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5 Window Trends for 2021opens in new window
2021 is here, so we checked in with Pella, whose Impervia fiberglass windows were used on the Model Remodel project, to find out what window trends they’re tracking. Here are a few highlights: • Surging interest: As most in the industry already know, stay-at-home orders during the pandemic have driven homeowners to refurbish their homes and tackle projects they’ve been putting off. Windows represent an ideal investment, an opportunity to freshen up the look, improve energy efficiency and comfort, block exterior noise, and improve ventilation. For more on this trend, see our blog post “How Windows Can Enhance Today’s Stay-at-Home Lifestyle.”
Low-Maintenance Building Materials Align with Homebuyer Lifestylesopens in new window
More buyers are looking for homes that offer a lock-and-leave lifestyle. They would rather engage in activities like spending time with family and friends or pursuing hobbies than be overwhelmed with maintaining their home. By all indications, baby boomers and millennials are two generations projected to lead the purchase of low-maintenance homes in the next decade. As many as 40 percent of boomers are expected to purchase homes aligned with a lifestyle of convenience and low-maintenance. Millennials, who last year surpassed boomers as the largest generation in America, also want an active lifestyle unencumbered by the responsibilities of maintaining a home.
Pella Corp. unveils a sliding alternative to the window crankopens in new window
Pella Corp. has unveiled a new product innovation that takes the cranking out of opening and closing windows. While the company anticipates demand for a new type of window operator will boost demand for its windows that offer it, the traditional window crank isn’t going away anytime soon. The Pella-based window and door manufacturer has developed the Easy-Slide Operator, streamlined hardware that allows homeowners to simply move an ergonomically designed slider a few inches up to open the window and down to close it. The new hardware, which is patent-pending, will be an additional option for customers to choose from when they order select models of fiberglass windows.
Pella Designs New Way To Open And Close Windowsopens in new window
Pella Corp. unveiled the new Easy-Slide Operator, launching a new way to open and close casement and awning windows. The new hardware solution allows homeowners to easily slide the operator up to open and down to close the window, say officials, offering a much smoother operation than continuously cranking. Pella continues to focus on innovative designs that bring modern technology and aesthetics to the window and door industry. The company was the first to introduce the Fold-Away style crank for casement and awning windows in 2000. Now, 20 years later, Pella has developed an even simpler and aesthetically pleasing way to operate casement and awning windows.
Pella Engineers Innovative New Way To Operate Casement, Awning Windows opens in new window
Window and door manufacturer Pella has developed a new way to open and close windows while slimming down the opening’s design. The patent-pending Easy-Slide Operator will allow for a simpler way to operate casement and awning windows. Instead of the traditional crank, homeowners will be able to slide the operator up to open the window and down to close it. This latest hardware release will be available on Pella’s Impervia line in January.