New builder trends from our showroom to consider for your window replacement project:
Energy efficiency: Energy-efficient windows are so ingrained in everything we do now it’s hard to even consider them a trend. In fact, ENERGY STAR® certification has become an expectation and a requirement for many consumers.
Expansive glass: The growth in outdoor living has driven demand for opening glass walls and lift-and-slide doors, as well as larger windows mulled together. From dramatic views to increased daylight, the benefits are appealing to both buyer and builder alike. And what was once a custom, luxury option out of reach to most homeowners is now available in mainstream models from a handful of manufacturers. From Andersen we look to the Weiland Sliding Door series. From Marvin at the bi-fold door series. Just to show a few options.
Pass-through windows: Even for homes without room for large sliding or accordion-style doors, you can accomplish a similar function with slider, awning, or folding windows that can create pass-throughs to the exterior. One popular application is from the kitchen to the deck.
High-end woods: Wood windows are traditionally pine. The desire for a modern, clean appearance, as well as for something a little different, is driving demand for higher-end species. This includes options like white oak and mahogany, which boast a more subtle grain and a fine-furniture feel.
Square it off: Likewise, while shapes remain popular, they’re decidedly rectilinear. Arched-top and similar curved shapes may appear dated for some of today’s more popular home styles.
Smart home automation: The smart home really does two things, it helps the older generations open and close their doors for easier operation, and on the millennial side it’s gives them that lifestyle of everything digital.
Clean lines: Seek squared-off edges and crisp lines to look clean and modern. In many cases, we are designing the look of aluminum/steel-framed storefront windows. For tight budget or to get a larger amount of windows, we can accomplish this with set in place or fixed, direct set windows.
Dark Frames: Nothing says contemporary and clean like the simplicity of black and white. Other dark color frames from Gunmetal Grey, Suede, Clay and Bronze are also on trend. These darker colors are gracing both the exterior and the interior meeting up with dark hardware, darker appliances and light interiors.
And, we can help you achieve your dream home look with replacement window savings! Take your pick of savings: