Companies in this industry manufacture wood window units and interior and exterior wood doors. Major companies include Andersen Corporation, JELD-WEN, and Pella (all based in the US), as well as LIXIL Group (Japan), Masonite (Canada), and Türelemente Borne (Germany).
Demand for wood windows and doors is closely tied to residential construction activity, both new construction and remodeling. The profitability of individual companies depends on efficient manufacturing and effective marketing. Large companies have advantages in purchasing power, manufacturing volume, and methods of distribution. Small companies can compete by offering custom design and other value-added customer services to local or regional markets. The US industry is concentrated: the 50 largest companies account for nearly 80% of revenue.
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Major product categories include wood window units and interior and exterior wood doors. Other door products include garage, patio, bi-fold, and cabinet doors; other window products include single-hung, sliding, picture, transom, specialty, and bay windows and skylights. Doors account for about 45% of industry revenue; window products account for 30%. Related products, including moldings and other millwork, account for the remainder.