Windows and doors are more than just a necessity for your home. They serve as an indicator of your home’s style and your personality. These products allow you to make a statement with your structure.
Obviously, the need for windows and doors will exist as long as new construction occurs, whether in single family or multiple family dwellings. Replacements for existing doors and windows also drive the market as homeowners seek to upgrade or change their style.
Today, elaborate doors and windows are being replaced by simpler designs with clean lines and unobstructed views through expansive glass. Sharp, geometric designs are softening with more round top windows and doors to enhance the warmth and character of the materials.
Homeowners are selecting prefinished doors and windows leaning toward darker hues. Fast installation and low maintenance are key elements, though many homeowners in areas recurrently hit by natural disasters opt for products with high impact ratings. These products are capable of withstanding extreme environments and harsh conditions.
While price and appearance play the major part in the selection of products, craftsmanship and functionality are also vital. An inexpensive yet pretty door that fails to provide adequate insulation will not be worth the time or money spent. Sound control is now an additional consideration when choosing a door. The higher the Sound Transmission Class (STC), the greater the reduction in outside noise.
Technology offers new tools in selecting doors and windows. You should do more than just view your options on a screen. Go to a showroom or design center and feel the windows and doors you are considering. This experience can solidify the final choice for your home.
Your door can be customized with finish color, grilles, doornails, glass textures, hardware, and width and height. Your windows can also feature various sizes and types of glass, trim, and design. Whatever you choose for your new home or replacement project, make it your own.
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