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.

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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!

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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.

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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