AAMA/WDMA Industry Review and Forecast Available
June 7, 2010
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and
the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) have jointly
released the updated 2009/2010 AAMA/WDMA U.S. Market Studies.
The study profiles the U.S. market for both residential and commercial
doors and windows, including separate analyses for windows, patio
doors, interior doors, exterior doors and commercial products in
both new and replacement applications. The U.S. Industry Statistical
Review and Forecast of the window, door, skylight and curtainwall
market trends and product relationships includes historic data for
2004-2009 in addition to forecast data for 2010 through 2013, based
on projections of construction activity.
According to the market study data, the demand for residential
windows is expected to rebound in 2010 as new construction activity
begins to recover from record low levels. A somewhat tepid forecasted
recovery in 2010 will be followed by multiple years of increased
Residential skylights also experienced a decline in recent years,
driven by the downturn in new construction and remodeling activity.
As builders looked for ways to cut costs, more discretionary products
such as skylights saw a significant decline in most home construction
categories. For 2010, the market is expected to improve slightly.
Sustained growth is likely to occur through 2013 at close to double
digit rates as the market looks to slowly return toward long-term
The downturn in new construction starts also had an impact on the
residential door market as unit volume decreased in 2009 and will
remain stagnant in 2010. Nonresidential door volumes have also decreased
in 2009 reflecting the slowdown in nonresidential construction activity.
A weak outlook for 2010 is expected to force steep declines in 2010
before flattening out in 2011.
As for window usage in commercial construction, non-residential
glazing fell by 19 percent in 2009, with declines across all categories.
Looking forward, the market is forecast to decline by an even greater
amount in 2010 due to the sharp drop in nonresidential contract
awards. Growth is expected to resume in 2012 and is forecast to
increase over 2011 levels.
Further and more detailed information on residential and commercial
window, door and skylight markets is contained in the 2009/2010
Study of the U.S. Market for Windows, Doors and Skylights
(released in May 2010). The full volume of market studies includes
this report, as well as the following additional reports that can
be ordered separately.
- AAMA/WDMA U.S. Market Studies includes all of
the items listed below;
- AAMA/WDMA U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast
summarizes residential, non-residential and remodeling
trends from government and industry sources;
- AAMA/WDMA U.S. Industry Channel Distribution Report
profiles the residential and non-residential market for windows
and doors as it flows through the identified distribution channels;
- AAMA/WDMA U.S. Industry Market Size Report quantifies
residential and non-residential market volumes, both historic
- AAMA/WDMA U.S. Market Installation Practices and Procedures
Report compiles the results of a special research effort
to evaluate installation products and procedures; and
- AAMA/WDMA U.S. Industry Regional Statistical Review and
Forecast details information for 11 individual regions.
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