Builder Confidence Rises for 55+ Market

May 9th, 2014

-+*Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market for the first quarter of 2014 is up year-over-year, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) latest 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) released this week. Compared to the first quarter of 2013, the single-family index increased 4 points to a level of 50, which is […]

WDMA Seeks to Validate EPDs

May 1st, 2014

-+*The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) has submitted a formal application for accreditation as a certification body that verify/validate Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for accreditation by the American National StandardsInstitute (ANSI) for its Hallmark Certification Program. Certification bodies seeking to be accredited by ANSI to conduct validation/verification of EPD are required to comply with […]

AAMA Forms Sustainability Steering Committee

Apr 10th, 2014

Mark Silverberg

-+*The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) board of directors recently voted unanimously to establish a sustainability steering committee. It will oversee the various AAMA committees and task groups involved in establishing standard practices that lead to product sustainability, from component development to structural integrity. “This decision reflects the vital strategic importance that AAMA believes sustainability-related […]

Volatile Fog Testing—Does It Need Updating?

Mar 21st, 2014

In a recent presentation, Cooper (left) and Herndon (center) determined that volatile fog box testing specifications need to be reevaluated.

-+*In a recent presentation “Objective Volatile Fog Measurement,” Dave Cooper and Jonathan Herndon of Guardian Industries discussed the series of testing the two completed to determine effective methods for measuring volatile compounds in insulating glass units (IGU). The organic components to which IGUs are exposed, such as sealants, exterior components, adhesives, muntin bars and spacers, […]

EPA Announces Settlement with Thermo-Twin Industries

Mar 21st, 2014

-+*The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Thermo-Twin Industries Inc. has agreed to implement lead-safe precautions when renovating pre-1978 dwellings. The company, located at 1155 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont, Pa., also will pay a $25,690 civil penalty to settle alleged violations. EPA cited the company for violating the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), […]

SPONSORED LINK – Guardian Launches Free Mobile App on Window

Mar 18th, 2014

-+*Window InSight app is designed for rapid access to expert information. ‘It’s like having a glass scientist in your pocket.’ READ MORE

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 […]