The latest window innovations offer much more than just a pretty view. New window design is more durable, energy-efficient and safer than ever. If you haven’t replaced your windows in the past 20 years, you might be surprised by how much has changed.
“Years ago, windows were just something to plug a hole, let in light and keep out the elements,” says Jim Eldredge, product manager for Sears.
While windows today still cover the basics, new innovations in window design mean they’ve also come a long way in terms of safety, energy efficiency, durability and aesthetics.
“Typically all windows manufactured today will do a better job reducing sound when compared to windows of a decade or century ago,” Eldredge says.
Here’s a deeper look at how windows have improved.