Tracking trends in windows and doors  

For the past several years, the biggest trend in windows and doors has been their increasing size. In the case of windows, homeowners want unobstructed views that let them connect with the outdoors. Panes have grown in size while frames have shrunk—and grilles and muntins are less popular.  

“We literally cannot make the glass big enough for people,” says Jennifer Matson, JELD-WEN’s director of product line management for wood windows. “People want the clear, open view.”  

“Bigger is better,” agrees Joe LeFlore, South Florida Millwork vice president. “I got five plans today, and every one is floor-to-ceiling windows. Everybody wants more glass and less frame.” 

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