The 2017 International Builders’ Show (IBS) marks my 26th consecutive year of attendance.
Because windows involve both the interior and exterior of the home, installing them can involve a lot of planning. How they look from inside and outside, as well as how the client feels about their privacy, are important considerations. To maximize energy conservation and make the home as comfortable as possible, the right tools and equipment are needed to install and reframe your clients' new windows.
These acrylic block windows from Hy-Lite offer all of the privacy of traditional glass block windows with the functionality of an operable window.
This new window product line from Kolbe was designed in collaboration with architects to emphasize clean, modern design.
David Weekley Homes, one of the nation’s largest privately held home builders, released the winners of its "Partners of Choice" Award for 2013, which recognizes outstanding suppliers from the builder's evaluation system.
Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co. has introduced the VistaLuxe Collection, developed with architects specifically for contemporary designs that utilize multiple units to create large expanses of glass.
The National Fenestration Rating Council approved changes to its NFRC 100 and NFRC 200 standards, allowing certain shading devices to be rated for U-factor and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient.
The New Mexico State Court of Appeals struck down an attempt to repeal energy-efficient building codes. The original decision to roll back the building codes came from a suggestion by Gov. Susana Martinez’s small business task force.
The development of this new line—with single hung, sliding, picture, and architectural shape styles—includes a consolidation of Ply Gem Windows’ multiple vinyl window options into one platform, with a common sash and common sizing.
Available on Marvin windows and doors, square profiling helps achieve the specific architectural style that is desirable in contemporary and Arts & Crafts designs.
When it comes to specifying window systems for new-home projects, energy efficiency and price were always the top two drivers of purchasing preference.
While special considerations were necessary in providing the heating and cooling systems for one of the first passive houses built in the U.S., mostly conventional materials were used for the building envelope.