Posts Tagged ‘ COVID-19 ’

Not This Time

Jan 25th, 2023

I’ve never been one to sit around waiting for just the right time and circumstances—not once I’ve made my mind up about something, at least. These past few years have been no exception, but I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that it has been difficult to do anything with a high level of certainty. […]

The Inflation Reduction Act and Tax Credits

Jan 11th, 2023

Over the past 30 years, I have seen a lot of ups and downs. Just when I thought I had seen it all, COVID-19 came. The past three years have been some of the most interesting I’ve ever experienced in the door and window business, but, as usual, they have brought the creativity of our […]

Back to the Exhibit Floor at GlassBuild America

Oct 21st, 2022

With GlassBuild America 2022 in the rearview, companies now have a lot of work ahead of them. From looking further into new products and services to filling orders for those new products and services, it’s time to apply the takeaways from the exhibit floor in Las Vegas. David Harris of Renolit in Michigan says his […]

Positive Outlooks Reported for Single-Family, Multi-Family and Remodeling Efforts

Sep 27th, 2022

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Hybrid Fall Conference continued on Tuesday, Sept. 27 with Michael Collins of EquiNova Capital Partners LLC, updating attendees on the construction and remodeling outlook for 2022. While the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) projects decreases in single-family housing starts in the years to come, Collins says those […]

Freedonia Home Improvement Study Points to Continued Demand

Jul 11th, 2022

The rise in home improvement activities during COVID-19 includes doors and windows but extends to bathrooms, home offices and more. A new report from the Freedonia Group examining home improvement trends shows that such projects will likely continue through 2022 as materials and labor become available. Data collected across 2021 and through February 2022 indicates […]

Private Residential Spending Inches Up in May

Jul 5th, 2022

A recent National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) analysis of the Census Construction Spending data shows that private residential construction spending stood at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of $938.2 billion in May. That’s up 0.2% over the upwardly revised April estimates of $935.9 billion. On a year-over-year basis, total private construction spending was 19% […]

Supply Chain Pains Poised to Continue in 2022

Apr 1st, 2022

U.S. policymakers have their eyes on the pre-existing issues that worked in concert with COVID-19 to bring about the current supply chain crisis. But even as mitigation is employed and the world begins to return to some degree of normalcy, uncertainty regarding the supply chain outlook for 2022 remains. The virtual Window & Door Manufacturers […]

PPI: Prices Climb Slows but Continues in February

Mar 18th, 2022

The latest Producer Price Index (PPI) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) dropped this week and it shows prices for materials used in door and window manufacturing continued to increase across the board, not only from January to February 2022, but on a year-over-year basis as well, even if the increases weren’t as […]

Do You Take Bitcoin?

Mar 17th, 2022

Cryptocurrency, or ‘crypto,’ as many refer to it, is climbing its way into the modern day—transforming what is seemingly futuristic into conventional reality. The world of Bitcoin, along with other digital currencies, such as Ethereum and Dogecoin, is facilitated and expanded by society’s contactless trends. But what does it mean for door and window companies? […]

IBS Makes a Small[er] But Mighty Comeback

Feb 10th, 2022

“Enough is enough. Let’s go.” After sitting out a year due to COVID-19, that’s what Brian Whalen, vice president of sales for Hope’s Windows, had to say about the International Builders’ Show (IBS). Whalen said Orlando was the perfect venue for a comeback, where—in his opinion, at least—the state is “more open to business as […]

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