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Canadian Tariffs Hit U.S. Fenestration Industry

As expected, Canada slapped retaliatory tariffs on U.S.-produced steel and aluminum and a host of other products on July 1, including a 10-percent surcharge on aluminum doors, door thresholds and windows. The tariffs will add 25 percent to the cost … Continue reading

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Canada Code Updates: What You Need to Know

The recent updates to provincial building codes in Canada are aggressive for fenestration products, but long-term changes proposed by Natural Resources Canada could be exceptionally stringent, according to Jeff Baker, president of WESTLab Canada and Technical Consultant for Fenestration Canada. … Continue reading

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Canada Seeks High Standards for Window Efficiency

Fenestration Canada’s annual general meeting wrapped up last week with some eye-opening educational sessions, including one that delved into significant changes that are ahead for thermal standards for windows in the country. Debbie Scharf, director of the equipment division of … Continue reading

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Canada and Construction: What’s Ahead?

The Canadian construction industry looks to bounce back next year after what is projected to be its first setback in growth in seven years. Richard Branch, senior economist at Dodge Data & Analytics, recently gave a presentation on the state of … Continue reading

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Glazing-Related Energy Codes Vary Dramatically Across Canada

Attendees of the Fenestration Canada annual general meeting last week in Mont Tremblant, Quebec, got a cross-country overview of building and energy code changes—and a lot is happening north of the border. Jeff Baker, the technical consultant for Fenestration Canada, … Continue reading

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