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W&D Weekly
August 10, 2011
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Gearing Up for GlassBuild America

With their sights on better times ahead in 2012 and beyond, window and door manufacturers will be making their way to Atlanta this fall, where more than 350 exhibitors are more

Window Preservation Standard Under Development
A National Window Preservation Summit was held in July in Pine Mountain, Ky., to review an initial draft set of standards for the repair, restoration, preservation and weatherization of historic wood and steel windows more
Strong Growth Predicted for Dynamic Glazing

With the advance of green buildings and a broader shift toward more energy efficient construction, a handful of emerging technologies–including dynamic smart more

Vinyl Industry Urges EPA to Recognize Diversity of PVC Products

The vinyl industry has submitted comments to EPA supporting proposed MACT regulations for PVC manufacturing, but urging the agency to ensure the final rule better reflects the diversity and variability of the industry that makes a broad range of more

Amesbury Launches Commercial Initiative
The long-time supplier to residential window and door manufacturers, has recently made a move to expand and solidify its presence in the commercial products market in North more

More News
Masonite Completes Marshfield Acquisition
Iowa Governor Recognizes Pella eCycling Efforts
Veka's Spaulding Retiring
Simonton Employees Survive Wellness Challenge
The Talk

By Christina Lewellen, Senior Editor
This week, we share with you news that a group of window restoration specialists is working to raise the profile of their unique niche within the window and door industry. They are developing standards for restoring and preserving historic fenestration products, older wood and steel windows in particular.
These specialists, who enjoy the support historic preservation groups and others, also hope to gather performance data for restored and weatherized windows. They want to help establish restoration and repair as a viable and often the best alternative, even when historic accuracy is not the only priority. 
Learning about this effort, we thought it would be interesting to see how many regular window and door dealers–those selling and/or installing new windows–are involved in repairing and restoring older windows too. That's our poll question of the week. 
And, we'd like to hear from you. Does restoration of windows and doors complement your replacement work? Or do you see repair and restoration work as potential lost sales? Is this an area in which you see an opportunity to diversify? Do you expect this area of the business to continue to grow? Please send me an email or post a comment to share your experience.
Is Debt Ceiling Deal Good for Business?

Results suggest industry is grateful, but not all that more

Do you repair or restore old window? (Dealers only, please)
Yes, and we actively promote these services.
Yes, but we don't actively promote it.
No, but we've considered adding such services.
No, we prefer to focus on replacement.

The Outside View
Housing Remains Steady, Despite Weak Economic Growth
From NAHB Eye on the Economy
EPA Revises Renovate Right Brochure
From National Association of Home Builders
Continuing Coverage of Jeld-Wen and Its Efforts to Restructure
From The Oregonian
Stronger than Steel-The Evolution of Glass
Video from Future of Technology on
Reciprocal Loyalty Between a Company and its Workers
From Forbes
'Super Greenies' are Wealthy, Educated and Have Luxury Tastes
From Scarborough Research

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