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Regional Markets

By Craig A Shutt, LBM Journal

The bulk of the market is located east of the Mississippi, with growing popularity the further east and north the markets are. “Cellular PVC trim originated in the Northeast as a low-maintenance alternative to wood trim, and the style of architecture in that region lent itself to this style,” explains Ply Gem’s Short. Labor costs also are higher, so customers were willing to pay more to avoid having to replace pieces. Royal’s Booz agrees. “PVC products are pretty well understood, if not used, by most builders. There’s less usage west of the Mississippi.”


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