All clear: As construction markets recover, demand for industry services will rise
IBISWorld’s Glass & Glazing Contractors market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 08-13
Annual Growth 13-18
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
A clearer outlook
Having made it through the recession, glass and glazing contractors now have a recovery to look forward to. Both the residential and nonresidential building markets are forecast to grow over the coming years, and demand for glass and glazing services will consequently follow. Demand from institutional buildings like hospitals and educational facilities will continue to be solid, while renewed demand from the residential sector will significantly benefit the industry's many small contractors, which were hard-hit by the housing slump... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The Glass and Glazing Contractors industry has a low level of capital intensity, as industry services rely more heavily on the ability and knowledge of skilled employees than on heavy machinery. IBISWorld estimates that industry operators spend $0.06 in capital investment for every $1.00 spent in labor. Many industry participants operate a mobile repair and installation service and require specially equipped vehicles for transporting glass sheets and that include a storage and workshop space. Larger-scale glazing operators usually undertake in-house fabrication and have a higher level of capital investment than the bulk of industry participants. In either case, though, wages consume a much larger share of revenue than depreciation does... purchase to read more
What is the Glass & Glazing Contractors Industry?
Companies in this industry primarily select, cut and install glass panels for large windows, glass doors, skylights, curtain walls and sunroom additions in all types of buildings. The glasswork performed includes new work, additions, alterations, maintenance and repairs. This industry does not include the installation, tinting or repair of automotive glass.
InteriorsCurtain wall and window workStorefronts and entrancesMaintenance and repair servicesRenovation
Curtain wall installationWindow installationWindow frame installationWindow insulation installation and repairDecorative glass and mirror installationGlass coating and tinting services (except automotive)Stained glass installation