Volume 6 - Issue 7
August  2005



Blown Away:
When individuals attend Oldcastle's seminar on wind-borne debris protection and hurricane codes, they were greeted with an abundance of valuable information.

Plant Tour - Plastpro:
With the opening of a new fiberglass door plant, the company poises itself for continued growth.

AAMA Summer Meeting Recap:
Learn the opinions expressed regarding the proposed consolidation and other issues discussed at AAMA's latest meeting.

Glass-Back to Basics:
Need a refresher course on laminated, insulated and coated glass?  The Glass Association of North America helps readers hit the books with glass basics 101.

Windows with a Whiz:
Take a look at some of the amazing developments for windows made possible with the help of today's technology.

Wood Plastic Composites:
Products made from WPC are growing in number and some upcoming standards establish performance requirements and additional guidelines for these products.

Fill Er Up:
Gas filling can help improve IG efficiency, though, according to the article's author, this remains underutilized in the fenestration industry.

ID-ing the Latest IG Equipment:
Find all the latest and greatest insulating glass product information here.

FABulous FABrication Equipment:
Take a look at the latest fabrication equipment and machinery available to door and window manufacturers.


What's News


Ones to Watch



AAMA Analysis

IG Instructions


WDMA Opens Up

On the Cover
Photo courtesy of Simonton Windows.

A two-by-four piece of lumber that is 9-feet long and weighs 9 pounds is shot at Simonton StormBreaker Plus garden door.  After multiple impacts, the units are then subjected to 9,000 cycles of combined positive and negative pressure.  To pass the test, each unit needs to function operationally.

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