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January/February 2024

2024 Industry Pulse | We Persevere

The past five years have been a wild ride. Extreme demand, both waxing and waning, rocked the industry. Despite a predicted economic recession, residential fenestration companies predict stable sales and plan to invest in their businesses.

Product | Solution by Threekit

Threekit pairs a complex rules and logic engine with beautiful 3D and virtual photography that enables shoppers to see the custom product they want to buy and drive confidence in their purchases. 

Resources for Glass, Glazing and Fenestration Professionals

NGA offers Glass Technical Papers (GTPs) free for the industry on a wide range of topics pertaining to the residential glass, window and door industries.

The Current State of Energy Star

The overall energy trend for the architectural glass industry is increased stringency moving toward net-zero.

Tenured Celebrations

The labor challenge likely will continue for years to come, but once we get people truly invested in this industry and what we do, they’re our greatest spokespeople. 

Responding to Administrative Agency Subpoenas

Establishing a process enables a well-prepared response, the basis for an effective defense.

Windows of Opportunity for 2024

From innovation and market demand to labor and materials, the new year looks promising for the fenestration market.

State of the Market | Specialty Fenestration Products

The market will move cautiously in the year ahead, but a growing need for residential safety and security solutions will drive the specialty fenestration market.

Investments Abound. Labor Rears its Ugly Head.

The past five years have been a wild ride. Extreme demand, both waxing and waning, rocked the industry. Supply chain complications strained companies as they raced to acquire enough materials in a timely manner, for which they often paid premium prices. Labor shortages continue to challenge…

The 2024 Forecast: Top Takeaways 

Highlights from the latest construction forecasts reflect a U.S. economy that is shadowed by inflation, higher interest rates, labor challenges and geopolitical risk.

Is Technological Adoption at a Standstill in the Fenestration Industry?

Despite hesitations—over new technologies, over consumer demand for higher-performing products—window and door manufacturers can’t afford to simply rest on their laurels. While it may not always follow a straight line, progress never stops in the fenestration industry.

California Residential Project Prioritizes Open Space

A contemporary craftsman project in Venice Beach, CA, creates an open, connected space using glass sliders on either end of the house, skylights and more.

M&A Market Poised to Heat Up in 2024

Owners and investors wait for the “spark” that will reignite M&A activity.