The replacement window industry may not be as fast moving as, say, the IT industry but new products are still released on a regular basis, manufacturing and distribution practices are often updated, and insiders are always investigating ways that improvements can be made in all areas. In 2016, several interesting trends are expected to gather momentum, and some of the recent problems that have affected a number of key industry players are forecast to recede.
Window Replacement in Richmond Hill: What You Can Expect for the Rest of 2016
Below are our thoughts on some of the things you can expect from 2016, with regard to the replacement window industry in Canada, and worldwide.
- Greater Choice of Traditional Styles – In response to an increasing demand for windows that are suitable for period properties, and those decorated in a period theme, manufacturers are gearing up to increase their production of casement, double-hung and other classic styles of window units. What is important to note about this trend is that while the styles will be authentically classic, the materials and manufacturing technologies employed will be distinctly 21st century, offering consumers the best of both worlds.
- New, Contemporary Units – For those who are interested in more modern designs, there is plenty to get excited about too. Wide expanses of glass, unobtrusive hardware, and interesting geometry are the key design cues that manufacturers are following in their creation of contemporary windows for modern homes in 2016. This is a worldwide phenomenon, not just something that is restricted to companies that specialise in window replacement in Richmond Hill, so wherever you happen to live, you can look forward to seeing some stunning new units come onto the market this year.
- More Efficiency – The push for greater efficiency is set to gain even more momentum this year, with leading manufacturers competing against each other to produce the most energy efficient units possible. This is of course good news for customers as the end result is windows that are more efficient at keeping the cold out in the winter and the heat out in the summer. If you are planning to approach a firm that offers window replacement in Richmond Hill this year, be sure to ask them about the Energy Star rating of their best products.
So, those are some of the important developments we can look forward to this year; what about the problems we mentioned earlier?
Labour Shortages and Investment Reticence
Two of the issues that affected manufacturers, distributors and installers in 2015 were a shortage of skilled labour and a reticence on the part of both big business and independent consumers to commit to making major purchases. Whilst nobody would pretend that these two problems have disappeared completely, innovative training programmes have started to solve the former and improving economic conditions the latter. If you would like more information about window replacement in Richmond Hill in 2016, please feel free to call us for details.