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Outlook from FGIA: Fenestration Industry is Strong Despite Fears of Recession

Even in the face of ongoing economic uncertainty, the glass and fenestration industries are “in a great spot,” according to Michael Collins, managing principal, of EquiNova Capital Partners, who delivered a keynote presentation Sept. 27 at the Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance 2022 Fall…

Delays, Freight Rate Hikes Likely as Ukraine War Disrupts Shipping Operations

The key port cities Odessa and Mariupol in Ukraine have suspended most operations, leaving over 1,000 commercial sailors unable to move cargo containers through the Kerch Straight and the Black Sea. The glass manufacturing and other commercial construction industry sectors that rely on Eastern…

Housing Affordability Will Remain a Significant Challenge in 2022

Low existing home inventory and strong buyer demand will keep housing moving forward in 2022 even as builders continue to grapple with ongoing building material production bottlenecks and labor shortages that will limit the pace of construction and keep upward pressure on home prices.

Economic Growth Continues into 2022

Despite ongoing challenges on the supply and labor side, construction is poised for a robust, well-rounded recovery.

Economic Outlook: Single-family will continue ongoing growth, but at a slower pace

Housing growth will continue for the next several years, but at lower growth rates than we saw last year, according to NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz during a press conference at the International Builders’ Show virtual experience on Feb. 9.

5 Takeaways from the 2021 Industry Pulse

This year’s Window + Door Industry Pulse survey encompasses several themes, from labor and sales to technology to supply chain and product specifics. Overriding every conversation, however, was the COVID-19 pandemic and its marked impact on the residential fenestration industry throughout 2020 –…

Single-family Construction Outlook Continues Growth Trend

Information is based on projections from the Dodge Construction Outlook 2021 from Dodge Data & Analytics. Read the complete forecast in the January/February edition of Window + Door.

The Hope of a New Year

The industry is poised for tremendous growth and innovation this year, but it won’t come without its challenges.

State of the Market

Public companies in the window and door industry reported strong performance in the third quarter of 2020. The mergers and acquisitions market too saw only a temporary 2020 slowdown. What to expect from M&A activity in 2021 and beyond.

The 2019 Industry Pulse

Window & Door welcomes in the new year with its annual Industry Pulse report, taking stock of 2018 and looking to what 2019 may have in store. 

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…

Ongoing Optimism

You don’t have to wander far to hear positive sentiments about the immediate future of our industry. For instance, Window & Door’s 2018 Industry Pulse notes that the majority of manufacturers, suppliers and dealers expect sales to increase throughout the year. Meanwhile, the Pulse reported that…

Demand for Glass in Windows and Doors May Increase

Demand for glass used in windows and doors is forecast to increase 4.3 percent per year from $3.6 billion in 2018 to $4.4 billion in 2023, according to Freedonia Group’s study, Window & Door Components. 

Remodeling Market to Stall in 2020

Annual gains in homeowner spending for improvements and repairs are set to give out by the second half of next year, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.