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July 24, 2019
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Component Liability

Windows and doors are components of larger buildings. They are also, however, assemblies of component products. This dual role—as both an incorporated component and an assembly of components—requires a broad perspective on when, what and how to warn. Read More

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The Talk

By Katie Gregg

Vinyl has the lion’s share of the fenestration market, hovering around 70 percent, according to various industry sources. And for good reason: vinyl is acknowledged for its durability, low maintenance, technical performance and affordability. As reported in the Window & Door Dealer Alliance’s Benchmarking Report, vinyl windows dominate sales among dealers. They are the most commonly carried type of window at 88 percent and contribute to 63 percent of total window sales per dealer.

While vinyl is reported to be the “best” in terms of hitting the sweet spot where performance and affordability meet, other options such as wood, metal and fiberglass also have their benefits. These products may be seeing higher install numbers in a number of high-price-point homes. Composite products are also on the rise and are poised to steal more market share from vinyl as these resin products can be stronger and more durable. Read More





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