Conductivity main drawback, but light metal still shines

Feb 01, 2011 | 05:06 AM | Myra Pinkham

Aluminum is a minor player in the residential door market, largely due to its conductivity, as mostly vinyl products take on the starring role.

"While aluminum dominates the market for fenestration products in commercial applications, aluminum doors are not widely used in the residential market. In fact, the market share of aluminum residential doors is statistically insignificant," said Libby Magliolo, spokeswoman for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Schaumburg, Ill. Aluminum is used for only about 9 percent of residential patio doors and represents only a very small percentage of....

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