NORWALK, CONN.-Growth in the construction industry and rising lumber prices are combining to offer opportunities for plastic materials in siding, windows, doors and roofing, according to Business Communications Co. Sales of materials for those products totaled $45.7 billion in 1994 and may reach $89 billion by 2004, reflecting 6.9 percent annual growth, the Norwalk firm said. The figures come from BCC's study ``Materials for Siding, Windows, Doors & Roofing: Trends and Opportunities.''
In the door market, wood will lose market share because of high prices and doors using plastic laminates will see rising sales. Sales of materials used in doors will reach about $4.2 billion in 2004, from $1.9 billion in 1994.
By 2004, vinyl could account for 45 percent of the siding market, BCC said.