Planning to retire your old windows in 2018? Draw inspiration from the most popular design ideas to spruce up your home and increase its value. Here are some of latest trends in window replacement:
1. Cool Is Still Hot
Energy efficiency remains the top motivation of homeowners for window replacement. Whether you aspire to get a green building certification or not, buying ENERGY STAR®-certified products helps you improve your home’s complete thermal enclosure system.
Renewal by Andersen® of Portland also suggests reviewing the National Fenestration Rating Council label on any window product you’re considering. In Marion County, windows with a 0.27 U-factor and any Solar Heat Gain Coefficient value are key to meeting the Northern Climate Zone’s energy-efficiency requirements.
2. Glass Is the New Wall
Expansive glass is also en vogue because of its excellent daylighting potential. In addition, many homeowners love the way oversized replacement windows create a seamless indoor-outdoor transition. A window wall brings nature into your home and can make tiny or cramped spaces seem roomier.
If you live in a traditional home, don’t rule out the use of large windows. One of the main reasons older architectural styles generally utilize small units is because it was impossible to manufacture huge pieces of glass until relatively recently.
3. Black Is Back
Dark hues have been making a comeback, and in 2018, more and more homeowners are expected to choose windows with black exterior. Concerns about fading made homeowners limit black to the interior, but thanks to recent technical innovations, dark hues can now be made to resist fading from to UV rays. In fact, Renewal by Andersen of Portland is one of the few companies that offers a black window exterior color option.
4. Pass-Through Sliders Are Here to Stay
More and more homeowners are using tall, gliding replacement windows to create pass-throughs to exterior finished spaces. This has been an elegant solution to the lack of big sliding doors. Its most popular application is connecting the kitchen to the deck.
Let Renewal by Andersen of Portland help you design your custom-built windows on a room-by-room basis. Tap into our wealth of experience to figure out which ideas work and which don’t. Call us at (503) 419-3960 today to get your project started and get a free estimate in Lake Oswego, Salem or Portland, OR.