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September 30, 2015
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Remodeling Forecast: Window and Door Replacement Market to Improve in 2016


As learned during WDDA’s Window & Door Dealer Days,  the window and door replacement sector of remodeling is reportedly stable—even irrespective of home sales, according to the event’s Remodeling Forecast presentation.

While home sales and house price appreciation have been reasonably strong and are projected to remain that way, Paul Emrath, VP of survey and housing policy research for the National Association of Home Builders, reports that the average spending on window replacement is consistent between buyers of older homes and non-moving homeowners alike.    Read More...

In Case You Missed It
GlassBuild America 2015 was one for the record books.  If you weren’t able to make it or you missed the videos, you can catch all the action here. Read More...
NGA\WDDA Announces New Chairman of the Board
Title 24 Reference Tool Updated
Jeld-Wen Acquires Aneeta Window Systems
Dealers Should be Mindful of Multifamily Market
By Rich Walker, president and CEO of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association

Home ownership has long been the prime imperative for most households, but that may be changing. The number of new rental households has increased by 770,000 annually since 2004, according to the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies—the strongest 10-year stretch of rental growth since the late 1980s. The millennial generation will form more than 20 million new households between 2015 and 2025, and are increasingly becoming renters.

Accordingly, multifamily construction starts increased 16 percent in 2014, the biggest year in that sector since 1989. Even when one filters out the month-to-month fluctuations, the long term appears to favor multifamily.  Read More...

WDDA Offers Online Customer Service Training
WDDA offers a valuable Web-based training series on customer service, including creating a connection with customers, enticing customers to see value, email etiquette and committing to the next step. 

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