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About the Vinyl Material Council

The AAMA VMC members include manufacturers of windows, doors, skylights and related building products and their component and material suppliers. Collectively we advocate the development of voluntary technical standards, extrusion, profile certification, marketing, green and sustainable fenestration products and educational programs.

View a list of committees and task groups related to the Vinyl Material Council.

About Vinyl

Vinyl windows and doors have enjoyed growing popularity, too. Since the first vinyl windows were introduced to North America in the early 1950s, vinyl has continued to gain market share due to desirable physical properties and design versatility. Vinyl windows offer a unique blend of energy efficiency, ease of maintenance and low cost. Today vinyl windows account for 67 percent of all conventional residential windows sold in the U.S., 27.8 million windows in 2010.

Data is pulled from the AAMA/WDMA U.S. Statistical Review and Forecast.


For energy efficiency and product maintenance information visit our Product Information page. 

Green Advantages

Versatile vinyl adds flexibility and energy efficiency to a variety of design challenges. Find out more about the benefits of vinyl products including energy efficiency and recyclability on the Green and Sustainability page. Visit to learn more about the versatility of vinyl. View publications, courtesy of the Vinyl Institute. Get more news about the virtues of vinyl by registering for the Vinyl News Service. It’s free and it’s courtesy of the Vinyl Promotion Network and the Vinyl Institute.


Visit the Market and Education Information page to view the Vinyl Institute AIA-accredited educational program. Quick reference guides for vinyl window and profile certification and a link to The Vinyl Institute's toolkit are also available here.

AAMA Standards and Specifications

For a listing of AAMA’s technical documents on vinyl windows, doors and skylights, and finished product and profile certification, visit the Vinyl Technical Specifications page.

For questions or comments regarding the Vinyl Material Council, contact us below.