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FGIA Releases 2024 Market Studies, Offers Forecast of Fenestration Industry Trends

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has released the FGIA 2024/2025 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 2024.ResidentialTotal housing starts fell by 9 percent in 2023, with the largest declines in multi-family at 14 percent and manufactured housing at 21 percent, following smaller declines in 2022. Going...

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Window Safety Week Observed April 7-13, 2024

Spring is here, which means the Window Safety Task Force, in partnership with the National Safety Council, encourages parents and caregivers to recognize the importance of practicing window safety during Window Safety Week, being observed April 7-13. However, open windows any time of year can be dangerous for young children who are not properly supervised.“Now that warmer weather is arriving, most of us welcome the opportunity to enjoy fresh air through open windows,” said Angela Dickson, Co-Chair of the Window Safety Task Force. “However, to...

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New Technical Bulletin Covering WOCDs Now Available

A new technical bulletin has been released in collaborative partnership between the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) and the Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA). The purpose of this document, AAMA/WDMA TB-24-01, is to clarify the definition of a window opening control device (WOCD) to promote greater understanding of the role of WOCDs and provide an understanding of a WOCD’s function.WOCDs are intended to help support home safety. When properly designed, tested, specified and installed, WOCDs can help prevent or reduce accidental falls from...

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New Product Category Rule for Fenestration Assemblies Now Available

A new Product Category Rule (PCR) has been released in collaborative partnership among the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA), the National Glass Association (NGA) and the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA). This PCR for Fenestration Systems provides manufacturers with the base document needed to develop Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). EPDs provide a means for manufacturers to take comprehensive, third-party verified Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) and transform them into standardized declaration labels for their products.The new PCR for Fenestration Systems defines a normalized “declared...

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