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Builder Confidence Rises Two Points in August

Aug 18th, 2014

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose two points to 55 on the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for August, released today. This third consecutive monthly gain puts the index at its highest level since January. The HMI gauges builder perceptions of current single-family home [...]

PPI Report Shows Dip in Flat Glass Prices for July

Aug 15th, 2014

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Flat glass prices dropped in July, in contrast to how they’ve been trending for most of the year. According to the latest Producer Price Index Report (PPI) issued today by the U.S. Labor Department, flat glass prices dropped 0.2 percent from June to July, their first decrease since January. The flat glass index sits at [...]

AAMA to Host FenestrationMasters Contest and Game Show

Aug 15th, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) will host an online contest on LinkedIn and Twitter every Tuesday and Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. EDT from Aug. 5 through Sept. 3. The contest will feature quiz questions from AAMA’s FenestrationMasters program. Each Tuesday, one quiz question will be asked in AAMA’s LinkedIn group and a different quiz [...]

Second Quarter Increases in Home Values Affect Housing Affordability

Aug 14th, 2014

Nationwide housing affordability dipped in the second quarter of 2014 as several markets saw a firming of home prices, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI). In all, 62.6 percent of new and existing homes sold between the beginning of April and the end of June were affordable to [...]

AAMA Releases Report on Wind Load Determination for Fenestration

Aug 12th, 2014

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released AAMA TIR-15-14, “Overview of Design Wind Load Determination for Fenestration Systems.” This report discusses the determination of design wind loads on curtain walls and other building cladding systems. The document originally was published in 1985, when Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel (BLWT) testing was a relatively new field, [...]

Mid-Am Building Supply Expanding in Missouri

Aug 12th, 2014

Mid-Am Building Supply will expand its manufacturing operations in Moberly, Mo with a 30,000 square foot distribution space. The new site will make room for a state-of-the-art interior door finishing facility and the expansion will result in 20 new full-time jobs. The total investment in building and equipment will be nearly $3 million. “This new [...]

Aluminum Industry Responding to New Window PCR

Aug 12th, 2014

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The aluminum industry is challenging a new window Product Category Rule (PCR) developed by the Institute for Environmental Research and Education (IERE). PCRs are the guidelines used to create comparable Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) among products that serve similar functions. An EPD could be considered a “nutrition label” for a products’ Life Cycle Analysis (LCA). [...]

Masonite International Corp. Exceeds Second-Quarter Expectations

Aug 11th, 2014

Masonite International Corp. issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, reporting $0.18 earnings per share for the quarter, which was on par with expectations, according to AmericanBankingNews.com. The company outperformed its revenue estimations, bringing in $490.20 million for the quarter, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $484.03 million. Last year, the company posted [...]

View the August Newscast for a Look at Acoustical Windows

Aug 11th, 2014

While acoustical windows make up a relatively small portion of the fenestration market, they can work wonders in certain applications. Watch the video to learn more about what the products are capable of and how they are tested. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube

Housing Recovery Continues at Slow Pace

Aug 8th, 2014

Markets in 56 of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide have returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI), which represents a net gain of seven markets over last year. The index’s nationwide score moved up [...]