Posts Tagged ‘ fenestration ’

It’s Hurricane Season; Here’s What You Need to Know

Jun 1st, 2015

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*+-The Atlantic hurricane season begins today and runs through November 30, and the door and window industry wants to make sure its customers are ready. CGI Windows & Doors, a Florida-based manufacturer of fenestration products designed to resist the winds and water associated with these deadly storms, is among the many companies who want to […]

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 […]

Sales Up But Income Down for Huttig Building Products in 2014

Mar 2nd, 2015

*+-The industry is on an upward trend, and Huttig Building Products has followed suit—at least in sales. The distributor of building materials reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and year of 2014, which show the company sold more than the previous year but also made some investments that ultimately hurt its income. Report highlights […]

AmesburyTruth Sells Its Non-Fenestration Custom Extrusion Business

Feb 27th, 2015

Amesbury introduced some new product lines.

*+-AmesburyTruth is doing away with its non-fenestration products and sticking exclusively to doors and windows. The manufacturer has agreed to sell its non-fenestration custom extrusion business in Ontario, Calif. to La Habra, Calif.-based VIP Rubber and Plastic Products. Under the terms of the agreement, AmesburyTruth will retain the fenestration custom extrusion business as well as […]

If You’ve Replaced One of These Recently, You Actually Made Your Customer Money

Jan 26th, 2015

Simpson will showcase a variety of its products including its Craftsman line.

*+-Replace an entry door with a steel one lately? Chances are, your customer will recoup more money than they spent on the job. That’s according to Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value 2015 report, which has a 20-gauge steel entry door ranked at the top of the list with 102 percent of the cost recouped. According […]

Energy Efficiency Rules Day for Glass, Fenestration at Greenbuild

Oct 23rd, 2014

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*+-As members of all different sectors of the construction industry walk the show floor at Greenbuild 2014, the trends are pretty clear. Attendees are obviously looking for energy-efficient products and window and glass companies have an abundant of options on display. Among the glass and glazing industry-related companies at Greenbuild is Pilkington, featuring its vacuum […]

GANA Fall Conference Discussions Cover Big Topics

Sep 29th, 2014

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*+-When the Glass Association of North America (GANA) divisions and committees met in Toronto last week for the group’s Fall Conference, members had plenty to discuss. Those in attendance covered topics ranging from ongoing interest in Building Information Modeling (BIM) to codes and standards, energy performance and more. In the Energy Division meeting, Tom Culp […]

Alside Opens Doors of New Supply Center

Sep 25th, 2014

*+-Alside has opened a new location in Fort Wayne, Ind. The 16,120 square-foot supply center opened Sept. 2, and will bring a wide array of exterior building products to local contractors, remodelers and builders, as well as adding jobs to the local market, the company says. “We are very excited about expanding into Fort Wayne […]

North Carolina Low-E Building Code Loophole Shot Down by Review Commission

Sep 23rd, 2014

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*+-A temporary rule that allowed North Carolina permit holders to opt-out of using low-E fenestration products in residential construction has been rejected by the North Carolina Rules Review Commission (RRC). The Council recently enacted an emergency rule in the state’s residential building code that allowed builders to use non-low-E glass in areas where it poses […]

GlassBuild America 2014 Underway, Companies Report Strong Year

Sep 9th, 2014

Thermal Windows Inc. displayed their sound mitigation windows, used in both residential and commercial construction. Pictured is their Series 826 projected window (with an awning) and their fixed series 850 with an STC value of 40 and 41, respectively.

*+-GlassBuild America kicked off its first day today and exhibitors are beginning to report an improving market since last year.  Fenestration companies in particular are reporting an uptick in sales – as high as 25 percent over last year. “2014 has been very good, an extremely busy year,” says Seth Patterson, commercial sales manager of […]