This report examines the US window and door components market by component type, market, window and door type, and window and door frame material in US dollars at the manufacturers’ level (i.e., excluding the value of features and services added between the manufacturer and end user). Historical data are provided for 2008, 2013, and 2018, and forecasts are given for 2023 and 2028.
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Scope and Summary
The following components are included in the scope of this report:
components used in finished windows and doors manufactured by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for new construction and replacement applications
components that are separately sold in the aftermarket for improvement and repair purposes
The major window and door component segments are:
frames (i.e., jambs, sill, head pieces)
glass (including window glass and glass insets, sidelites, and transoms for doors), which encompasses:
low-emissivity (low-E) glass
glass with other types of coatings, including heat-absorbing tints and reflective coatings
door slabs and panels – the terms “door slab” and “door panel” both refer to the part of the door that opens and closes and that fits within the frame (fixed panels for patio doors are also included here)
window sash (i.e., rails, stiles, and grilles – also known as muntins – that are sold as part of the panel)
screens, including those fitted within the window frame, either on the exterior or the interior, and the panels of screen doors and retractable screens, but excluding specialty screens (such as those that enclose covered patios) and the value of separately sold aftermarket parts (e.g., screen mesh)
hardware (locks, latches, handles, hinges, cranks, rollers, balance rods, and any other parts used to assemble and install fenestration)
all other components (e.g., aprons, astragals, between-the-glass blinds and shades, bumpers, separately sold grilles, mullions, glass spacers, door thresholds, weatherstrip, tracks and track covers)
Excluded from the scope of this report are products that are not considered part of the actual window or door, including:
adhesives, paint, and sealants
exterior blinds and curtains
moulding and trim
separately sold security systems, door openers, and doorbell systems
specialty screens, such as screen enclosures
separately sold screen mesh and smart window film
In addition, this study excludes components used in the manufacture of windows and doors for automobiles and other transportation equipment, and cabinets; fencing gates; shower doors and bathroom stall doors; elevator doors; and pet doors.
The US market for window and door components is forecast to increase 3.8% annually to $17.2 billion in 2023. Growth will be driven by:
healthy – albeit decelerated – increases in housing and commercial building construction, including in the window- and door-intensive office, retail, and lodging segment
rising consumer interest in homes with more and larger windows and patio doors, which are assembled with larger and more costly components
adoption of building codes that call for the use of windows and doors with enhanced energy efficiency or weather resistance, promoting the use of higher quality, insulated glass, frames, slabs, and other components such as spacers and weatherstrip
Energy Efficiency Remains a Key Driver of Product Development
Window and door component manufacturers continue to invest in the design and development of more energy-efficient products to meet rising demand from home and commercial building owners. The use of components such as gas-filled glazing, insulated door slabs, and warm-edge glass spacers is helping building owners lower energy bills, meet increasingly stringent building codes, and earn green building certifications.
Demand Rises for More Durable & Hurricane-Resistant Components
Highly active hurricane seasons are driving sales of windows and doors built to withstand extreme wind velocities and windborne debris. These fenestration products feature specially designed – and more costly – glazing and durable frames and sashes, and they are rigorously tested to ensure that they are not damaged by the elements.
The best opportunities for impact-resistant products will remain in the quickly expanding residential and commercial areas of southern Florida. However, demand is also expected to increase in other coastal areas – such as in North and South Carolina, New Jersey, and the Gulf states – where residents are increasingly concerned about the frequency and severity of tropical storms.