Global Vinyl Doors and Windows Industry

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Vinyl Doors and Windows in Thousand Units. Market Estimates & Projections provided in the report pertain to only Vinyl Windows. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2007 through 2015. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 248 companies including many key and niche players such as Anglian Group Plc, Atrium Companies, Inc., Chelsea Building Products, Inc., CNC Components UK Ltd., Crystal Window & Door Systems, Ltd., Deceuninck NV, Fortune Brands, Inc., Group Lapeyre, Heywood Williams Group Plc, International Window Corporation, Internorm Fenster International GmbH, Jeld-Wen, Inc., Kaycan Ltd., Kolbe Vinyl Windows & Doors, Masco Corp., MI Windows and Door, Inc., Peachtree Doors and Windows, Inc., Pella Corporation, Ply Gem Industries, Inc., Soft-Lite LLC., True Home Value, Inc., Weather Shield Manufacturing, Inc., and Weru AG. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

VINYL DOORS AND WINDOWS MCP-1379

A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT

CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 1

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1

Disclaimers 2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level 3

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics 3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study 3

2. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 4

A Curtain Raiser 4

Construction Industry Dips During Recession 4

Vinyl Window and Door Sales Reflect Decline in Construction

Industry 5

Global Scenario 5

Current and Future Analysis 6

Market Pulse 6

Expanded Choice Boosts Vinyl Window and Door Sales 6

PVC/Vinyl & Composites Lock Horns 6

Vinyl Patio Door Gaining Acceptance 7

Table 1: World Patio Door Market (2007): Percentage Share

Breakdown of Value Sales by Material - Wood, Vinyl,

Aluminum, Steel and Fiber Glass (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 7

Demand for Vinyl Windows Crank Up Speed 8

A Dash of Color to Stimulate Demand Patterns 8

Vinyl Windows Stake a Claim Over Aluminum and Wood Segments 8

Environmental Concerns Drive PVC Windows Market 9

Demand from New Construction Influences PVC Growth 9

Fiber Glass Windows and Cellular PVC Composites Emerge as

Competitive Alternatives 9

Fiber Glass Window 10

Cellular PVC 10

Consumer Perception about Vinyl Changes 10

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW 11

Introduction 11

By Material 11

By Market or End-Use Sector 11

By Type 11

Classification of Windows 11

Hung Windows 11

Casement Windows 12

Sliding Windows 12

Awning Windows 12

Fixed Windows 12

Skylights or Roof Window 12

PVC Windows - An Insight 12

Historical Background 13

Product Characteristics 13

Vinyl Window Manufacturing Process 14

Making Vinyl Windows 14

Additives Making Up the Difference 14

Processing/Fabricating of Windows 14

Strength and Durability Characteristics 15

Reinforcing- Adds to Window Strength 15

Technical Requirements for Vinyl Windows and Doors 15

Maintenance Requirements. 15

Price Competitive 16

Labeling- A Yardstick to Quality Measurement 16

Energy Star Labeling 16

NFRC Label 16

Features/Benefits of Vinyl Doors and Windows 16

Energy Efficient 16

Durable and Strong 17

Economical 17

Thermal and Acoustic Insulation Capacity 17

Environment Friendly 17

Closely Regulated 17

Recycled 18

Other Features 18

Drawbacks of Vinyl Windows 18

Recycling Efforts 18

4. RAW MATERIALS OVERVIEW 19

Introduction to PVC 19

Benefits of PVC 19

Strong and Lightweight 19

Cost Benefit 19

Energy Saving 19

Fire Resistant 19

Good Insulator 19

Versatility 20

Convenient, Economical Installation 20

End Use Applications 20

Construction-Leading End User 20

Major Applications in Construction Market 20

Key Construction Applications 21

Window and Door Profiles 21

Cladding and Roofing Membranes 21

Flooring 21

Why PVC is the Right Choice for Construction Industry 21

Key Facts 21

Safest Choice for Construction Applications 21

PVC is Cost Effective for Construction Applications 21

Environmental Advantages of PVC 22

Other Applications 22

Pipe Applications 22

Packaging Applications 22

Consumer Goods 22

A) Toys 22

B) Electronics 22

Automotive Applications 23

The Disadvantages 23

5. ALTERNATIVES TO VINYL WINDOWS AND DOORS 24

Metal Windows 24

Wooden Windows- Premium Appeal 24

Fiber Glass and Cellular PVC - Emerging Alternative 24

SWOT Analysis 25

PVC/Vinyl: A SWOT Analysis 25

Wood: A SWOT Analysis 25

Metals: A SWOT Analysis 26

Composites: A SWOT Analysis 26

6. END USE MARKET ANALYSIS 28

Brief Synopsis of Residential Construction Industry 28

Driving Forces 28

Housing Stock Age Profile 28

Housing Shortage & Property Inflation 28

Population Growth 29

Interest Rate Cuts 29

Domestic Tax Related Growth in Housing Demand 29

Threats from Competing Material Types 29

New Housing Projects 29

What are Single and Multifamily Housing Starts 29

Second Homes 29

Replacement and Remodeling 30

Factors driving demand for vinyl in replacement window industry 30

Aging Population 31

Metal Window Dominance 31

7. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS 32

PGT Launches New Impact-Resistant Window Series 32

Mikron Launches SuperCoat™ Vinyl Window Coating 32

PGT Debuts PremierVue 33

Dow Unveils New Impact Modifier 33

JELD-WEN Unveils New EverToneTM Exterior Finish for Window and

Patio Doors 33

Atrium Companies Rolls Out Vinyl Window 4500 Series 34

Crystal Window & Door Systems Raises Performance to Energy Star® 34

Simonton Windows Unveils New Verona 35

Milgard Windows & Doors Launches 3D MAX and 3D Energy

Efficient Package Upgrades for Fiberglass and Vinyl Lines 35

Shwinco Industries Introduces Pioneering Level E Vinyl Window

in Partnership with Saflex and Dothan 36

Kaycan Unveils Vinyl Rainware Offering in New Colors 36

8. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS IN THE RECENT PAST -

A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER 37

JELD-WEN Introduces TegraTite Technology for Window Installation 37

JELD-WEN Unveils Magnetic Lock 37

Atrium Introduces SafeHarbor® Vinyl Impact Doors and Windows 37

Weather Shield® Upgrades ProShield® Windows 38

Weather Shield® Introduces New Push-Out Casement Window 38

Kolbe Launches Windquest™ Series 38

Atrium Windows Unveils Three Product Lines 39

Atrium Introduces Series 6000 39

Atrium Launches Series 700 40

Simonton Unveils StormBreaker Plus® Vinyl Door 40

Simonton Windows® Adds New Frame Options for Vinyl Windows 40

Jantek Unleashes AccuBond™ Colored Vinyl Door and Windows 40

Simonton Offers Retrofit Sliding Vinyl Patio Doors 41

CWDS Adds Brick Mold Option to 300/400 series Vinyl Window

Products 41

PGT Industries Expands WinGuard® Vinyl Windows and Doors

Product Line 41

Milgard Launches Mastri™ Line of Replacement Vinyl Windows and

Patio Doors 41

CNC Components Offers Vinyl Grooved Board for Home Settings 42

Weather Shield Introduces Legacy® Double- Hung Tilt Window 42

9. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY 43

Alcoa to Acquire Traco 43

PGT Takes Over Hurricane Window and Door Factory 43

PolyOne Divests Stake in Vinyl Compounding Joint Venture 43

TMI Group Pockest KoroKlear Division 44

Farley WinDoor to Acquire GBO Steel Door and Vinyl Window

Divisions 44

Cascade Windows Buys LBL Windows 45

Serious Materials Takes Over Kensington Windows 45

Serious Materials Purchases RWD 45

ProVia Buys Assets of IBP, HBP, Outdoor Technologies 45

Kolbe's Windquest® Series Receives Acceptance of Miami-Dade

County Codes 46

NBMD Purchases Area Vinyl Siding Distributors 46

10. CORPORATE ACTIVITY IN THE RECENT PAST - A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER 47

MI Windows and Doors Takes Over CertainTeed Assets 47

Ply Gem Industries Acquires CertainTeed's Operations 47

Arcapita Bank Acquires Profine 47

Georgia Gulf to Shut Down fabrication Plant 47

Pella Ceases Operations at Window Plant 48

Saint-Gobain Acquires Norandex 48

Deceuninck's Association with Atrya 48

MI Windows and Doors Realigns Product Brands 48

Pella to Boost Vinyl Windows Production 48

Windsor Windows and Doors Opens Vinyl Manufacturing Site 49

Price's Guaranteed Doors Plans for New Facility 49

Atrium Pockets North Star Vinyl Windows and Doors 49

TAG Equity Acquires Vinyl Profiles 49

MI Windows and Doors Acquires CertainTeed Assets 49

Ply Gem Industries Takes Over AWC Holding Co 49

Visador to Open Window Manufacturing Plant 50

Bulova Technologies Secures Vinyl Window Sliders Contract 50

Great Lakes Window Shuts Napco Plant 50

Deceuninck Discontinues Extrusion Operations in North America 50

American Weather Seal Establishes $12M Plant 50

Bavarian Polymers Establishes Vinyl Extrusion Facility 50

PGT Industries Shifts Operations to Salisbury 51

Fortune Brands Acquires SBR Vinyl Windows Assets 51

Genstar Capital Concludes International Aluminum Corp Acquisition 51

Andersen Foray Vinyl Windows Market with Acquisition of Silver

Line 51

Bystronic Takes Over Intra Group to Develop Vinyl Window

Manufacturing Technologies 51

Atis Expands Portfolio with Acquisition of Allied Windows 51

Sofina Buys 17.5% in Deceuninck 51

11. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS 52

Anglian Group Plc (UK) 52

Atrium Companies, Inc. (USA) 52

Chelsea Building Products, Inc. (USA) 52

CNC Components UK Ltd (UK) 52

Crystal Window & Door Systems, Ltd. (USA) 53

Deceuninck N.V. (Belgium) 53

Fortune Brands, Inc. (USA) 53

Groupe Lapeyre (France) 54

Heywood Williams Group Plc (UK) 54

International Window Corporation (USA) 55

Internorm Fenster International GmbH (Austria) 55

Jeld-Wen, Inc. (USA) 55

Kaycan Ltd (Canada) 56

Kolbe Vinyl Windows & Doors (USA) 56

Masco Corp (USA) 56

MI Windows and Door, Inc. (USA) 57

Peachtree Doors and Windows, Inc. (USA) 57

Pella Corporation (USA) 57

Ply Gem Industries, Inc. (USA) 57

Soft-Lite, LLC. (USA) 58

True Home Value, Inc (USA) 58

Weather Shield Manufacturing, Inc. (USA) 59

Weru AG (Germany) 59

12. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 60

Table 2: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis

for Vinyl Windows by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest

of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 60

Table 3: World Historic Review for Vinyl Windows by Geographic

Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years

2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 61

Table 4: World 11-Year Perspective for Vinyl Windows by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 62

13. THE UNITED STATES 63

A.Market Analysis 63

Outlook 63

Market Primer 63

Construction Activity Picks Up 63

Table 5: Construction Spending in the US by Type of

Construction: September 2010 64

Table 6: Housing Industry in the US (2000-2009): Breakdown

of Housing Starts By Single Family and Multi Family Starts

(in '000) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 64

Vinyl Products in the Construction Sector 65

Why Vinyl Windows Are Popular in the New Construction Market? 65

Table 7: US New Construction Windows Market (2005-2009):

Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales by Material - Wood,

Vinyl, Aluminum and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 66

Remodeling Sector 66

Vinyl - A Popular Choice in Remodeling Projects 67

Table 8: US Remodeling and Replacement Windows Market

(2005-2009): Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales by

Material - Wood, Vinyl, Aluminum and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 67

B.Market Analytics 68

Table 9: US Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis

for Vinyl Windows with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Units for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 68

Table 10: US Historic Review for Vinyl Windows with Annual

Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2000 through 2006

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 68

14. CANADA 69

A.Market Analysis 69

Market Snapshots 69

Table 11: Housing Industry in Canada (2003-2009): Breakdown

of Housing Starts In Units By Single Family and Multi

Family Starts (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 69

Table 12: New Housing Construction in Canada by Province in

Units: 2008-2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 70

Table 13: Canadian Windows, Doors, Frames, and Threshold of

Doors (All Made of Plastics) Exports Breakdown by Province

of Origin: 2009 (In Canadian$ Million) (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 70

Table 14: Canadian Windows, Doors, Frames, and Threshold of

Doors (All Made of Plastics) Imports Breakdown by Province

of Origin: 2009 (In Canadian$ Million) (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 71

B.Market Analytics 71

Table 15: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Market

Analysis for Vinyl Windows with Annual Sales Figures in

Thousand Units for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 71

Table 16: Canadian Historic Review for Vinyl Windows with

Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2000

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 72

15. JAPAN 73

A.Market Analysis 73

Japanese Building Materials Market 73

Domination of Aluminum Windows 73

Japanese Vs American Windows 73

Type of Windows Preferred in Japan 74

Market Trends 74

Import Scenario 74

Regulatory Environment 75

Building Standards Law 75

B.Market Analytics 76

Table 17: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Market

Analysis for Vinyl Windows with Annual Sales Figures in

Thousand Units for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 76

Table 18: Japanese Historic Review for Vinyl Windows with

Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2000

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 76

16. EUROPE 77

A.Market Analysis 77

An Insight 77

Impact of Recession on Construction Industry 77

European Window Market: Key Highlights 77

Material Preferences in the European Window Market 78

Vinyl Dominates 78

Table 19: European Windows Market (2008): Percentage

Breakdown of Unit Sales by Material - PVC, Aluminum, Wood

and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 78

B.Market Analytics 79

Table 20: European Recent Past, Current & Future Market

Analysis for Vinyl Windows by Region/Country - France,

Germany, UK, Italy, Spain and Rest of Europe Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Units for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 79

Table 21: European Historic Review for Vinyl Windows by

Region/Country - France, Germany, UK, Italy, Spain and Rest

of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2000 through 2006

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 80

Table 22: European 11-Year Perspective for Vinyl Windows by

Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for

France, Germany, UK, Italy, Spain and Rest of Europe Markets

for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 81

16a. FRANCE 82

A.Market Analysis 82

Outlook 82

Vinyl Dominates the French Windows Market 82

Table 23: French Windows Market (2007): Percentage

Breakdown of Value Sales by Material - Vinyl, Wood, Metal

and Other Material Combinations (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 82

B.Market Analytics 83

Table 24: French Recent Past, Current & Future Market

Analysis for Vinyl Windows with Annual Sales Figures in

Thousand Units for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 83

Table 25: French Historic Review for Vinyl Windows with

Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2000

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 83

16b. GERMANY 84

A.Market Analysis 84

Outlook 84

Vinyl Window and Doors- Winning Category 84

Table 26: German Windows Market (2007): Percentage

Breakdown of Value Sales by Material - Vinyl, Wood, Metal

and Other Material Combinations (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 84

B.Market Analytics 85

Table 27: German Recent Past, Current & Future Market

Analysis for Vinyl Windows with Annual Sales Figures in

Thousand Units for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 85

Table 28: German Historic Review for Vinyl Windows with

Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2000

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 85

16c. THE UNITED KINGDOM 86

A.Market Analysis 86

Outlook 86

Vinyl Penetration in UK Highest in Europe 86

Table 29: UK Windows Market for (2007): Percentage

Breakdown of Value Sales by Material - PVC/Vinyl, Metal,

Wood and Other Material Combinations (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 86

PVC-U Windows Gain Attention 86

Replacement Doors and Windows: Highly Mature Market 87

B.Market Analytics 87

Table 30: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis

for Vinyl Windows with Annual Sales Figures n Thousand Units

for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 87

Table 31: UK Historic Review for Vinyl Windows with Annual

Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2000 through 2006

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 88

16d. ITALY 89

A.Market Analysis 89

Outlook 89

Windows Material Preferences in Italy 89

Table 32: Italian Windows Market (2007): Percentage

Breakdown of Value Sales by Material - Wood, Metal, PVC and

Other Material Combinations (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 89

B.Market Analytics 90

Table 33: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Market

Analysis for Vinyl Windows with Annual Sales Figures in

Thousand Units for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 90

Table 34: Italian Historic Review for Vinyl Windows with

Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2000

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 90

16e. SPAIN 91

A.Market Analysis 91

Outlook 91

Metal Windows Dominate 91

Table 35: Spanish Windows Market (2007): Percentage

Breakdown of Value Sales by Material - Metal, Wood, PVC and

Other Material Combinations (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 91

B.Market Analytics 92

Table 36: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Market

Analysis for Vinyl Windows with Annual Sales Figures in

Thousand Units for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 92

Table 37: Spanish Historic Review for Vinyl Windows with

Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2000

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 92

16f. REST OF EUROPE 93

A.Market Analysis 93

Outlook 93

Focus on Select Regions 93

Hungary 93

Austria 93

Table 38: Windows Market in Austria (2007): Percentage

Breakdown of Volume Sales by Material Types: Plastic,

Wood, Aluminum and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 93

Switzerland 94

PVC Window Remain Popular 94

Table 39: Swiss Windows Market (2007): Percentage

Breakdown of Volume Sales by Material Type: PVC, Wood,

Wood-Metal and Metal (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 94

Norway 94

B.Market Analytics 95

Table 40: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future

Market Analysis for Vinyl Windows with Annual Sales Figures

in Thousand Units for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 95

Table 41: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Vinyl Windows

with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2000

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 95

17. ASIA PACIFIC 96

A.Market Analysis 96

Outlook 96

China- Lucrative Potential 96

China Encourages Use of Vinyl Window Frames 96

Window Market: A Retro perspective 96

Table 42: Windows Market in China (2007): Percentage

Breakdown of Volume Sales by Material Type:

Steel/Aluminum, PVC/Vinyl and Wood (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 97

B.Market Analytics 97

Table 43: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Market

Analysis for Vinyl Windows with Annual Sales Figures in

Thousand Units for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 97

Table 44: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Vinyl Windows

with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2000

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 98

18. LATIN AMERICA 99

A.Market Analysis 99

Outlook 99

Brazil 99

Vinyl Gains Popularity in the Construction Industry 99

B.Market Analytics 100

Table 45: Latin America Recent Past, Current & Future Market

Analysis for Vinyl Windows with Annual Sales Figures in

Thousand Units for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 100

Table 46: Latin America Historic Review for Vinyl Windows

with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2000

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 101

19. REST OF WORLD 102

Market Analysis 102

Table 47: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future Market

Analysis for Vinyl Windows with Annual Sales Figures in

Thousand Units for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 102

Table 48: Rest of World Long-term Projections for Vinyl

Windows with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for

Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 102

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 248 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 262)

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Region/Country Players

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The United States 132

Canada 36

Europe 85

France 6

Germany 4

The United Kingdom 62

Rest of Europe 13

Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 6

Latin America 2

Middle-East 1

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