The US wood window and door manufacturing industry includes about 1,300 companies with combined annual revenue of about $10 billion. Major companies include Andersen Corporation, JELD-WEN, Pella, and Ply Gem's MW Manufacturers. The industry is concentrated: the 50 largest companies control about 70 percent of the market.
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.
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Major product categories include wood window units and interior and exterior wood doors. Wood window units account for about 30 percent of industry revenue; interior and exterior doors and other types of wood doors, which includes garage, patio, bi-fold, and cabinet doors, each account for about 25 percent of industry revenues. Other types of windows such as single-hung, sliding, picture, transom, specialty, and bay windows and skylights, along with wood window and door frames, account for the remainder of industry sales.
Wood windows and doors are primarily marketed for use in residential construction or remodeling. Styles range from simple, basic designs to doors and windows that have architectural features such as arches, art glass, or custom hardware.
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