Christina Lewellen, senior editor of Window & Door
The days are getting longer, the weather is tumultuous in many parts
of the country and the media has circled back around to its seasonal
topics of home sales and home improvement. It's beginning to feel a bit
Nationwide, home improvement companies have been beefing up staff
to deal with the busier Spring selling season, making headlines with
reporters who have been quite comfortable reporting from a
"doldrums" perspective for some time. Some reports are even light and
encouraging home improvement ventures, including this report that highlights jobs that are likely to require a professional (yes, windows and doors made the list).
Traditionally slow, January was a tough month for the industry this year. Many window and door companies
reported a significant tax credit hangover as we started 2011. What I’d
like to know this week is if things are picking up as we head into the
spring home improvement season? Do you think we’ve worked through the
fall-off in demand that resulted from the tax credits? With the overall
economy having made some strides, do you expect to have a decent spring?