The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) and the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) released an updated 2011/2012 Study of the U.S. Market for windows, doors and skylights.

According to the study, demand for windows in new housing is expected to increase in 2012 as the housing recovery begins to gain momentum. However, the residential window market in total decreased by 9 percent in 2011, impacted by a sharp 12 percent decrease in remodeling and replacement windows and a 2 percent dip in new housing windows.

A significant growth spot highlighted by the WDMA/AAMA report is in residential skylights. That market segment is expected to grow 6 percent overall in 2012 and show continued growth through 2015. The study also indicated significant growth in volume for the entry and interior door market, based on rebounds in construction.

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