Sector: Windows, Doors, & 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.

Company Location
Foam Supplies Inc. Earth City, Missouri
Foam Supplies Inc. Lewisville, Texas
Four Seasons Sunrooms & Windows Holbrook, New York
FrontLine Building Products Inc. Merrill, Wisconsin
FrontLine Building Products Inc. Medford, Wisconsin
FrontLine Building Products Inc. Green Bay, Wisconsin
Functional Fenestration, Inc. Hawthorne, California
FXI Foamex Innovations Cornelius, North Carolina
FXI Foamex Innovations Orange, California
FXI Foamex Innovations Santa Theresa, New Mexico
FXI Foamex Innovations Corry, Pennsylvania
FXI Foamex Innovations Kent, Washington
FXI Foamex Innovations Auburn, Indiana
FXI Foamex Innovations Verona, Mississippi
FXI Foamex Innovations Media, Pennsylvania
Gamma Glass Alden, New York
Gamma Glass Miami, Florida
General Aluminum Corporation Carrolton, Texas
Genesee Valley Windows Flint, Michigan
Genius Retractable Screen Systems Brookings, South Dakota
Gentek Building Products Avenel, New Jersey
Georgia Pacific Building Products Atlanta, Georgia
Georgia Pacific Building Products Canby, Oregon
Georgia Pacific Building Products Cuba, Missouri
Gerkin Windows & Doors South Sioux City, Nebraska
Giesse North America Blountville, Tennessee
Gilkey Window Company Cincinatti, Ohio
Gill Window Company Cheyenne, Wyoming
Gilwin Company Modesto, California
Glass-Rite Albuquerque, New Mexico
GlassCraft Door Company Houston, Texas
Glenview Doors Glenview, Illinois
GPI Millworks Atlanta, Georgia
Grabill Windows & Doors Almont, Michigan
Grace Columbia, Maryland
Grace East Chicago, Indiana
Grace Baltimore, Maryland
Graham Architectural Products York, Pennsylvania
Graham Architectural Products Merrill, Wisconsin
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 Galax, Virginia
Guardian Glass Kingsburg, California
Guardian Glass Upper Sandusky, Ohio
Guardian Glass Carleton, Michigan
Guardian Glass Millbury, Ohio
Guardian Glass DeWitt, Iowa