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Fourth Surface Low-E Coatings – A Prescription for ‘Pane’ But Not Without Side Effects

by Jim Plavercsky Door & Window Market Magazine During my recent travels to Michigan with the Polar Vortex temperatures in full effect, it seemed as though every window company I was visiting was getting phone calls from angry and confused … Continue reading

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Value Can Overcome Challenging Market Dynamics

by Jim Plavecsky DWM (Door & Window Market Magazine) March 29th, 2016 Window market dynamics are changing – at least for the time being. Window manufacturers have spent tons of money conforming to increasingly stringent Energy Star standards. But now … Continue reading

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2015 Codes to Require Storm Shelters

Julie Ruth January 20, 2015 COLUMN : Code Arena | Codes & Standards (Article posted on Window & Door) Note: While the content of this installation of Code Arena may seem of more interest to the commercial side of the … Continue reading

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NFRC – Air Leakage Bulletin

This bulletin is a reminder of Air Leakage (AL) rating updates required in the Certified Product Directory (CPD) prior to January 1, 2015. Be sure to update your product line prior to January 1, 2015. Participants need to update AL … Continue reading

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Popular tax breaks will be reinstated

The House and Senate have overwhelmingly passed a Tax Extenders Bill, which retroactively extends tax breaks that had previously expired at the end of 2014. These tax incentives benefit both individuals and businesses. The bill now goes to President Obama, … Continue reading

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Tax Cuts in 2015?

Tax Credits Poised to Receive Last Minute Stay of Execution Rich Walker December 9, 2014 COLUMN : Industry Watch | Codes & Standards Housekeeping activities such as legislative extensions of tax credits are typically among those that get lost amid … Continue reading

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Energy efficient improvements are a priority for homeowners

A recent YouGov poll by Saint-Gobain UK and Ireland has found that 54% of UK homeowners consider energy efficient improvements to the home a top priority. Over half of respondents indicated that in the next three to five years, making … Continue reading

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Severe Winter Constrains First-Quarter Remodeling Market Index

(excerpt from DWM – Door & Window Market Magazine) April 24, 2014 Against the backdrop of unusually severe winter weather, the Remodeling Market Index (RMI) declined to 53 in the first quarter of 2014, according to the National Association of … Continue reading

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