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Home Remodeling to See Strong Growth This Year

January 25, 2021

Annual gains in spending for improvements and repairs to owner-occupied homes are expected to be modestly higher in 2021 compared to last year, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity released by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.

FGIA Webinar to Provide Updates to Tornado, Hurricane Storm Shelter Standard

January 25, 2021

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance will host a webinar, "ICC 500-2020: Updates to the Tornado and Hurricane Storm Shelter Standard," on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern.

Housing Starts End 2020 Strong

January 22, 2021

While housing starts ended the year on a strong note, rising lumber prices and increasing regulatory cost concerns could affect future production. Led by a double-digit gain in single-family starts, overall housing starts increased 5.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.67 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.

Builder Confidence Drops on Rising Material Prices, Upsurge in COVID-19 Cases

January 22, 2021

Rising material costs led by a huge upsurge in lumber prices along with a resurgence of the coronavirus across much of the nation pushed builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes down three points to 83 in January, according to the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

PGT Innovations Chosen for Forbes’ Best Small-Cap Companies List

January 22, 2021

PGT Innovations was recently added to Forbes' latest list of America’s Best Small-Cap Companies.

Remodeling Industry Confidence Strong Across All Projects

January 22, 2021

The National Association of Home Builders released its Remodeling Market Index for the fourth quarter of 2020, posting a reading of 79. The finding is a signal of residential remodelers' strong confidence in their markets, for projects of all sizes.

NAHB Warns of Email Scams for Purchasing IBSx Attendee List

January 19, 2021

These solicitations are scams, according to a press release from NAHB. They suggest they have “complete mailing details” and email addresses of attendees, which is not true. They do not have access to the official IBSx attendee list.

Index Shows Increased Optimism Among Contractors

January 19, 2021

Results of the Q4 Farnsworth Index released this month show increasing optimism across the board, though not yet to pre-pandemic levels.

Roto Establishes Door Innovation Organization

January 19, 2021

Under the operational management of Tom Vermeulen, head of sales for Door and Door Innovation, the new team of specialists will develop hardware solutions according to specific preferences of purchasers.