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2024 Industry Pulse | We Persevere

The past five years have been a wild ride. Extreme demand, both waxing and waning, rocked the industry. Despite a predicted economic recession, residential fenestration companies predict stable sales and plan to invest in their businesses.

2023 Industry Pulse | Sustainable Slowdown

As the supply chain stabilizes, the single-family housing market slows. Nevertheless, the industry charges forward with new sales, product innovation and investments.

2022 Industry Pulse Report

The annual Window + Door Industry Pulse survey had few surprises: the market is strong, business is booming and no aspect of the supply chain is exempt from the persistent supply and labor challenges.

2024 Top Manufacturers

Companies take a holistic approach to their business as they invest in processes, people and products while keeping an eye on a market challenged by inflation and affordability concerns.

M&A: Bullish Outlook

Corporate and private equity buyers are expected to make bold moves in the 2024 market.

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.

Investments Abound. Labor Rears its Ugly Head.

The past five years have been a wild ride. Extreme demand, both waxing and waning, rocked the industry. Supply chain complications strained companies as they raced to acquire enough materials in a timely manner, for which they often paid premium prices. Labor shortages continue to challenge…

The 2024 Forecast: Top Takeaways 

Highlights from the latest construction forecasts reflect a U.S. economy that is shadowed by inflation, higher interest rates, labor challenges and geopolitical risk.

Be Part of the 2024 Industry Pulse Survey

The annual Window + Door Industry Pulse survey is open. The survey reflects on the past year and sets expectations for 2024, including insights on product, sales and employment trends, as well as supply chain, materials and costs.

M&A Market Poised to Heat Up in 2024

Owners and investors wait for the “spark” that will reignite M&A activity.

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.

The Data Tells a Story

When John Burns Research and Consulting approached Window + Door about partnering in a quarterly market study earlier this year, we jumped at the opportunity to provide even more relevant data to the industry. But here’s the catch: it won’t work without your participation.

2023 Top Manufacturers Report | A Year of Growth

Companies expand their capacity as backlogs decrease and sales increase.

Navigating a Dynamic Market

Buyers are still in the market, and they are fleeing to quality.

The Turning Tide: Is the New Year Marking a New Business Environment for Our Industry?

The annual Industry Pulse survey and corresponding report is one of my favorite editorial projects of the year and this year’s report was especially interesting. Although the past several years have been characterized by overwhelming demand amid supply chain and material disruptions, the responses…

5 Takeaways from the 2023 Industry Pulse

The Industry Pulse not only revealed information about the economic landscape, but also lent insights into the changing supply chain and material landscape, ongoing labor concerns, product trends and more. Read on for the top takeaways.

State of the Market 

Economic uncertainty didn’t dampen the M&A market in 2022, but the market will move more cautiously in the year ahead.

An Open Window for Building Products M&A

The market continues to show resilience despite ongoing obstacles.

2022 Top Manufacturers Report

Manufacturers mark another year of growth and increased demand while navigating material and labor constraints.

State of the Market

The residential fenestration M&A market continues to benefit from continued economic growth and buoyant capital markets.

5 Takeaways from the 2022 Industry Pulse

This year’s annual Industry Pulse survey takes stock of how the industry is responding to labor and supply chain challenges, as well as where companies are focusing on business and product growth.

HIRI Predicts Overall Home Improvement Product Sales to Continue Growth into 2025

The total market will grow by an additional 2.9 percent from 2023 through 2025, with the consumer market growing by 2.3 percent and the professional market growing by 4.6 percent.

Building on Momentum

Overall deal volume will likely remain strong in the hot mergers and acquisitions market.

2021 Top Manufacturers Report

Today’s manufacturers are keeping pace with a robust residential market while grappling with supply-side challenges.

5 Takeaways from the 2021 Top Manufacturers Report

This year’s Top Manufacturers report revealed several key takeaways about the manufacturing and housing markets as a whole, and how residential fenestration manufacturers fit into it.

2019 New Home Sales Up 10 Percent Over Previous Year

Sales of newly built, single-family homes declined 0.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 694,000 units in December, coming off a downward revision in November, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.

Single-family Starts Will Gain Ground in 2020

Single-family starts should continue on a gradual, upward trajectory in 2020, fueled by solid job growth and low mortgage rates that will keep demand firm, according to economists speaking at the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas.

Residential Remodeling Spending Growth Projected Over Next Two Years

Spending on residential improvements will continue to grow over the next two years at a gradual pace, according to experts at a press conference hosted by the National Association of Home Builders Remodelers.

Remodelers' Confidence Increases in Fourth Quarter of 2019

The National Association of Home Builders' Remodeling Market Index posted a reading of 58 in the fourth quarter of 2019, up three points from the previous quarter.

Housing Starts Finish 2019 With a 13-year High

Total housing starts increased 16.9 percent in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.61 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department. This is a 13-year high for housing starts.

Builder Confidence Begins Year Strong as Single-family Growth Continues

Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes edged one point lower in January, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. The last two monthly readings mark the highest sentiment levels since July of 1999. 

2020 Benchmarking Report

The Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to share highlights from the second annual Benchmarking Report.  Following are five key takeaways from this year’s report.

Industry Pulse 2020: Embracing A New Decade

Window + Door's annual Industry Pulse report reflects on 2019 and lays expectations for 2020, including insights on product, sales and employment trends. The report also frames how the greater economic landscape affects fenestration, and sheds light on how technology is increasingly changing the…

Builder Confidence Ends Year Strong on Solid Economic Fundamentals

Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes increased five points in December off an upwardly revised November reading, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

Tariffs Create Uncertainty; Won’t Slow Momentum

As of last week, President Donald Trump’s statement to impose steep tariffs will subject Canada, the European Union and Mexico to a 25 percent tariff on steel and 10 percent on aluminum Over the past couple of months, I’ve spoken to folks about what these tariffs could mean for our businesses. No…