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March 13, 2019
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Certification Update

The recent update to the certification process in AAMA 103-19: Procedural Guide for Certification of Window, Door and Skylight Assemblies, removes the limitation on the number of recertifications a manufacturer can seek for air/water/structural certification on a product without additional certification testing. This doesn't mean, however, that a manufacturer can forget about the product. The extension provisions don't apply to other testing, such as verified component testing and thermal performance testing, which must still be performed as required by the applicable standards. Read More

 
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Window & Door is currently collecting information for the 2019 Top 100 Manufacturers List. In order to be included, manufacturers must submit a survey by Friday, March 15. Fill Out the Survey 
 
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The Talk

Eric Thompson

A few weeks ago, I returned from International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas—where there had been a bit of snow, as you might have heard. Wild weather aside, IBS coincides with the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show to make up Design & Construction Week, and it’s always a nice snapshot of the current home industry.

I always keep my eyes peeled at these shows for what’s new and unique in the window and door space. Some things I noticed this year included bigger openings, attractive new hardware, and lots and lots of color. 

But new and unique? Not so much. Consumers are demanding efficient windows, which the industry is delivering through high-performance profiles and insulating glass, just like we always have. Instead, I’m noticing that new ways to customize tried-and-true technologies are the way the market seems to be headed right now. Read More 



 

 

 

 

 
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