ABC Supply identifies window trends

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ABC Supply identifies window trends

ABC Supply has made a point of telling its customers that the company sells a lot more than just roofing materials.

With more than 700 locations in 49 states, the company sells a wide array exterior and interior building products, tools, and supplies, including windows. Because windows are an integral decision for homeowners, whether its new residential construction or replacement windows, ABC Supply recently looked to its associates for feedback.

The company asked associates to identify what types of window trends they are seeing at ABC’s locations. Here's was they said:

Dark Colors: Frames in dark colors, like black and bronze, are one of today’s biggest window trends, as their neutral color pairs well with many different styles. Dark-colored window frames add contrast to a home and draw attention to the windows. If a house has a dark-colored roof or doors, matching dark window frames can pull all the elements of the home’s exterior together. Dark-colored frames are available in many materials, including wood, fiberglass and vinyl, so choosing a dark color won’t limit a customers’ options.

Mid-Century Modern Style: The rise of mid-century modern design has led to an increasing trend in homes featuring large, linear windows with big swaths of glass. Some homeowners enjoy floor-to-ceiling windows because they let in plenty of natural light, and can frame a beautiful view in a homeowner’s yard, ABC Supply said. In the past, large windows meant drafty homes and high energy bills, but recent innovations in window and home construction mean windows are now better barriers to the elements.

Impact-Resistant Windows: Protecting homes from hurricanes and tropical storms is in the forefront of the decision-making process for customers in coastal areas. Many times, code requirements state that homeowners need impact-resistant windows when building or remodeling. Impact-resistant windows offer additional storm protection for a home. Even outside of coastal areas, impact-resistant windows are popular. As with hurricanes, these windows can reduce the damage caused by high winds and tornadoes. Impact-resistant windows are also a great security measure, while preventing easy break-ins.

Energy-Efficient Options: In line with building trends overall, energy-efficient window options have been on the rise for years. For remodelers looking to upgrade windows, but who are limited by the existing window opening size, premium energy-efficient windows may be the way to go, ABC Supply said. While energy-efficient windows typically cost more upfront, they can yield savings for homeowners. Replacing a home’s windows with energy-efficient ones can help homeowners save on the cost of heating and cooling their homes, and there are even tax incentives for choosing them. Adding energy-efficient windows can also increase a home’s resale value.