7 Current Trends in Windows and Home Windows Replacement

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What window styles are “in”? What’s popular across America these days when it comes to window installation and window replacement? Granted, you don’t just want to choose something because everyone else is choosing it. It’s important for you to create a look and a vibe for your home that expresses your own tastes and personality – and that includes your windows!

But even so, if you’re beginning to make plans for installing some new windows or replacing some old ones in Roanoke, Woodlawn, Stuart, Martinsville, Danville, South Boston, or anywhere in between in southern VA, it’s helpful to do some homework and conduct your own research. Knowing what’s in style and what’s working well for others can help make your decision-making process a little easier. To that end, let’s take a look at what’s trending in the world of home windows these days.

7 Window Trends for 2022

As it is true for pretty much any other product category you can think of, window trends can change over time. Sometimes the focus is on looks & style, and other times it’s more about reliability, safety, & ease of maintenance. But today’s homeowner is really about getting the best of both worlds when it comes to window aesthetics and window performance. Here are some specific trends we’re following at Skywalker Windows & Siding for 2022:

1. Creative Window Placement

As a homeowner, it’s easy to just think about your windows from the inside. But windows can make a big statement for your home’s exterior, as well. This year, we’re seeing more and more folks choose to install windows in some creative and unexpected places. Obviously, you want your windows to match the look and flow of your house, but adding extra windows in the hallway, stairs, or bathroom can really add some unique value both inside and out.

2. Large Picture Windows

Why settle for “traditional” window sizing when you can go bigger and really create a unique room with a view? Picture windows can make that happen for you, and they’re certainly “in” right now. Large fixed windows come in all sorts of sizes and shapes and can be designed to fill up essentially as much wall space as you like, from the floor to the ceiling. And besides giving you a great view of the outdoors, large picture windows can also let in a ton of natural light.

3. A Walkthrough Opening to the Outdoors

Of course, there are lots of operable window options which can be opened to provide some natural ventilation, including double-hung windows, casement windows, awning windows, and slider windows. But what if you had a window large enough to walk through? There are now more patio doors, French doors, and sliding door options available than ever before. And more and more homeowners are deciding to add windowed doors to their bedrooms, dining rooms, and living room areas.

4. Black Frames and Trim

Black frames and trim have become a very popular trend for windows over the past few years, and that trend is still going strong. In fact, many industry professionals are now saying that black is the new white, as black is now the fastest-growing window color choice in the U.S. And just as white goes with pretty much everything, in most cases, so does black. If you currently have paintable windows and trim that are still in good shape, you can even create your own signature black look with nothing more than a can of paint and a brush!

5. Arched Windows

More folks are choosing windows with unique, non-rectangular shapes, as well. And one of the more popular designs for 2022 is the arched window. It’s square on the bottom and curved at the top, and an arched window can really help to set apart any space in which it’s placed. The combination of both angles and curves creates an impression of being both distinctive and welcoming at the same time.

6. Energy Efficiency and Eco-Friendliness

With inflation on the rise and fuel costs reaching unprecedented highs, improving energy efficiency is front-and-center on the minds of many homeowners. Choosing to replace your old windows with some Energy Star-rated windows can help to make a significant impact on lowering your heating and air bills.

And the eco-friendliness trend isn’t going away, either. Another way to reduce your ecological footprint is to use less energy, to begin with, and installing more operable windows is a great way to invite more interior fresh air flow through effective cross-ventilation.

7. Window Features with Built-in Seating

Interested in adding a unique window feature which also adds some more creative usage for your available space? Then you might want to pay attention to the current bay window and bow window trend. Bay windows and bow windows are both special types of window arrangements that are designed to extend outwards in a way that actually creates more interior space. Some even include an option for adding an extended sill which can serve as display space or as a seated bench area without taking up any extra wall space.

What’s the difference between bay windows and bow windows? Bay windows are typically arranged in an angled geometric series, while bow windows are arranged in the shape of a smooth, curved arc. In both instances, the central windows are often comprised of fixed window features, while the outer flanking windows can be fully operable. Single-hung, double-hung, and casement windows are all popular options for bay window and bow window applications.

Conclusion

We hope you find this information to be helpful as you’re making decisions about which type of windows installation or windows replacement is right for you. But no matter which style, color, or material you choose for your replacement windows, it’s also incredibly important to find the right window contractors to take care of your needs. And if you’re located in the NC Piedmont Triad, NC Piedmont Triangle, Mooresville, and Lake Norman area, or anywhere in our southern Virginia service area, Skywalker Windows & Siding has you covered!

We provide exceptional windows replacement and exterior door replacement solutions, and we can offer you a lot more than that, too. Got some other home improvement needs? We offer everything from siding replacement, to roof replacement, to gutters & gutter guards, to fascia & soffit work, skylights, blown insulation, and even porch & deck additions.

We’d be glad to schedule your FREE on-site inspection and personal consultation. Just give us a call today at (336) 627-5596 and experience the Skywalker difference for yourself! Let’s get started today.

 

 

Luke Wilson

Luke Wilson

Owner - Skywalker Windows and Siding

Luke Wilson started working on roofs with his dad when he was a teenager, and eventually launched Skywalker Roofing in 2003. Skywalker operates in 5 locations across NC & VA, and now includes windows, siding, and other exterior services. Luke also hosts the popular Roofing Mythbusters series on YouTube.

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