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W&D Weekly
February 8, 2012
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The Talk

By John G. Swanson, Editor/Associate Publisher

A walk through the aisles of the International Builders' Show yesterday before it opened suggests when new construction does comeback, it's likely to be feature more contemporary styling. From an industry perspective, it is most evident in doors.

Traditional six-panel designs had migrated to more Craftsman styles and now cleaner, contemporary designs. ODL, the producer of decorative glass doorlites is showing a new option that uses two perforated metal panels to create a modern new look for doors.  Of course, most of the multi-panel sliding and folding systems offer a new contemporary style too.



Are you seeing the trend? That's our poll question of the week.  And, of course, I'd like to hear from you. Is your company selling fewer "traditional" products? Are you selling more doors, windows or even hardware that's more contemporary in style? Email me or post a comment to tell me what's happening on the style front. And, if you're at the show, what are you seeing that's new and interesting? We'd love to hear from you on that front too.  

Are Home Shows Worth the Investment?

The responses to this week's poll suggest dealers may be looking at more

Are doors and windows taking on more contemporary styles?
Yes, it's a strong trend.
There may be some movement in that direction.
I don't see much change in the styles in demand.

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