The Window and Door Manufacturers Association's recently released Window and Entry Door 2014 U.S. Market Study shows continued growth for the entry door market through 2015. The study, prepared, researched and analyzed by Metrostudy and the Virginia Center for Housing Research at Virginia Tech, forecasts modest market growth in the overall entry door market growth of 5.1 percent for 2014 and 4.9 percent for 2015. This follows market growth of 5.3 percent in 2013 with 14.1 million units shipped.
From a product mix standpoint, in 2013 side-hinged entry doors made up 72 percent of the entry door market, followed by sliding patio doors at 11.4 percent.
The WDMA report delivers timely, detailed information on residential entry door, and residential and light commercial window market trends and product relationships; historic data for 2011 and 2012, and forecast data for 2014 through 2016. Forecasts are based on projections of construction activity as of May 2014. Also included in the report is data on ENERGY STAR 2013 production and market growth.
The WDMA Window and Entry Door 2014 U.S. Market Study is available for purchase online in the WDMA Bookstore. The WDMA Architectural Door 2014 Market Study will be released in the coming weeks.