Trending Window Styles & Designs for 2022

Magazines, influencers, social media posts, and insights from homestyle professionals all point to what is trending for design ideas for our homes. Deciding on the best window style can sometimes be confusing.

Here are some of the current window design trends and ideas to give your house an updated change:

Black Exterior Trim

Using rich colors on window frames has become increasingly popular, adding drama to your home’s exterior, and elevating curb appeal. Black and colored exterior trim is commonly used to reflect individuality and a distinct personality for one’s home.  Choosing a colored trim can offer a bold contrast giving your home a unique look and feel.

Vinyl window frames require much less frequent maintenance than painted wood windows and are used widely by many of today’s top remodeling designers. Noting also that black windows can often add up to 15% more value than regular white windows.

New Windows for America proudly offers VinylMax windows in a number of different series such as Edison, Inspire, Trend, and Prestige that offer colored laminated exteriors. Please contact us to learn more about these trending window styles.

Flexible Living

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) have quickly become a way to expand the living space for flexible use, adding on to one’s home, above a garage, or a stand-alone building on your property. To create consistency and uniformity in your home, it is important to coordinate the style, shape, size, and color with your main property.

The Team at New Windows for America can offer helpful design options to work within your budget.

Privacy or Translucent Glass

Privacy or translucent glass obscures the view from both sides allowing the light to still peek through. Depending on your home, some of your windows may lack privacy while at the same time owners still want the flexibility of having natural light. Privacy glass can be an option for those homeowners who may want to create private spaces within their homes. Some options for privacy glass can come in frosted, tinted, textured, patterned, and opaque glass.

Custom Shaped Windows

No two rooms are exactly the same! Give your house some unexpected character by adding an arched, or circular window.  The look and function of the windows in your home can be designed to fit your design vision.

Bringing the Outside, In!

Choosing floor-to-ceiling windows is an amazing option for optimizing daylight and enjoying sweeping views from the comfort of your home. It is important for people to interact with or be close to nature, plants, and animals. Having large windows can make people feel more connected to nature and the environment, in the privacy of their own homes.

Are you ready for your next home improvement project? Let the Team at New Windows for America be a part of your project! We can help you understand the energy efficiency of new windows, as well as provide you with options for window design and styles, all to fit within your budget.

How Much Does Window Replacement Cost?

Cost of Window Replacement | Denver Window Replacement | New Windows for America

Budgeting for Window Replacement

One of the most common home maintenance projects is window replacement. The cost of window replacement can vary depending on window type, material, size, energy efficiency, etc. The Team at New Windows for America can help you figure out precisely what you should spend to achieve your dream window replacement project without breaking your bank or making other sacrifices regarding family or material goods.

Window Size

Typically the larger the window, the more expensive the replacement due to the extra materials, and labor involved. There may also be some additional costs of window replacement like rotten wood repairs, drip cap flashing, and waterproofing that can increase costs.

Material Considerations

Different types of material will be more or less expensive, depending on the manufacturer and even the condition of your windows. Popular choices include vinyl, wood, fiberglass, and composite. Weighing out the pros and cons of each material is something you should talk to the Team at New Windows for America, to help make the best decision for your budget and for your home.

Window Styles

It is important to consider window style when calculating the cost of replacement windows. You can read about finding The Best Window Style for your Home in one of our recent blog articles. At New Windows for America, we are here to help guide you and help you navigate this process, as we have 25+ years of experience as professional window installers in Denver and surrounding areas.

Window Location

The location of a window can add to the expense of a window replacement. Code requirements for windows in the bathrooms, bedrooms, etc., can add to cost, for example, tempered glass, or egress requirements, as well as specialty or decorative windows, which can also increase the price. There may be additional costs for windows on upper floors, or hard-to-reach areas as installations can cause increased labor costs, special equipment, or more time to complete a project.

Create a Budget

Often times homeowners need to replace multiple windows at one time. It is a good idea to create a budget for the cost of the entire project prior to getting started. Set up a time with our Team at New Windows for America to get a FREE In-Home Estimate based on your home and needs. Make sure to ask about our current offers and tax credits.

Working with New Windows for America is always “The Better Way to Buy Windows”

The Best Window Style for your Home

Fall is a great time of year to replace your windows, but maybe you are overwhelmed and confused about the different type of styles, brands, and types of windows that you can choose from. There are several amazing options to consider, but it’s important to choose window styles perfect for your home.

Equally important is to choose the right company to help you make these decisions. The team at New Windows for America can help educate you, give you guidance as well as compare window style brands and options, and provide you with honest pricing with a FREE In-Home Estimate!

What Window Style is Right for your Home?

Each window style and brand have different features, design, and functionality making them unique. Talk to us about where your window replacement needs are, as one style may work better than another. This may depend on design, home style, energy efficiency, and more.

Types of Windows

Here are the main types of window styles which include:

  • Awning Windows
  • Bay Windows
  • Bow Windows
  • Casement Windows
  • Double Slider Windows
  • Single Hung Windows
  • Double Hung Windows
  • Picture Windows

Awning Windows

An awning window, sometimes also called a project-out window, is a top-hinged style window outward opening window providing maximum airflow and ventilation. They sit horizontally and are usually installed above or below stationary windows. Awning windows are a versatile option and commonly used in basements.

Bay Windows

Bay windows feature panels using several angles, to create an alcove. They are a perfect option for rooms that bring in natural light such as the dining room, living room, or bedroom. Bay Windows can add curb appeal and value as they instantly become a focal point and point of interest.

Bow Windows

Bow windows, much like bay windows, are made up of four or more panels, creating a curved semi-circular shape. This option is flexible in terms of size, shape, and functionality and can provide an elegant and expansive view, not to mention an increased curb appeal.

Casement Windows

These windows are the most popular style of window. Casement windows are hinged at the side and crank to the outside, providing a sophisticated yet practical style to your home. This window style is typically installed in the kitchen as they are easy to open and close as well as provides maximum airflow and ventilation.

Single Slider Windows

Single slider windows are a more simplified version of the double slider as you slide the windows horizontally to open and close. These windows are a cost-effective solution, highly secure, and easy to clean and maintain making these windows a practical option for many homeowners.

Double Slider Windows

These windows are common in most homes as they are easy to use and open both sides of the window allowing increased airflow into the home. Double slider windows are also low maintenance, simple to use, and easy to clean.

Single Hung Windows

Another common window style is single-hung windows. These windows are ideal for patios, sunrooms, or any other room in your home. They are versatile, simple to use, and typically have a traditional style sash for enhanced security. These windows come in a variety of styles, with a sleek and contemporary style, and are popular as they are low in maintenance.

Double Hung Windows

Double-hung windows are a classic style with amazing installation to help you save money on energy bills by keeping warmth inside. They typically have a full screen and two operable sashes to allow the window to move up and down. These windows provide functionality yet are very practical making them also a very popular style for most homes.  These windows are ideal in smaller rooms, are easy to clean and maintain, and come in a variety of styles.

Picture Windows

Picture windows, also known as fixed windows, are great for large openings that do not require a window to open, but rather enjoy expansive views from inside and outside of the home. These windows bring daylight into homes and are an excellent choice for framing views where ventilation is not a concern. Picture windows come in all styles, sizes, and shapes making them perfect and essential for architectural design.

Free In-Home Estimate from our Team at New Windows for America

New Windows for America offers competitive prices with a wide variety of top-tier brands and products. You will find that our honesty, professionalism, and integrity are unmatched. Working with New Windows for America you can expect outstanding value and a 100% commitment to your complete satisfaction.

Contact one of our team members today, so we can help you find the best window styles suited for your home!

Fall is a Great Time to Replace your Windows

The fall equinox begins this Thursday, September 22, 2022, so summer is done, and cooler weather is on the way. Now is a great time to make sure your house doesn’t have any leaks or feel any cool breezes in your home by getting your windows replaced!

Here are a couple of reasons why fall is the best time to get your windows replaced.

Energy Savings

Start saving money now on your energy bills before the cooler winter comes. Windows are some of the worst offenders allowing warm air to leak, and costing you more money to keep your house warm and cozy. Getting a head start on making sure you’re home is well-insulated and as energy-efficient as possible is a great way to eliminate headaches and high energy bills.

Weather & Timing

Although in Colorado we sometimes have the occasional snowstorm in the fall, for the most part, temperatures are just right for installation and sealing. Not too hot, and not too cold, giving homeowners a perfect opportunity to replace worn-out old windows with new energy-efficient windows. Installing new windows at fall temperatures also allows for the best adhesion to seal your new windows.

Flexible Scheduling & Installation

As summer projects start to slow down, our company starts to have greater availability. We can provide faster scheduling and installation to fit your needs.

Curb Appeal

Your neighbors, family, and friends will love the curb appeal of your new updated, energy-efficient windows will give your home. Your new windows will give you that amazing view of the changing colors, and falling leaves, and protect you from the rain, snow, dust, and pollen that can come with the fall season.

Discounts, Financing & Tax Rebates!

Fall is an excellent time to get the best value for your window replacement needs. We offer low-cost financing, as well as offering 25% off all our windows! Make sure to ask about the current tax rebates in place with the Inflation Reduction Act as well!

New Windows for America offers competitive prices with a wide variety of top-tier brands and products. You will find that our honesty, professionalism, and integrity are unmatched. Working with New Windows for America you can expect outstanding value and a 100% commitment to your complete satisfaction.

Contact one of our team members today, so we can help you find the best window solutions for your home!

Common Window Replacement Mistakes

Common Window Replacement Mistakes | Denver Window Replacement | New Windows for America

Installing replacement windows is one of those home projects where you will want to call professionals to install your windows. The team at New Windows for America is the only professional team you should trust as Denver’s window replacement experts where we will work to complete each job right every time, and help you choose the right window for your home.

If you want to end up with an energy-efficient, smooth operating, and long-lasting window, every step of the installation process needs to be executed with the greatest attention to detail.

Here are some of the most common window replacement mistakes and some useful tips that will help you avoid them.

Basing Window Choice on Price

Window prices vary depending on style, size, and brand. New Windows for America will help you choose a window based on your budget, as well as the right fit for your home.

Incorrect Measurements

It is very important to install the correct size replacement window. When measuring for new windows we must always account for settling out of square and the condition of the substrate. New windows are typically deeper windows so we must account for the extra depth by cutting drywall back or adding new trim boards. Our replacement windows are custom-made to the 1/8” to ensure proper fit and installation.

Rely on the experts at New Windows for America to take exact measurements for the best-fitting window for your home.

Flashings and Proper Installation

Replacement windows should be installed in the same footprint as existing windows, utilizing the existing drip cap flashing if possible. If the existing drip cap flashing cannot be utilized then a new drip cap must be installed. Typically, replacement windows are a block retrofit type installation. With this type of manufacturer-approved installation, the existing window can be removed, and the new window installed without damaging the interior or exterior trims and finishes. Before installing the new window, we must clean the opening of all dust and debris and install a self-adhered flashing sill pan.

If you aren’t sure what to look for, our professional installers at New Windows for America can help. We will ensure that the window opening is adequately prepared and measured before placing your new window.

The New Windows for America team will only recommend the right replacement windows for your home and will help you select the appropriate installation materials to keep the window securely in place.

Using the wrong spray foam

Filling the cavity around the entire perimeter of the window with expanding spray foam could prevent unwelcome water from escaping back to the outdoors. Also, dispensing too much foam or the use of high-expanding foam could bow wood jams or even distort a window frame.

Not following manufacturer instructions

While all windows share similar installation procedures, most of them have unique requirements based on extensive laboratory and field testing.

Upon installation, we will provide you with instructions and best practices from the window manufacturer.  Following the instructions will also prevent voiding the warranty.

Not reading reviews before you hire a contractor

Reading reviews is one of the most important things you can do prior to meeting with a company. Search reviews on Google, Angi, Yelp, or a similar website to see what other consumers are saying about their experience with the companies you are interviewing.

New Windows for America has numerous 5-star reviews, you can read through them here.

Not understanding lead times before ordering

Lead time is an estimated time from when the order is placed to when the product is delivered to the destination.

We will be in constant communication with you on when the windows will be ordered, delivered, and installed so that you will have clear expectations and can plan accordingly.

For knowledgeable, experienced experts in replacement windows in Denver and surrounding areas, you will want to contact New Windows for America. We are a locally owned and operated Colorado business proudly serving Denver and the surrounding communities for over 20 years.

Contact us today at (303) 920-0175 to schedule a FREE in-home estimate for your window replacement project.

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

Denver Window Replacement

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.

When is it a Good Idea to Replace the Windows in a House?

Windows are some of the most prominent parts of a house, yet except for being fitted with some sort of coverings, they tend to get ignored by residents. This is because they will last for years before failing completely. Even so, it’s a good idea to pay more attention to them. Window replacement in Denver may turn out to be needed after all.

Old Windows May Not Be as Efficient as Possible

Like everything else, windows have become better over time. While there may not be a big difference between today’s windows and those made 10 years ago, there’s no doubt that those made 40 or 50 years ago are obsolete. One of the biggest differences is the switch from single-glazed windows to double-glazed and even triple-glazed products. A double-glazed window has a layer of air or other gas sealed between the panes, and this serves as insulation.

Wooden Frames May Harbor Hidden Rot

Wooden window frames are subject to rot, insect infestation, mold, and cracking. However, these problems often start with what seems like a tiny worn spot – a spot small enough to be missed if the windows aren’t carefully looked over on a regular basis. Even worse, a small defect can allow water to enter the frame underneath the surface and cause extensive damage not only to it, but the structural framing around the window opening.

To prevent problems of this sort, make sure to check over the windows and the surrounding wall areas every few months. Even better, pre-emptively replace the windows with vinyl, which doesn’t rot, crack, or draw insects.

It’s Drafty Near the Windows

This shows that they aren’t forming tight seals. Either there are gaps between the glass and the frames or there are spaces between the frames and the house. If the windows have always been this way, they’re probably of the old, inefficient variety. Newer windows can be drafty, too – failed seals or damage between the window frames and the house will let air in. Either way, leaky windows should be replaced.

These are just some of the reasons windows should be replaced even if they’re working the way they always have done. New ones provide tight seals when closed, have multiple efficiency features, and in most cases, use frames that will never rot or crack. Check out the options today to see how much better the technology has become.

Call us today at 303-920-0175 or click here for an estimate from New Windows for America!