Posts Tagged ‘ COVID-19 pandemic ’

J.D. Power Report: Window and Patio Door Industry Benefited from Digital Consultations

Aug 10th, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic brought unparalleled economic and logistical challenges, yet consumer spending on home improvements and repairs continued to grow. According to the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Windows and Patio Doors Satisfaction Study,SM released last week, by adjusting its business model to accommodate virtual consultation and offer discounts and incentives the window and patio door […]

Former Pella Employee Sues Over Biometric Data

Jul 27th, 2021

As some door and window companies require temperature checks amid the COVID-19 pandemic, one employee now alleges that the practice led to unlawful storage of biometric data. Brooks Olds was employed by Pella Corp. at its Macomb, Ill., location from November 11, 2019, to December 15, 2020. In a putative class action filed March 3, […]

How Virtual Sales Have Fueled a Frenzy

Jun 22nd, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic left most door and window dealers in a temporary juxtaposition. Locked behind closed doors, where they had plenty of time to ponder improvements, homeowners wanted their products more than ever. As a result, “We had to figure out how we could still do our jobs, while keeping everyone safe, but making it […]

Sizing Up: Multi-Panel Doors Are Becoming a Unique Market Segment

Jun 14th, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred an existing trend for integrating the indoors and outdoors using arrays of multiple glass door panels. These reap the psychological benefits and energy savings of natural light and fresh air, while still allowing closure for protection against the elements. Such multi-panel exterior door systems often feature multiple sliding, operable panels […]

Areas with Shortest Commute Times Most Popular for Home Building Areas

Jun 7th, 2021

The quarterly NAHB Home Building Geography Index (HBGI) released earlier this month shows home building expanded the fastest in places with the shortest commute times. The HBGI also shows the suburban shift in new home construction to low density, low cost markets stemming largely from the COVID-19 pandemic and first reported in the second quarter […]

April Jobs Report Remained More or Less Static

Jun 3rd, 2021

As vaccination efforts continue and statistics improve for the COVID-19 pandemic, a recent jobs report from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that more employees hung up Zoom and returned to the workplace in April. According to April figures, the number of teleworkers declined to 18.3%, marking a nearly 3% […]

IWBI Launches WELL Homes Advisory to Extend into Single-Family Home Market

May 27th, 2021

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) has announced the launch of its new WELL Homes Advisory, created to guide the institute in expanding evidence-based, third-party verified WELL offerings to address the design and construction of homes worldwide. The Advisory will help identify key challenges and opportunities for expanding the science-backed programs rooted in the WELL […]

Associations Press for Interventions Over Lumber Prices at the Highest Levels

May 24th, 2021

The costs for building materials remains a red-hot issue for suppliers and construction firms, as representative associations plea with government officials to investigate and take action. In late March, a cohort of 36 construction-related organizations, including the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA), the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the Associated […]

[DWM] Earns Fourth AZBEE Award, This Time a National

May 14th, 2021

Key Media & Research (KMR) is proud to announce that Door and Window Market [DWM] magazine has earned a national award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). The award, for the category of Feature Article Design, marks the magazine’s fourth this year, including three regionals. The latest award, a Bronze national, recognizes […]

New Budget Provides Interest-Free Loans for Energy Retrofits in Canada

Apr 27th, 2021

After skipping a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland delivered a new federal budget last week, outlining the government’s fiscal plans, as well as social and economic policies. Prepared by the Department of Finance Canada and presented by Freeland to the House of Commons, the new […]

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