ALMANAC: WINDOWS & DOORS
Market Data Sources: U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Window and Door Manufacturers Assn., U.S. Census Bureau, Statistics Canada,
The Freedonia Group Category: Windows & doors include: wood/metal/vinyl clad
windows, architectural, interior & exterior doors, related components.
Overall, window and door sales are projected to rise 4.8% annually through 2021, driven in part by the strength in new housing
activity and commercial building construction, according to the
Windows and Doors Market Forecast by The Freedonia Group.
The new residential market is forecast to outpace all other
segments. Stile-and-rail and solid-core flush doors, sold at higher
price points than hollow-core or molded products, will benefit
from high-end housing activity. For windows, wood holds the highest market share, however the durability and lower cost of vinyl
continues to spur demand, particularly in home remodeling.
Previous studies by Freedonia projected U.S. residential
window and door demand to reach $25.6 billion, and commercial
products to reach $10.3 billion in 2020.
In the commercial market, healthy growth in spending for office, retail, lodging, and institutional buildings will boost sales of
windows and doors, including automated products that adhere to
universal design principles. Sales will also be spurred by building
owners investing in high performance fenestration products to
reduce utility bills and meet green/LEED building codes.
Meanwhile, the International Trade Administration forecasts
the global market for windows and doors to reach an estimated
$244 billion by 2022, reflecting 4.1% CAGR from 2017-2022. The
U.S. and each Canada account for roughly 5% of the market.
The U.S. $768 million window
& door export portfolio (2016)
Iron & steel doors, windows,
frames and thresholds: 34.2%
Aluminum doors, windows,
frames and thresholds: 17.7%
windows & frames: 17.1%
Wood doors, frames
& thresholds: 12.6%
Wood windows, French windows
and frames: 9.4%
Plastic shutters, blinds & parts:
Source: Statistics Canada & U.S. Census Bureau (NAICS 321911)
Source: The Freedonia Group, Residential Windows & Doors study
Overall, U.S. window and door exports worldwide grew at a 0.3% CAGR
between 2011-2016. (Chart does not total 100% due to rounding of numbers.)
Source: 2017 Top Markets Report Building Products Sector Snapshot: U.S. Window and
Door Exports. Department of Commerce. International Trade Administration
The Canadian wood window
& door trade balance
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Exports $193 mil. $209 mil. $250 mil. $307 mil. $340 mil.
Imports $156 mil. $171 mil. $185 mil. $203 mil. $200 mil.
$37 mil. $39 mil. $65 mil. $104 mil. $141 mil.
In 2016, 54% of U.S. windows and doors exports went to Canada, while
an additional 9% went to Mexico.
U.S. demand for commercial window and door products is forecast to reach
$10.3 billion in 2020 on yearly advances of 4.5%. Residential window and
door demand in the is projected to rise 6.0% per year through 2020 to
$25.6 billion, according to The Freedonia Group.
U.S. residential window shipments are expected to continue increasing
steadily through 2019, according to the WDMA. Nationwide, approximately 57. 36 million units were shipped in 2015.
Modest growth is expected for sliding patio doors through 2017, with a
slight decrease in 2018. Steady declines are expected annually for hinged
patio door shipments, WDMA reports.
Material forecast for U.S. residential
windows & doors
U.S. residential window and door demand is projected to reach $25.6 billion by
2020. Although wood will continue to have the highest market share, the use of
plastic is rising, due its low maintenance and cost, and high-energy efficiency.