Posts Tagged ‘ doors and windows ’

EPA Finalizes Energy Star 7.0

Oct 20th, 2022

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published final specifications for Energy Star 7.0 Thursday, handing manufacturers their final marching orders if they’re to keep the program’s sticker on their door and window products. The news arrived amid the final hours of GlassBuild America—a week in which some companies said they were shopping new glass packages and […]

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 […]

Using Modern Day Marketing Tactics to Sell More Windows and Doors

Feb 7th, 2022

A panel of experts gathered recently to share with those who sell home improvement products, including doors and windows, how to become more efficient with leads while at the same time lowering costs. While homeowner demand continues, one theme that emerged throughout the Home Improvement Profitability Summit, held last week in New Orleans by Dave […]

Catching Up with Quanex: From Shortages to Surges

Sep 22nd, 2020

With the fall trade show season comes a chance to catch up with suppliers regarding the state of the industry, and although these shows moved to online venues, that didn’t stop those conversations from happening. Tara Taffera, editorial director for USGlass and Door and Window Market [DWM] magazines, talked virtually last week with Erin Johnson, […]

Lean Manufacturing—It’s Much More Than You Think

Jul 6th, 2020

When members of Fenestration Canada met in early June as part of its virtual spring meeting (moved to virtual due to COVID-19), they were able to attend an informative presentation on lean manufacturing—a concept that’s been around for years, but might go much deeper than you think. It could also save your company time and […]

Why Door and Window Companies are Suited for COVID-19

May 4th, 2020

It feels like a risky time for pep talks. And who can fault anyone for wanting to hurl something at someone trying to shed any positive light in the current situation. But anyone who knows me will tell you I’m a pragmatic optimist. I can understand why some folks are reluctant to receive a pat […]

Augmented Reality is a Very Real Option for Door and Window Companies 

Sep 6th, 2019

As door and window manufacturers learn to lean on the suggestions of artificially intelligent software, those are the types of human-machine interactions that are necessary to build trust, says Kari Tamminga, product owner and leader of a data science team for Paradigm. But it will take many more of those experiences to nudge the industry […]

Increased Liability and the Rapidly Expanding Fenestration Market

Aug 5th, 2019

Research conducted by Market Insight Reports estimates that the glass and glass product manufacturing industry will reach the $230 billion mark by the year 2020. By contrast, the industry topped out at $198.5 billion in 2016. While most industry professionals will celebrate the progressive market, and rightfully so, the instant I saw this, I recalled […]

What’s the Big Deal About Artificial Intelligence?

Jul 23rd, 2019

There has been a lot of talk surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) recently. As this technology evolves, our industry will need to take a hard look at the pros and cons. In the meantime, one thing is certain: AI is only going to get more sophisticated and more intertwined with our lives.  Many large companies are […]

Good Help is Hard to Please

Jun 14th, 2019

If the old adage is “Good help is hard to find,” there may never have been a time when that comment was more rhetorical—and in more areas than just labor. These days, it also adds insult to injury. At the same time, I would argue that a paradigm has risen, making it more accurate to […]

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