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January 15, 2014
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New Leadership for Amesbury and Truth Hardware Post-Merger

Jeff Graby, currently president of Truth Hardware, will assume the role of president and CEO for the combined Amesbury and Truth organizations, effective immediately…read more

Guardian Names New President of Global Flat Glass

Kevin Baird has been named president of the Global Flat Glass Group for Guardian Industries Corp., succeeding Scott Thomsen, who has resigned for health more

Interlock USA Partners with Industrial Sales Corp.
Interlock USA has entered into an agreement with Industrial Sales Corp., under which the sales and distribution agency will represent Interlock USA window and door hardware products throughout the United States and British more
Proper Fenestration Installation Goes Beyond the Installer

To ensure a reliable installation, several factors need to be addressed on behalf of the installer, and perhaps coordinated by the building supervisor throughout the entire construction process…read more

Top 100 Manufacturers: Call for Submissions

Work on Window & Door's 2014 Top 100 Manufacturer rankings is underway, and if your company should be included, we want to hear from you. To ensure your company is considered for inclusion in the 2014 rankings, please submit your nomination form by January 27…read more


More News
John Evans' Sons Unveils Updated Website and Logo
PGT Breaks Ground on Glass Plant Expansion
Glass Apps Acquires Production Assets of Citala
IGMA Announces Winter Conference Agenda
NFRC Announces New Executive Committee and Board
Shannon Carlin Joins Ramapo as VP of Sales
Antonios Bountzouklis Joins Roto Frank of America
The Talk

By Jim Snyder, guest blogger

Fenestration product performance is dependent on proper installation. This we all know, and continually preach to all of our clients, no matter what our role in this industry. We are taught this early on, and through the years, this point is reinforced through experiences―both good and bad. 

Should a performance issue arise with the installation, the installers are the ones called in to address the problem. A reliable installer will own up to the issue and resolve it.

That being said, I need to pose this question: Is the fenestration installer solely responsible for the performance of the installation?

Your initial response would likely be, “Yes. He’s the only one who installed it, so he is solely responsible.” But let’s look at the bigger picture. Installing fenestration is a small piece of the new home construction puzzle. Many other trades move in before and after the fenestration installer is on site. This, and other factors, can affect the quality of an installation, independent of the actual installer’s work.

So who bears the responsibility for fenestration performance post-installation? Before you weigh in by taking this week's poll, please read my most recent column on the subject. Then, please post a comment or send me an email to share your thoughts. I would love to hear from you.

In new home construction, who is ultimately responsible for the performance of the fenestration post-installation?
The architect
The builder
The fenestration manufacturer
The installer
It's a shared responsibility

How Confident Are You in the Health of the Overall Economy?
Apparently, not very; nearly half of respondents to last week’s poll said they weren’t confident in the economic recovery…read more

Road to GlassBuild

2014 is well underway, and the journey has begun on the Road to GlassBuild America. In our debut post for the new year, get the lowdown on our new theme, find out the dates to save, and see why this is the one show not to miss.

The Outside View
Architects Issue 2014 "Punch List" for Congress
From the American Institute of Architects
Why Google Just Paid $3.2 Billion for a Company That Makes Thermostats

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