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Chris Beard

Chris Beard

Chris Beard is the Director of Building Products Research for John Burns Research and Consulting. He can be reached at 419/215-1881 or

Windows of Opportunity in 2024

Expect year-over-year volume and dollar growth for the residential fenestration industry in 2024, thanks to a rise in single-family starts, aging housing stock leading to remodeling, and a large intergenerational wealth transfer.

Backlogs Ease, but a Potential Demand Surge May Be Coming

The R&R market and Inflation Reduction Act may generate an uptick in windows and doors.

Residential Backlogs Sustain Near-Term Homeowner Demand

Despite potential declines, long-term factors may be an industry boon.