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Window Sales Fall In Year After Tax Credits Expire

What many people in the window replacement business suspected is now official. More

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Lead Insurance Requires Separate Coverage Most Contractors Don't Have

Don't assume that your general-liability policy covers you in the event of a lead poisoning suit. More

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Window Wars

Low-price window companies, such as Window World, are expanding their dealer networks. And, many say, changing the nature of the window replacement business. More

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The Labor Loop

Three years ago, A.B.E. Doors & Windows, in Allentown, Pa., discovered -- through employee surveys conducted by an outside consulting company -- that production crews felt the amount of labor in the jobs they were handed was sometimes inaccurately estimated. More

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Who Does the Books?

When Jim Lett started his window and door business, A.B.E. Window & Doorin Allentown, Pa., he did everything himself -- including the books. Soonenough, however, Lett began to outsource his bookkeeping. He still does, ata cost of between $450 and $500 a month. Generally, costsat home improvement companies that outsource bookkeeping range from $200 to $1,000 per month. More

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