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Current Issue: September/October 2021

The Increased Risk of  Installed Sales

Recognize and prepare for the liability that can come with product sales and accompanying installation services.

Most Innovative Door Component

The INOX TL7 Magnetic Tubular Latch for interior doors uses magnetism to latch the door rather than an old-fashioned strike-plate lip that physically forces the latchbolt into the strike’s box. 

Fensterbau Frontale Delayed Until July

NürnbergMesse and VDMA Holzbearbeitungsmaschinen, the organizer of Holz-Handwerk, jointly decided to postpone the combined event after consulting with exhibitors and out of a desire to enable all participants to plan with confidence.

Window Opening Control Devices and Safety Plans

Window Opening Control Devices (WOCDs) are allowed by building code to be installed on operable windows designated as emergency escape and rescue openings that comply with ASTM F2090, providing they do not encroach on the opening area dimensions…

Gas Fill 101: Gas fill options for IGUs

The goal in using any of the three fill gases--xenon, krypton and argon--is to lower the thermal conductivity and lessen heat conduction through the cavity.

Most Innovative Manufacturing Process

New to the market in September 2021, FlexScreen Lite is a more economical version of FlexScreen that is geared toward price-sensitive, large-volume, standard-size windows for new construction.

Climate Change Drives Demand for Better Energy Efficiency

The implications of climate change and what it could mean in the form of increased specifications in all windows and doors in North America.

M&A Activity Shows No Signs of Slowing

The residential building products sector continued to see gains above the broader market with a year-to-date return of 34.51 percent, which compares to 24.67 percent and 17.91 percent for the S&P 500 and DJIA, respectively, as of Nov. 16,…

Most Innovative Window Component

The Pinnacle balance by AmesburyTruth was designed using a new concept for inverted block and tackle balances. 

Software Standards and the Supply Chain

Creating software standards for the supply chain can reduce barriers to entry and allow all manufacturers to participate.