Spending more time at home in recent months might have inspired you to tackle home remodeling and repair projects. It has for many homeowners, and windows are often at the top of the home improvement list.
Each year, new designs and materials hit the market, and trends emerge in what’s available and fashionable in window and door design.
Here are some of the most popular trends in windows and doors for 2021, according to window manufacturers.
Sliding Glass Doors for Indoor-Outdoor Living
With more people working and going to school from home, there’s been an increase in the demand for easy-to-operate doors leading outside into a yard or patio.
People want the benefits and pleasures of moving effortlessly from the backyard, patio, or deck into the kitchen or living area.
They also enjoy the expanded view of the outdoors afforded by full-sized sliding glass doors, French doors, and innovative folding and pivoting glass door designs.
In many cases, builders can convert an existing window area, enlarging the opening and installing a new glass door or full-length window in its place.
Easy-to-Operate Sliding Door Hardware
One of the drawbacks of sliding glass doors and windows can be the hardware for opening, closing, and locking the unit. Often, this metal hardware is difficult to use, especially over time.
In 2021, look for a new line of Easy-Slide-Operator hardware available in Pella window and door products. This patented hardware is much easier to use than older window hardware designs.
Window Treatments for Energy Savings and Privacy
More people spending time at home is adding to a growing trend in window treatments for privacy and energy savings.
Window treatments come in a wide variety, including:
- Cellular shades
- Cell-in-a-cell shades
- Plantation shutters
- Window tinting films
Shades and shutters block out the view and improve energy efficiency in the home, especially the cell-in-a-cell design.
Window tinting can also improve energy-efficiency in summer and winter and block out glare and damaging UV rays.
Door and Window Automation Technology
Another booming trend is in technologies for automatically controlling windows and doors. These technologies let you open, close, and lock windows and doors with a remote control, or even a smartphone. They can be installed on existing windows and also come on some new fenestration products.
For more information on the latest window and door products available in the High Desert, contact Vern’s Glass in Victorville.