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Windows & Doors

US demand to rise about 7% annually through 2018
Demand for windows and doors in the US is projected to advance about seven percent per year through 2018 to $32 billion. Rebounding housing completions and building construction expenditures will stimulate gains. Construction of buildings such as residences and office, commercial, and institutional buildings that are intensive users of windows and doors is a key indicator of demand. Window and door sales saw steep declines in the 2008-2013 period due to the sharp contraction in construction spending.

Plastic windows and doors to grow the fastest
Plastic windows and doors are expected to exhibit the strongest growth through 2018, increasing more than eight percent annually to $8.6 billion. Following the trend that began in the early 2000s, plastic windows and doors will continue to increase market share at the expense of wood and metal, because they offer several advantages for consumers, including low cost, minimal maintenance requirements, and superior energy performance. Plastic products, already popular in the residential market, are expected to see increasing use in light commercial and institutional applications where aesthetics, comfort, and energy efficiency are valued. Efforts by manufacturers to improve the variety of colors and woodgrain textures on plastic windows and doors or expand into markets such as specialty windows and impact resistant products will also boost plastic products, especially in nonresidential and high-end residential applications.

Metal windows and doors to remain largest segment Metal windows accounted for over twofifths of window and door demand in 2013, the largest share of any material, and will continue to lead the market through the forecast period. However, metal products will face competition from plastic, due to the cost and energy efficiency advantages, which will limit more rapid growth. Despite increased competition, population growth in the South and West regions will support rising demand for metal products, as they are often used in those regions because heat loss through windows and doors is less of a concern. Strong growth in nonresidential construction, particularly in the institutional and office and commercial segments, where windows and doors are heavily used, will also boost demand. Metal products are installed in structures because of their durability and strength against damage or attack.

Wood windows and doors to be favored for aesthetic qualities in higher end uses
Wood window and door demand is forecast to surpass $10 billion in 2018 on 6.2 percent annual growth, the slowest of any material. Consumer perception of wood as an aesthetically pleasing material that adds value to a home will support demand, particularly in higher end residential applications. In addition, the dominance of wood in the interior door market will boost demand as building construction expenditures rise. However, like metal, wood will face strong competition from plastic window and door products. Consumer interest in plastic windows and doors over those made from wood will continue to increase because plastic products are generally more durable and require much less maintenance at a lower cost.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WINDOW & DOOR SUPPLY & DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Macroeconomic Environment
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS
    • Demographic Trends
      • Table POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS
    • Consumer Trends
      • Personal Income & Expenditures
        • Table PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES
      • Consumer Financing
        • Table CONSUMER FINANCING ENVIRONMENT, 2003-2013
    • Construction Trends
      • Residential Buildings
        • Table RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
        • Table NEW HOUSING INDICATORS
        • Table HOUSING STOCK BY TYPE
        • Table CHART II-1 YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION OF HOUSING STOCK, 2013
        • Table RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES
      • Nonresidential Buildings
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING STOCK
    • Historical Trends
      • Table WINDOW & DOOR MARKET, 2003-2013
      • Table CHART II-2 WINDOW & DOOR MARKET, 2004-2013
    • Pricing
      • Table WINDOW & DOOR PRICING ENVIRONMENT
      • Table CHART II-3 WINDOW & DOOR PRICING, 2003-2023
    • Regulatory & Environmental Considerations
      • Regulatory Considerations
      • Energy Efficiency Considerations
      • Materials-Based Construction
      • Recycling
      • Emissions Regulations
      • Lead Paint Removal
    • Foreign Trade
      • Table WINDOW & DOOR FOREIGN TRADE
      • Imports
        • Table CHART II-4 US WINDOW & DOOR IMPORTS BY SOURCE, 2013
      • Exports
        • Table CHART II-5 US WINDOW & DOOR EXPORTS BY DESTINATION, 2013
    • World Window & Door Outlook
  • OVERVIEW
    • General
    • Value Demand
      • Table WINDOW & DOOR SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART III-1 WINDOW & DOOR DEMAND BY MATERIAL, 2013
    • Demand by Product & Market
      • Table WINDOW & DOOR DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Doors
        • Table DOOR DEMAND BY MATERIAL
      • Windows
        • Table WINDOW DEMAND BY MATERIAL
      • Other Window & Door Products
        • Table OTHER WINDOW & DOOR PRODUCTS DEMAND BY MATERIAL
    • Unit Demand
      • Table RESIDENTIAL WINDOW & DOOR DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION
      • Prime Residential Windows
        • Table PRIME RESIDENTIAL WINDOW DEMAND BY MATERIAL
        • Table PRIME RESIDENTIAL WINDOW DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MATERIAL
      • Residential Doors
        • Table RESIDENTIAL DOOR DEMAND BY TYPE & MATERIAL
  • METAL
    • General
      • Table METAL WINDOW & DOOR SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART IV-1 METAL WINDOW & DOOR DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2013
      • Materials & Material Trends
      • Products & Product Trends
    • Metal Doors
      • Demand by Market
        • Table METAL DOOR DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Demand by Type
        • Table METAL DOOR DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Demand by Material
        • Table METAL DOOR DEMAND BY MATERIAL
    • Metal Windows
      • Demand by Market
        • Table METAL WINDOW DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Demand by Type
        • Table METAL WINDOW DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Demand by Material
        • Table METAL WINDOW DEMAND BY MATERIAL
    • Other Metal Products
      • Demand by Market
        • Table OTHER METAL WINDOW & DOOR PRODUCT DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Demand by Type
        • Table OTHER METAL WINDOW & DOOR PRODUCT DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Demand by Material
        • Table OTHER METAL WINDOW & DOOR PRODUCT DEMAND BY MATERIAL
  • WOOD
    • General
      • Table WOOD WINDOW & DOOR SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART V-1 WOOD WINDOW & DOOR DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2013
      • Materials & Material Trends
      • Products & Product Trends
    • Wood Doors
      • Demand by Market
        • Table WOOD DOOR DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Demand by Type
        • Table WOOD DOOR DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table PANEL DOOR DEMAND BY MATERIAL & APPLICATION
        • Table FLUSH DOOR DEMAND BY DESIGN & APPLICATION
        • Table OTHER WOOD DOOR DEMAND BY TYPE
    • Wood Windows
      • Demand by Market
        • Table WOOD WINDOW DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Demand by Type
        • Table WOOD WINDOW DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table DOUBLE-HUNG WINDOW DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table CASEMENT WINDOW DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table OTHER WOOD WINDOW DEMAND
    • Other Wood Products
      • Demand by Market
        • Table OTHER WOOD WINDOW & DOOR PRODUCT DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Demand by Type
        • Table OTHER WOOD WINDOW & DOOR PRODUCT DEMAND BY TYPE
  • PLASTIC
    • General
      • Table PLASTIC WINDOW & DOOR SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART VI-1 PLASTIC WINDOW & DOOR DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2013
      • Materials & Material Trends
      • Products & Product Trends
    • Plastic Doors
      • Demand by Market
        • Table PLASTIC DOOR DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Demand by Type
        • Table PLASTIC DOOR DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Demand by Material
        • Table PLASTIC DOOR DEMAND BY MATERIAL
    • Plastic Windows
      • Demand by Market
        • Table PLASTIC WINDOW DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Demand by Type
        • Table PLASTIC WINDOW DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table PLASTIC PRIME WINDOW DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table PLASTIC SPECIALTY & STORM WINDOW DEMAND
      • Demand by Material
        • Table PLASTIC WINDOW DEMAND BY MATERIAL
    • Other Plastic Products
      • Demand by Market
        • Table OTHER PLASTIC WINDOW & DOOR PRODUCT DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Demand by Type
        • Table OTHER PLASTIC WINDOW & DOOR PRODUCT DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Demand by Material
        • Table OTHER PLASTIC WINDOW & DOOR PRODUCT DEMAND BY MATERIAL
  • MARKETS
    • General
      • Table WINDOW & DOOR DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Residential
      • Table RESIDENTIAL WINDOW & DOOR DEMAND BY MATERIAL & PRODUCT
      • Table CHART VII-1 RESIDENTIAL WINDOW & DOOR DEMAND BY MATERIAL, 2013
      • New Residential
        • Table NEW RESIDENTIAL WINDOW & DOOR DEMAND BY MATERIAL & PRODUCT
      • Improvements & Repairs
        • Table RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR WINDOW & DOOR DEMAND BY MATERIAL & PRODUCT
      • Demand by Housing Type
        • Table RESIDENTIAL WINDOW & DOOR DEMAND BY HOUSING TYPE
        • Table SINGLE-FAMILY HOUSING WINDOW & DOOR DEMAND BY APPLICATION
        • Table MULTIFAMILY HOUSING WINDOW & DOOR DEMAND BY APPLICATION
        • Table MANUFACTURED HOUSING WINDOW & DOOR DEMAND BY APPLICATION
    • Nonresidential
      • Table NONRESIDENTIAL WINDOW & DOOR DEMAND BY MATERIAL & PRODUCT
      • Table CHART VII-2 NONRESIDENTIAL WINDOW & DOOR DEMAND BY MATERIAL, 2013
      • New Nonresidential
        • Table NEW NONRESIDENTIAL WINDOW & DOOR DEMAND BY MATERIAL & PRODUCT
      • Improvements & Repairs
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR WINDOW & DOOR DEMAND BY MATERIAL & PRODUCT
      • Demand by Building Type
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL WINDOW & DOOR DEMAND BY BUILDING TYPE
        • Table OFFICE & COMMERCIAL WINDOW & DOOR DEMAND BY APPLICATION
        • Table INSTITUTIONAL WINDOW & DOOR DEMAND BY APPLICATION
        • Table INDUSTRIAL WINDOW & DOOR DEMAND BY APPLICATION
        • Table OTHER NONRESIDENTIAL WINDOW & DOOR DEMAND BY APPLICATION
  • REGIONAL DEMAND
    • General
    • Regional Demographic & Economic Trends
      • Population Patterns
        • Table POPULATION BY REGION
      • Economic Outlook
        • Table GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION
      • Regional Construction
        • Table CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION
      • Housing Trends
        • Table REGIONAL HOUSING INDICATORS
    • Regional Window & Door Demand
      • Table WINDOW & DOOR DEMAND BY REGION
      • Table CHART VIII-1 WINDOW & DOOR DEMAND BY REGION, 2013
      • Northeast
        • Table NORTHEAST WINDOW & DOOR DEMAND
      • Midwest
        • Table MIDWEST WINDOW & DOOR DEMAND
      • South
        • Table SOUTH WINDOW & DOOR DEMAND
      • West
        • Table WEST WINDOW & DOOR DEMAND
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Composition
      • Table US WINDOW & DOOR SALES FOR SELECTED MANUFACTURERS, 2013
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART IX-1 US WINDOW & DOOR MARKET SHARE, 2013
    • Vertical & Horizontal Integration
    • Product Development
    • Manufacturing
    • Marketing
    • Distribution
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Company Profiles
      • Alcoa Incorporated
      • Allegion plc
      • Andersen Corporation
      • ASSA ABLOY AB
      • Associated Materials LLC
      • Atrium Corporation
      • Axiall Corporation
      • Champion Windows Manufacturing Incorporated
      • CRH plc
      • Deceuninck NV
      • Drew Industries Incorporated
      • Elixir Industries
      • Formosa Plastics Group
      • Fortune Brands Home & Security Incorporated
      • Griffon Corporation
      • Harvey Industries Incorporated
      • HWD Acquisition Incorporated
      • Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Company Incorporated
      • LaCantina Doors Incorporated
      • Marvin Companies
      • Masco Corporation
      • Masonite International Corporation
      • MI Windows and Doors Incorporated
      • Modern Builders Supply Incorporated
      • Monarch Materials Group Incorporated
      • ODL Incorporated
      • Onex Corporation
      • Pella Corporation
      • PGT Incorporated
      • Ply Gem Holdings Incorporated
      • Sanwa Holdings Corporation
      • Serious Energy Incorporated
      • Stanley Black & Decker Incorporated
      • Stock Building Supply Incorporated
      • Ultraframe UK Limited
      • VKR Holding A/S
      • Weather Shield Manufacturing Incorporated
      • Windsor Door LLC
      • Woodgrain Millwork Incorporated
      • YKK Corporation
    • Additional Companies Mentioned in the Study

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