San Jose, California (PRWEB) April 18, 2012
Follow us on LinkedIn – Windows and doors are architectural elements of a home that link interiors of the house to outdoor, provide ventilation and daylight and add visual and functional benefits to homes. Demand for window and door products worldwide is primarily derived from growth in the construction industry. Residential and commercial building construction activity is a key demand determinant for fenestration products. In terms of material types, although metal and wooden doors and windows dominate the market in terms of market size, highest growth is expected to stem from plastics comprising of vinyl, fiberglass, and composites. Vinyl is making significant inroads worldwide by cannibalizing into the shares of traditional metal and wood fenestration products. The importance of the use of vinyl in building products can be put into perspective by the fact that close to 62% of the world vinyl production is consumed by the construction industry. Vinyl window and door industry has increasingly shifted focus on vinyl swing doors and sliding doors. Vinyl doors stand poised for lucrative gains by virtue of their intrinsic benefits such as energy efficiency and low maintenance costs. Increase in the sales of vinyl windows is also a factor instrumental in creating additional demand opportunities for vinyl doors.
The growth momentum that vinyl based fenestration products picked up during the last decade suffered a temporary setback as the global construction industry suffered decline in the aftermath of the US sub-prime crisis. Subsequently, the global shipments for Vinyl Doors and Windows also declined significantly during 2008 and 2009, with the market expected to have bottomed in 2009. The emergence of ‘green shoots’ of economic recovery in many parts of the world that began to take shape from the end of 2009, resulted in construction activity picking up across the world by the start of 2010. Though the recovery has not gathered full momentum owing to the debt crisis in some Western European countries and the tentative nature of the recovery in the US, other regions such as Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Eastern Europe staged smart recoveries. Going forward, growth in the vinyl doors and windows market would be largely boosted by economic growth, increasing levels of personal income in many parts of the world, the enduring industrialization efforts of the developing countries and increasing momentum in the replacement of traditional fenestration products by vinyl.
Vinyl windows are gaining in popularity across the world in both new construction and replacement markets due to style and shape varieties, low cost, strength, durability, worry-free maintenance, good quality control and testing features. Additionally, superior environmental performance due to enhanced energy efficiency is also bolstering the vinyl doors and windows market as environmental concern grows across the world. The growing popularity of vinyl over traditional material types such as, wood, aluminum, steel, is evidenced by the changing end-user preferences the world over. China, one of the most lucrative construction markets worldwide, is a key potential driver for vinyl door demand. Although steel/aluminum frames garner nearly 70% of the Chinese doors and windows market, vinyl is gaining share at the expense of traditional materials. In conclusion, while mature markets take a pause, emerging markets such as China, India, Russia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia will drive the demand for windows and doors in the world market.
Europe retains its leadership position in the global Vinyl Windows market both in terms of product development and usage, as stated by the new market research report on Vinyl Doors and Windows. Within Europe there exists wide disparity in PVC (vinyl) penetration, with countries such as the UK exhibiting high penetration rates of about 80%-85% , while in the Scandinavian countries PVC penetration is the lowest, with some markets having vinyl usage levels as low as 25%. In the long-term, Asia Pacific will remain the growth engine of the worldwide building materials industry. Housing some of the fastest growing economies along with a huge population base, the region will be led in growth by China - the largest market for building materials.
The vinyl doors and windows market is characterized by proliferation of regional players that enjoy dominance in specific markets with very few companies managing to attain global position. Some of the major global and regional players operating in the industry include Atrium Companies Inc., Crystal Window & Door Systems Ltd, Deceuninck NV, Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc., Group Lapeyre, Jeld-Wen Inc., Kolbe Vinyl Windows & Doors, Masco Corp, MI Windows and Door Inc., Pella Corporation, Soft-Lite, LLC, True Home Value Inc., Weather Shield Manufacturing Inc., Weru AG, among others.
The research report titled “Vinyl Doors and Windows: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive industry overview, impact of recession, current market trends, key growth drivers, recent industry activity, and profiles of major/niche global market participants. The report provides annual sales estimates and projections for the vinyl windows market for the years 2009 through 2017 in volume terms for geographic markets including, US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World. The study also provides historic data for an insight into market evolution over the period 2003 through 2008. A value-added perspective in dollar terms is also provided for the following markets, US vinyl doors and windows; Japanese Residential Vinyl Windows and UK Vinyl Windows.
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