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Door and Window Musings
By Tara Taffera
Publisher
[DWM] Magazine

Door and Window Musings By Tara Taffera
Customer Experience is King. Are You Slaying it?

I recently returned from the Home Improvement Profitability Summit hosted by Dave Yoho Associates, a sales summit targeted towards the home improvement industry. The audience, which ranged from owners to sales representatives and other personnel received rapid-fire information from all angles for three days. I came away with dozens of insights for companies that have […]

Editor’s [re]Marks
By Drew Vass
Editor
[DWM] Magazine

Editor's [re]Marks By Drew Vass
Change the Thermostat All You Want, Someone Will Always Be Unhappy

For 15 years now, it seems, I’ve had a file on my desk labeled “Softwood Lumber.” Well, maybe not a crinkled up, over-stuffed, physical folder, but at least a collection of digital files and research. I say, “it seems,” because I’m speaking somewhat figuratively. Point being this topic has been part of my life and […]

Plavecsky’s Ponderings
By Jim Plavecsky
Owner
Windowtech Sales

Plavecsky's Ponderings By Jim Plavecsky
Ready, Set, Go

Well, here we are once again heading for a new version of Energy Star that will begin in 2023 with even tougher requirements. As I completed my travels during the first half of this year, I noticed an overall lack of concern regarding the upcoming Energy Star changes. My customers seemed focused on the present […]

Ray’s Fenestration Innovation
By Ray Garries
President
Global Fenestration Advisors

Fenestration Innovation
Innovation of Automation

Every window and door manufacturer is doing all they can to automate their build and assembly process. We all understand the labor challenges will continue, and we want to make the most of the great people we have now. The real application of innovation is needed to make automation succeed, and the real challenge is […]

Tyson’s Take
By Tyson Schwartz
Chief Happiness Officer and Partner
Zen Windows

Tyson's Take
Hurricane Season Looms Around the Corner

I am not sure how this has happened already, but the official start of hurricane season (June 1st) is right around the corner. This week happens to be ‘Hurricane Awareness/Readiness Week.’ And although folks living in coastal areas pay closer attention, hurricanes can have far-reaching effects to many of us that live inland. Depending on […]

Lessons From the Tank
By Joe Altieri
President
FlexScreen

Lessons From the Tank By Joe Alteiri
Humble Confidence: How Do You Do That?

“Pitch me outside, and I will hit .400. Pitch me inside, and you will not find the ball.” -Roberto Clemente Roberto Clemente, who played 18 seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates before his untimely death, was one of the greatest baseball players to ever grace the field. Although he was before my time, as a born […]

The Depot Dispatch
By Ed Kalaher
CEO
Window Depot USA

The Depot Dispatch
The Great COVID Pricing Shift

For most of my time in the window business, I have seen some manufacturers increase prices annually and others at least every 24 months. These increases are generally for reasons such as inflation, raw material increases or aging workforces, which increase the cost of benefits. Those reasons made more sense to me, even if some […]

S.A.L.E.S. Is Not a Dirty Word
By Dave Yoho
President
Dave Yoho Associates

S.A.L.E.S. Is Not a Dirty Word
The 10 Key Components of a Successful Marketing Plan

The definition of successful marketing is: “Selling the right product or service – in the right markets – at the right time – in the right quantities – to the right customers – at the right price.” Likewise, the measure of a successful marketing plan is the amount of net business (ready for installation) which […]

Shop Talk
By John Ryba
Technical Services Manager
Quanex Building Products

Shop Talk
Weighing Plant Floor Purchases

The fall trade show season will kick off in the next few months and continue through November. Any fenestration professional reading this likely has a few of these dates circled on their calendar. And for good reason—it’s a prime opportunity to see some of today’s most advanced window and door technology, and to consider the […]

Beyond the Label
By Deb Callahan
CEO
National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC)

Beyond the Label
Why Windows Matter — Modern Windows are Better for the Skin

This year, we’ve been talking a lot about Why Windows Matter. NFRC has an ongoing campaign centered around it, to combat the notion that fewer or smaller windows are the answer to energy efficiency. As we’ve seen so far, this short-sighted “solution” doesn’t account for a host of benefits from windows, including occupant comfort, the […]

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