We begin our online coverage
of the 2010 International Builders' Show today with an advance look at
some of the window and door industry products to be featured at the
upcoming event. That got me thinking about the show, and wondering
what it holds in store for us in January.
Every year, it seems
one trend hits some sort of tipping point and takes center stage for
the many window and door manufacturers exhibiting at the event. Last
year, it was big doors. In 2008, it was green. In years past, one could
also sense that vinyl, fiberglass doors and impact products had somehow
come of age.
As I looked at some of the products to be featured
in Las Vegas next month, I asked myself what might emerge as "the
thing" in our current enviroment. I've included some general
possibilities in our poll question for the week. I realize that not all
are something new. Not every IBS produces something completely fresh.
Sometimes, you get a recurring theme. Whatever you foresee, let me
know. I'd like to hear your predictions, whether they're general or
specific. Email me and tell me what you think window and door manufacturers will be emphasizing at IBS.