JELD-WEN Sees Green Homes, Less Annual Home Maintenance and Finished Basements as Top 2009 Trends

Window and Door Manufacturer JELD-WEN Unveils Its Latest Home Trends That Show Homeowners Are Taking a Practical Approach to Improving Their Living Spaces This Year

KLAMATH FALLS, OR--(Marketwire - March 10, 2009) - This year's housing trends will be unlike any other in recent memory, according to leading window and door manufacturer JELD-WEN. Given today's unusual economic climate, style and design considerations are taking a backseat to more practical concerns, such as increasing home value, reducing record-high stress levels, and protecting the environment by considering more sustainable products.

The latest market trends forecast from JELD-WEN include:

1. Eco-Minded or Economics: 2009 Brings Balance of Both Mainstream and Green

New building options are readily available that help homeowners and builders continue to "go green" without feeling a pinch in the pocketbook.

2. The Stress-Free Home

Americans are feeling more stressed out than ever before, and are looking for low-maintenance building products that provide easy solutions and more of that valuable free time on weekends.

3. Waste Not, Want Not: Homeowners Squeeze More out of Existing Spaces

Given the fact that fewer homeowners are moving and instead making do with their current homes, attic and basement conversions and outdoor living spaces are among top projects that offer increased floor plan flexibility.


"Most people have numerous demands on their time, and they don't need another item like home maintenance on the to-do list. They are more interested in how products can solve their problems, not create more. JELD-WEN's low-maintenance windows and doors are striking chords with homeowners who want reliability and style without significant upkeep."

-- Elizabeth Souders, product marketing manager at JELD-WEN

"The 'flip' mentality of a few years ago has disappeared. Now people are putting their own personal priorities -- rather than resell value -- first. That means making their current home as comfortable as possible for the long term."

-- Brian Hedlund, product marketing manager at JELD-WEN

"Selecting products that help lessen the impact on the environment is an idea that's time has definitely come, but only if people can afford it. We're witnessing a market transformation where environmentally sound products are now within reach of more people. The mainstream is becoming green and most importantly, consumers are finding the long-term value in it."

-- Brian Hedlund, product marketing manager at JELD-WEN

Company Info:

Based in Klamath Falls, Ore., JELD-WEN began as a small Oregon millwork plant with 15 employees in 1960 and has grown to more than 20,000 employees in nearly 150 locations worldwide. Today the company manufactures a full breadth of windows, doors and garage doors, and has earned numerous awards and endorsements for reliability, innovation and excellence. For more information about the exceptional value and reliability of JELD-WEN® products, or to find a dealer near you, please visit or call 800-877-9482.


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