Stephanie Herzfeld

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  • Increased focus on unique profiles and wood species and an expanding selection of hardware and finishes are making aluminum- and vinyl-clad windows a perennially popular choice with pros and homeowners.

  • Acrylic- and glass-block products are making a statement as shower enclosures and replacement windows in homes of all styles these days. Popular because they allow light to enter but maintain privacy, block products shine particularly brightly in shower applications.

  • Homeowners no longer content with simple slabs to close one room off from the next are looking for bigger doors with pizzazz that enable them to create “illusions of grandeur” ó a trend toward striking interiors where all components harmonize, explains Jeld-Wen's product marketing manager, Chris King.

  • Originally developed to protect against ice damming (a phenomenon caused mainly by poor roof insulation in northern climates), self-adhesive underlayments and substrates are becoming popular as industry experts and contractors embrace self-stick products for all kinds of roofs.

  • Sliding and patio doors are available at every price point, generally starting with lower-priced steel models and moving up in cost to wood and fiberglass models. But vinyl products are popular across the board, because they're cost-effective and meet basic codes. What's more, many vinyl doors feature one-piece construction and come factory assembled. However, aluminum and fiberglass work well in specific applications.

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