With a frenzied housing boom and median home prices skyrocketing, many homeowners have decided to take the path of fixing up, rather than trading up.
As a result, companies like JELD-WEN, the world’s leading manufacturer of reliable windows and doors, are experiencing demand from homeowners who want to give their existing, older homes a facelift.
Whether homeowners seek to add more space or simply update, remodeling projects that offer both sound investments and lifestyle enhancements are top priority. To help meet the booming remodeling demand, JELD-WEN has developed resources, including a new Historic Renovation Guide that offers suggestions for how to match window and door options with the style and performance features homeowners desire. Whether the look is Victorian, Craftsman, Old World or Colonial, the Historic Renovation Guide offers window and door design considerations and tips to help homeowners make the best choices. Accents, glass styles and wood species selection tips also are featured.
JELD-WEN also has created a Remodeling Guide for homeowners who want to simply update, or entirely change their homes regardless of the current style. This guide showcases the latest ideas for windows and doors, refreshing style considerations and combinations, and how to achieve not only an updated look, but add the latest performance features.
“These new resources cover many of the commonly asked questions homeowners have when it comes to selecting windows and doors for remodeling projects – whether they’re looking to maintain the original character of their home or change it completely,” said Shane Meisel, product marketing manager for JELD-WEN doors. “For ideas and tips, it’s a great guide for homeowners and contractors alike.”
To request a copy of JELD-WEN’s Remodeling Guide, call 800-877-9482, ext. PR-REM.
New building technologies offer key advantages for homeowners who decide to remodel an older home.
According to JELD-WEN experts, remodeling gives homeowners a prime opportunity to incorporate the latest technology advancements, while adding value. For remodeling projects designed to enhance performance and security, JELD-WEN is highlighting windows with ImpactGardTM impact-resistant glass. These highly durable windows feature glass that resists breaking even in extreme climate conditions. If the glass does shatter, it is designed to hold in place for extra protection and safety. While it looks like ordinary glass, it also provides exceptional UV ray blockage.
ImpactGard is available as an optional glass package for certain JELD-WEN® vinyl, aluminum and clad- wood windows. Homeowners can now have the beauty of real wood, a favorite material for historic renovation, without the worry.
JELD-WEN offers pine windows and doors made with AuraLastTM wood, a revolutionary wood treatment process developed by the company. AuraLast wood is guaranteed to protect against decay and termite infestation for 20 years – solving some of the key problems that plagued wood windows and doors in the past. For strong performance in addition to great style, homeowners are choosing fiberglass doors that look almost exactly like wood.
JELD-WEN® IWP® AuroraTM Custom Fiberglass doors mimic traditional Old World and Craftsman designs, yet benefits include exceptional durability and low maintenance – making them a great choice for both remodeling and historic renovation. Doors can also help call attention to new, special features and rooms that homeowners are particularly proud of, such as walk-in pantries and wine cellars. These popular remodeling projects not only provide much needed storage and modern convenience, but also add tremendous value. Homeowners are spotlighting these features by using specialized JELD-WEN® Custom Carved wood doors and research shows that investing in these high-quality touches in key areas of the home makes good sense.
According to Remodeling magazine, homeowners recoup an average of 92 percent of kitchen remodeling costs. Pantries and wine cellars are some of the most popular kitchen improvements in today’s homes.
Traditional looks, affordable style
For homeowners on a remodeling budget, JELD-WEN also offers some great new options. JELD-WEN is expanding its fiberglass entry door options with the new Premium Fiberglass door collection. While Aurora is a custom product, JELD-WEN’s new Premium Fiberglass door gives homeowners and builders a more affordable fiberglass option that also does an exceptional job delivering strength, style and beauty.
Affordable traditional style also can be found in JELD-WEN’s interior molded door line. JELD-WEN’s RockportTM door is the industry’s first five-panel molded door, created for homeowners and builders who want to incorporate authentic old-style charm within their homes, yet remain budget-conscious. Interior passage doors can be upgraded to ProCore The Quiet Door with solid core construction. ProCore doors are up to 50 percent quieter than hollow flush interior doors.