2011 trends in building products: Wood continues to give way to plastics


The ability to select value-added products for the home, stronger acceptance by homeowners of advanced-materials products, and the desire of builders to save labor on the job site are just three of the top industry trends that Therma-Tru and Fypon products are providing in 2011, according to Therma-Tru's president, Dave Randich.

Founded in 1962, Therma-Tru (Maumee, OH) pioneered the fiberglass entry door industry, and today offers a complete portfolio of entry and patio doors. The company also offers low-maintenance Fypon urethane and PVC products.

Dave Randich, president of Therma-Tru, in a presentation at the recent International Builders Show in Orlando, FL, said, "Adding value and investing in smart purchases will be key factors for homeowners, builders, and remodelers throughout 2011. Both industry professionals and consumers are researching their options carefully for home enhancement products."...
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