Wood Window and Door Manufacturers

Industry Profile Report

Dive Deep into the industry with a 25+ page industry report (pdf format) including the following chapters

Industry Overview Current Conditions, Industry Structure, How Firms Operate, Industry Trends, Credit Underwriting & Risks, and Industry Forecast.

Call Preparation Call Prep Questions, Industry Terms, and Weblinks.

Financial Insights Working Capital, Capital Financing, Business Valuation, and Financial Benchmarks.

Industry Profile Excerpts

Industry Overview

The 958 wood window and door manufacturers in the US produce window and door units, window and door frames, window sashes, and doors from wood or wood clad with metal or plastics. Large firms primarily use a high volume/low margin operating model, while small firms generally focus on custom products with high margins. Most large firms also produce windows and doors made of metal, plastic, or composite materials.

Competition from Alternative Materials

Wood window and door manufacturers face competition from products made with alternative types of materials, which are generally less expensive and easier to maintain.

Dependence on Residential Construction 

Demand for wood windows and doors is highly dependent on the residential construction industry, which is vulnerable to changes in economic conditions.

Industry size & Structure

The average wood window and door manufacturer operates out of a single location, employs about 54-55 workers, and generates about $14 million annually.

    • The wood window and door manufacturing industry consists of about 958 companies that employ 52,200 workers and generate about $13.6 billion annually.
    • The industry is concentrated at the top and fragmented at the bottom; the top 50 companies account for about 82% of industry revenue.
    • Large firms include Pella, Andersen, Masonite, JELD-WEN, and Weathershield. Large firms offer products made with alternative materials (vinyl, steel, aluminum, fiberglass) and most have operations in foreign countries.
                                Industry Forecast
                                Wood Window and Door Manufacturers Industry Growth
                                Source: Vertical IQ and Inforum

                                Recent Developments

                                Nov 1, 2022 - Remodeling Market Softens
                                • The NAHB/Westlake Royal Remodeling Market Index (RMI) reading for the third quarter of 2022 was 77, down 10 points from the third quarter of 2021, according to an October report by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). In the third quarter, 23% of remodelers said conditions were worse than they were three months earlier, 10% said they were better, and 67% said they were about the same. While the RMI reading for Q3 2022 dropped from a year earlier, overall conditions remained positive amid rising home equity, durable work-from-home trends, and aging housing stock. The NAHB expects a slight uptick in remodeling activity in 2023 as new home construction continues to slow.
                                • Sales of existing US homes, a demand indicator for wood windows and doors, fell 1.5% in September from August and were down 23.8% year over year, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). September marked the eighth consecutive monthly drop as rising interest rates slow home sales. NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun said, "The housing sector continues to undergo an adjustment due to the continuous rise in interest rates, which eclipsed 6% for 30-year fixed mortgages in September and are now approaching 7%."
                                • In August, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act spending package, which includes several tax breaks for homeowners that make energy-efficiency improvements to their homes, according to The Wall Street Journal. The bill includes a 30% tax credit for installing energy-efficient windows, doors, and skylights. Under the legislation, the annual cap on tax credits for windows is $600, and the annual cap for doors is $500.
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