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WDMA Legislative Conference Day 2: Time to Get Down to Business

Mar 24th, 2015

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) said the EPA has too many regulations.

From congressional speakers to Capitol Hill visits, the second day of the spring meeting and legislative conference for the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) epitomized the organization’s mission to be the fenestration industry’s voice in Washington. Republicans Rail Against Regulation Tuesday began with the Washington Briefing Breakfast, which featured Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and […]

WDMA Aims to Amplify Industry’s Voice in Washington

Mar 23rd, 2015

Codes and advocacy were the focus on Monday as the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) opened its spring meeting and legislative conference at the Renaissance Dupont Hotel in Washington, D.C. The annual gathering is held in conjunction with the National Lumber and Building Materials Dealers Association (NLBMDA) and the Northeast Window & Door Association […]

6 Themes in this Year’s WDMA Policy Agenda

Feb 2nd, 2015

Every year, the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) produces a National Policy Agenda (NPA) outlining its take on the many issues facing the fenestration industry. The 2015 version was released recently, and it’s well worth a read, if you haven’t already read it. The comprehensive, 15-page document covers eight distinct categories: energy conservation, building codes, […]

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 […]

WDMA Announces its First National Architectural Door Conference

Jan 22nd, 2015

The Window & Door Manufacturers Association’s (WDMA) National Architectural Door Council (NADC) announced its first National Architectural Door Conference will take place on April 29 in Baltimore. The conference will precede the Door and Hardware Institute (DHI) Convention and take place in the same location, the Baltimore Convention Center. “We are excited to hold the […]

Industry Association Cautions Against EPA Overregulation

Jan 19th, 2015


With policymakers in the United States Congress having just kicked off the new year, industry members and associations are eager to see how activity at the nation’s capital in 2015 will impact their respective trades. That attention is not lost on the Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA), which recently released its 2015 National Policy […]

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

Sep 23rd, 2014


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 […]

Are We Back On Track?

Sep 8th, 2014

The residential window market grew 10% in 2013. And according to the WDMA’s recently released Window and Entry Door 2014 U.S. Market Study, we can expect continued growth of 9.1% in 2014 and 8.3% in 2015.

WDMA Executive Conference to Include 2015 Housing Market Outlook

Aug 21st, 2014

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) will host Dr. Andrew McCoy and Toby Morrison at its Annual Executive Management Conference. They will provide a forecast for 2015 and beyond for new construction, remodeling and replacement and will look at economic fundamentals, housing market strengths and weaknesses, and insights about consumer demand. This session will […]

Provision Prevents Abuse of LRRP Rule

Aug 18th, 2014

According to the EPA, approved test kits for the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) Rule have a failure rate of between 22.5 percent and 84 percent. I think we can all agree that this failure rate is unacceptable and unproductive. The good news is that, in mid-July, the House Appropriations Committee voted to approve […]