U.S. Window and Door Sales to Increase in 2016

March 1, 2016

Window sales could increase by 7.9 percent to $11.5 billion during 2016 and door sales could increase by 5.5 percent to $15.0 billion. Unit sales are expected to increase to 91 million windows and 120 million doors this year, according to a recent report from Catalina Research.

Growth will benefit from an estimated a 9.7 percent increase in housing starts, according to the company, which reports that the residential replacement market could also strengthen along with sharper gains in employment and personal income.
Vinyl windows have made inroads in both residential and commercial markets. Meanwhile, wood products have increased in importance in the door market in recent years due to stronger gains in the builder market.

The leading U.S. window and door manufacturers have also gained share in recent years as marginal producers left the market over the recession. At the same time, the leading producers made strategic acquisitions to extend their product lines and geographic reach.

These and other trends are uncovered in the Catalina First Look on Windows and the Catalina First Look on Doors reports. (Click here to find the full reports.) These action-oriented market research reports track sales in dollars and units, residential and nonresidential market sales, sales by material and window and door types, price trends, material input costs, factors driving demand, and the competitive environment.

Catalina also offers reports on Residential Window Markets by Region and State and Residential Door Markets by Region and State.