What Are The Best Replacement
Windows I Can Buy?
With so many different replacement windows available on the market, it might seem at first like finding the best window will take a lot of research and maybe even a little bit of luck.
But finding the very best replacement windows in Colorado is not as hard as it might seem at first. It is a matter of focusing on a few key areas.
The first thing to consider is the glass. Since a window is mostly glass, the overall performance of a replacement window will hinge on the quality of the glass package.
The best replacement windows you can buy will have triple-pane glass. Most windows sold are double-pane glass, but this will mean your windows don’t perform at the highest level and therefore your home will be less comfortable than it could be.
For instance, during the summer months, triple-pane glass keeps heat transfer to an absolute minimum. This means you won’t have extreme temperatures in rooms that get more sun. And when it’s cold outside, triple-pane windows retain more of the heat generated by your furnace.
Another big benefit to triple-pane windows is how much they cut down on sound penetration. If you notice lots of noise from the outside during the day or are a light sleeper that gets woken by outside disturbances at night, triple-pane windows are the smart choice.
For more details about the benefits of triple-panes, please visit our Triple-Pane Glass page.
Once you’ve determined the glass package that comes with your windows, next find out about the frame.
Here are the 3 things you want to know about your window frame: how beautiful is it, how strong is it, and how easy is it to maintain?
A beautiful window speaks for itself. There are cheap-looking windows – some made with recycled vinyl – that will harm the curb appeal of your home. You’ll be able to tell the difference in attractiveness just by looking at a higher-quality window.
To find out how strong a window is, find out how it is reinforced. Many windows sold today are either hollow vinyl frames or foam-filled frames.
The very best windows will not be hollow or foam filled. Instead, they will be reinforced throughout with High Density Resin. This makes for a frame that is both durable and strong.
Finally, make sure that a window is very low maintenance. Avoid any windows that require regular painting or other high-maintenance tasks.
Triple-pane glass, and a beautiful, strong, low-maintenance frame are the keys to finding the very best replacement window you can buy.
Here are a couple of other things homeowners should consider when looking for the very best replacement windows to buy.
One, it’s important to remember that even the very best replacement window will fail if not installed properly. That’s why you should carefully look at the track record of any Colorado Front Range window company you’re considering.
Ask questions like…
How long have they been in business? Are they A+ Rated with the Better Business Bureau? Do they have hundreds of 5-star Google Reviews? These are the right kind of questions to ask to make sure you are going to get a best-quality install to match your best-quality windows.
Another way to protect yourself is to understand the warranty that comes with your window. Many window warranties are called Lifetime or Double Lifetime, but the actual term it covers is often unclear. Also, there are often a lot of exclusions written into a window warranty that can undermine your coverage.
If you want the very best windows, make sure the warranty is above board, clear, and specific as to how long it covers. For more information, please visit our Window Warranties page.
Would you like a quote on replacement windows that are the best available in Colorado? Contact Us for a free consultation.