AAMA and WDMA Release Window, Door and Skylight Market Studies

May 8, 2012

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) of Schaumburg, Ill., and the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) of Washington, D.C., have released the updated 2011/2012 Study of the U.S. Market for Windows, Doors and Skylights. The report contains information on door, window, skylight and curtainwall market trends and product relationships for both residential and commercial construction. It includes historic data for 2006 through 2011 and forecast data for 2012 through 2015. Forecasts are based on projections of construction activity as of March 2011.

According to the study, the demand for prime windows continues to remain slow in 2011, following housing activity in general, after falling from peak volumes in 2006. The demand for windows in new housing decreased by 2 percent in 2011 though remains slightly ahead of 2009 levels. Demand in 2012 is expected to increase further as the housing recovery begins to gain momentum. Meanwhile, remodeling and replacement windows fell by nearly 12 percent versus 2010. In total, the residential window market decreased by 9 percent. Little change in the segmentation for interior door material types is expected over the next five years. However, significant volume is expected to return to the entry and interior door market as new construction rebounds. Further, nonresidential construction has declined slightly in 2011, tempering growth in the nonresidential entry and interior door categories.

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