We rang in the New Year with party hats, noisemakers and champagne; now we’re thinking of window and door trends for 2016.
According to a market research study by the Freedonia Group, demand for new windows and doors in the United States is expected to grow by 6.9% annually through 2018. Vinyl windows and doors are expected to become the fastest growing fenestration products in the market because of their energy efficiency and affordability.
The $22.8 billion US window and door industry is projected to hit $31.9 billion by 2018. Wow! What are consumers looking for in new windows and doors in 2016? Here are a few predictions on what’s trending this year:
Demand for larger windows and doors is still rising as customers want to stay connected to nature with seamless integration between the indoors and outdoors. Homeowners are choosing wide, unobstructed views allowing for maximum natural light inside their living areas. Look for large, multi-paneled folding doors that bring the outside in, French doors, tilt and glide doors, and large picture windows to be popular choices for door and windows in 2016 and beyond.
Energy Efficiency and Sustainability
Reducing their carbon footprint and saving on their energy costs remain high on homeowners’ requirements for new purchases this year, and window products are no exception. With the growing interest in Passive House, LEED and Net Zero Building, customers are demanding the ultimate in performance, flexibility and durability when choosing new windows and doors. As a result of this demand, high quality vinyl/hybrid windows are gaining in popularity, offering exceptional energy efficiency and affordability to homeowners.
Mainstream in Europe for years, tilt and turn windows are becoming all the rage in North America. Tilt and Turn windows “tilt” inwards from the top for secure, draft-free ventilation and “turn” inwards at the side for easy cleaning from the inside and quick emergency egress. This functionality of the tilt and turn window – along with the high-performance, durability and low-maintenance of a vinyl profile – make it a favourite with homeowners.
Contemporary vs Classic
While classic look windows and doors are popular and always will be, modern contemporary styles are hot this year. As well as larger, sleek windows, architectural windows placed higher on walls – especially in homes with high ceilings – are the new look. Paired with other windows placed at conventional heights, this style adds allure to any living area.
While many colour options are available for windows and doors, white endures as one of the most popular choices. White windows and doors add a quiet air of subtle elegance to any style of home – from classic to modern – and harmonize beautifully with any decor palette, including the 23 “in” colours from “Colour Trends 2016” or even Pantone’s colours of the year – Rose Quartz and Serenity.
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