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November 27, 2017
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WDDA AT WORK
Window & Door Takes In-depth Look Inside Dealers of the Year

The current issue of Window & Door magazine, WDDA's official publication, provides an inside look at the 2017 Dealers of the Year. Each year, Window & Door tells the stories of dealers that are an inspiration to the industry, companies that are experiencing growth and managing that growth wisely—no easy task. Others are investing in their marketing efforts and reaching out, using technology as a springboard to the future.

These same companies are also building connections with suppliers, employees, consumers and their communities. We were encouraged by stories of how dealers are giving back to those around them, and we heard from manufacturers reps who told us about the many ways their dealers are woven into the fabric of their community and why they deserve to be recognized.

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NGA\WDDA Makes Donation for Hurricane Relief

At GlassBuild America 2017, NGA\WDDA announced a pledge of $15,000 to help employees of industry companies in the areas hardest hit by recent hurricanes.

After further research and counsel, we determined it would be best to donate the designated funds to a national organization with proven expertise in relief assistance. For this purpose, NGA\WDDA has donated $15,000 to Operation USA to support relief efforts for those affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

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What's in a Lifetime?

From Window & Door magazine's THE TALK...
By Susan MacKay, Gary Law Group


The duration of a manufacturer warranty is generally defined either as lifetime or a period of time (e.g. a 10-year warranty). Have you ever stopped to consider what “Lifetime Warranty” means? Lifetime of what? Is lifetime measured by the life of the product, of the person owning the product, or the life of the manufacturer? The answer is that it can be any—but a well-written warranty will define how lifetime is measured.


The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act details requirements for written warranties provided with consumer goods. Regardless of whether windows are or are not consumer goods (sometimes they are, sometimes they aren’t), the Act and corresponding regulations are useful to consider.

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NEWS TO KNOW
Legislative Updates on Energy Star, LRRP, Tax Reform and More
Art of Construction Podcast Features GlassBuild America Speaker Madeleine MacRae
Builder Confidence Rises Two Points in November
U.S. Construction Starts to Climb 3 Percent in 2018
GOP Unveils Tax Reform Framework; Industries Respond
House Committee Hearing Discusses Changes to Energy Star
 
 
YOUR PROFITS
A Trendy Showroom
By Ken Mariotti, Woodland Windows and Doors

I’m sure you’ve experienced a customer who says they want their home to ‘have a more modern feel,’ then goes on to describe a classic window or door. So, what does the customer really want? Here is an opportunity to give the customer something of value: professional advice about trends that will enhance the value of their home with modern features that make life a little easier.

At Woodland, we know that a key reason our customers replace their windows and doors is to keep their homes looking and feeling modern. They want to be assured that the upgrade they make will keep up with the times.

We want our showroom to be a place they can come to see the latest selections and learn about window and door trends. To reach this goal, given the fast pace of change in the industry, we stay up on the trends and then focus on a few key ways to help customers modernize their homes.

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Weather-Tek Windows & Doors

Get to know fellow WDDA member Weather-Tek Windows & Doors, located in Waukesha, Wisconsin and winner of Window & Door magazine's 2017 Dealer of the Year award for Innovative Enterprise.

With 27 years in business and four divisions that span multiple markets, Weather-Tek provides knowledge and service across the entire window and door industry. The company's motto, "Selection. Knowledge. Service." reflects their mission to provide customers with an extensive brand selection, expert product knowledge, and superior service.


The Weather-Tek Windows & Doors team

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