Did you know that the vast majority of windows used in the USA are made in the USA? It's true, there are a few imports, but the vast majority are made right here, and when it comes to custom made windows designed for replacement, the percentage is even higher - close to 100%. I've read that there are some new construction stock size products coming in from China, but I have to admit, I don't think I've ever seen one. Some of the industry trade magazines claim that there are literally thousands of window manufacturers in the U.S., and the sad part is the average person can't name even one window manufacturer. Those that can name one or two, that's usually it, seldom is someone not in the industry able to name more than two. It's kind of sad when you think of it, as these are products MADE IN AMERICA, good high quality manufacturing jobs right here at home Yet we seem to remain an almost invisible industry.
On the replacement window side, there are no really big manufacturers. By that I mean over a billion in sales, which in many industries is still a small company. For an industry estimated to be in the $20-40 billion range, it seems unusual for no giant company dominating a sector. On the new construction side there were several over a billion in annual sales, but I'm not sure where they are now after this never ending recession that has hit building products as hard or harder than any other industry. From where our manufacturing facility is located in western PA there are literally dozens of other replacement window manufacturers within a hundred mile radius. There may even be hundreds, but a lot of them are fairly small and don't get noticed much.
There aren't a whole lot of products that you can be pretty sure to be made right here. so consider that when you are deciding which home improvement job to investigate next. Highly energy efficient vinyl replacement windows are almost all made in the USA. They offer terrific benefits to you and your family; energy savings, safety, security, comfort, improved curb appeal, far less maintenance, beauty - need I go on? Most manufacturers offer a ton of options to allow you to customize the windows to exactly what is right for you. And perhaps the best part is that you are helping to keep American Manufacturing Jobs in America when you buy replacement windows. BUY AMERICAN!
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