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Current Issue: November/December 2022

The 2022 Window + Door Award Winners

This year’s winners present solutions for the fenestration industry that bolster aesthetics, efficiency, ease-of-use and more.

A Weakening Residential Market

Stagnation will not be felt evenly across the industry, with declines in residential, a softening in multifamily development, and a slowing in commercial activity offset by growths in manufacturing and infrastructure, according to Dodge Data…

Everything Fenestration

There’s a lot to look forward to at GlassBuild 2022, Oct. 18-20 in Las Vegas. Here are some of the plans I am excited to see come to fruition.

Most Innovative Door Component 2022

ODL's newest Blink Blinds + Glass product offering, 7/8" Custom provides light and privacy control in a 7/8" IG platform for windows and sliding patio doors. 

4 Ways to Increase Profits

With GlassBuild America fast approaching, it’s time to think about the benefits of attending. According to multiple sources, there are at least four ways attending tradeshows can help grow your company’s profits.

Most Innovative Window 2022

REHAUS’s Aspekt+ 1800 is an outswing casement window solution reported to provide thermal, acoustic and structural performance and designed meet Passive House requirements.

State of the Market 

Economic uncertainty didn’t dampen the M&A market in 2022, but the market will move more cautiously in the year ahead.

Window + Door Awards | 2022 Nominations Open

Each year, the Window + Door Awards aim to recognize innovations in the residential fenestration products industry. Make sure your company is represented for its standout products this year.

Is TikTok a Space for Fenestration Brands?

TikTok, unfairly labeled as a social media platform geared toward high school students doing dances to popular songs, has almost 85 million users of all ages in the U.S. alone. And big brands have made their way to this growing platform and found…

Most Innovative Machine/Equipment 2022

The Integrated Automation System’s AutoRack 1 is capable of automatically unloading the IG line in horizontal high-volume lines.

Insulating Glass Failures

Find the root cause and solutions in continuing education.

Unique Innovation 2022

The Pella Hidden Screen appears when the window is opened and folds away when closed, which maximizes natural light, clear views, fresh air and keeps bugs out.

A Transformational Career

Jay Lund, former Andersen Corp. CEO and current board chair, retired from Andersen at the end of 2022 and took time to discuss his career and the challenges and successes he saw during his tenure.

Be Part of the 2023 Industry Pulse Survey

The annual Window + Door Industry Pulse survey is open. The survey reflects on the past year and sets expectations for 2023, including insights on product, sales and employment trends, as well as supply chain, materials and costs.

Q+A with VEKA: Next Gen Initiatives

Cultivating the next generation of workers through community support and industry education.

Most Innovative Patio, Multi-slide or Multi-Panel Door 2022

Generation 4 Folding Glass Walls is a platform of eight different systems designed to meet requirements for a wide array of project types, all with similar aesthetics, features and performance, for both interior and exterior commercial and…

GlassBuild 2022

The largest glass and fenestration industry gathering in North America, 2022 GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, takes place Oct. 18-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. “See Everything” including new products and equipment,…

Most Innovative Entry Door 2022

Inspired by exotic locations around the world, Panda’s line of Voyage Select custom contemporary pivot doors are designed to meet the increasing demand for large modern architectural art features.

Energy-efficient Windows Offer Reason for Optimism

While fenestration product manufacturers still face challenges meeting demand, post-pandemic consumer attitudes may offer some relief.

Most Innovative Window Component 2022

Continental’s skai Mattex exterior surfaces program offers an extreme matte in laminated surfaces with a gloss level of two.

Childcare, Flexibility and DEI in Manufacturing

Women have tremendous power to close the manufacturing skills gap, but barriers remain, preventing women from entering—and staying—in the industry.

Fire Safety and Building Codes

As wildland fires continue to rage, residential safety starts with building codes.

GlassBuild America 2022 Draws 8,200 to Las Vegas

The three-day event, organized by the National Glass Association, drew attendees from all 50 U.S. states and territories and 54 countries to see new product solutions, advanced machinery and equipment, innovative tools and components, and more.…

Most Innovative Support/Marketing Program 2022

LeadMatch by PGT Innovations provides five different ways (directions, quotes, phone calls, messages and live chat) for homeowners and industry professionals to connect with PGT Innovations dealers, then compiles and organizes the customer data…