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    Categories: Windows

Top Window Trends

The first few months of the year are the perfect time to start planning for your spring home improvement projects. New windows are an investment for your home that can do wonders for your energy efficiency and for your curb appeal. However, you may not know what type of windows will suit your home and your personal style, while still maintaining resale value of your home.

As we look to the 2017 spring installation schedule, we are also checking out the latest trends in windows for homes of all sizes, and styles of all preferences. Start your design choice here, by browsing a few of the latest window designs and trends. You can get a good sense of what you like, and what you don’t.

Windows that are built to last
One key component of windows that is trending in the new year is the emphasis on quality. When the housing market was full of home flippers, in the early 2000s, windows needed to be cheap. Now, those windows are already failing, leaving home builders and home owners searching for windows that are built to last and go the distance. In our four season climate, it is especially important for windows to be able to effectively handle all that Chicagoland weather can throw at them. Fortunately, the team at Rusco only works with window manufacturers that emphasize quality and durability.

Windows that offer an indoor-outdoor atmosphere
Research is showing that Millennials are shaping the window industry, as they are searching for a more indoor-outdoor atmosphere in the homes that they buy. If they already own a home, this generation is often seeking to upgrade to windows that are large and offer big views to bring the outdoors in. Consider looking for oversized windows or more than one panel on your wall to create this trending effect. Skylights and sunrooms are another way to bring the outdoor feeling to the inside of your home. Give us a call to set up an appointment to talk about the options we have that can bring  this trend to your home.

Windows that are Energy Star rated
In 2017, the trend that is projected to continue to grow is the emphasis buyers are putting on the energy efficiency of windows. These Energy Star-rated options have