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Registration is Now Open for WDMA Technical and Manufacturing Conference 

The WDMA Technical and Manufacturing Conference offers the unique convergence of industry expertise, professional networking, and regulatory insight. It is the premier destination to participate in leading-edge conversation on emerging technologies, manufacturing applications, regulatory issues, and a wide range of topics of interest to the window, door, and skylight industry.

The exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and an unbeatable lineup of technical and manufacturing education sessions will showcase why this year’s conference proves to be the most innovative and a must attend event!

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Federal Court Approves Formaldehyde Regulation Agreement Between Sierra Club and EPA 

Following the WDMA’s intervention with other affected parties in a court challenge by the Sierra Club to the compliance date for EPA’s Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products (TSCA Title VI), WDMA announced it is satisfied with yesterday’s approval by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California’s of a joint agreement between the Sierra Club, EPA and industry groups, including WDMA, over changes to the compliance date. The regulations cover composite wood products and finished goods they are used in such as most architectural wood doors and certain windows and other doors manufactured by WDMA members. Learn more.

IRS Announces Home Equity Loans Still Eligible for Mortgage Interest Deduction

Yesterday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that home equity loans used for substantial home improvements will continue to be eligible for the mortgage interest deduction (MID) under the recently enacted tax reform law. Throughout the course of the tax reform debate, WDMA continued to urge for the continuation of the ability to deduct mortgage interest on home equity loans and lines of credit. Learn more.

Unique Home Designs Joins WDMA

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) announced today that Unique Home Designs is the newest member of the association. Unique Home Designs, Inc. is a high growth Arizona-based company that designs, manufactures, and markets security doors, screen doors, and window security screens through multiple sales channels. Headlined by their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Gilbert, AZ, Unique has built world-class manufacturing and import capabilities that enable delivery of everything from mass produced to custom, made-to-order products. Learn more.

Latest North American Fenestration Standard Published

The 2017 edition of AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440, NAFS — North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for windows, doors, and skylights (NAFS) has received final approval and is now available. This standard is the result of a multi-year effort by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA). The updated 2017 standard replaces the 2011 edition of the joint standard. To learn more and read the full press release, click here

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Webinar: Understanding & Specifying with WDMA's Architectural Door Standards

The Understanding and Specifying with WDMA's Architectural Door Standards webinar is designed to help architects and specifiers understand architectural door standards, including performance duty levels, aesthetics, construction, and finishes for architectural wood doors. Register for the free webinar here

WDMA Releases 2018 National Policy Agenda

WDMA released the 2018 WDMA National Policy Agenda a comprehensive advocacy agenda for 2018, which outlines important policy priorities for the window, door, and skylight industry that will boost the housing and construction industry and support continued job creation in the vital U.S. manufacturing sector. Read the press realease here. 

WDMA Certification Webinar Approved for NARI Remodeler CE Credit

WDMA’s Understanding Window, Door & Skylight Certification free webinar has been approved for continuing education (CE) credit for the National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s (NARI) certification program. Learn more.

Learn How WDMA Hallmark Certification is the Mark of Distinction

[Washington, DC] - For more than 40 years, the WDMA Hallmark Certification Program has been the one product certification that provides dealers, builders, architects, and code officials with the promise of Total Product Performance. With 25 recognized primary standards, more than 175 material and component standards and follow-up quality audits, the WDMA Hallmark Certification Program represents the highest level of quality and is considered a mark of excellence in the industry. 

WDMA is committed to laying a stronger foundation for the industry, built on creating value and relevance for the residential and commercial window, door, and skylight professionals. Learn more by watching this short, informational video.

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