Garage & Overhead Doors

Positive Building Construction Trends to Drive Market Gains

Garage Doors

The market will benefit from a number of positive trends, including healthy growth in new single-family housing construction activity and home improvement spending; solid gains in commercial building construction and renovation expenditures; and ongoing spending to update garage and overhead doors with newer models that offer improved performance and/or aesthetic advantages.

Key Findings in the Garage & Overhead Doors Study:

Homeowners Increasingly Seek Garage Doors with More Glass and Insulation

Garage door manufacturers are expanding their product offerings to include doors with more windows and window options, such as new designs and colors and larger glazed panels. Suppliers are responding to homeowners’ growing interest in garage doors that impart contemporary aesthetics while enhancing interior daylighting.

Other value-added features supporting market growth in dollar terms include enhanced durability, wind load resistance, and insulation. Many homeowners are upgrading to more energy-efficient insulated garage doors that can help lower utility bills. The growing trend of using garages as alternative exercise, storage, workshop, or office spaces has also boosted demand for doors that offer better temperature and sound insulation.

Growth Opportunities for Overhead Doors with Enhanced Durability and Fast Opening Speeds

Competitors in the commercial overhead door market are encouraging building owners to invest in doors that feature enhanced durability, security, and thermal insulation. Suppliers are also expanding overhead door style options, such as the aluminum-frame models with glass panels that see strong demand in eating and drinking establishments.

A small, but growing, segment of the overhead door market consists of industrial fabric and rubber doors that open and close at rapid speeds. The springless designs of these high-speed doors also reduce maintenance requirements and improve product lifespan.

Leading Suppliers Continue to Acquire Small and Mid-Sized Competitors

While acquisition activity in the garage and overhead door industry has slowed from the period of consolidation that immediately followed the 2007-2009 economic recession, the largest suppliers continue to acquire small and mid-sized firms to extend their product offerings and geographic reach. Among the most important acquisitions of 2018 was Griffon’s purchase of CornellCookson – a major supplier of rolling service and high-performance overhead doors.

Study Coverage

This industry study presents historical demand data (2007, 2012, and 2017) and forecasts for 2022 by product (garage doors, overhead doors), market (new, replacement), material (steel, aluminum, wood, plastic), housing type (single-family, multifamily, manufactured), and building type (office, retail, & lodging; industrial; institutional). The study also evaluates company market share and analyzes industry participants including ASSA ABLOY, CHI Overhead Doors, Clopay Building Products, Hörmann, Overhead Door, and Raynor Garage Doors.

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