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May 22, 2019
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The 2019 Top 100 Manufacturers Report

Window & Door’s annual Top 100 Manufacturers list details North America’s 100 largest manufacturers of residential windows, doors, skylights and related products, based on sales volume. This year’s list further solidified what we’ve been seeing for several years now: the industry is healthy and continues to grow. Read More

Submit Your GlassBuild America Products
The August issue of Window & Door magazine, an official publication of GlassBuild America, will showcase the products to be displayed during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, held Sept. 17-19 in Atlanta. To be included, exhibitors must submit product information by ‪June 12.‬ Submit Your Product 
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The Talk

By Laurie Cowin

For several years, I worked in an interior office with nothing but a buzzing fluorescent light to illuminate my space. After buckling down on a project for hours, I was always surprised when I emerged, looked out someone else’s window and saw it was snowing. Or storming. Or that it was a rare Chicago picture-perfect day. I’m now fortunate enough to work from a home office in rural Pennsylvania where my office has windows so I can breathe fresh air, feel the breeze, enjoy the sunshine and look out over my yard. 

But my easy access to daylight and the outdoors is an anomaly. According The Velux Group’s video “The Indoor Generation,” we spend 90 percent of our life indoors, a figure that has negative ramifications on our health and wellbeing. “It all started the day we left nature behind,” the video says, continuing that, “Artificial light replaced daylight and we built our houses so that nothing could escape. [...] We had closed ourselves in. To the point where nothing could get out.” Read More







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