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W&D Weekly
April 25, 2018
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Product Showcase: Entry Doors
Browse the latest styles in entry doors, patio doors and those in the multi-panel category. Plus, manufacturers provide the key selling points dealers can convey in their pitches. See the Products
Call for Entries: Windows and Components
Window & Door is accepting submissions for its focused product section featuring all types of residential windows and hardware/components for residential windows. The products will be featured in the June/July Window issue. Entries are due May 4. Submit a Product
GlassBuild America Registration Opens
Remodeling Spending Projected to Exceed $340 Billion by 2019
Builder Confidence Remains in Solid Territory
LEED v4 Streamlines with CALGreen
AAMA Webinar to Cover Trade Tariffs
Green Builder Names Andersen Greenest Window and Door Brand
Four Seasons Building Products Acquires AlumaLine
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The Talk

By Eric Thompson

The combination of indoor and outdoor living spaces within the high-end residential market has been trending for a few years now. Large openings, made possible by oversized residential windows and doors, have attracted many a homebuilder and renovator.

Just check recent pages of Window & Door magazine that covers the increased demand for these products. Window & Door notes that it takes coordination, communication and planning between manufacturer and installer to make these projects a success—especially as demand rises and more large-scale projects come in.

My sense is that this trend will continue to evolve, and relatively quickly. Because we’re also seeing the simultaneous evolution of patio door configurations—no longer are the traditional sliding glass doors the only option for those looking for a WOW-factor or seeking to let more of the outside in. Whether it’s French doors, multi-slide doors, lift-and-slide or bi-fold doors, the possibilities are growing. In some cases, these two trends are converging—take bi-fold glass wall configurations as a show-stopping example.

The bi-fold, in particular, strikes me as an option with plenty of further potential in residential applications, and possibly beyond. Here are a few reasons why. Read More

Monthly Reader Poll

Women in Fenestration

It’s no secret that women are the minority in fenestration. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, though women make up nearly half of the working population (47.5 percent), they remain underrepresented in the manufacturing industry. And, though the numbers for women in construction are increasing, the National Association of Women in Construction reports that women comprised just 9.1 percent of the construction industry in the U.S. at the end of 2016.

We want to know more about the role of women in our industry—those in leadership positions as well as on the construction side, selling and installing windows, and those manufacturing the goods on the factory floor. We want to hear how companies are recruiting and promoting women in this industry. Email us with your thoughts and observations, post a comment on the subject and weigh in on this month’s poll.

What positions do the majority of the women in your company hold?

What positions do the majority of the women in your company hold?
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