The demand for prime windows in the U.S. improved by 3.1 percent in 2016, according to the 2016/2017 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast from the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), released today. The demand for windows in new housing increased by just under 5 percent in 2016, with increases of 7 and 8 percent forecast for the next two years as the housing recovery continues.

Meanwhile, remodeling and replacement window demand increased modestly again, by just under 2 percent in 2016, with growth in this segment also likely to be somewhat improved in 2017 against the backdrop of strengthening existing home sales.

In 2016, non-residential construction activity experienced strong growth, with a similar net positive effect on the entry door market. Total volume increased to 2.4 million units, reflecting a 6 percent growth rate versus 2015. Looking forward, growth is expected to continue at a similar pace of 6 percent in 2017 and 5 percent in 2017.

Residential skylights closed the year at 960 thousand units, a growth rate of 4 percent over 2015 volume. New construction skylight activity was up 10 percent, while remodeling and replacement skylight activity was up 2 percent versus 2015.

Historic data for 2008 through 2014 and forecast data for 2017 through 2019 are included in the report. Forecasts are based on projections of construction activity as of March 2017.

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