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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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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Why Energy Efficient Windows are a Hot Topic in Colorado… and What You Can do to Cut Energy Costs

Energy Efficient Window Denver Boulder ColoradoVisitors to Colorado know us for our gorgeous scenery and friendly faces. If you have lived in Denver or Boulder for more than a few months, though, you probably understand our second reputation: the one for extreme and unpredictable weather.

That’s not always a bad thing, since it means you can enjoy golf, hiking, and skiing all in the same week. But, when it comes to your utility bills – especially for heating in the winter and air conditioning in the blazing summer months – it’s not all wonderful news. Those energy costs can really add up, and in the past few years, homeowners throughout Colorado have been looking for ways to save money and be more comfortable at the same time.

Here at New Windows for America, we are helping our customers throughout Denver, Boulder, and the Front Range to make their homes more energy-efficient. You can enjoy the savings, too, by making a few small investments around the home, such as:

  1. Replacement windows. When you aren’t using modern, properly installed windows in your Colorado home, you literally let money fly out through the cracks. Given that they are so easy to upgrade – and that our replacement energy efficient windows come with free installation and strong warranties – why wouldn’t you want to have the best and keep more cash in your own pocket?
  2. New doors. Next to the windows, doors are the most common culprits for money-wasting inefficiency, as they can let lots of warm or cool air in and out of your house all year long. Besides being energy-efficient, new doors can give your home a new look and feel. To see the difference the right door can make, you just have to spend a few minutes looking through the hundreds of options we offer our customers.
  3. Updated vinyl and steel siding. Not only can siding help reinforce your home’s insulation, but it can also add to its beauty and value while protecting you from the elements. If your siding has become worn – or you just think it’s time for a fresh color and/or style – now is the perfect time to visit New Windows for America and see our Denver home siding options.

High energy bills don’t have to stop you from enjoying life in Colorado and getting the most from your house. Why not talk with a member of our team today and see how easy it is to lower your monthly utility costs through replacement windows, doors, and home siding?

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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.

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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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