Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The five years to 2016 marked an inflection point for the Glass and Glazing Contractors industry. Rapidly recovering residential construction markets as well as growing corporate profit and consumer spending helped to finally boost industry revenue after it struggled to grow in the early years of the period. The industry's largest contractors specialize in installing glass curtain walls and exterior facades on office buildings and other commercial property, which usually constitute lucrative contracts. Smaller operators specialize in residential markets and emergency glass repair. Thanks to solid recoveries in most of these markets, operators were able to raise prices, and thus, profit margins over the period... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Glass and glazing contractors install glass curtain walls, glass windows, glass doors, glass room dividers and other glass products in a variety of buildings. Operators mainly service nonresidential buildings including offices as well as healthcare, education and government facilities. A smaller portion of industry revenue is derived from servicing residential markets and includes the repair and installation of glass mirrors, windows and skylights, among other work, in new homes.
Commercial work performed by smaller contractors involves installing heavy decorative room dividers in office interiors, glass walls as office partitions or secure window glass at banks and other facilities... purchase to read more