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SAWDAC newsletter: Spring 2019


March 5, 2019
By Sawdac

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Tony Ferreira of Royal got into the putt-off at last fall’s golf tournament but came up just short to Greg Gordaneer of Home Trust.

SAWDAC is happy to introduce our new employee, Sabrina Amaral, who started with us last year.

SAWDAC and Social Media
SAWDAC is happy to introduce our new employee, Sabrina Amaral, who started with us last year. Sabrina has been a great asset to the SAWDAC team. Sabrina takes care of the Window Wise program and our social media accounts. She is sending out daily updates and articles that we find would be helpful to our members and consumers.  Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter (@SAWDAC2) and on Instagram (#sawdacwindowwise).

SAWDAC Benefits
SAWDAC is continuously adding new member benefits. For more information on these benefits, such as RenoPlan, insurance discounts, cellphone discounts, RenoWorks software, inspections and more, reach out to our office.

SAWDAC Board of Directors:
The SAWDAC board of directors met four times last year. The feeling at each meeting was positive on the direction the association is heading. There have been some changes to the board in the last year, with some directors retiring. If you’d like to sit on the board of directors, or would like to nominate a person, please contact our association.  

2019 Industry Prediction
The industry looks to continue its employment growth in 2019, with 79 per cent of dealers reporting they plan to hire in the new year. Some dealers cited a lack of budget or a lack of qualified candidates as reasons they would not look to hire this year. The top three categories where dealers plan to add jobs in 2019 are installation, sales and management.

Training
SAWDAC/Window Wise continues to offer Window Wise/SAWDAC Fenestration Installation Technician installation training. Check our website for upcoming dates.

Window Wise
Window Wise is a quality assurance program for replacement windows. Homeowners who buy replacement windows from a Window Wise-certified contractor know that they’re getting a quality window, properly installed. Window Wise-certified contractors are the best in the industry because their products and workmanship are inspected and certified.

Window Wise has seen a large increase in window registrations. The Window Wise system is one that consumers are demanding to resist the race to the bottom on price. Consumers know there is always a cheaper price to be had out there but what they want is reassurance of quality and value.  

Window Wise is for manufacturers, too! Here are some reasons why fabricators should join:

  • Service call reduction
  • The majority of complaints from consumers are the result of faulty installation. Manufacturers will see a drop in service calls when their installation teams are trained by Window Wise
  • Increased demand
  • Window Wise means higher quality and customers know it
  • Increase in associated product sales
  • More installations can lead to more sales
  • Networking
  • Be part of a high-quality group of industry-leading dealers
  • Stop missing out
  • Seventy-five per cent of the traffic on our Window Wise website is consumers looking for an approved manufacturer

RenoPlan Financing
RenoPlan continues to grow. The approval ratios from Home Trust are approximately 96 per cent. The online portal makes it simple for members to submit applications for approval. The amount of dealers using the RenoPlan program has grown 12 per cent in the last year.


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