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Discover the perfect windows and doors for coastal style homes Exuding relaxing vibes and embracing expansive views, coastal style homes have instant appeal. From the natural wood to the ocean-inspired color pallet, coastal style celebrates comfortable living. We created the JELD-WEN Coastal Style Collection to make it easy for homeowners to get inspiration and find the ideal windows and doors to achieve the perfect coastal look in their homes. 

Discover windows and doors for the perfect contemporary style It’s no surprise why many homeowners are drawn to the clean lines, natural light, and bold design elements of modern architecture. The style balances form and function along with simplicity and sophistication to create homes with undeniable appeal. Blending indoor-outdoor elements, angular design, natural materials, and expansive glass, modern homes deliver the looks and livability so many of today’s customers desire. With seemingly countless windows and doors to choose from across different materials and designs, it can be difficult and timeconsuming to find products within your customer’s budget that achieve the look they’re after. To help customers discover windows and doors that allow them to achieve their modern home vision, JELD-WEN created the Simply Modern Style Collection. 

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.”

Today’s movable glass wall systems expand beyond the luxury home market. Long-span glass wall systems are no longer an option that only makes sense in high-end luxury homes and warm climates. Advances with multipanel sliding and folding patio doors now bring seamless indoor/outdoor lifestyles to a wider variety of homes. Insatiable demand Demand for indoor/outdoor spaces with big openings is no longer limited to Sun Belt states…

Discover a breadth of farmhouse windows and doors for every budget Brought to you by JELD-WEN The farmhouse style is increasingly popular for its down-to-earth charm and timeless aesthetic. From the natural wood look and rustic details to clean lines and indoor-outdoor elements, farmhouse has distinguished itself as a humble yet stunning design blueprint for both traditional and modern interpretations. This makes product selection all the more challenging. With so many windows and doors to choose from across different materials and designs, it’s difficult—and time consuming—to find products within your budget that complete the farmhouse look.

Architects have numerous tools to visualize and share their concepts. However, the most effective one is often overlooked. It isn’t a BIM program, a virtual fly-through, or the latest 3D printer. It’s communication, a lack of which can cost more than any itemized expense and make the benefit of the above tools seem insignificant. Why do so many architects struggle to effectively communicate with their clients when business depends on it? To answer that question and find a solution, let’s look at fundamental communication challenges in any client engagement.

Learn how homes marry performance and sustainability to become resilient sanctuaries. Most homes need power to remain habitable. However, there’s an increasing design trend among architects—especially on the East Coast with frequent storm-related power outages—that builders and remodelers should monitor closely. It’s called passive survivability, and it’s the standard for today’s most energy-efficient homes. Passive survivability reduces a home’s environmental impact while still providing for basic human needs when utilities are out. After the storm passes, the home’s features work to keep the inside comfortable. What are the main ingredients of passive survivability? Let’s take a look.

As temperatures continue to rise, passive homes provide much-needed comfort. Brought to you by JELD-WEN The hope with every home we build is that it will remain comfortable and livable for generations. The truth is that our global climate has other plans. As local weather intensifies due to global warming, passive home building is growing in popularity for its structural resilience and sustainable design.

A home for all ages marries accessibility and aesthetics that the whole family can appreciate. Brought to you by JELD-WEN More homeowners are planning on their parents and adult children moving in with them. Studies show that the number of multigenerational households—defined as a home with more than two adult generations or grandparents and grandchildren younger than 25—is on the upswing. According to Pew Research Center, 2016 saw a record 20 percent of Americans living in multigenerational households,[1] compared to just 12 percent in the 1980s. And a recent survey by John Burns Real Estate Consulting says that as many as 41 percent of home-buying Americans are looking for homes that can accommodate an elderly parent or adult child.[2] What does this mean for builders and remodelers? A shift in demand and business model. Not only are more homeowners looking for more home, but there’s also the challenge of marrying…

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