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New Home Sales Continue Strong Fall Season

November 25, 2020

Sales of newly built, single-family homes in October dipped 0.3 percent to 999,000 from an upwardly revised September number, according to data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Despite the monthly decline, the October rate is 41.5 percent higher than the October 2019 pace, and on a year-to-date basis, new home sales are up 20.6 percent in 2020.

TruStile Launches Wood Entry Door Systems

November 24, 2020

TruStile announced its new Wood Entry Door Systems, the company’s first entry door collection.

October New Home Sales Up 45.8 Percent Year-Over-Year

November 23, 2020

Zonda released the New Home Pending Sales Index for October 2020, which shows pending sales increased month-over-month and year-over-year across the U.S. The index is based on the number of new home sales contracts signed across the country.

ODL Names David Klein President and COO

November 20, 2020

ODL Inc. announces the advancement of David Klein from chief operating officer to president and COO. Jeff Mulder will continue his role as chairman and CEO.

Sullivan Hardware Welcomes New Employees

November 20, 2020

Kyle Kragenbring and Tracy Lammers join Sullivan Hardware.

FGIA Updates Flashing Document

November 19, 2020

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance has updated AAMA 711-20, Specification for Self-Adhering Flashing Used for Installation of Exterior Wall Fenestration Products.

Fortune Brands Signs Agreement to Acquire Larson

November 19, 2020

Fortune Brands Home & Security has signed an agreement to acquire Larson Manufacturing, a North American brand of storm, screen and security doors, for a price, net of tax benefits, of approximately $660 million.

Single-family Starts at Highest Pace Since Spring of 2007

November 18, 2020

Led by solid gains in single-family production, overall housing starts increased 4.9 percent in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.53 million units, according to a report from according to a report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.

Sales Growth Lifts Builder Confidence to New Record High

November 17, 2020

Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes increased five points to 90 in November, shattering the previous all-time high of 85 recorded in October, according to the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

Solar Innovations Announces Continuous Sill Patent

November 16, 2020

Solar Innovations recently announced a new patent for a Continuous Sill for Doors with Sidelites.