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  • According to Catalina Research, U.S. window and door sales remained on an upward trend in the second quarter of 2016, however, at a more moderate rate. The slowdown reflects weaker gains in housing starts and a moderation in nonresidential building construction spending. During the second quarter of 2016, dollar window and door sales are estimated to have increased by 6.5 percent, down from an 8.... more »
  • Shipments of entry doors saw a nominal rate of growth of 0.5 percent in 2015 to 9.89 million units, according to a report released by the Window and Door Manufacturers Association. Looking forward, the near term forecast calls for shipments of entry doors to decrease 6 percent in 2016, 7 percent in 2017 and 10 percent in 2018. These and more insights are included in the WDMA 2016 Entry Door U.S.... more »
  • Construction spending was flat in July but declines in May and June were revised to show slight gains, the Commerce Department reported Sept. 1. Spending in June is now reported up 0.9 percent while May showed an increase of 0.1 percent. Residential construction, which had fallen for three straight months, rebounded 0.3 percent in July on the strength of increased spending on home... more »
  • According to a newly released study from the Window and Door Manufacturers Association, residential window shipments increased 0.2 percent in 2015 with 57.36 million units shipped across the nation. National growth is expected to increase through 2017 to 4.8 percent before trailing off in 2018 to 1.9 percent. The WDMA 2016 Window and Patio Door U.S. Market Study provides information on... more »
  • Construction employment, not seasonally adjusted, increased from June 2015 to June 2016 in 228 of the 358 metro areas, decreased in 82 and was stagnant in 48, according to an Associated General Contractors of America release and map. The Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, Calif. division again added the most jobs during the past year; followed by Denver-Aurora-Lakewood and Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale. The... more »
  • A new study, “Energy Efficient Windows Market—Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth Trends, and Forecast 2015–2023,” released by Transparency Market Research, predicts continued expansion in the energy-efficient window market. The study segments the market based on glazing type, double and triple low-emissivity, as well as geography. TMR makes these predictions... more »
  • Residential window and door demand in the U.S. is projected to rise 6 percent per year through 2020 to $25.6 billion, according to a new study from The Freedonia Group.  Demand saw steep declines following the housing construction collapse and economic recession, but began to recover in 2012 following improvements in new housing construction.  The Residential Windows & Doors study,... more »
  • Houzz Inc. today released the Q2 2016 Houzz Renovation Barometer, which tracks confidence in the home renovation market among industry professionals. The Barometer reflected widespread quarter-over-quarter confidence for all industry sectors including architects, designers, general contractors/remodelers, design-build, specialty building/renovation and specialty landscape/outdoor. Outlook for Q3... more »
  • Year-over-year home prices nationwide increased 5.9 percent in May 2016 compared to May 2015 and 1.3 percent month-over-month, according to the CoreLogic Home Price Index. "Price appreciation continues to be fairly broad-based across the U.S. From a regional perspective, the Pacific Northwest continues to be the hottest area for home-price growth, with Oregon and Washington leading the way,... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has released the AAMA 2015/2016 Study of the U.S. Market for Windows, Doors and Skylights. This bi-annual report delivers timely information on residential and non-residential market trends and product relationships for windows, doors, skylights, curtain walls and storefronts. Forecasts are based on projections of construction activity as... more »