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October 18, 2017
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GlassBuild America 2017 Videos and Slide Presentations Available Online
For those who were unable to make it to GlassBuild America this year due to the weather or those who attended and would like to review the dynamic educational content, the National Glass Association is making available videos and slides for many of the presentations. Read More 
WinDoor Product Preview: Call for Entries
Companies exhibiting at WinDoor North America are encouraged to submit information on the products they will display at the show for an exclusive product preview on The deadline for entries is November 10. Submit Product Information
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EPA Reforming "Sue and Settle" Procedures
Remodeler Confidence Persists, Houzz Barometer Finds
Product Spotlight
SawGear by TigerStop
SawGear easily attaches to either side of a double miter saw. Because lengths are simply entered into SawGear’s keypad, the need for repeatedly moving the stops by hand is eliminated, saving time, reducing material waste and vastly increasing efficiency. SawGear’s easy‐to‐use technology improves the accuracy of every cut to within 1/128”. SawGear sets up in minutes and increases productivity while ensuring you get perfectly cut parts every time.
The Talk

By Todd Bairstow, Co-Founder and Principal, Keyword Connects

Do you remember Data from Star Trek? He was a robot that instantly solved mathematical problems, referenced encyclopedic facts and briefed the USS Enterprise’s crew on alien lifeforms. He was basically Google, before Google was Google.

However, Data had a weakness—he wasn’t human. His character made us laugh because he took everything so literally. Over the years, Google search had similar limitations. While it has become our source for answers to life’s daily questions, it doesn’t always deliver the answers we’re looking for. 

To solve this problem, Google introduced voice search, which allows users to ask a question on a mobile phone and get a satisfying answer without clicking out to a website. 

Consider a statistic research marketing firm eMarketer,, published earlier this year: more than 35.6 million Americans use voice search monthly. We can deduce that homeowners looking for replacement windows and doors are included in that group. It is quickly becoming a valuable tool for homeowner purchasing decisions and an indispensable source of leads. Read More


Monthly Reader Poll

Rebuilding Efforts
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria wreaked havoc across the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Caribbean this fall, leaving behind a path of destruction in lives, homes and businesses. In that short time, the storms caused millions of dollars in damage that will take months, if not years, to recover from. 

We know that many in the fenestration industry will be involved in the rebuilding process and want to hear more about your experience to include in our coverage of rebuilding efforts. Start by weighing in on this month’s poll and posting your comments. And, those that were particularly impacted by the storms or heavily involved in the recovery efforts should send an email to our editorial team so we can include your comments in an upcoming issue of Window & Door.

For manufacturers and dealers that will play a part in the rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of the hurricanes and floods this year, what is your biggest challenge or concern?
Shortage of supplies/materials/finished products
Not enough skilled labor to keep up with volume
Not enough capacity to also serve core customers/market
Tightening of current standards and codes
No concerns
Other (post in comments section)

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