Why Replacement Windows, New Siding, and Doors are More Affordable Than You Might Think

When you consider what replacement windows, fresh siding, and new doors can do for your Denver or Boulder home, it’s an easy choice to have them installed. But, for a lot of homeowners, it isn’t quite that easy – they are afraid of the costs that might be involved with a home improvement project, like replacing windows or doors, or replacing siding.

At New Windows for America we can certainly understand that. However, you should know that replacement windows, siding, and doors can be more affordable than you might think. Here are five quick reasons why:

  1. You don’t have to break the bank for quality windows, doors, and siding. Because we sell our products factory-direct, you don’t have to deal with middlemen or huge price markups. That means you can get high-quality windows, doors, and siding on a reasonable budget.
  2. Our products are Energy-Star® rated and are custom-fitted for your home by the qualified and trained staff at New Windows for America.
  3. Financing is available for qualified customers. You can give your home a fresh look and more energy efficiency without writing a big check. That’s because, in addition to our low prices, we offer financing for qualified customers. So, you don’t have to wait to make your home more beautiful, comfortable, and valuable.
  4. Windows, doors, and siding can last for decades. When you invest in quality home improvement materials and craftsmanship, it’s an expense that you won’t have to worry about again for a long time. Many of our products can last for decades with the proper care and maintenance.
  5. You can save on energy bills and tax incentives. Our customers love that our products can save them big on their utility bills month after month. In addition, the state government often provides tax rebates and incentives for making your home more energy-efficient.

If you want to find out exactly how durable doors and siding can fit into your home improvement plans and budget, please call us today at (303) 920-0175, or schedule your FREE in-home estimate. It only takes a few minutes, and our helpful team will be happy to answer any questions you might have without subjecting you to unwanted sales pressure.

Home Renovation and Window Replacement: A Quick Step-by-Step Guide

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These days, home renovation is more popular than ever. We spend a lot of time in our houses, so why shouldn’t we make them as beautiful, comfortable, and efficient as possible?

For all the attention paid to the glamorous parts of the home renovation process – like putting in new floors, or painting the walls – Denver window replacement tends to be overlooked. Even on popular home renovation television shows, new windows seem to just “appear,” without too much thought being given to which window should be used or where they’re going to come from.

With that in mind, we’d like to give you a quick, step-by-step guide to choosing the right replacement windows as part of your home renovation project:

  • Match styles to design patterns. Occasionally, homeowners will fall in love with a particular type of window, forgetting that it might not match the overall style or decor of a room. Look at the big picture when matching windows to design patterns.
  • Measure everything twice. It goes without saying that getting the sizes wrong when it comes to your Denver window replacement project can lead to delays, headaches, and additional expenses. At New Windows for America, we make sure your measurements are exact and accurate.
  • Think colors, lines, and aesthetics. Some styles of windows look even better (or conversely, not as impressive) when put next to certain colors or items of furniture. When in doubt, talk with your New Windows for America design consultant who can make sure your different pieces will work well together.
  • Don’t feel confined by an existing window style. A lot of homeowners feel like it’s simplest to just replace existing windows with a newer set of the same style. While that’s sometimes true, you can often dramatically change the look of a room just by experimenting with different window replacement options.
  • Look ahead to maintenance. Some lower-cost windows are less durable and harder to clean. Try to choose the windows you’ll want to have in your home later, not just the ones that are easiest to buy right now.
  • Make efficiency a priority. In the same way, a good set of windows can pay for itself pretty quickly with lower energy bills. That’s particularly true for those of us living around the Rockies, so make sure your new windows will be energy-efficient.
  • Get expert help. When you aren’t sure what kinds of windows you want or need, don’t forget that New Windows for America is an expert in replacement windows,and we provide free estimates.

With these steps in place, you’ll know the basics of Denver window replacement and how it fits into your overall home renovation project. For more advice, or to see the different styles and how they could work in the space you’re trying to create, contact us today by calling us at (303) 920-0175, email us for a free estimate, or visit our showroom. A member of our New Windows for America team will be happy to walk you through your different choices for design, efficiency, and installation.

3 Great Ways to Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal

When you’re trying to sell your home – or just give it a fresher look – you’ll quickly find out there are literally dozens of things you can do to improve its “curb appeal.”

Ways to improve your curb appeal

Some of these are easy and simple, like planting new grass or clearing away old bushes and leaves. Things like landscaping will only take you so far, though, and eventually you might find yourself looking for things you can do to make your house more attractive to neighbors and buyers that don’t involve breaking the bank.

New Windows for America has just the answers you’re looking for. Below, you’ll find three great – and relatively inexpensive – ways you can improve your home’s curb appeal this spring almost instantly:


Replace the Windows


Although most homebuyers wouldn’t name the windows in a house as the first thing they notice, glass that is old, cracked, or dingy certainly makes a strong impression… and not a good one.

New windows, on the other hand, make a home seem brighter and more cheerful. Plus, installing energy-efficient windows can be a huge selling point, especially around the Front Range where temperatures can swing pretty strongly in both directions. Everyone likes to save money on utilities, especially new homebuyers.


Install a New Front Door

Is your front door inviting? Does it seem safe? Is it letting lots of hot or cold air outside and raising energy bills?

These are the kinds of questions people ask themselves when they see your home, and especially when it comes to deciding what a property is worth. And it’s important to note that the style and condition of your front door are going to factor heavily into the first impression someone gets when they visit your house. Front doors are visible from the street and tend to be the first part of a home someone actually interacts with.


Get New Siding Installed

Siding that’s worn, chipped, or aesthetically displeasing can scare buyers and visitors away before they ever even see the inside of your home. Strong curb appeal is really about first (and often instant) impressions, so it’s important that your home’s siding indicates that the property is well maintained and in good shape.

Any of these three improvements – or better yet, all of them together – could go a long way toward making a stronger first impression with your home. Best of all, the changes aren’t just cosmetic; replacing windows, doors, and siding is a great way to make your home safer, more energy-efficient, and valuable as a piece of real estate.

Why not stop by our showroom, call us at 303.920.0175, or fill out our FREE In-home Estimate Request to the right, and let New Windows for America show you how easy it is to improve your home’s curb appeal with better windows, doors, and siding?

How to Choose the Perfect Front Door

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Unless you are in the business of selling doors, windows, and siding, the chances are good you probably don’t put a lot of thought into your own front door very often… or any front door, for that matter.

In fact, you might not ever think about doors at all until you happen to need one, or see a really distinctive front door that catches your eye and wonder if it would look good on your house. Either way, you can suddenly discover that there are a lot of front doors out there, and that choosing the perfect one for your home can be a challenge.

Given that it doesn’t tend to come up very often for most homeowners, and that the majority of our customers aren’t door-buying experts themselves, we thought we’d give you a few tips to help you get started with your search. Here is a quick and easy guide to choosing the perfect front door for your home:

Start With the Right Style

There isn’t any such thing as the perfect front door – just the front door that’s perfect for your home.

That’s going to include things like color and style, of course, as well as different wood stains (if you choose a natural look), the shape and positioning of glass elements, and so on. You’ll want to be sure that the door you choose matches the aesthetic you’re looking for in your home, especially if you’ll be remodeling around it.

Make Safety and Visibility a Priority

Although most homeowners will focus on the color and design aspects of the front door, the reality is that it’s also going to be the main entry point into your home.

For that reason, it makes sense to choose a front door that offers plenty of visibility so you can see guests before they arrive. And you might want to go with a thick style of wood, or even consider other materials, if you have any concerns about crime or safety.

Think Ahead When Choosing a Front Door

You don’t want to have to replace your front door again anytime soon, so think into the future and ask yourself whether the door you’re considering will last, and whether you’ll be repainting or remodeling the rest of your home anytime soon.

In many cases, spending a little more to get the front door you really want, or the one you’re going to want a few years from now, makes more sense in the long run.

Using these three criteria, it probably won’t take you very long to narrow in on the type of door you’re looking for. Then, it’s time for the fun part – going shopping! No matter how sure you are of your needs and preferences, it’s always a good idea to see our doors for yourself before making a final decision. And of course, our team of sales associates is on hand to answer any questions you might have or to help you compare different front doors against one another.

The front door of your home isn’t just a way to get in and out of your house; it’s also important to the look and feel of your home, as well as its safety and energy efficiency. So choose carefully and don’t be afraid to contact us if you have questions about front door choices, pricing, and installation.

Better Business Bureau

New Windows for America has an expert team of installers who have been with the company since its early beginnings. Exceptional service combined with excellent products and warranties have made New Windows for America an A+ Gold Star Winner with the Better Business Bureau since 2003.

For a free, no hassle estimate, fill out the estimate form to the right, or call us at 720.920.0175.

Windows: Essential Parts of These Popular Projects

Windows: Essential Parts

There are many options for windows, so there’s no need to think of Denver window installation as a project with inherent limits. Instead, it can result in a dramatically improved architectural appearance just as much as it can restore an original design. Here are some of the most common types of projects that involve windows:

Structural Restoration

This is most commonly needed when the old windows had wood frames. Wood rots, cracks, and is subject to being eaten by insects. Eventually, new window frames are needed because the old ones have failed. The new ones can be made of wood, but it’s more common for homeowners to switch to vinyl or metal in order to avoid further problems with rotting or insects.

Storm damage also results in the need for straightforward restorations. In these cases, new windows are typically parts of larger projects. Carpentry work, replacement siding, and windows may all be included. This can be a good time to go ahead and make upgrades, but often, insurance policies only cover restoring the house to its original design.

Architectural Upgrades

Homeowners can really get creative when they have budgeted for a full-on redesign of a part of the house. Now is the time to go for custom windows in unique shapes, put in a row of plate glass windows, or add a sliding window wall. The last two options will allow light to flood into the room and make it very cheery. Be sure to use insulated, double-glazed windows so that it doesn’t get hot as well!

Smaller upgrades are less costly and can be done much faster. Try adding a small custom-shaped window to an area that’s usually too dark. This works very well in high places where it’d be a hassle to use artificial lighting. Add unique windows over doors, too. Their high placement preserves home security while bringing visual distinctiveness to the house.

Upgrading Old Windows

Sometimes it’s not the looks of the window that need to change, but its functionality. Replace old single-glazed panes with double-glazed ones for a huge boost in efficiency. Add frosted windows to bathrooms and other private areas to bring in light without the possibility of prying eyes. Replace windows that don’t open with ones that do so that fresh air can be let into the house.

These are just some of the ideas that can be used to freshen up a house with windows.

Stop by and visit New Windows for America today, or contact us for more information!

Top 10 Spring Things to Check

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Spring has sprung! The days are longer and the air is warmer. Time to put away the winter coats and break out the toolbox. Winter storms and temperatures can wreak havoc on a home and finding out where repairs may be necessary is vital. Some are cheap; others…not so much. In any case, it needs to be done. So get up off your duff, grab a pen and paper, and get ready to look at these Top 10 Spring Things to Check!

  1. Spring Cleaning. Your house has been shut up all winter; hermetically sealed against the cold winter storms. Now that spring is here, it’s time to open the windows and start dusting! Make a list of what need to go into storage and which rooms are in most dire need of cleaning.
  2. Change the Filter. This is a bi-annual job best done during the spring and fall. Clogged air filters in the furnace often cause the unit to work harder which means a higher energy bill.
  3. Air out the Attic. Leaks or condensation buildup in the attic are a great place for mold and mildew to start. By opening attic vents and letting a fan blow through, you dry out the stale, possible humid air and make it harder for spores to grow. This is also a fantastic time to look for those leaks and get them repaired.
  4. Test the top. While we’re on the subject on the roof, safely climb up and check for broken, worn, or buckled shingles. The summer heat will exacerbate any damage that’s already been done during the winter and increase the chances of a leak. While you’re up there, check the chimney as well.
  5. Gauge the Gutters. This one gets a whole section of its own since this can be a huge job. Yearly cleaning of the gutters will keep old detritus from compacting and composting; weighing down the bracers and creating sagging areas. It’s also another place to figure out how much graveling your shingles have lost.
  6. Scope the Sides. Since you started at the top, work your way down. Look for cracks and leaks around window frames and doorways. Are there breaks or damage to the siding? Maybe this is the year to slap a fresh coat of paint on.
  7. Brace the Bottom. The melting snow has a tendency to wash earth away from the foundation so you may need to replace it with new compacted soil to prevent basement leaks. Look at outdoor faucets as well for breaks or leaks in the wall around them.
  8. Look at the Lawn. Wander around your yard and find low spots where water may collect. It may be great for the grass in that area, but it also means that water is flowing away from other spots that won’t look as healthy later on in the season. De-winterize your lawn tools now as well. Change out old gas and clean the contacts so that you aren’t fighting to start the mower when the time does come to trim the grass.
  9. Check the Cooler. Whether you have forced air A/C or and evaporative cooler, this is the time to get them cleaned and cleared. Check the A/C condenser for any twigs or other fan blade damaging debris that might cause costly repairs. Open up the swamp cooler and clean the media to prevent that nasty musty smell the first few times you run it.
  10. Deck out the Deck. Let’s face it, with longer days, you’re going to be out here more and it needs to be nice. Look for damaged or warped boards that need to be replaced. Break out and hose off the patio furniture that has been buried at the back of the garage since late fall. Take the cover off of the grill and give the slats a scrape to clear off the dust that has collected.

Prepping for spring and summer isn’t really hard to do. It can be time consuming and may claim a few weekends. While inspecting your house, take a look at your windows, siding and doors. Do they need spring cleaning, or maybe even replacement? Contact New Windows for America for a FREE estimate! When you have completed this checklist, you will know that you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the summer.

How to Get a Great Deal on Replacement Windows & Doors in Denver

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There are a lot of reasons that you could be considering replacement window and/or doors in Denver or Boulder. Maybe it’s time for a new look to match fresh paint or siding, or perhaps your existing windows or doors have become weathered or damaged. Regardless of why, it’s important to choose something that doesn’t just look great on your home, but represents the right long-term value for your house.

With that in mind, here are a few easy steps you can follow to help you get a great deal on replacement windows and doors in Denver:

  1. Consider colors, styles, and materials. Because it’s something that every guest and visitor will see, you should pay close attention to the style that you are going for. Your windows and doors can completely change the look and feel that your home gives, so take the time to consider different colors, textures, and even shapes. Often, our customers find that the “perfect new window or door” for their Denver or Boulder home isn’t the one they first thought it would be.
  2. Take durability and energy costs into consideration. Although having the right look is important, it shouldn’t be the only factor in your decision. That’s because windows and doors can be constructed in many different ways, and from lots of different materials. You should choose something that will last for a long time, look great over the years, and help keep energy costs down by insulating your home’s doorway. You might be surprised at the difference a new window or door can make in your monthly bills.
  3. Choose the right Denver or Boulder company to provide and install your new replacement window or door. Choosing the right company for replacement windows and doors in Denver is important for a couple of reasons. First, a business with a good reputation isn’t going to sell you a product that the employees wouldn’t want in their own homes. And second, you can be sure they’ll handle installation and any future questions to your satisfaction.

Buying a new window or door for your Denver home is easy, but choosing the right one takes a little bit of thought and a few expert opinions. The replacement window or door should stay in your home for many years to come, so why not ensure that you’re getting the very best for your style, budget, and energy-efficiency needs?

For the best doors, replacement windows, and siding in Denver and throughout the Front Range, contact New Windows for America. Our friendly staff will be happy to walk you through your options and help you find the answer that’s perfect for your home.

When Should I Replace My Windows and Doors?

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Springtime has come around again and it’s time to start looking at exterior home repairs. Windows, doors, and siding can be expensive and time consuming replacements and knowing when they are necessary is crucial. Can it be put off for another year, or is it time to start looking at budgeting now. How to tell? To make that decision easier, here are 3 signs that it’s time to replace windows, doors, or siding.

  1. Leaks. This is the most obvious sign that replacement is necessary. A gap between the doorway and frame that lets light in is also letting that expensively heated air out. As a house settles, frames shift and lose their original shape; warping the door or window as well. This causes leaks that may be fixed temporarily with foam sealers or stick on weather stripping, but in the long run, will require replacing the frame and window alike.
    • How to tell: The easiest indicator is the feel of a draft. Moving a lit candle around the edge of the window or door and looking for abnormal flame motion will indicate air movement in and out of the casement. In the case of leaking siding, cold areas may form inside a room with an outside wall. These spots will occur close to the wall itself and might even be felt by hand.
  2. Difficulty Operating. Another indication of warping frames can be detected when windows or doors are difficult to open or shut. When they were installed, they moved smoothly and without trouble. Expansion of the wood in the frames or the frames moving “out-of-square” will keep the window or door from sliding easily on its rails or hinges. This will eventually lead to more sticking and loss of function.
    • How to tell: In sliding windows and doors, applying a small amount of lubricating jelly in the runner will help a window that is simply running paint-on-paint or is low on lubricating grease that was part of installation. Difficulty in movement after sliding open and shut around 10-20 times indicates a disfigured frame and replacement is necessary.
      In swinging windows and doors, friction areas in the frame will be visible where the frame is pinching. A small section that does not hinder opening or closing is ok, but indicative of future problems. Replacement is necessary when major effort is required to operate the window or door.
  3. Aesthetics. In a house that has historic value, replacement may not be an option. In younger homes, however, perfectly usable, yet outdated, windows, doors, or siding may need to be updated to increase resale value or to coordinate with a new theme design. Another visual indicator might be chipped paint, cracked panes, or water stains. These are signs of neglect and disuse that make a negative statement about the homeowner.
    • How to tell: Signs of neglect are often obvious, glaring, and can be detected on a daily basis. In the case of design or outdated style, a consultant may be required to make the final call.

It is important to keep windows, doors, and siding updated and in good condition for many reasons. Leaks cost money, framing disfigurement causes frustration, and poor maintenance announces neglect; all problems that no homeowner wants. Proper repair or replacement, however, will improve the home and life all around.

Contact us for an In-Home estimate or call us at 303-920-0175 today!

Fix the Money Leaks to Keep Out Summer Heat

All throughout winter, you worked hard to keep the warm air in and cold air out. Unfortunately, it difficult to make outdoor repairs in the middle of a snow storm. However, with spring making its way in and the ice melting away, it’s time to start finding and sealing the leaks in your house. These leaks can be difficult to locate if you don’t know what to look for and consultants are expensive, so here are a few quick tricks to check your home’s integrity.

  1. Windows – During the winter, you may have noticed that cold areas or condensation collected around one or more of your windows. This means that the window is probably leaking. Fortunately, finding out how much is a simple process. On one side of the window (inside or outside), use a hair dryer to direct air around the edges. On the other side, hold a piece of tinsel or a burning candle in the area that the hair dryer is blowing. If the candle flickers or the tinsel moves, you’ve found a leak which may be repaired with a sealer or weather stripping, but will ultimately require replacement.
    On the other hand, if you’ve performed the above leak test and found no weak spots, but the window was still cold in the chilly months, it may be time to replace the window with something more energy efficient. The rubber and sealers that manufacturers used in the past have a tendency to break down over time; allowing heat exchange between glass in double paned windows or miniscule leaks in single panes. Either way, it’s time for new ones.
  2. Doors – The hair dryer/candle test can be used for doorways as well. Just as with windows, look for air movement to indicate leaks. Unlike windows, however, weather stripping provides a shorter term fix due to the swinging nature of doors. Additionally, the foam insulation in aluminum doors will deteriorate in less than 10 years and the metal will transmit unwanted outdoor heat inside. This is harder to check except in extreme temperature conditions. The simplest fix is replacement with solid wooden doors.
  3. Siding – This can be the most difficult section to check since there are very few places that will show air leaks. The good news is that many companies sell FLIR attachments that will connect to your iPhone or Android and allow you to detect thermal changes in the sides of your house. Once you have found a leak, your local DIY store should have more than a few sealing options for you.
  4. Roofing – If you have access to your attic, then you have three excellent options for finding heat leaks. The first method uses nothing more than your eyes. Search for water stains or mildew patches where condensation or water leaks have developed. If you find none of these, go to your thermostat and turn the fan to “On”. With all of your outside windows and doors closed, this will create positive pressure and it’s time to break out the candle again. Search the edges of the attic: the floor, the apex, and seams between roofing boards. If none of these have revealed any problems, safely ascend to the rooftop and use your FLIR attachment to look for changes in temperature that might indicate a small, unnoticed leak. A tube of roofing tar is fine for one or two small spots, but large scale leaks will need a professional roofer.

Blocking out hot summer temperatures is just as important as sealing away cold winter air. By finding leaks, you will stay comfortable and happy during the extreme months. Most importantly, the energy savings will more than balance out the cost of repairs. Keep your house (and your checkbook) protected.

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