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  • 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 »
  • Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 16.6 percent in April from an upwardly revised March reading to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 619,000 units, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. This is the highest sales pace since January 2008.  “Builders remain optimistic about the housing market,... more »
  • U.S. window and door sales strengthened in the first quarter of 2016 due to a 14.5 percent increase in housing starts and a 12.5 percent rise in nonresidential building construction spending. Metal door sales received a boost from double-digit increases in nonresidential building construction over the past two years. Wood door and all window sales also benefited from the surge in single-family... more »
  • A new study, conducted by Consumer Specialists, on how homeowners approach a home improvement project, concluded that the post-recession hypothesis that homeowners would be less likely to focus on adding value to their homes when remodeling, is wrong.   "The rating for importance of information on the 'impact on my home's value' actually went up marginally from before the... more »