Posts Tagged ‘ DWM ’

Rising Home Prices Have Prospective Buyers Wary

Aug 5th, 2014

Each $1,000 increase in the cost of a new median-priced home price forces 206,000 prospective buyers out of the marketplace, according to a new study by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The number of households affected varies across states and metro areas and largely depends on their population, income distribution and new home [...]

Mid-Year Housing Report: Regional Differences Still Exist and Employment Plays Key Role

Aug 5th, 2014

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How is the housing recovery faring? Well it depends on where you live as major discrepancies still exist in different markets. Slow income growth is also prohibiting home purchases, while “part of the slow recovery has to do with slow recovery in employment,” says David Crowe, chief economist for the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB). [...]

In the Year 2030: Part 2

Aug 4th, 2014

Welcome to the third blog in a series about the DOE’s Roadmap for Emerging Technologies and its potential impact on the future of the fenestration industry. In case you missed the first two, you can find them here: Chasing the Next Low-E In the Year 2030: Part 1 As discussed in my last blog, the [...]

Skyreach Opens Warehouse in Western Canada

Jul 31st, 2014

Skyreach L&S Extrusions Corp. has opened an independent distribution warehouse in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Skyreach opened the warehouse in order to satisfy growing demand in western Canada and will facilitate the storage of inventory, coordinate incoming and outgoing shipments and manage the delivery of products relating to orders processed by Skyreach. “People like locally accessible products,” [...]

AAMA Releases Updated Voluntary Specification for Sash Balances

Jul 31st, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released “Voluntary Specification for Sash Balances” (AAMA 902-14), which establishes the requirements for the materials, testing and performance for sash balances used in hung-type windows. It also provides rating criteria and test procedures for qualifying balances to two performance levels and six MAF Classifications. “The original goal was [...]

AAMA Announces Fall Conference Registration

Jul 29th, 2014

Registration is now open for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) National Fall Conference. Participants may register by Monday, August 25 to take advantage of the discounted early bird rate of $925. Paper registration for the conference, to be held at the Westin Hotel in the Denver area, is required and may be found here. Non-member companies that are [...]

Cardinal, Four Seasons Respond to North Carolina Code Council’s Low-E Emergency Rule

Jul 28th, 2014

The North Carolina Building Code Council recently enacted an emergency rule in the state’s residential building code that allows builders to use non-low-E glass in areas where it poses a “safety concern.” In the “Emergency Rule-Making Findings of Need” document submitted by the N.C. Building Code Council, “four documented cases of fires being caused by [...]

Builders FirstSource Reports Second Quarter Gains

Jul 28th, 2014

Builders FirstSource Inc.’s 2014 second-quarter earnings showed the company has made significant gains from the second-quarter of 2013. Some highlights include: Second quarter 2014 sales increased 7.1 percent to $426.5 million, compared to the second quarter of 2013. Gross margin percentage improved to 22.0 percent, up from 20.7 percent in the second quarter of 2013. [...]

Pleotint Inks Partnership with Solar Innovation

Jul 28th, 2014

Pleotint has reached a distribution partnership with Solar Innovations Inc., enabling Solar Innovations to incorporate Suntuitive glass in its full product line. Solar Innovations, a Pennsylvania-based window manufacturer, operates out of a 300,000-square-foot corporate office and manufacturing facility and is a single-source producer of a variety of residential and commercial windows, doors, curtainwalls and glazed [...]

Remodeling Indicators Show Increase in Second Quarter

Jul 25th, 2014

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Most indicators in the 2014 Remodeling Business Pulse (RBP) survey pointed to growth in the remodeling industry this quarter. The survey, conducted by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), offers a more positive report than it did last quarter, which showed a decline in business conditions during the first three months of 2014. [...]