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What is the problem with butting brick against a window?

Question: What is one of the most common mistakes that building contractors make when installing windows and doors? Answer: Not allowing enough clearance between the brick and the installed window.

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What is an Energy Star rated window and door?

  One of the most asked frequently questions we get from all types of individuals is:  Is your window Energy Star approved? Everyone gets frustrated by the answer: yes, but, it depends on your location.   Usually the next sound from … Continue reading

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Can PVC or Vinyl be recycled?

Can PVC or Vinyl be recycled? PVC can be recycled.  We have been doing it at MGM Industries each and every day since we started extruding the material in 1999.  We started making PVC (vinyl) windows in 1985, and we … Continue reading

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“The Mallet” (a short treatise on quality)

Back in 1978 I was a budding mechanical engineering student at Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt had a summer internship program with a lot of the big fortune 500 companies as well as smaller companies. I do not remember his name, but I … Continue reading

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