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March/April 2024

Q+A with Quanex | Advancing Home Security Innovation

The era of high-performance window and door screens for residential safety, security and durability has arrived.

The Importance of Hardware in Window and Door Efficiency

Components and hardware should meet, or even increase, a window and door’s efficiency. 

Fabricators’ Choice

Homeowners want to personalize their interiors to match their decorating preferences, and often assume this includes their windows and doors.

A Profile in Windows

Double-hung windows represent the lion’s share of the market. Tilt and turns gain more awareness. Manufacturing and product efficiencies remain top of mind.

Windows of Opportunity in 2024

Expect year-over-year volume and dollar growth for the residential fenestration industry in 2024, thanks to a rise in single-family starts, aging housing stock leading to remodeling, and a large intergenerational wealth transfer.

The 411 on Fenestration Weathering

Testing for both weathering (appearance) and weatherability (performance) is vital for determining the expected life of a fenestration product.

Achieve a High-Performance Door

Innovative thermal solutions can enhance U-factor performance in larger doors.

Safety First

The industry continues to prioritize safety, as evidenced through window, screen and manufacturing safety considerations.

Window Covering Safety

Attention on window covering safety continues to grow with industry standards requirements.

The Transformative Power of Innovation

The 80th anniversary of the International Builders' Show welcomed over 1,800 exhibitors this year and more than 76,000 professionals. Jumbo pivot doors, daylighting and accessible technology were a few of the key trends.

Next-Gen Construction

The changing workforce prioritizes career development above nearly all else. Investing in your employees and implementing technology are two notable ways to give your business a competitive edge.

Destigmatizing Mental Health Discussions

Five times more people die of suicide in construction than other construction occupational fatalities combined. At GlassBuild America experts addressed mental health, risk factors, and creating a culture to aid suicide prevention.

Cooper Standard ISG, Indow Partner on Project

Cooper Standard ISG and Indow worked together to bring energy efficiency to vintage windows for company founder and CEO.