Glass menagerie: Rising investment in construction will provide ample demand for the industry

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 more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The recovery in nonresidential construction will boost demand for industry services
  • Repair work has grown as a share of industry revenue as these services cannot be delayed
  • Operators will be compelled to keep prices low and competitive
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The industry has relatively low barriers to the entry of new competitors, since operations are not capital intensive and do not require extensive specialist skills. Still, most new entrants will encounter some difficulty competing with existing contractors that have an established reputation within a local area. New entrants may encounter difficulties obtaining a foothold in a local market due to the established relationships between the existing contractors and local commercial building companies and property managers.The costs of business startup may prove a barrier to the entry of very small operators into this industry as most establishments need floor space to store and process glass products prior to installation. In ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Glass & Glazing Contractors Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Glass & Glazing Contractors Industry are

  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Having a high profile in the market
  • Ability to compete on price
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Value of private nonresidential construction and Housing starts in the Glass & Glazing Contractors industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Glass & Glazing Contractors Industry?

    Companies in this industry select, cut and install glass panels for large windows, glass doors, skylights, curtain walls and sunroom additions in all types of buildings; they also install window panes. The glasswork performed includes new work, additions, alterations, maintenance and repairs. This industry does not install, tint or repair automotive glass and it does not install prefabricated window units.

    Industry Products
  • New construction
  • Additions and alterations
  • Maintenance and repair services
  • Industry Activities
  • Glass curtain wall installation
  • Decorative glass and mirror installation
  • Glass coating and tinting services (except automotive)
  • Stained glass installation
  • Glass partitions installation
  • Window pane installation
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Value of private nonresidential construction
  • Housing starts
  • Demand from municipal building construction
  • Per capita disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • Repairs gain share
  • Profit and participation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Construction markets buoy recovery
  • Expanding operations, modest margins
  • Environmental concerns
  • Table: Glass & Glazing Contractors Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Glass & Glazing Contractors Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Home Builders
  • Apartment & Condominium Construction
  • Apartment Rental
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Municipal Building Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Construction Machinery Manufacturing
  • Glass Product Manufacturing
  • Payroll & Bookkeeping Services

  • Products & Services
  • New construction
  • Additions and alterations
  • Maintenance and repair services
  • Chart: Glass & Glazing Contractors Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Office building and commercial construction
  • Residential construction
  • Institutional building construction
  • Manufacturing and industrial building construction
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Glass & Glazing Contractors Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Glass & Glazing Contractors

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Glass & Glazing Contractors Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Glass & Glazing Contractors Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Glass & Glazing Contractors Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Value of Construction (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Curtain Wall
  • A non-load-bearing wall of glass panes and supporting framework, usually made of steel or aluminum, intended to enclose the building and resist weather.
  • Fenestration
  • Any opening in a building's envelope including windows, doors and skylights
  • Nonresidential Building
  • A building that is intended primarily for uses other than long-term dwelling.
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