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More from Glass Canada | Architectural | Auto | Windows & Doors November 15, 2013
Windoor Great conversations at Win-Door
Win-Door 2013 attracted new and old faces from the window and door industry to its three-day expo in downtown Toronto. Slightly fewer exhibitors but slightly larger booths added up to a small overall increase in floor space. Registration was about the same as in 2012, with traffic showing its usual pattern of crowds the first day and relative quiet the second. Exhibitors expressed overall satisfaction, saying the quality of attendees was quite high and they signed many deals.
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Karen Pollard-Josling Executive appointments at Pollard Windows
Reginald Pollard, chairman of Pollard Windows, has named Karen Pollard-Josling president and Gary L. Pollard director of business development. Pollard said the appointments are in keeping with the family's commitment to building the business to serve the new construction and replacement window market for years to come.
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NFRC NFRC seeks to educate consumers
As provinces update their building energy codes or adopt other energy-saving legislation, it is becoming more important than ever for manufacturers to demonstrate the energy performance ratings of their windows, doors, skylights, and other fenestration products. Even though energy codes for fenestration vary by province, manufacturers can use the National Fenestration Rating Council’s independent energy performance ratings to show that their products perform as advertised.
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Burning questions
A window and door fabricator commented to me recently that he sometimes runs into an objection from architects regarding the combustibility of his PVC window profiles. They say they cannot use vinyl on commercial projects because the building code requires “self-extinguishing” materials, and PVC is considered combustible. This is partly, but not entirely, true. And I’m not sure it should be true at all.
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