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May 15, 2019
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Industry Entities Reach Viable Compromise for Door Component Substitution

Side-hinged doors pose distinct functional differences and application realities. After years of work with the World Millwork Alliance, the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association and others, AAMA 111, Procedure for Limited Component Substitution in AAMA-Certified Exterior Side-Hinged Doors, reached a viable compromise by evolving the "Limited Water" rating concept, which is in addition to existing AAMA standards. Read More

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Housing Affordability Holds Steady on a Year-Over-Year Basis
Roto Frank of America Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary
Pella To Open Manufacturing Facility in North Carolina
Modernize Surpasses $1B Milestone in Annual Gross Merchandise Value
Wallside Windows Celebrates 75 years as a Family-owned Michigan Manufacturer
FeneTech Adds More Sessions to Annual User Conference
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The Talk

By Eric Thompson

Keeping your finger on the pulse of modern home design trends is important if you’re in the window and door industry. So where are people’s heads these days?

I wasn’t too surprised to see that “window walls” were one of the top picks in a recent Houzz trends piece. While the write-up credits increasingly efficient cabinet design with enabling designers and homeowners to replace upper cabinets with more expansive window walls, we’ve been tracking the ways that homeowners are demanding bigger windows and combined indoor/outdoor spaces for a while now. The desire for more natural light in the kitchen isn’t too surprising as a part of this broader trend.

 In fact, the ways indoor and outdoor spaces are combined are evolving in interesting ways. For instance, Forbes picked “biophilia” as an on-the-rise trend for 2019, an interior design framework that “engages the end user by connecting them to primal instincts about the relationship between humans and nature.” Read More






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