With fall almost here, we think it’s a great time to review some of the current trends in residential windows in the Charlotte area.
Why? Since you’re reading this article, odds are you’re likely interested in new windows. If that’s the case, you have quite a few style choices to make. By reading this list of what is currently popular with your neighbors, you can start to determine what you want from YOUR window project.
Let’s get started…
Natural lighting is always popular, but it’s in especially high demand right now. Natural light provides an unparalleled ambience, saves you money on your energy bills, and can benefit your health and mood.
As a result of the demand for natural lighting, window manufacturers are creating windows that have slim frames to make room for more viewing area. But don’t think this means the windows themselves are flimsy. Today’s vinyl window frames are stronger than ever while taking up less space.
The other great thing about modern residential windows is that they allow sunshine into your home WHILE resisting UV rays and fading. Today’s quality windows are made with glass that provides all the benefits of sunshine — with none of the drawbacks.
Charlotte homeowners now prefer square and rectangular-shaped windows over rounded or arch topped windows. Square shapes provide a clean, modern look that homeowners crave because it’s not only pleasing to the eye, but it also impresses houseguests.
In a similar vein, homeowners are gravitating toward clean lines and squared off edges. This provides a sleek and elegant appearance that transcends “trend” and will look great for LIFE. When it comes down to it, a timeless look is what every homeowner wants from their windows.
Let’s be honest – who doesn’t want to save money on their energy bills? But with rising everyday living costs and inflation, cutting down on your energy consumption is more important than ever.
Replacing your windows can go a long way toward decreasing your energy usage. According to Energy Star (the government certified program for energy efficiency) replacing single pane windows with double pane windows can save Charlotte homeowners over $400 per year. Installing Energy Star certified windows may also qualify you for tax breaks.
What’s more, Remodeling magazine’s “Cost vs. Value” report shows that Charlotte homeowners can recoup 82.3% of their cost when installing new energy-efficient residential vinyl windows.
At this point, you’ve probably noticed a running theme: modernism. Today’s homeowners love a modern look, and one of the best ways to achieve this look is with black and white windows.
Black and white is definitely one of the biggest trends for residential windows in Charlotte for 2018. Homeowners are accenting white windows with black on both the interior and exterior of the window frame. The result is a beautiful contrast that adds a dramatic element to what would otherwise be a completely white window.
In a way, sliding glass doors are basically just really big slider windows that you can walk through. That’s why we’ve included sliding glass doors on our window design trends list.
Homeowners are falling in love more and more with sliding glass doors and other “pass through” windows. They provide gorgeous outdoor views, natural light, and stunning curb appeal, while being a practical way to get from Point A to Point B in your home.
If you’re considering residential window replacement in Charlotte, request your free Online Quote now. Filling out the form takes only a few minutes. Once we have the info we need, we follow up with a firm and accurate quote on the right windows for your situation within 1 business day. No in-home appointment. No sales pitch. No pressure. PERIOD.
We’re also more than happy to answer any and all of your questions, as well as provide you with all of the information you need. So get in touch, we look forward to hearing from you!