Although “no one is ready to say the market is back, the fundamentals are right for growth in the repair/replacement market and our dealers are optimistic,” reports Joe Guarino, president of Sunrise Windows. “We are expecting very significant growth in 2014. There is pent-up demand. People have windows that need to be replaced because there is an aging housing stock. The only potential thing that could significantly harm us would be policies or actions in Washington that harm the economy.”
The complete 2014 Industry Pulse report will appear in the upcoming January/February 2014 issue of Window & Door. The Industry Pulse is designed to provide an annual gauge of industry expectations and plans for the coming year, as well as assess the attitudes of industry executives regarding a variety of current trends.