Volume 6 - Issue 2
March  2005



Hardware on the Horizon:  From handles to locks, and hinges to spreaders, take a look at the latest in hardware this year.

Plant Tour:  CertainTeed:  At CertainTeed's Richmond, VA plant, the company has a strong commitment to safety and quality.

To Seal or Not to Seal:  Consider the various advantages of using weatherstripping in your next project, and find out the different types of products available.

Painting Vinyl Windows and Doors:  There are many items to consider when deciding whether or not your company will introduce a paint program.  Learn if this is the right decision for your facility.

Survival Tactics:  While vinyl does lead other materials in the fenestration market, competitive pressures and other factors take a toll on vinyl window manufacturers.  Learn how to plan for continued growth and survival in this competitive market.

Setting the Trend:  See what cutting-edge products took center stage at the 2005 International Builders' Show.

glasstec 2004 Review:  Find out what this world-wide product showcase had to offer window manufacturers.


What's News


Lit Bits

Browse and Bookmark

Ones to Watch

Industry Indices


From the Publisher

IG Instructions

Code Concerns

Fenestration Focus

AAMA Analysis

The Cutting Edge


Knock On Wood:  Not at JELD-WEN, where the company says solid wood doors are becoming more popular.  As shown on the cover, some homeowners are opting to add special touches such as transoms and side lites. This door was one of many shown at the International Builders' Show.


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