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Current Issue: January/February 2021

5 Takeaways from the 2021 Industry Pulse

This year’s Window + Door Industry Pulse survey encompasses several themes, from labor and sales to technology to supply chain and product specifics. Overriding every conversation, however, was the COVID-19 pandemic and its marked impact on the…

Consider Skylights

Technical challenges that architects and engineers face when designing sloped glazing systems.

Screens Outsourcing Solutions | Quanex Building Products

Make the best use of floor space, reduce labor and free up working capital to invest in other areas. High-quality extrusions and material selections from Quanex give manufacturers the power to build the right solutions to meet and exceed…

Training Investments

Worker unavailability still ranks highest among the concerns of homebuilders. And, we are currently uncertain about how COVID-19 will further affect the shortage.

State of the Market

Public companies in the window and door industry reported strong performance in the third quarter of 2020. The mergers and acquisitions market too saw only a temporary 2020 slowdown. What to expect from M&A activity in 2021 and beyond.

The 2021 Industry Pulse

Despite challenges around COVID-19, the industry looks forward to a robust 2021 and beyond as demand is booming and residential construction posts historically strong numbers.

One Expectation for 2021: This Year Must be Better Than Last

While 2020 came to an end, the start of 2021 has not looked much different just yet―but I am remaining patient because, thanks to the breakthroughs happening worldwide in terms of vaccine distribution and therapeutics, the light at the end of the…

Diversify Your Workforce

A lot of hiring happens because people know people, which is good in some ways, but it also means people often hire those who think like them.

The Hope of a New Year

The industry is poised for tremendous growth and innovation this year, but it won’t come without its challenges.

Launching LEAFF

The National Fenestration Rating Council’s Linear Energy Analysis for Fenestration (LEAFF) new simulation methodology aims to reduce the amount of time required to conduct simulation testing, streamline the certification process and empower…