All Industry Segments Show Continued Growth, WDMA Study Says

Window & Door
July 14, 2017
Residential window shipments continue to see growth, according to the new WDMA U.S. Industry Market Study from The Window & Door Manufacturers Association, which cites an increase of 5.7 percent in 2016, amounting to more than 43.2 million units shipped across the nation. Looking forward, national growth is expected to increase another 5.6 percent in 2017 before trailing off somewhat in 2019 to 4.6 percent growth.
In 2016, shipments of side-hinged entry doors increased by 6.1 percent to 9.7 million units on the national level, alleviating any concerns over the decrease in units shipped between 2014 and 2015. Based on the analysis of the data, annual growth is forecasted to climb to 5.9 percent in 2017 before declining to a modest 5.2 percent growth in 2019.
Architectural interior flush doors recovered from a decline the previous year by growing 4.5 percent in 2016 with nearly 2.9 million units shipped, while stile and rail doors continued its upward trend with a 6.6 percent increase with nearly 0.44 million units shipped. Annual growth of flush doors is forecasted to be 4 percent in 2017 before declining to 1 percent in 2019. Stile and rail doors are also forecasted to grow 4 percent in 2017 and decline to 1 percent by 2019.
The WDMA 2017 U.S. Industry Market Study provides data and insights on the industry's performance, key trends and future direction. The report is based on industry input for product shipments in 2016 and was prepared, researched and analyzed by The Farnsworth Group.
The full report also contains data and forecasts for commercial shop-built windows, as well as sliding and hinged patio doors. The complete study is available to purchase online in the WDMA bookstore. Individual market segments (windows/patio doors, entry doors and architectural doors) are also available separately.