Door & Window Business
Sep. 17, 2014

Comprehensive study on the US window and door industry
Report Buyer via AZoBuild.com
This comprehensive study examines the U.S. window and door industry by material, product, market and geographic region. Products include windows, doors and such other items as frames, sashes, curtain wall, storm windows and doors, window and door screens, and security grilles. Windows and doors designed for specific interior fixtures, such as wood cabinet doors or metal shower stall doors, are excluded from the scope of this study. Historical data are provided for 2003, 2008 and 2013, with forecasts for 2018 and 2023.More

Doors and windows with style
Door & Window Magazine
There is a growing trend in the remodeling marketplace. Homeowners are purchasing new doors and windows with the primary goal to improve the look and style of the homeowner's architectural fashion sense. Homeowners who are replacing doors and windows with appearance as their primary goal have the following concerns when making door and window purchasing decisions.More

Window World sells its 10 millionth window
Window & Door
Window World recently sold its 10,000,000th window, attributing strong sales even in weak economic conditions to its commitment to quality products at a low price. Window World has sold over 1,000,000 windows annually since 2009.More

Construction industry employment hits 5-year high
Today's Facility Manager
Construction industry employment reached a five-year high in August as the sector added 20,000 jobs and its unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, the lowest rate for August in seven years, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials cautioned, however, that the latest figures reinforce survey results showing many contractors are having a tough time finding enough qualified workers.More

Are you spending home improvement dollars on the wrong door?
BPT via The Shelbyville News
How often do you use the front door? Not often, right? When Americans come home from work or school, the front door now takes a back seat to the garage door. "The garage door is used more often. It commands more curb appeal, and price-wise, it's a great bargain," says Jim Lett of ABE Doors & Windows in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Lett says this major paradigm shift means more homeowners are investing in impressive garage doors with substantial curb appeal instead of front entry doors, which are used less and often shrouded in shadows.More

Getting paid when your customer goes bankrupt
By Scott Wolfe
Every company has concerns that a customer will file for bankruptcy protection with open receivables, leaving the company high and dry. The dread of receiving a bankruptcy notification is hard to understate. Not only is the form itself dreadful and complicated to manage, but so too is the fear that the account will eventually get written off. However, those in the construction industry have the opportunity to insulate themselves from this risk.More

Companies offer wealth of options for doors
Door & Window Market Magazine
Gregory Herbster, territory sales manager, Chelsea Building Products, reported at the recent GlassBuild America show that the company "is really growing with cellular products," and that a new cellular door jamb system will debut this year. From door jambs to sliding and folding doors, exhibitors at the show in Las Vegas had a variety of offerings for those who make door products.More