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All of us at Don Young Company want smart customers who make informed decisions when it comes to windows and doors. In that spirit, we share our favorite websites with you. Most of the sites are involved specifically in our industry; others offer additional perspectives and resources for consumers and small businesses. We will add to or delete from this list periodically. Please keep us informed of sites you suggest!

Among all kind of metal materials, aluminum wins out either because its properties and performance are superior or because fabrication techniques enable the finished product to be manufactured at a competitive cost. The usage of aluminum continues to increase and expand, new markets such as the automotive sector are beginning to recognize its true unparalleled benefits. Click here to learn more: http://www.aec.org

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The Vinyl Institute is a U.S. trade association representing the leading manufacturers of vinyl, vinyl chloride monomer, vinyl additives and modifiers, and vinyl packaging materials. Founded in 1982, the Institute has a dual charter to promote and protect the industry and the markets it serves.

The Aluminum Extruders Council is an international association dedicated to helping manufacturers, engineers, architects and others to discover why aluminum extrusion is "the better material process for better products."

Aluminum Extruders Council

Modern technology has produced window and door products that offer performance un-thought of just a few years ago. Today's window products block air infiltration, limit heat loss, reduce condensation, and operate safely and smoothly like few other building products - until someone installs it. The Association of Window Dealers and Installers.

American Window and Door Institute

Texas Department of Insurance

America’ Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network is the Federal Government’s largest and most productive small business management and technical assistance program. In partnership with Congress, the SBA, our host institutions and other partners too numerous to mention, the SBDC network has grown to serve approximately 1.25 million small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs every year. Of that number, more than 600,000 clients receive face-to-face counseling of an hour’s duration or longer, or group training of two hours or longer.

Developed in partnership with the Kauffman Foundation and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the Media Resource Center is designed to help reporters and writers covering entrepreneurship find up-to-date information.

The Window and Door Magazine website links page is a terrific resource for our industry.

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association is the source of performance standards, product certification and educational programs for the fenestration industry. Whether you're a manufacturer, architect, builder or homeowner, you're sure to find information of special interest to you. Be sure to come back often, too. You'll find out what's new in the windows, doors and skylights world and the many ways these products bring light to life for everyone.

American Architectural Manufacturers Association

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc.

ASHRAE

Founded in 1898, ASTM International is a not-for-profit organization that provides a global forum for the development and publication of voluntary consensus standards for materials, products, systems, and services. Over 30,000 individuals from 100 nations are the members of ASTM International, who are producers, users, consumers, and representatives of government and academia. In over 130 varied industry areas, ASTM standards serve as the basis for manufacturing, procurement, and regulatory activities. Formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials, ASTM International provides standards that are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems, and commercial transactions around the globe.

The Glass Association of North America provides a forum for exchanging information and ideas, for reaching consensus and presenting a unified voice on matters affecting the glass industry and for developing the management and technical sophistication that is needed to remain competitive in a constantly changing business environment.

Glass Association of North America

The Insulating Glass Certification Council (IGCC) is a non-profit organization jointly established in 1977 by manufacturers, consumers, specifiers, and others concerned with the quality and performance of insulating glass units.

Insulating Glass Certification Council

The International Code Council (ICC) was established in 1994 as a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing a single set of comprehensive and coordinated national model construction codes.

The National Association of Home Builders is a trade association that helps promote the policies that make housing a national priority. Since 1942, NAHB has been serving its members, the housing industry, and the public at large.

National Association of Home Builders

National Association of the Remodeling Industry. Home improvement is one of America's favorite pastimes. As a nation, we want to make dramatic differences in a relatively short period of time. That's why we choose remodeling. In fact, that is the power of remodeling - being able to change your house into a dream home.

National Glass Association

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association is a trade association representing approximately 130 U.S. and Canadian manufacturers and suppliers of windows and doors for the domestic and export markets. Members sell to distributors, dealers, builders, remodelers, architects, contractors and other specifiers in residential, commercial and institutional markets.

Window and Door Manufacturers Association

Energy efficient choices can save families about a third on their energy bill with similar savings of greenhouse gas emissions, without sacrificing features, style or comfort. ENERGY STAR helps you make the energy efficient choice.

National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) is a non-profit, public/private organization created by the window, door and skylight industry. It is comprised of manufacturers, suppliers, builders, architects and designers, specifiers, code officials, utilities and government agencies. NFRC provides consistent ratings on window, door and skylight products.

National Fenestration Rating Council

The Vinyl Institute is a U.S. trade association representing the leading manufacturers of vinyl, vinyl chloride monomer, vinyl additives and modifiers, and vinyl packaging materials. Founded in 1982, the Institute has a dual charter to promote and protect the industry and the markets it serves.

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association is the source of performance standards, product certification and educational programs for the fenestration industry. Whether you're a manufacturer, architect, builder or homeowner, you're sure to find information of special interest to you. Be sure to come back often, too. You'll find out what's new in the windows, doors and skylights world and the many ways these products bring light to life for everyone.

The Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) is a membership based, independent, nonprofit organization of manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers and allied organizations in the home improvement industry. Its mission is to be the authority on how people maintain and improve their homes. HIRI accomplishes its mission through the collection and dissemination of information on the North American home improvement industry . F ounded in 1981 as the Do-It-Yourself Research Institute, the name changed to the Home Improvement Research Institute in October, 1989 to reflect an expansion in its research scope to include the professional remodeler segment of the home improvement market. http://www.hiri.org

One of the fairy tales of our time is the "R-value." The "R-value" is touted to the American consumer to the point where it has taken a "chiseled in stone" status. The saddest part of the fairy tale is the R-value by itself is almost a worthless number.





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