AAMA + IGMA have unified as of Jan. 1, 2020 to create the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance, or FGIA. Learn More
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FMA, FGIA, WDMA Release New Guidelines for Replacement of Windows without Removal of Exterior Brick Veneer

The Fenestration Manufacturers Association (FMA), the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) and the Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) have released a new document focused on replacement windows. FMA/AAMA/WDMA 2710-20, Guidelines for the Full Frame Replacement of Windows without Removal of Exterior Brick Veneer, covers the replacement of windows in residential and light commercial buildings of not more than three stories above grade in height, utilizing a membrane/drainage system, a surface barrier drainage or a wall system without a reliable membrane drainage system.“This newly...

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FGIA Releases Update to 2019/2020 Market Studies, Offers Adjusted Forecast of Fenestration Industry Trends

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released updated industry market data in the FGIA Industry Update of the U.S. Market for Residential and Non-residential Windows, Doors and Skylights. This report serves as an updated overview of the reports released by the association in May. New forecasts included in this update are based on projections of construction activity as of mid-September 2020, including a consensus of current economic and construction forecasts along with input from industry participants on year-to-date shipments.“Forecasting at a time of...

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Seven Safety Tips from the Window Safety Task Force

Seven Safety Tips from the Window Safety Task ForceAs fall temperatures arrive, fire safety comes back into focus, as October 4-10 is Fire Prevention Week in the U.S. When it comes to a fire emergency, the Window Safety Task Force in partnership with the National Safety Council reminds everyone that doors and windows are the primary and secondary escape routes. This is an especially important topic this fire season, when those on the West Coast are experiencing higher risk.How prepared are you to escape safely...

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FGIA to Participate in GlassBuild Connect 2020

FGIA is pleased to announce it will participate as an association partner in GlassBuild Connect: The Glass & Fenestration Online Experience, taking place September 1-30 at GlassBuild.com. Although the live GlassBuild America trade show is cancelled for 2020 in Las Vegas, GlassBuild Connect seeks to bring together attendees and exhibitors online for a month-long product- and education-focused event – GlassBuild Connect. Starting September 1, registered visitors to GlassBuild.com can connect to learn about thousands of products and services from nearly 350 of the industry’s leading glass...

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FGIA Releases 2019/2020 Market Studies, Offers Forecast of Fenestration Industry Trends

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released the FGIA 2019/2020 Study of the U.S. Market for Windows, Doors and Skylights. This bi-annual report delivers timely information on residential and non-residential market trends and product relationships for both residential and non-residential fenestration products. Forecasts are based on projections of construction activity as of May 2020.ResidentialTotal housing starts continued their growth curve in 2019 but with more modest gains in the single-family segment of 1 percent. Going forward, the overall new housing market is expected...

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Window & Door Magazine | Industry Watch Columns

More and more, architects are seeking ways to bring the outdoors in, melding a building seamlessly with its outdoor environment. Multi-panel door systems offer an increasingly popular way to accomplish this. Not only do multi-panel door systems offer aesthetic and health benefits due to improved indoor air quality and daylighting, technological improvements also allow these systems to occupy a greater area in the building envelope without compromising overall Yglesiasdoors. NAFS-17 specifies five different configurations and descriptions of how to designate folding door units of from two to five panels. In addition to testing for air infiltration, water penetration and structural performance under wind loading, folding doors are tested for deflection, force to latch, force to engage, thermoplastic corner weld strength, deglazing, and operating cycle/slam withstand.

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