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September 19, 2018
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GlassBuild America 2018 Highlights
The window and door and glass industries gathered in Las Vegas last week for 2018 GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo. More than 8,600 representatives from all segments of the industry participated in the event, which ran Sept. 12-14 and hosted nearly 400 exhibitors on an expanded 175,000-square-foot show floor. Read More
VIDEO: Experience the Sights and Sounds of GlassBuild America 2018
There was much to see and do during this year's GlassBuild America. We captured the highlights in this show wrap-up video. Watch the Video

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The Talk

By Eric Thompson

Hurricane Florence has dominated headlines this week and last, as the powerful storm brought a major surge and heavy rains to the Carolinas and beyond. With significant flooding affecting the areas, recovery crews have their work cut out for them.

While the weather activity along the coast is serious, it still doesn’t compare to the Atlantic hurricane season of 2017. Remember last year? Those who weathered it certainly do. It brought the major storms Harvey, Irma and Maria. Experts described it as “hyperactive.” And it was the costliest season on record, totaling $282.16 billion in damage. As for 2018, forecasters have predicted below-average activity, which could be reason for those on the coasts to breathe a sigh of relief. Plus, one might be inclined to think that homeowners in hurricane-prone areas have made some of the necessary upgrades after a historically damaging season.

Think again. A study released in May found that over half of Florida homeowners have not made any hurricane preparations for the upcoming season. Thirty percent of homeowners have stocked up on emergency supplies, but the percentage of those who’ve made structural improvements is much lower, according to the report. For instance, just 18 percent of those surveyed have made the investment in impact-resistant windows, and 13 percent have made the investment in impact-resistant doors.

But this could be a trend that is in the beginning of an upswing. Read More





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