Window and Door Jan/Feb 2012 : Page 4 | Volume 20, Number 1| January/February 2012 Table of Contents Increase significantly The Latest From 10 The Latest A quick round-up of stories from WDweekly and the Window & Door website, including new Energy Star criteria, plant closings at Milgard, Weather Shield, Pella and more. THE 2012 OUTLOOK 20 The 7th Annual Industry Pulse Annual Window & Door survey reveals dealers, distributors and manufacturers are extremely cautious about business out-look. Plus, a look at adoption rates for new electronic tools and media. Do you expect your company’s 2012 window and door sales to..? 9.5% Increase slightly Decline significantly 0.4% Decline slightly 52.7% 8.3% Stay the same 11 Special Reports A Signs of Life at B 20 Remodeling Show New Doors and More at AMD Win-Door focus on Changing Codes 29.1% 26 Embracing the Reality of 2012 With more realistic expectations for the coming year, window and door companies focus on opportunities that exist C Columns 12 Code Arena By Julie Ruth, AAMA IgCC Means Change, Not Catastrophe 37 MEETINGS & EVENTS Builders’ Show Returns to Florida With slowly improving market conditions, NAHB is optimistic for annual event 14 Industry Watch By Rich Walker, AAMA The Best Opportunity for High Performance Fenestration 38 What’s on Display in Orlando Window and door manufacturers and suppliers to launch a variety of new products at International Builders’ Show 16 Dealer Perspectives 37 By Ken Mariotti, WDDA WDDA Establishes 2012 Priorities 44 METHODS & TECHNIQUES Improving Installation Methods in Replacement Window Applications A three-step system for water management in scenarios where the window is replaced but the wall cladding is not. By Jim Katsaros and Alan Hubbell, DuPont Building Innovations 18 Opening Remarks By John Swanson A Lot of Hard Work On the cover: Making its U.S. debut at the International Builders’ Show this February is Brio, a manufacturer of hardware and screen systems for wide opening doors. Photo courtesy of Brio USA Corp. Reader services 50 WD Gallery DEPARTMENTS 6 New Products 47 Calendar 48 People 54 The Back Door 51 Classifieds 53 Ad Index Window & Door (ISSN 1525-1195), Volume 20, Number 1. This periodical is published eight times a year, January/February, March/April, May, June/July, August, September, October/November and December by the National Glass Association, 1945 Old Gallows Road, Suite 750, Vienna, VA 22182. There is no charge for subscriptions to qualified requestors in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. All other subscriptions will be charged $29.95 in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico and 39.95 outside these countries. Periodicals postage paid at Vienna, VA, and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send changes of address to Window & DoorTM, PO Box 419, Congers NY 10920. CANADA POST: Publications Mail Agreement #40612608. Canada Returns to be sent to Bleuchip International P .O. Box 25542, London, ON N6C 6B2, Canada. For all subscription inquiries, please call 1-800-765-7514. ©2012 National Glass Association. All rights reserved. Printed in the U.S.A. 4 | Window & Door | January/February 2012

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