Posts Tagged ‘ Florida ’

Home Improvement Projects Surge

Sep 20th, 2021

U.S. homeowners are initiating home improvement projects with increased frequency, according to the Hearth Home Improvement Index. The index examines the number of applications for home improvement loans on the gethearth.com platform. 2021 data highlights an increased rate of projects related to bedrooms and bathrooms, home offices and kitchens. Wyoming, Texas and Florida top the […]

CGI Windows and Doors Honors Four Florida Heroes, Kicks off Statewide Voting Campaign

May 17th, 2021

Hialeah, Fla.-based CGI Windows and Doors, part of the PGT Innovations family of brands, recently selected four individuals from across Florida to be awarded with a $1,000 cash prize as part of its “CGI Heroes: Celebrating Strength” contest. The event recognizes Florida residents who the company believes have gone above and beyond to help others. […]

Colonial Pipeline Restarted as Shops Assess Damage

May 13th, 2021

The 5,500-mile Colonial Pipeline began restarting its operations Wednesday evening after a ransomware attack that crippled the system for six days and led to gas shortages across the Southeast, according to CNN. Pipeline operators have cautioned that it could take time for service to return to pre-attack levels. Following the attack, for which authorities believe […]

The Home Depot Opens Three New Florida Distribution Centers

Apr 30th, 2021

The Home Depot has opened three new distribution centers across Florida, spanning from West Palm Beach and Miami to Fort Myers. The facilities will provide faster delivery options to customers in the South Florida region. The company plans to open two additional Miami distribution centers in 2022. Together, these five facilities are expected to create […]

YKK AP America Hires Tom Hauer as Residential Sales Representative for Florida

Apr 13th, 2021

YKK AP America has added Tom Hauer as residential sales representative for the Florida market. Hauer comes to YKK AP with more than 25 years of sales experience and performance-driven sales leadership. He will be responsible for building strong relationships with door and window dealers in an effort to deepen YKK AP’s customer relationships and […]

NAHB Pushes for Solutions to Keep Homes Resilient and Affordable

Mar 19th, 2021

Housing production weakened in February as ongoing high material costs and interest rates continue to affect the housing industry. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau report overall housing starts decreased 10.3% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.42 million units. The 1.42 million starts is the number […]

New Priced Out Study Highlights the Housing Affordability Crisis

Mar 4th, 2021

A new study by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) puts a spotlight on the nation’s housing affordability crisis and illustrates how even a relatively small increase in the price of a home can prevent hundreds of thousands of households from achieving the goal of homeownership. The study found that a $1,000 increase in […]

FGIA Conference Gives Update on U.S. Codes

Mar 1st, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the adoption of some codes in the U.S., but code cycles continue, including those for the I-codes. The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) held a “U.S. and Canadian Codes Report” session during its 2021 Virtual Annual Conference to keep its members informed about the latest in codes. ICC Updates […]

A Conversation with Dean Ruark About Preparing for Hurricane Season

Jun 17th, 2020

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be above-normal according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center, which predicts that there will be three to six major hurricanes (Category 3 or stronger). Dean Ruark, vice president of engineering at PGT Innovations in North Venice, Fla., told [DWM] Magazine how door, window […]

FEMA’s New Guideline Explains How to Assess Exterior Glazing for Wind Vulnerabilities

Oct 11th, 2019

As increasingly powerful hurricanes continue to make landfall in the U.S., resulting in extensive wind damage to critical facilities, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has developed FEMA P-2062: Guidelines for Wind Vulnerability Assessments of Existing Critical Facilities. The document provides design professionals with guidelines for assessing the vulnerability of critical facilities, including glass doors and […]

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