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Glass Curtain Wall Market - By Type (Single Glazed, Double Glazed, Triple Glazed, Insulated Glass Units (IGUs), Low-Emissivity (Low-E) Glass, Reflective Glass, Transparent Glass, Tinted Glass, Laminated Glass), By Frame Material, By End-use & Forecast, 2024 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI6547
  • Published Date: Aug 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Glass Curtain Wall Market Size

Glass Curtain Wall Market was valued at USD 55.2 billion in 2023 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 7.6% from 2024 to 2032. Glass curtain walls offer a modern, sleek, and transparent appearance that is favored by contemporary architectural designs, creating visually striking and iconic buildings. High-performance glass technologies, such as low-E coatings and insulated glazing units, contribute to improved thermal insulation, reducing energy consumption for heating and cooling.


Glass Curtain Wall Market

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Glass curtain walls provide unobstructed views of the surrounding environment, connecting occupants with the outdoors and enhancing the indoor experience. Glass allows ample natural light to enter the building interior, creating well-lit and inviting spaces that enhance occupant comfort and productivity.

Glass is a poor insulator, and maintaining energy efficiency can be a challenge. The extensive use of glass can lead to solar heat gain, resulting in increased cooling demands. Improper detailing and insulation can lead to condensation issues within the curtain wall system, potentially causing mold growth and degradation over time. Thus, the risks associated with Glass curtain wall may drive down the acceptance rate, further hampering the business expansion.

COVID-19 Impact

Lockdowns, restrictions, and disruptions in supply chains led to delays and suspensions of construction projects worldwide. Many construction sites were temporarily closed, impacting the installation of glass curtain wall systems. Thus, the reduced number of COVID-19 cases and implementation of subsequent strategies by government and non-government organizations is anticipated to drive the glass curtain wall industry expansion in the upcoming years.

Glass Curtain Wall Market Trends

The focus on sustainable building practices is driving the adoption of energy-efficient glass curtain walls. Advanced glazing technologies, such as low-E coatings, triple glazing, and dynamic glass, enhance thermal performance and reduce energy consumption. Smart glass technologies that can change transparency, tint, or opacity in response to environmental conditions or user preferences are becoming more popular. These technologies enhance occupant comfort, energy efficiency, and privacy. Architects are using parametric design tools to create complex and customized glass curtain wall systems; thus, the growing prevalence is expected to expedite the glass curtain wall industry statistics.

Glass Curtain Wall Market Analysis

Glass Curtain Wall Market Size, By Type, 2021 - 2032 (USD Billion)

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Based on type, the glass curtain wall market is segmented as single glazed, double glazed, triple glazed, insulated glass units (IGUs), low-emissivity (Low-E) glass, reflective glass, transparent glass, tinted glass, laminated glass. Fresh sources held a majority market value of USD 8.3 billion in 2022. Single glazed are fabricated off-site, allowing for faster installation, and reduced on-site labor, which can be a demand driver for large-scale projects.

Glass Curtain Wall Market Revenue Share, By Frame Material, (2022)

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Based on frame material, the glass curtain wall market is segmented as aluminum framed, steel framed, glass-fiber reinforced polyester (GFRP) framed, composite framed, wood framed, others. Aluminum held a dominant market share of around 35% in 2022 and is expected to grow at a lucrative pace through 2032. Aluminum frames offer sleek and modern aesthetics that align with contemporary architectural designs.

Based on end-use, the glass curtain wall market is segmented as residential, commercial, others. Commercial held a dominant market share in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at 7.2% CAGR through 2032. Glass curtain walls offer a modern and impressive façade, attracting businesses looking for iconic and visually appealing structures. Thus, the high-quality services and growing usage of Glass curtain wall at food centres are anticipated to expedite the business growth.

U.S. Glass Curtain Wall Market Size, 2021- 2032 (USD Billion)

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U.S. dominated the North American region with majority glass curtain wall market share and a revenue of USD 11.0 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to expand at a significant pace from 2023-2032. Stringent energy codes and sustainability standards, such as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), drive the adoption of energy-efficient glass curtain walls to meet compliance requirements.

Glass Curtain Wall Market Share

Some of the major business players operating in the glass curtain wall market are

  • Permasteelisa Group
  • Walters & Wolf
  • Enclos Corp
  • Benson Industries
  • Harmon Inc
  • Yuanda China Holdings
  • Josef Gartner GmbH
  • Guardian Glass
  • Kawneer Company
  • Vitro Architectural Glass
  • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
  • Viracon
  • Vistawall International
  • Pilkington North America
  • C.R. Laurence Co., Inc

 These players focus on strategic partnerships, new product launch & commercialization for market expansion. Furthermore, these players are heavily investing in research that allows them to introduce innovative products and garner maximum revenue in the market.

Glass Curtain Wall Industry News:

  • In August 2021, for an unknown sum, Dynamic Glass purchased Colorado Window Systems (CWS), a renowned US-based provider of glass, glazing, and metal panel services.

Glass curtain wall market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD Million & Units from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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By Type

  • Single Glazed
  • Double Glazed
  • Triple Glazed
  • Insulated Glass Units (IGUs)
  • Low-Emissivity (Low-E) Glass
  • Reflective Glass
  • Transparent Glass
  • Tinted Glass
  • Laminated Glass

By Frame Material

  • Aluminum Framed
  • Steel Framed
  • Glass-Fiber Reinforced Polyester (GFRP) Framed
  • Composite Framed
  • Wood Framed
  • Others

By End-use

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Egypt


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Kunal Ahuja

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size for glass curtain wall worth USD 55.2 billion in 2023 and will reach USD 106.2 billion by 2032, due to the increasing dominance of contemporary architectural designs worldwide.
Glass curtain wall market size from the aluminum frame material segment registered 35% share in 2022 and will witness substantial growth by 2032 on account of its popularity for sleek and modern aesthetics.
U.S. glass curtain wall reached 11 billion in 2022 and is expected to garner significant CAGR from 2023-2032 owing to the stringent energy codes and sustainability standards in the region.
Permasteelisa Group, Walters & Wolf, Enclos Corp, Benson Industries, Harmon Inc., Yuanda China Holdings, Josef Gartner GmbH, Guardian Glass, Kawneer Company, Vitro Architectural Glass, and Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope are some of the major glass curtain wall companies worldwide.

Glass Curtain Wall Market Scope

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Premium Report Details

  • Base Year: 2023
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Tables & Figures: 190
  • Countries covered: 20
  • Pages: 150
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