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

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 a deeper window 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 manufacture-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.

New Tax Credits – Inflation Reduction Act

Earn Up To $7,500 In Tax Credits Through The Inflation Reduction Act

You could earn up to 30% tax credit with new ENERGY-EFFICIENT WINDOWS. The Team at New Windows for America is standing by to help you navigate the application process. Contact us today!

You could save with energy savings up to an average of $3,000. Purchasing NEW WINDOWS is simple and we are here to help you with the process! With the help of state and federal and federal incentives, homeowners can save by purchasing energy-efficient replacement windows.

Have you been thinking about replacing your windows? Our team will provide you with a number of solutions, brands, and options that will best suit your budget and your home.

Click the link below to schedule a consultation with one of our team members today!

Happy Labor Day 2022!

Denver Replacement Windows | Labor Day Weekend

Can you believe summer is almost over and the Labor Day holiday weekend is here?

This year, Labor Day is celebrated on Monday, September 5, paying tribute to the achievements of American workers who have contributed to America’s strength, prosperity, and well-being.

Do you know the history of Labor Day?

It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and was first celebrated on September 5, 1882, in New York City. It wasn’t until 1894 that President Grover Cleveland signed the federal holiday into law. Labor Day is typically celebrated across the United States with parties, picnics, BBQs, parades, fireworks, and athletic events.

How will you be spending the holiday?

For many, this holiday weekend represents the end of summer and the start of back to school! Labor Day is an important holiday to pay tribute to the American Worker, as well as the nation’s strength, freedom, and leadership.

Hopefully, you will be spending this weekend with family and friends with good food and celebrations. We would like to encourage you to use this weekend to consider replacing your windows before the cold weather starts setting in.

Please contact us today for a FREE quote at 303.920.0175 or email us.

“It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.”

~ Theodore Roosevelt

All of us at New Windows of America, wish you and your family a happy and safe holiday weekend!


5 Things to Know About Denver Window Replacement

Denver Window Replacement

There comes a time when every homeowner or property manager has to consider Denver window replacement. Either because an existing window has been broken or worn or just because it’s time for something different. At New Windows for America, we regularly hear from new customers throughout the Rocky Mountain region who need new windows but don’t know where to start.

The great thing about window replacement is that the right purchase can last for many, many years to come. The downside to that, of course, is that a lot of homeowners and buyers can feel like they’re replacing windows for the first time, even if they’ve been through the process before.

Besides, windows (as with just about everything else in our lives) have changed and evolved a great deal over the past few decades. That means there are plenty of things to know and consider as you look through your options.

To help make those decisions easier, here are five things to know about Denver window replacement:

  1. Denver window replacement can give your home a fresh look. Whether you’re renovating your home, just freshening up your interior design, or want to get rid of some existing older windows, installing new ones can give your home a brighter, cleaner look.
  2. The right windows can be a breath of fresh air. Many Denver homeowners never open their windows because of the hassles involved. Being able to let a bit of fresh air in makes your home more livable, can improve air quality, and can even help you save on heating and cooling costs.
  3. Getting the right windows can have a big effect on energy costs. Speaking of energy, did you know that newer windows help with both heating and cooling, potentially saving you hundreds of dollars every year? You might be amazed at the difference window replacement can make in your energy bills.
  4. Replacing old windows can cut down on your workload. Often, older windows are difficult to access or clean, meaning you’re faced with the choice of spending more time on them or letting them become dirty and unappealing. With the right set of replacement windows, you don’t have those problems.
  5. It pays to hire the right Denver window replacement installation team. As tempting as it might be to simply choose the cheapest set of windows you can find, you will save more time and be a lot happier, over the long run, if you find the right Denver window replacement team like New Windows for America to assist you.

When it’s time to consider window replacement in Denver, it pays to work with the experts at New Windows for America who can give you the most choices, the best prices, and superior service.

Why not visit our showroom today and see how we can help you get the perfect windows for your home?

Or fill out the form to the right, for a FREE In-Home Window Replacement Estimate today!

Why It’s Important to Replace Old Windows

Why It’s Important to Replace Old Windows

When it comes to Denver window replacement, lots of homeowners tend to put off the inevitable. Sure, they know they need new windows for their home – or could at least stand to consider replacing the windows they have – but it’s easy for that chore to slide to the bottom of a long list.

That’s especially true when the existing windows aren’t visibly damaged or broken. Add together the fact that most of us are busy enough as it is, and the likelihood that a homeowner might not know enough about windows to be sure of what they want and need, and it’s no surprise that Denver window replacement falls fairly high on the list of things people procrastinate about.

But, as easy as it is to put this chore off, it’s even more important you take the first steps to replace old windows when you have the chance. Here are just a few of the biggest reasons why you should look at window replacement sooner rather than later:

  1. New windows make your home more comfortable. It’s no secret that a set of beautiful windows can add an open, inviting feeling to any room in your home. That can make a profound difference anywhere, but especially in high-traffic living areas where you and your family spend a lot of time.
  2. Old windows make your home look and seem older. On the other hand, older, chipped, or dingy windows can give your home a “rundown” feel, even if other elements are newer and cleaner. Because our eyes are drawn to windows, we tend to notice them more often than other things, like rugs or pieces of furniture.
  3. Modern windows can pay for themselves quickly. We frequently hear from new customers who are amazed at how much of a difference the right set of windows can make in their heating and cooling costs. Here in the Front Range, where temperatures can reach such extremes during the summer and winter months, Denver window replacement can be a real money-saver.
  4. Getting new windows is much easier than you think. There’s really no reason to put off window replacement, even if you aren’t that familiar with the process. Not only is it quick and inexpensive, but a member of our team will be happy to guide you through your options and make sure you get exactly what you need.

There’s no need to put off Denver window replacement – the help you need to select windows that have the right look, functionality, and energy efficiency you need is just a phone call or a short drive away. Fill out the form to the right, for a FREE In-Home Window Replacement Estimate today! and let the New Windows for America team of experts in Denver help you find the windows that are perfect for your home!

Innovative Windows with Innovator Names

When most people think of windows, they picture a few pieces of glass in the wall that open and close; giving very little thought to the science that goes into modern glazing. At New Windows for America, innovation has reached new levels. Literally.

Edison Double Hung

Very few windows are designed for the rigors that housing in the Mile High City faces on a regular basis. The VinylMax™ Newton and Edison designs have been scientifically engineered for high altitudes in ways that would make their namesakes proud.

For some time, the insertion of argon gas in double paned windows has increased their insulation factor significantly. The denser-than-air material reduces radiant thermal transfer; the escaping of heat or cold through the glass. With argon, krypton, or other gases, the windows are vastly more energy efficient. Unfortunately, many less-costly windows are manufactured in low altitude factories and then shipped to higher elevations. Over time, as the sealant breaks down with cold and sun, the lower outside air pressure air will draw the argon gas out resulting in a less efficient window.

However, with the Newton and Edison windows, this has been taken into account. Their Vinyl welded seam and multi-chambered “I” Beam construction coupled with double strength dual paned glass keeps the frame rigid and the sealant from flexing during opening and closing. Additionally, both designs incorporate two options for between-pane spacers. The Intercept spacer provides steel reinforcement to support the structural design of the window, however the Super Spacer upgrade replaces the metal with a rigid foam. As an added bonus, the Newton and Edison designs utilize specialized IdealSeal™ and EdiSeal™ to eliminate leaks around the edges of the window and sash as time and settling disfigure the window frame. The IdealSeal incorporates triple Mylar fins and a foam filled bulb to provide extra protection. The EdiSeal uses a similar concept for the sash, where the IdealSeal is focused around the window edge itself. The additional weather stripping of both designs creates an interlocking seal to keep the elements out and making both windows a smart purchase.

Although there are a few more similarities between the two, it’s important to note a few differences. The Edison is a great all-around, multi-use window that is priced to compete with other styles. The Newton, on the other hand, is miles ahead of the rest. Not only does it slide like most in-wall windows, but it also has a tilt-to-clean feature with die-cast locks that control slide as well as tilt. No unsightly tilt locks here. Its low-pressure tilt pivots are designed for long lasting durability and whisper quiet function. Finally, “positive-pressure” pulls the window tight when not tilted for better energy efficiency. These design feature shoot the Vinylmax™ Newton right to the top of the list.

With the Edison and the Newton designs, Vinylmax™ has truly developed windows that can survive in both the harsh winters and hot summers of the Mile High City. Their rugged design, argon insulation, and Intelliglass construction make them top choices even without the other great improvements in energy efficiency and convenience. They are truly innovative windows that deserve their names.

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5 Things to Look For When Choosing Replacement Windows in Denver or Boulder

Choosing Replacement Windows Denver

When you need replacement windows for your home in Denver or Boulder, it can be tempting to simply make a few calls, or take a trip down to your local home improvement store. After all, you probably want new windows installed into your home quickly… not to mention at the lowest possible cost.

But, there is more to choosing the right windows than simply finding the right price, or a set of glass in frames. In fact, years of experience have taught us that there are five important things you should look for when choosing replacement windows in Denver or Boulder:

Quality

Although a lot of different replacement windows, and companies, can all look the same, some brands are more reliable than others. In many cases, you can spot differences in quality simply by feeling the windows with your hands. Looking at the warranties that are offered is a good way to see what kind of quality is available, as well.

Energy efficiency

As we all know, living in Colorado means dealing with heat, cold, and everything in between – sometimes all in the same month. Having replacement windows that are energy-efficient saves you money and makes your home more comfortable.

Free Estimates

One of our qualified window professionals will arrange for your free in-home estimate with no further obligation from you. It’s quick, easy and we offer an exceptional price that nobody can match for the quality of products you are receiving.

Factory direct sales

Although there aren’t many businesses like ours that offer factory-direct sales to the public, you shouldn’t settle for anything less. That’s because buying factory-direct replacement windows can help you save a lot of money. Plus, when you cut out the middleman, you can get better answers to your most important questions.

Choosing the right Colorado replacement window company

Although products and policies are very important, so is working with the right business. That’s because the right replacement window company is going to stand by what they sell, making sure you are satisfied with your purchase (and the installation) at every step in the process.

All windows aren’t the same, and you only want the best for your home. That’s why you should do what hundreds of other Colorado homeowners have and call or visit New Windows for America today. We’ll help you find the Denver or Boulder home replacement windows that are perfect for you!

Click here to fill out a FREE ESTIMATE request form, or call our showroom at (303) 920-0175 or (877) WINDOWS today!

Window Safety Tips

Pella Windows Home Safety

Nearly 5,000 children in the United States are treated in hospital emergency departments annually for injuries sustained from falling out windows, according to the Safe Kids Worldwide® campaign. Many of those falls occur during spring and summer months as families open windows to let fresh air in but fail to take adequate safety precautions which can lead to accidental falls.

To help raise safety awareness, Pella Corporation has partnered with the National Safety Council, through its Window Safety Task Force, and others in the window and door industry to communicate to consumers about the importance of proper installation, function and use of windows in a home or building.

Pella offers these important tips to help enhance home safety:

  • Remember there is no safety substitute for responsible adult supervision around children. Set and enforce rules about keeping children’s play away from windows, doors and balconies to help prevent an accidental fall or injury.
  • For greatest safety, keep your windows closed and locked when children are around. When opening windows for ventilation, open those that a child cannot reach. For example, on double-hung windows which feature two moveable sashes, open the top portion for ventilation and keep the bottom part closed for greater safety.
  • Keep furniture such as beds and dressers — or anything children can climb — away from windows to help improve safety in your home. Don’t allow children to jump on beds or sofas, which could lead to accidental falls or injury. Furniture placed under a window can create an enticement to climb and the potential to fall, especially for young children. Furniture placed under a window could also slow your escape from a home in the event of an emergency, such as a fire.
  • Windows provide a secondary means of escape from a burning home. For greater safety, determine your family’s emergency escape plan and practice it regularly.
  • Designate a door as the primary exit and a window as an alternate escape route from each room in your home. Make sure each opens quickly and easily and keep the escape route free from clutter, which could present a tripping or falling hazard, especially in dark or smoky conditions. Remember that children may have to rely on a window to escape in a fire. Help them learn to safely use a window under these circumstances.
  • When performing seasonal repairs or cleaning, make sure your windows and doors are not jammed, painted or nailed shut. You must be able to open them quickly to escape in an emergency. If they don’t, it’s time to consider replacement, because windows and doors can be replaced; lives can’t.
  • Windows, which tilt in for cleaning, not only provide greater convenience, but greater potential safety, too. When choosing windows, look for those which can be cleaned from the interior simply by tilting the unit inward, eliminating the need to climb an exterior ladder for window cleaning.
  • If you have young children in your home and are considering adding window guards or window fall prevention devices, properly install approved guards that meet American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards, and feature a quick-release mechanism, so they can be opened for escape in an emergency. Consult your local building code official for more information on approved fall prevention devices and proper placement.
  • If you live in an area subject to hurricanes, consider impact-resistant glass for windows and patio doors to help provide year-round protection from winds, rain and flying debris. Impact-resistant glass, which cannot be easily penetrated helps protect your home year-round, providing a safe solution.
  • If your home features impact-resistant windows or patio doors designed to withstand hurricane-force winds, train your family members to first attempt to open the window to exit through it in an emergency, rather than trying to break the glass. Impact-resistant glass cannot be easily penetrated, so it’s important to acquaint everyone in your household with how to open units, or designate other exits if the unit is fixed in place and does not open.
  • For added protection, choose blinds and shades with no room-side cords; window treatments with traditional cords can contribute to childhood injuries. One option is Pella’s Designer Series® collection of windows and patio doors, which feature blinds or shades protected between panes of glass. The cordless operation of the collection and protection of window treatments between glass helps keep children and pets safer in the home. Designer Series windows and doors are also beneficial for those with allergies and asthma; units featuring blinds protected between panes of glass can significantly reduce indoor airborne allergens. Recent research found that windows with traditional room-side blinds collected 200 times more of certain indoor airborne allergens than the Designer Series products.*

Additional window safety tips are available year-round at: www.nsc.org.

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*Based on data from research conducted by the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health at The University of Iowa.