Vol. 15 - Issue 4
May 2014




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Smooth Operators
Sliding wall systems are complex thus the architect/engineer, manufacturer and installer must work closely from start to finish to ensure that these large glass panels are installed correctly and work effortlessly.

2014 New Product Guide
takes a look at some of the products new on the scene for the fenestration industry.

Cracking the Code
Are hurricane-impacted states really weakening their building codes? It depends on who you ask.

Best of Both Worlds
At fensterbau/frontale 2014 held in Nuremberg, Germany, Europe shined once again with its impressive biennial trade fair featuring the latest door and window products. Learn of the latest introductions but also discover the similarities—and big differences in the European and U.S. markets.

5 Ways to Wow in your Showroom
If you are a door or window dealer, chances are you may already have a showroom, but do you have a strong one that has all the elements that eventually closes the sale? We talked to several door and window dealers and asked them all the same question: What makes a great showroom?



From the Publisher

AAMA Analysis

Trend Tracker

Protect the View



What’s News

Secret Shopper

Codes and Regulations

Ones to Watch

Industry Indices



Distribution News

Distributor Products


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Sliding wall systems continue to gain in popularity but there are numerous items to keep in mind when installing these systems. Learn what those factors are on page 22. Photo courtesy of Panda Windows and Doors

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