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January 23, 2019
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Sizing Up the Competition
To better understand the current climate of the window and door dealer sector, The Farnsworth Group, partnered with the Window & Door Dealers Alliance, to conduct a benchmarking study measuring the sales, trade association interest, value propositions, and business confidence of window and door dealers, wholesale dealers, lumber and building material dealers, and window retailers/replacement dealers. Read key takeaways from the study. Read More
 
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Renovation and Repair Spending to Fall, Says Joint Center for Housing Studies
 
Remodeling Confidence Holds Steady in Q4
 
Builder Confidence Rises in January
 
Diamon-Fusion, Durabuilt Announce Partnership
 
Kolbe to Debut Two Hardware Options at IBS
 
Kathy Krafka Harkema Joins AAMA as Codes and Regulatory Affairs Manager
 
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Product Spotlight
Durabuilt Expands with Diamon-Fusion® Glass Protection

Durabuilt Windows and Doors, in partnership with Supra Canada, is now pleased to offer Diamon-Fusion glass protection to their award-winning windows. Already successfully presented at the Calgary Renovation Show January 11-13, Durabuilt is also set to present Diamon-Fusion to homebuilders at the Edmonton Renovation Show, January 25-27. Diamon-Fusion chemically bonds to the glass, transforming it into a high-performance, hydrophobic surface, while protecting against corrosion, staining and etching.

To learn more visit www.durabuiltwindows.com

 
The Talk

Laurie Cowin
As the housing market crashed in 2008, I was in the early days of my career in construction-related publishing. Despite entering the workforceand the construction-related workforce at that—at arguably one of the most tumultuous times possible, I somehow weathered the Great Recession with my job intact.
 
I spent the first five years of my career writing for various Hanley Wood-owned commercial construction and architecture magazines before transitioning to Qualified Remodeler magazine, where I spent five years immersed in the residential remodeling space. Most recently, I reported about heavy commercial construction and infrastructure for the online publication Construction Dive.
 
During those years, I came to realize just how resilient the construction industry is, as much as the individuals within it. I heard about this resiliency in each interview and saw it as my job took me to various tradeshows and meetings around the country. I also was fortunate enough to work with editors who not only loved their craft, but also loved and respected the industry we wrote about. They, in turn, instilled that same love and respect in me. Twelve years later, I’m proud to call myself an editor and, I hope, an advocate for construction and all of its facets. I’m also thrilled to be engaged with my new role as senior editor for Window & Door. Read More 



 

 

 

 
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