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Current Issue: January/February 2020

2020 Benchmarking Report

The Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to share highlights from the second annual Benchmarking Report.  Following are five key takeaways from this year’s report.

Ringing in the New

Happy New Year, Window + Door readers. We’re ringing in the new decade with an all-new WindowandDoor.com, a project we’ve been working on throughout 2019. Window + Door’s former Managing Editor, Bethany Stough, was the lead coordinator on the…

Futuristic Fenestration

Worldwide spending on augmented and virtual reality could reach $160 billion by 2023—more than nine times the $16.8 billion figure forecast for 2019, according to a study by the International Data Corporation. Fenestration is exploring these…

Navigating Installation Variables, Part 1

No matter how stringent the building code or the underlying performance standard, proper installation is the ultimate key to performance quality of fenestration products.

2020 IBS Product Preview

Exhibiting at IBS? Please tell us about the products you'll be showcasing. Products will be published on WindowandDoor.com and in W+D Weekly. Deadline for submissions is Thursday, Jan. 9.

Insights on Hiring

 

Since Window + Door began covering the post-Recession labor shortage in 2014, a similar theme has been clear throughout: the process of recruiting and retaining employees is constant and ever-changing. Every aspect of the process—from…

Navigating Installation Variables, Part 2

Last month, we began this column mini-series on installation by describing the two most common wall types with respect to the configuration of their water resistive barrier—surface barrier and membrane/drainage systems—and introduced the two…

Navigating Installation Variables, Part 3

Looking at a common window mounting type as an example—i.e. those with a mounting flange—AAMA 2400, Standard Practice for Installation of Windows with a Mounting Flange in Wood Frame Construction for Low Wind/Water Exposure, recommends a process…

Industry Pulse 2020: Embracing A New Decade

Window + Door's annual Industry Pulse report reflects on 2019 and lays expectations for 2020, including insights on product, sales and employment trends. The report also frames how the greater economic landscape affects fenestration, and sheds…