Vol. 9 - Issue 2 - February 2008


Toward Greener Homes
DWM takes a look at the USGBC’s LEED-for-Homes program, and talks to architects and builders to find out what factors they consider when choosing windows for a green home. From vinyl to fiberglass, learn what building professionals consider when turning green. 

Plant Tour: Vytex Windows
Vytex Windows credits its success to its strong commitment to proper window installations.

Water-Based Coatings
Adding these to the product mix can be a value-added opportunity and competitive edge for vinyl manufacturers.

Heavy Equipment
Check out the newest offerings in fabrication equipment and machinery to make your plant run more smoothly.

WDMA Meeting Review
Experts at the association’s annual meeting covered everything from housing stats to going green.



The Kelly Woodford House in Parkdale, Ore., was the first LEED-certified residence on the West Coast. The home utilizes doors and windows from Integrity® from Marvin Windows and Doors. For more on LEED for Homes and other green initiatives involving the door and window industry, see the article on page 22

Only Online
NFRC column:
Jim Benney of the National Fenestration Rating Council offers an international update regarding energy performance ratings. www.dwmmag.com 


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