The report is based on extensive industry input for product shipments in 2017 and was prepared, researched and analyzed by The Farnsworth Group.
This report delivers timely information on residential/light commercial window, patio door, residential entry door and interior architectural door market trends and product relationships; regional data, historic data for 2014 through 2016, and forecast data for 2018 through 2020.
Quick facts and key takeaways:
- Residential window and door growth didn’t wane in 2017 but appears to be slowing slightly in 2018. A forecast combination of decreased housing starts and reduced remodeling projects will limit window and door growth.
- Architectural interior flush door leaves softened in 2017 with only 1.1% compared to 3% for Stile and Rail (albeit at much lower volumes). Shipments for both are expected to grow at a similar rate, forecast around 1% growth each year through 2020.
- Commercial shop-built windows grew 8.3% in 2017 with 0.85 million units shipped. Shipments are beginning to level off in 2018 with only 0.885 million units forecast to be shipped. With the non-residential market softening an eventual growth rate of only 1.8% in 2020 is forecast.
Along with shipments and forecasting information, the study also presents topline national and divisional data and detailed product data for the housing stock, new projects, and non-residential construction to enable insights into the industry.
The complete study is available for purchase online in the WDMA online store in the Statistical Reports section for non-members.
Individual market segments of the 2018 U.S. Market Study related specifically to windows/patio doors, entry doors and architectural doors are also available for purchase separately.