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W&D Weekly
November 15, 2017
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WinDoor Product Preview
The WinDoor Show is less than two weeks away, held Nov. 28-30 at the International Centre outside of Toronto. Attendees, be sure to drop by the Window & Door booth to say hello. Meanwhile, take a look at what exhibitors will have on display at the event. See the Products
Last Call: Weigh in on the Industry Pulse Survey
The annual Industry Pulse survey closes this Friday, Nov. 17. Please take five minutes to weigh in on this short, multiple choice survey. Your input is very valuable to achieving an accurate picture of the state of the industry. Take the Survey
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Product Spotlight
A High-Performance Solution for High-Heat Environments
If you’re looking for higher performance from your glazing beads and accessories in solar-intense, high-heat environments, look no further than Quanex Building Products’ High-Heat Glazing Bead Solution. This PVC-clad bead with a metallic stabilizer can replace capped, painted and laminated accessories and beads for applications where the sun and high temperatures are a constant threat. It’s a high-performance solution that has been thermal cycle tested, with no shrinkage or deformation observed.
The Talk

By Susan MacKay, Gary Law Group

The duration of a manufacturer warranty is generally defined either as lifetime or a period of time (e.g. a
10-year warranty). Have you ever stopped to consider what “Lifetime Warranty” means? Lifetime of what? Is lifetime measured by the life of the product, of the person owning the product, or the life of the manufacturer? The answer is that it can be any—but a well-written warranty will define how lifetime is measured.

The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act details requirements for written warranties provided with consumer goods. Regardless of whether windows are or are not consumer goods (sometimes they are, sometimes they aren’t), the Act and corresponding regulations are useful to consider. 

With respect to lifetime, the regulations advise: “If an advertisement uses ‘lifetime,’ ‘life,’ or similar representations to describe the duration of a warranty or guarantee, then the advertisement should disclose, with such clarity and prominence as will be noticed and understood by prospective purchasers, the life to which the representation refers.” In short, say what “lifetime” means and make sure the consumer can see and understand it. Read More


Monthly Reader Poll

Industry Pulse

The latest Industry Pulse survey is now open. The purpose of this important study, results for which will be presented in the January/February 2018 issue of Window & Door, is to provide insight on industry-wide trends and expectations. In lieu of our monthly poll, we’re asking the readers to participate. 

In 2018, where will you focus your product-development dollars?
Click here to vote in the Industry Pulse Survey.


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