2019’s Top Trending Commercial Windows and Doors for Your Business
Considering an updated look for your business’s exterior in 2019? Check out this year’s top trending commercial windows and doors!
Need new commercial windows and doors for your business’s building? If so, look no further.
What is acceptable to have as the décor of your commercial building has changed dramatically over the years.
To ensure that your commercial building’s windows and doors are up to trend, we are giving you a list of all the trending 2019 window and door features.
Get ready for a commercial building makeover!
Current Trends in Commercial Windows and Doors
There are currently certain commercial design systems that are in high demand.
The top three system demands of commercial windows and doors are security and safety, ease of use, and user satisfaction. Below, we explain some of the specific window and door trends that are occurring in commercial buildings due to the following demands.
1. Security and Safety
Some aspects of security and safety that commercial buildings need are durability and resilience. A current trend commercial building teams utilize for durability is “invisible security.”
Invisible security includes improved glass product windows that can withstand being shot at. It also includes invisible security measures that one must pass through when on the grounds of a commercial building. The trend of invisible security started after the Sandy Hook school shooting.
A specific souped-up glazing glass product for commercial windows and doors can protect shots and attacks made at the glass for at least 4 minutes. Although only a quarter of an inch thick and light in weight, this souped-up safety glazed glass is highly laminated and has two panels.
This makes the glass very durable. The cost of such glass for a window or door would cost around $2,000.
It is ideal for commercial windows and doors to be able to withstand the intense winds and pressure of a natural disaster. Impact rated windows are the only commercial windows that can do so.
By using durable and resilient window and door products like impact rated windows and souped-up glazed glass, you can avoid the cost of constantly having to get a door replacement or new windows.
2. Ease of Use
Ease of use is beneficial to everyone that encounters windows and doors. This is especially true when dealing with fenestration. Fenestration is the arrangement of windows and doors on a building that has elevations and countless levels of floors.
Ease of use is important when dealing with fenestration. This is because of the large number of windows and doors in a fenestrate building. The even larger number of different people that are using these commercial windows and doors is also a key reason why ease of use is important. The need for ease of use in commercial windows and doors is what led to the current trends of automatic doors and tilt-and-turn windows.
3. User Satisfaction
When it comes to commercial windows and doors, a major facet of user satisfaction in 2019 is energy efficiency. In fact, the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) database lists the solar heat-gain coefficient (SHGC), the visible transmittance (VT), and the U-factor as approved products due to their ability to conserve and reuse energy. The U-factor, or U-value, is the overall heat-transfer capacity of the building component.
There is even a new energy saving program called the Component Modeling Approach (CMA). This program lets you assess the whole-product energy efficiency of products.
The Component Modeling Approach combines optical/spectral data from the glass that is used, thermal performance data of the frame of manufacturers, and components of spacer geometry and materials to help determine the thermal performance of a commercial fenestration system.
2019 Commercial Window Trends
The highlighted trends above are some of the current commercial window and door trends. These trends developed due to the 3 main needs of business buildings listed above. Now that we got that all settled, it is time to learn some specific examples of window trends that are occurring in 2019.
Modern windows with big units, a clear view, minimal frames, and a dark hue are all the rage in the world of commercial windows. Black and metallic frames are especially popular in commercial windows right now.
Something that is not a popular feature with commercial windows right now is screens.
2019 Commercial Door Trends
Some current commercial door style trends include mid-century modern, Scandinavian, classic revival, modern farmhouse, and urban. The most popular of these style trends is the mid-century modern one. Mid-century modern style is a current take on minimalism and versatility.
The current trend of commercial doors is similar to that of commercial windows. Thus, like with commercial windows, darker hues and sleek, modern looks are the current trends with commercial doors.
Choose What Is Right for You
Going with the trends can be comforting and even lucrative for your business. Regardless, you know what is best for your business’s commercial building.
At the end of the day, the commercial windows and doors’ technical functioning matters more than their decor. For example, who cares if the colors on some of the commercial windows and doors are of a lighter hue if they are automatic and energy efficient.
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