Window trends in 2014 focused on style, function, and energy savings. Many homeowners replaced their old, drafty single-pane windows with high quality multi-pane replacement windows in Kansas City that offer more features.
Here are some trends and innovations we here at Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas City loved last year:
ENERGY STAR® Certified Windows
These days, it’s not enough to have energy-efficient windows. You have to make sure that your windows have features that meet your specific location’s unique needs. Some windowpanes, for instance, work well in warm climates, while others are meant for cooler climates.
You should know your climate zone and ENERGY STAR’s recommended SHGC and U-factor. Last year, your trusted Kansas City window contractor has helped many homeowners determine the right type of window their homes.
Stylish Window Treatments
Windows have become essential parts of a home’s interior design. In 2014, window treatment trends included making the window a focal point of the room through stunning curtains, shutters, and other accessories.
Although blue is getting the attention of many homeowners, brown continued to dominate the window treatment industry. Other popular hues last year were gold, persimmon, and different shade of blue, including aquamarine and teal.
Windows with Wider View
Natural light and space are important factors for replacement windows. 2014 was a time when many property owners wanted to get more light in and expand their living spaces without having a major construction done on their houses.
Bay and bow windows were popular options, as they add more space in a room and provide a broader view of the outdoors, which increases the amount of natural light that gets through the room.
Frames that Suit Various Architectural Styles
Gone are the days when it’s easy to determine whether the house still has the original set of windows or is using a set of replacement windows.
Unlike conventional replacement windows with square profiles, modern windows, such as those made from Fibrex®, can now reflect the lines and shapes of your existing windows. Fibrex is an innovative material from Renewal by Andersen. The technology used for this material makes it easier for us to offer curved specialty windows that suit different architectural designs.
Convenient Maintenance Features
The tilt-wash mechanism on double hung windows made caring for your replacement windows easier. You simply have to slide the wash assist tabs on the lower or upper sash and pull it inward. If the windows are installed on the second floor, you won’t have to risk falling from a ladder to clean them. Cleaning replacement windows has never been this easy, convenient, and safe.
There are many things in store for the window industry in 2015. If you’re planning to replace your windows this year, schedule an appointment with Renewal by Andersen of Kansas City. We are your local source for high quality replacement windows and doors. Just fill out our contact form or call us at (913) 385-1300 to get started on a rewarding home improvement project.