Experts predict a demand for increased thermal performance of windows

July 7, 2020

Stricter energy codes and a strong remodeling sector work in vinyl’s favor.

With energy codes calling for ever-more airtight homes, expect unprecedented innovation in the vinyl market.

Experts from Home Innovation Research Labs cite vinyl’s durability factor compared to wood when predicting explosive growth in the vinyl market. Innovations in vinyl have bolstered the sector, with vinyl windows now the largest category for both remodeling and new construction. Vinyl began its uptick in new construction 10 years ago, following a surge in vinyl used in residential remodeling 20 years ago.

In addition to being more resilient, vinyl products intrinsically have higher R values than wood.

Deceuninck’s Revolution Tilt & Turn and Revolution XL, for example, can achieve thermal performance levels in the rare and elusive range of R-7 and beyond.

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Deceuninck North America, LLC is an industry-leading fully integrated design, compounding, tooling, lamination, fiberglass pultrusion and PVC extrusion company that produces energy-efficient residential and commercial window and door systems. The company is committed to developing high-performance products and has customers that produce over 7 million windows and doors annually. Its headquarters are in Monroe, Ohio, with a facility in Fernley, Nevada. Deceuninck North America is part of the Deceuninck Group, an integrated global organization that produces PVC window systems for the building industry. Deceuninck Group is headquartered in Belgium, is listed on Euronext Brussels (ticker: DECB) and employs 3,700 people servicing more than 4,000 customers in more than 90 countries with worldwide production facilities. For more information, please visit or