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September/October 2021

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, according to S&P Capital IQ, company filings and…

Be Part of the 2022 Industry Pulse Survey

The annual Window + Door Industry Pulse survey is open. The survey reflects on the past year and sets expectations for 2022, including insights on product, sales and employment trends, as well as supply chain, materials and costs.

Patio Doors

Case studies show design trends in patio doors.

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.

Back to Basics

Streamlined, simple trends reign in today’s hardware design.

Software Standards and the Supply Chain

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

The Increased Risk of  Installed Sales

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

WinTrax™ | GED

Using RFID technology, WinTrax software offers window manufacturers a real-time view of window components (WIP) and completed windows (finished goods)—marked with uniquely encoded tags—as they pass through gateways at each production stage.

Back to Business

Learning how to conduct business in a reality where high demand, material shortages are exacerbated by a tenuous labor market.

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.

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 required in the code.

GlassBuild America Displays Industry’s Resilience

Exhibitors, suppliers return to in-person event with high energy, focus on meeting industry challenges and identify industry trends.