure Troubleshoots Indoor Condensation on Windows

Dec 20th, 2013

Cold Weather Condensation is a new brochure published by the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) that discusses the circumstances under which condensation can appear on windows during cold weather and describes methods that may reduce the likelihood or severity of this happening. The brochure contains updated recommendations on indoor relative humidity, which is the [...]

NAHB Weighs in on Rental Housing Report

Dec 10th, 2013

Rick Judson, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) issued the following statement on a the report on rental housing released yesterday from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS). “The report highlights serious affordability problems for many of America’s renter households, and NAHB supports many of the policy initiatives outlined in [...]

Construction Materials Prices Fall Slightly in October

Nov 22nd, 2013

Construction materials prices fell 0.2 percent in October and are down 0.3 percent year over year, according to the November 21 Producer Price Index released by the Department of Labor. Nonresidential construction materials are down 0.5 percent for the month and are unchanged from the same time one year ago. “We continue to observe a [...]

AAMA’s Western Region to Host Q&A on Green Globes Rating System

Nov 19th, 2013

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s (AAMA) Western Region plans to host a webinar featuring a question-and-answer session on the Green Building Initiative (GBI) Green Globes® Rating System. The webinar will be moderated by Erin Shaffer, GBI consultant, and will be held Tuesday, December 3, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Pacific Time). The Green Globes tools consist [...]

Jeff Haberer Leaves Cardinal for New Role

Nov 7th, 2013

Trulite announced today that Jeff Haberer will lead the company’s technical service operations for both U.S. and Canada. Haberer joins Trulite after more than 27 years with Cardinal Glass. In his previous role as a technical service engineer he gained invaluable expertise in coated, tempered, and insulating glass products and processes, according to the release. [...]

Guardian Announces Price Increase

Nov 7th, 2013

Guardian Industries issued a letter to customers recently informing them of a price increase to take effect November 25, 2013. Several products are listed in the letter, signed by Bill Widmann, vice president of sales and marketing. “Guardian continues to experience higher costs for the materials and services used in manufacturing and distribution of high [...]