Qualified Remodeler Magazine

FEB 2019

Qualified Remodeler helps independent remodeling firms to survive, become more professional and more profitable by providing must-have business information, namely best business practices, new product information and timely design ideas.

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CONSIDER the many demands we place on a modern replacement window: We want it to keep out the elements while remaining transparent, allow clear views in and out while limiting solar heat gain and UV radiation, and perform these tasks while also elevating a home's overall appearance. Wrapping these seemingly conflicting requirements into a single product is obviously a challenge, but today's replacement offerings are proving themselves up to the task, providing efficiency, performance and style in equal measure. And beyond addressing these homeowner re- quirements, manufacturers also are seeking to ad- dress remodeling contractors' pain points. Perhaps even more so than homebuilders, remodelers are seeing pressure to meet homeowner demands for speedy project completions in the face of a con- struction labor shortage that's only growing more severe. As a result, window makers are widening Efficient Style for Windows Energy Star compliance remains a performance must-have for most homeowners today, but they're also looking for more glass and cleaner lines as contemporary design sensibilities take hold. by Chuck Ross Designed with contem- porary tastes in mind, MILGARD WINDOWS & DOORS ' Trinsic line offers a narrower frame, allowing for larger glass expanses. The windows' hardware has been minimized, as well, for cleaner lines inside and out. Circle 4 on inquiry card PRODUCT TRENDS 48 February 2019 QualifiedRemodeler.com

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