Comprehensive Study on the US Window and Door Industry

This comprehensive study examines the US window and door industry by material, product, market, and geographic region. Products include windows, doors, and such other items as frames, sashes, curtain wall, storm windows and doors, window and door screens, and security grilles.

Windows and doors designed for specific interior fixtures, such as wood cabinet doors or metal shower stall doors, are excluded from the scope of this study. Historical data are provided for 2003, 2008, and 2013, with forecasts for 2018 and 2023.

As used in this study, the term "sales" is synonymous with "demand" and is equivalent to window and door production plus imports, less exports. Demand values for windows and doors include the installed glazing. However, installed glazing is excluded from demand values for other products, such as curtain wall and storefront windows. Data are presented in millions of US dollars, and residential prime window and door demand is also presented in millions of units. The study is framed within the economic, technological, and market environments of the window and door industry. In addition to providing a market outlook, the study also identifies and profiles the major industry participants and discusses key strategic competitive variables.

Information and data on the window and door industry were obtained from a variety of primary and secondary sources. Historical data are based on US Bureau of Census figures, including the Economic Census and Annual Survey of Manufactures. These and supporting data were adjusted as necessary in light of consultation with personnel of participating companies and other industry contacts. Secondary data were obtained from government sources, trade associations (e.g., the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Window and Door Manufacturers Association), and other private sources. Corporate information sources included annual reports, SEC Form 10-K filings, product releases, prospectuses, and conversations with responsible officers within the companies themselves. Various published and unpublished estimates of the US window and door market, both historical and forecast, were refined and adjusted into a mutually consistent pattern by the Freedonia Group Research Department. Publications consulted included Door & Window Manufacturer, Journal of Light Construction, and Window & Door.

Throughout this study, demand is related to various indicators for comparative purposes and to facilitate further analysis. Tabular details may not add to totals due to independent rounding, and calculated ratios reflect unrounded numbers. The macroeconomic indicators used in this study were obtained from The Freedonia Group Consensus Forecasts dated April 2014. Because of the Bureau of Economic Analysis' use of chain-weighted price indexes, inflation-adjusted Gross Domestic Product components (2009 dollars) do not necessarily add to the total.


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