Sector: Windows, Doors, and Skylights

Market Overview: Energy efficiency standards and incentives are growing the market for improved performance in the windows, doors, and skylights (WDS) sector. In addition to new construction demands, the Window and Door Manufacturers Association estimates that America’s existing housing stock has nearly one billion single-pane windows—as well as numerous inefficient doors and—that need to be replaced by more efficient options. The WDS replacement market is expected to grow slowly as consumers weigh the benefits of replacement (comfort, aesthetics) against the high up front costs and long payback period when it comes to energy savings. 

Unlike the appliance and HVAC sectors, WDS markets are not dominated by a few large brands. Because windows and doors often are tailored to an area’s local climate, there are still many smaller companies manufacturing and selling to the local or regional market. With the exception of some Canadian manufacturers importing to the United States, several large OEMs that sell products nationally through regional facilities, and a few luxury windows imported from Europe, most WDS products installed in this country are manufactured domestically. The manufacturing of hardware and components like hinges and locks tends to be more globalized, but there are still multiple U.S. suppliers.

Demand for windows from U.S. consumers is forecast to grow at a 4 percent annual growth rate (an increase in production by 7 million units) through 2019.  Vinyl windows have exploded in popularity and account for 60% of all window units nationally.  Wood windows and exterior doors are still requested – especially for custom projects or higher end homes—but they have increasingly lost market share to plastic-, fiberglass-, and metal-based options. These other materials are better able to deliver on qualities such as durability, cost, energy efficiency, and customization, particularly in regards to color and texture.

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Company Location
GlassCraft Door Company Houston, Texas
Glenview Doors Glenview, Illinois
Golden Windows Kitchener, Ontario
GPI Millworks Atlanta, Georgia
Grabill Windows & Doors Almont, Michigan
Grace East Chicago, Indiana
Grace Baltimore, Maryland
Grace Columbia, Maryland
Graham Architectural Products Merrill, Wisconsin
Graham Architectural Products York, Pennsylvania
GrayGlass Company Queens Village, New York
Great Land Window Fairbanks, Alaska
Green Mountain Window Company Rutland, Vermont
GreenWorld Windows/ATN Window and Door Mira Loma, California
Groke Door Charlotte, North Carolina
Guardian Glass Carleton, Michigan
Guardian Glass Webster, Massachusetts
Guardian Glass Auburn Hills, Michigan
Guardian Glass Galax, Virginia
Guardian Glass Millbury, Ohio
Guardian Glass Geneva, New York
Guardian Glass Kingsburg, California
Guardian Glass DeWitt, Iowa
Guardian Glass Richburg, South Carolina
Guardian Glass Upper Sandusky, Ohio
Guardian Glass Corsicana, Texas
Gulf Coast Windows Houston, Texas
H Window Company LLC Ashland, Wisconsin
H. Hirschmann LTD West Rutland, Vermont
Hager Companies St. Louis, Missouri
Hager Companies Montgomery, Alabama
Hall Aluminum Products Fort Wayne, Indiana
Hall Aluminum Products Kiowa, Colorado
Hall Manufacturing Corporation Ringwood, New Jersey
HanitaTek Dallas, Texas
Harvey Building Products Darthmouth, Massachusetts
Harvey Building Products Waltham, Massachusetts
Harvey Building Products Londonderry, New Hampshire
Hayfield Window & Door Company Hayfield, Minnesota
Heartland Glass Waite Park, Minnesota
Heartland Windows Manufacturing Company Aplington, Iowa
HEWN Austin, Texas
Home-Guard Industries Grabill, Indiana
Hometime Windows & Doors Upland, California
Hope's Windows Inc. Jamestown, New York
HOPPE North America Inc. Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
Horton Automatics Corpus Christi, Texas
Household Metals Inc. (HMI) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Huron Windows & Doors Morden, Manitoba
Hy-Lite Pensacola, Florida