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FGIA Updates Methods of Test for Multi-Bar Hinges in Windows

Oct 14th, 2021

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released an updated document with new test methods for multi-bar hinges in windows. AAMA 904-21, Specification for Multi-Bar Hinges in Window Applications, an FGIA document, is now available for purchase. It was last updated in 2014. “This document is one of the few of our organization’s standards […]

Energy Star Innovation

Sep 24th, 2021

“It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.”—Winston Churchill After attending GlassBuild last week and reviewing innovations that can help improve thermal performance, I’m encouraged! The new low-E coatings and combinations of coatings, along with some new work on thin triples, advises us that we can achieve lower […]

Builders FirstSource Acquires John’s Lumber

May 13th, 2021

Builders FirstSource Inc., US supplier of building products, prefabricated components and value-added services, recently announced it has purchased the assets of John’s Lumber, which operates two locations serving the greater Detroit metropolitan statistical area. John’s Lumber has been family-owned and operated since it was founded by Roy Aggeler in 1947. The company is a supplier […]

Despite the Circumstances, Spring Meeting Highlights Optimism

Apr 4th, 2021

It’s exciting times for the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC). As we closed the month of March with a successful Spring Committee Meeting, we heard about innovative, long-term technological progress for fenestration and short-term anticipation, as the U.S. economy begins to normalize after the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to carrying out committee business, our virtual […]

EPA Outlines Final Pathway to Energy Star 7.0

Apr 2nd, 2021

Representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provided an update this week, outlining the final phases toward Energy Star Version 7.0 for doors, windows and skylights. The session was provided as part of the National Fenestration Rating Council’s (NFRC) Spring Committee Meeting. “We’re getting close,” said Doug Anderson, […]

Judge Says Transport Employee has Case Against Jeld-Wen for Negligence

Dec 22nd, 2020

A judge in Oregon cleared the way for a case against Jeld-Wen Inc. recently, by deeming that the defendant posted sufficient grounds for negligence. After a bundle containing 40 of the manufacturer’s windows fell on him while unloading a shipment, plaintiff Gary Groeneweg is suing the company over injuries. “Because defendant’s employees composed the bundles […]

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 […]

Trick or Treat: Door and Window Companies Give Advice for Damage-Free Decorating

Oct 25th, 2019

It’s that time of year again—when the weather starts to cool, leaves change color and ghosts and skeletons come out to play. But the spirit of Halloween shouldn’t leave doors and windows looking spooky. That’s the message several companies are dolling out this year, in an effort to help their customers avoid permanent damages from […]

Earn Premium Prices Every Time

Jun 5th, 2019

We’ll start today’s article with a couple of rhetorical questions: Do you want to get paid more for your window and door products? And do you want to do this every time you close a deal? Well, of course you do. As the effects of higher margins spill over into virtually every area of business, […]

Door and Window Materials Show Mixed Prices

Apr 19th, 2019

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its latest Producer Price Index (PPI) for March, showing changes among prices for materials used in glazing and fenestration manufacturing as mixed. The PPI for metal windows is up 0.3% from its February 2019 level and 10.8% year over year. Metal doors and frames showed an increase […]

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