Prime Windows and Entry Doors Up 8 PercentApril 28th, 2022 by Editor
The demand for prime windows grew by 8.8% in 2021, while windows in new housing increased by 13% in 2021, according to the FGIA 2021/2022 Study of the U.S. Market for Windows, Doors and Skylights. In the 2021 residential market, new construction demand for entry doors grew by 8%. The report was released this week by The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA), and the bi-annual report provides information on residential and non-residential market trends and product relationships for both residential and non-residential fenestration products.
According to the report, total housing starts grew significantly in 2021, with the highest growth in multi-family at 22%, following the 2020 slowdown. Going forward, the overall new housing market is expected to continue to grow in 2022 before declining slightly in 2023 and 2024. A decline of 5% is currently forecasted for 2024.
Remodeling and replacement window demand grew 5% in 2021 and is forecast to grow by another 5% in 2022, with growth of 3-and 2% in 2023 and 2024, respectively.
While new construction demand for entry doors grew by 8%, entry door remodeling and replacement interest declined at 2%. The total market grew by 2% over 2020 and is expected to have continued growth through 2024.
The market for residential-type skylights grew in 2021, representing a 6% increase in overall unit shipments compared to 2020 and a 10% increase compared to 2019. The increase in 2021 was driven primarily by double-digit growth seen in new construction activity, the organization reports, with remodel and replacement growing in the single digits.
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