Form Meets Function
Windows and doors add style, light, entry and insulation to your home. Whether it’s time to upgrade to a more energy-efficient option or update to the latest trends, there’s a product to fit your budget, style and needs.
The latest trend in windows and doors is customization, from choosing the shape, size and color to hardware selection. Homeowners also continue to demand low-maintenance choices. Options like fiberglass doors, which require minimal upkeep, and aluminum-clad wood windows are becoming some of the more popular choices. Windows that allow easy access from a home’s interior for cleaning are also sought after.
The biggest trend by far in home improvement and design is utilizing environmentally friendly products and services. For window and doors, eco- friendly and energy-efficient benefits are typical sales features. For example, a a product’s insulation value, UV coatings and the types of materials used are all “green” factors.
Selecting a Style
There’s a window design to suit every homeowner’s style, including bay and bow, awning, picture, double-hung, sliding, transom and casement. When it comes to choosing a new entry or exterior door, there are three common types: wood, steel and fiberglass. When choosing windows and doors, make sure to consider energy efficiency, durability, maintenance and available style and color choices, as well as the cost.
While finding the right windows and doors for your home may take some research, investing time and money in quality products is well worth your while. Doing so can increase your home’s resale value and lead to lower utility bills, while maximizing its curb appeal at the same time.
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