Since 2004, window box searches have increased 8-fold, doubling almost every year for the past three years. 2008 is expected to set a record for online searches for window boxes and flower planters. This is due partially to the increasing demand for curb appeal during a housing recession, but due more directly to the fact that new materials such as vinyl and PVC have helped make window boxes low maintenance and rot free. No longer do homeowners have to replace their window boxes every 3-5 years. Window boxes have also become less seasonal over the last few years. In 2004, almost all online Google searches occurred during two months of spring. In 2007, the trend has expanded to cover three out of four seasons with winter searches being much smaller except for right before Christmas.
Window boxes have been most popular in the northeastern portion of the United States with strong showings in Cincinnati, Boston, Philadelphia, and Minneapolis. Atlanta, GA rounds out the top five for cities who most search for window boxes on the internet. The trend is not just isolated to the United States. The trend follows the same pattern in many European countries as well as Canada. In Europe, and especially Great Britain, window boxes, planters, and flower boxes are abundant everywhere you go. More companies are adding curb appeal to appeal to customers and set themselves apart. Many landscapers are incorporating window boxes into different projects, both commercial and residential. Home garden enthusiasts all around the country are discovering window boxes for planting and gardening. The projected growth is not showing many signs of easing up and will likely double again in the next year or so.
Vinyl emerged as a popular no rot, low maintenance choice in the last couple decades and PVC quickly has been introduced as an upgrade over vinyl that allows for paintability, the look of wood, and a solid structure. Fiberglass window flower boxes were introduced a few years back as a different alternative to wood, however, they can be expensive, heavier, and harder to install in a safe manner than PVC. They also don't capture the look of real wood. Starting to emerge are composite window boxes made from a variety of materials such as recycled woods, plastics, and others. Look to see window boxes continue to gain in popularity, especially throughout the housing recession. Also, look to see PVC window boxes take the limelight as the most affordable no rot alternative to wood over the next few years.
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WindowBoxesPlanters is a free software application from the Food & Drink subcategory, part of the Home & Hobby category.
The app is currently available in English and it was last updated on 2016-12-01. The program can be installed on Android.
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