December 17, 2014
News regarding Energy Star, the acquisitions of Simonton Windows and Hurd Windows and Doors, and new executive appointments topped the list of most-clicked stories on WindowandDoor.com in 2014. Among the Talk topics garnering the most discussion this year were the buying mentality among consumers, product performance and labor issues.
Energy Star continued to be a hot topic... more »
October 14, 2014
Shipments of residential entry doors continue their upward trend, with the majority slotted for new construction applications, reports the Window & Door Manufacturers Association in its WDMA Entry Door Industry 2014 U.S. Market Report. The number of residential exterior doors shipped in 2013, including side-hinged entry, sliding patio and hinged patio doors, grew 6 percent last year and... more »
September 8, 2014
The global door market is expected to grow through 2019 due to rising construction activities across the globe, according to a Transparency Market Research study. In addition, the growing demand for doors for safety purposes such as fire and security, implemented in industries due to rising safety regulations is expected to drive the market.
The global market for doors has been significantly... more »
September 2, 2014
The architectural door market will experience continued growth through 2015, according to the Window and Door Manufacturers Association's Architectural Door 2014 U.S. Market Study. The study forecasts strong market growth in the wood flush door market of nearly 24 percent in 2014 and 22 percent in 2015. This follows market growth of 17 percent in 2013.
Wood stile-and-rail doors are also forecast... more »
August 19, 2014
Construction firms added jobs in 39 states from July 2013 to July 2014 and in 34 states from June to July, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America; however, labor shortage remains a concern.
"The overall trend in construction employment has been very consistent in 2014 with more than three-fourths of states adding jobs each month on... more »
August 19, 2014
Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose two points to 55 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index for August. This third consecutive monthly gain brings the index to its highest level since January.
“As the employment picture brightens, builders are seeing a noticeable increase in the number of serious buyers entering... more »
August 18, 2014
The Window and Door Manufacturers Association's recently released Window and Entry Door 2014 U.S. Market Study shows continued growth for the entry door market through 2015. The study, prepared, researched and analyzed by Metrostudy and the Virginia Center for Housing Research at Virginia Tech, forecasts modest market growth in the overall entry door market growth of 5.1 percent for 2014 and 4.9... more »
August 5, 2014
The construction industry's recovery is uneven, according to analysis of government data by the Associated General Contractors of America, as the sector added 22,000 jobs in July, but suffered a pullback in spending in June.
"Construction employment and spending are both rising at a moderate year-over-year clip, but there have been some setbacks," says Ken Simonson, the... more »
July 23, 2014
The second-quarter 2014 Remodeling Business Pulse survey from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry showed an increase in all current remodeling market indicators, according to a NARI release issued July 23. Remodelers are currently seeing growth, from conditions in March, which had seen a decline in business conditions during the first three months of 2014, NARI reports. ... more »
July 17, 2014
Builder confidence in the new, single-family homes market rose four points in July to a reading of 53 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index released July 16. Any reading over 50 indicates that more builders view sales conditions as good than poor.
The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index gauges builder perceptions of current single-family home sales and... more »