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January/February 2021

4 to Watch: Policy Expectations for the Year Ahead

At the Window & Door Manufacturers Association Spring Virtual Meeting and Legislative Conference in March, experts discussed what the next year might hold in regard to housing, labor, safety and health policy. Speakers agreed that COVID, climate and energy efficiency are most likely to…

Market Like You Mean It

Marketing is more than posting to Facebook once a week and doing some ads here and there. Marketing is every single way that you present your product and your business. So here's a checklist to get you started.

Take the 2021 Top Manufacturers Survey

Window + Door’s annual Top Manufacturers list details North America’s largest manufacturers of residential windows, doors, skylights and related products, based on sales volume.

By the Numbers: Women in Construction

For this Women in Construction week, check out the latest stats on the state of women in the construction industry.

An Optimistic Outlook for a Busy Industry

Last week’s FGIA Virtual Annual Conference was packed with information for the fenestration and glazing industries, and covered everything from economics to safety to design to codes and regulations, and more. Read on for some of the key residential takeaways from the event.

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 customers’ expectations. Contact your sales representative or…

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 manufacturers to advance the continuous improvement of…

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.

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 residential fenestration industry throughout 2020 –…

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.

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.

Single-family Construction Outlook Continues Growth Trend

Information is based on projections from the Dodge Construction Outlook 2021 from Dodge Data & Analytics. Read the complete forecast in the January/February edition of Window + Door.

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 pandemic tunnel appears visible. This hopefully…

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.

Consider Skylights

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

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.