Monthly Poll: Patio and Multi-Slide Doors

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April 4, 2017
THE TALK... | Segments

Editor’s Note: New from WDweekly is our revamped industry poll question. Each month, we’ll feature a new poll question or series of questions related to what’s going on in the industry, what’s coming up in the magazine or topics you tell us you want to know about. Plus, post your comments on the subject at hand on the monthly poll page and your thoughts may be included in an upcoming issue of Window & Door magazine or in WDweekly.

Multi-slide/folding panel doors have been the “eye candy” of the residential fenestration industry for quite some time. With options spanning products for high-end/ultra-luxury homes to those in the more mid-range space, these moveable window walls blur the lines between indoor and outdoor space, functionally maximize lot square footage and essentially transform any property that incorporate this game-changing design element.

Still, interest seems to lead adoption for most dealers, according to a recent Window & Door survey. As dealers, what is your experience in this arena? What are the challenges your salesforce faces in the field? Take the monthly poll, post a comment and/or send an email with your thoughts on the subject.

Manufacturers, what do you think should be the most important factor for dealers to highlight to their customers as it relates to patio, folding and multi-slide doors?
   

Innovative product design/aesthetics

 

Energy efficiency standards (low U-value)

 

Material options

 

Brand recognition

 

Fast lead times

 

Made in the USA

 
 
Dealers, what have you found is the most important factor to your customers as it relates to patio, folding and multi-slide doors?
   

Innovative product design/aesthetics

 

Energy efficiency standards (low U-value)

 

Material options

 

Brand recognition

 

Fast lead times

 

Made in the USA