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November 1, 2017
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Responding to Testing Notice and Requests
Most window and door companies have received the call that the products they made or sold are being tested at a jobsite. These scenarios arise quickly. Many manufacturers have not given thought to the issues surrounding testing notice and are unprepared to respond. Read More 
Weigh in on the Annual Industry Pulse Survey
Window & Door magazine encourages all residential fenestration industry professionals to weigh in on its annual Industry Pulse survey by Friday, November 17. The survey contains specific questions for suppliers, manufacturers, and window and door dealers and is intended to provide insight on product, sales and employment trends, and more. Take the Survey
More News
Andersen Acquires Fenêtres MQ
Steves & Sons Holds Grand Opening of Smart Manufacturing Plant
New Home Sales in September Hit 10-Year High
Katie Gregg Joins Window & Door Dealers Alliance
Loewen Hires Dave Nachreiner for VP/GM role
Roto Frank AG Renews Chairman Contract
Product Spotlight
Barcelona Hurricane Windows by Soft-Lite Windows

Soft-Lite's new Barcelona Hurricane Windows are specially designed to protect homeowners and their homes from airborne debris during hurricane-strength storms and violent weather. Offered with two levels of protection: Barcelona “Impact Level D” windows passed ASTM Large Missile Impact Level D tests and have achieved HVHZ certification; “Impact Level C” windows are also available for non-coastal areas. Both incorporate high-performance laminated glass with three panes of glass and a protective interlayer. Barcelona Windows also feature a low-E coating and argon gas fill, and are Energy Star certified.

The Talk

By Emily Kay Thompson

Window & Door just opened its annual Industry Pulse survey and we need your input. The purpose of this important study—results for which will be presented in the January/February issue of Window & Door—is to provide insight on industry-wide trends and expectations.

The data can be used as a tool to set reasonable expectations for the future and see where your experiences fit in with the bigger scope of the market. The questions also provide an opportunity for you to reflect on your year and to get you thinking about the future. 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)


Exhibitors We Missed
at GlassBuild America 2017

The following companies were unable to exhibit at GlassBuild America 2017 due to the effects of Hurricane Irma. Click on the company names to learn more about their products and services. 
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