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W&D Weekly

May 29, 2013
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Wasco Opens Skylight Plant in Reno
Wasco Skylight Products Inc. has opened a new manufacturing facility in Reno, Nev., producing both standard and custom skylights for the commercial and residential more
Industry Applauds LRRP Reform Legislation

The Lead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act of 2013 (H.R. 2093) would restore the opt-out provision to allow homeowners without small children or pregnant women residing in the home to decide whether to require LRRP more

Crystal Finishing Purchases Former Weather Shield Plant

Crystal Finishing Systems, a supplier of aluminum extrusions, and fabrication and finishing services based in Schofield, Wis., has purchased the former Weather Shield Manufacturing facility in Mosinee, more

Hanley Wood Buys GreenBuild

Hanley Wood and the U.S. Green Building Council announced a strategic partnership whereby Hanley Wood has acquired the Greenbuild International Conference and more 


More News
NWDA Outlines Summer Meeting Plans
Wincore Names New COO
H.B. Fuller Adhesive Earns Fire Safety Rating for Door Assembly
The Talk

By Nicole Harris, publisher

May is National Home Remodeling Month, and to mark the occasion, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association is urging homeowners to trust their window and door replacement to professional installers. As we all know, qualified installers not only help homeowners avoid the pitfalls associated with DIY installations, they make the window and door replacement process significantly smoother thanks to their expertise.

To help guarantee a worry-free replacement, Window & Door columnist Jim Snyder recommends preparing an installation checklist to go over with homeowners before the job begins. The detailed list can help ensure installers and customers are on the same page when it comes to how the installation will proceed, what homeowners can expect in terms of the end result, etc.

Does your company provide installers with a checklist to review with homeowners prior to beginning a window or door installation? And if so, do you have any additional checklist items to share? That is our question this week, and we would like to hear from you. Please send an email or post a comment to share your thoughts.

Does Your Company Have an Installation Checklist?
Yes, and we ask that all installers go over it with the homeowner prior to beginning work
Not yet, but we're working on it
No, but we're interested in creating one
No, and we don't plan to add one
Is Manufacturing In Vogue?
Despite reports that manufacturing is now “in” among some pockets of teenagers, the majority of poll respondents said they weren't interested in shepherding potential workers toward appropriate training and educational more 

The Outside View
Housing Starts Fall Back on Volatile Multifamily Data
From NAHB Eye on the Economy
The Tornado Shelter Debate
From Builder Online
AAMA Encourages Remodelers to be Aware of Proper Installation
From the American Architectural Manufacturers Association


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