Open door: Downstream demand will continue to rise, supporting industry growth

The Sheet Metal, Window and Door Manufacturing industry manufactures windows and doors, sheet metal products and ornamental and architectural metalwork. The construction sector comprises the overwhelming majority of demand for all industry products, so the industry's performance over the five years to 2017 reflects the period's initial recovery and subsequent gradual rebound in downstream construction activity. Over the next five years, operators that manufacture core products, such as windows and doors, are expected to continue consolidating, while smaller manufacturers of ornamental sheet metal products increasingly leave the industry or merge with larger competitors...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$43bn
Annual Growth 12-17
1.9%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
187,757
Businesses
7,239
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Revitalized demand from commercial construction and renovation boosted sales
  • Difficult operating conditions forced some operators to downsize or shut down completely
  • Industry growth will primarily be driven by new nonresidential construction activity
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Sheet Metal, Window and Door Manufacturing industry was challenged by significant ebbs and flows in input prices and downstream demand over the five years to 2017. The prices of primary inputs, such as aluminum and steel, fluctuated by double digits during the period, and many operators were unable to pass on price increases, limiting profit margins. Furthermore, the postrecessionary slump in housing starts and nonresidential renovation activity led to lackluster downstream demand within the construction market, which accounts for the majority of industry sales. After solid gains throughout the mid-2000s, construction began to contract, and new construction fell by double digits immediately before the current five-year period, only starting to recover just as it began...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Sheet Metal, Window & Door Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Sheet Metal, Window & Door Manufacturing Industry are

  • Control of distribution networks
  • Maintaining a diverse client base
  • Automation of factories
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Value of private nonresidential construction and Value of residential construction in the Sheet Metal, Window & Door Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What's in this report

    What is the Sheet Metal, Window & Door Manufacturing Industry?

    Operators in this industry manufacture metal products including metal-framed windows (using purchased glass), metal doors, sheet metal work and ornamental and architectural metal products. These products are primarily used in building construction, maintenance and repair.

    Industry Products
  • Metal windows, screens and trimming
  • Metal doors and screen doors
  • Architectural and ornamental metal work
  • Grills, diffusers and moldings for acoustical ceiling systems
  • Sheet metal HVAC ducts, culverts and stove pipes
  • Sheet metal roofing, flooring and siding products
  • Other sheet metal products
  • Sheet metal electronic and appliance enclosures
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing metal windows and window frames
  • Manufacturing metal doors
  • Manufacturing fire-rated doors, metal fire escape stairways and ladders
  • Manufacturing sheet metal products
  • Manufacturing ornamental metal work
  • Manufacturing architectural metal work
  • 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
  • Value of residential construction
  • Demand from home improvement stores
  • World price of steel
  • World price of aluminum

  • Current Performance
  • Rebuilding revenue
  • Improved profit margins
  • International trade
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Growing construction
  • Stabilizing profit
  • Industry structure
  • International trade
  • Table: Sheet Metal, Window & Door Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Sheet Metal, Window & Door Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Home Builders
  • Industrial Building Construction
  • Roofing Contractors
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Municipal Building Construction
  • Heating & Air-Conditioning Contractors

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aluminum Manufacturing
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing
  • Screw, Nut & Bolt Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Other sheet metal products
  • Architectural and ornamental metal work
  • Metal doors and screen doors
  • Metal windows, screens and trimming
  • Sheet metal HVAC ducts, culverts and stove pipes
  • Sheet metal roofing, flooring and siding products
  • Sheet metal electronic and appliance enclosures
  • Grills, diffusers and moldings for acoustical ceiling systems
  • Chart: Sheet Metal, Window & Door Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Construction activity
  • Maintenance and renovation

  • Major Markets
  • New commercial (nonresidential) construction
  • Maintenance, repairs and renovations
  • New residential construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Other
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Sheet Metal, Window & Door Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Sheet Metal, Window & Door Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Sheet Metal, Window & Door Manufacturing 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 Sheet Metal, Window & Door Manufacturing 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 Sheet Metal, Window & Door Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (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
    Computer-Aided Design (Cad)
  • The use of computer technology to aid the design and drafting of a part or product using software tools that can create two-dimensional drawings or three-dimensional models.
  • Hvac
  • An acronym for 'heating, ventilation and air conditioning'.
  • Metal Extrusion
  • The process used to create complex objects from metals through pushing or drawing it through a die or mold of the desired shape or form.
  • Metal Stamping
  • A variety of sheet-metal forming processes, such as punching using a machine press, blanking, embossing, bending, flanging and coining.
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