What Should I Consider When
Replacing My Windows?
Here’s How To Look For The Best Windows In
Denver & Surrounding Areas
At some point, almost every homeowner decides it is time to get the windows replaced.
Sometimes it’s just after you moved into an existing home and you realize the windows are too old and don’t perform well.
Or maybe you moved into a brand-new home and discovered that the builder kept costs lower by installing inferior windows.
Most often, homeowners just get tired of their old windows that leave them feeling less comfortable in their own home.
When it is time to replace your windows on your Denver or Colorado Front Range home, here are the major factors to consider:
The most important part of any window is the glass, for the obvious reason that almost 90% of your window is comprised of glass.
What isn’t as obvious to everyone is that the glass in any newly installed windows should always be triple-pane glass. But the benefits of triple-pane glass are terrific.
Not only does triple-pane do a better job at keeping heating and cooling expenses lower, it also provides an extra layer of sound protection. If you live in an area with a lot of street or highway traffic noise, this can be an especially good benefit.
Triple-pane windows are also a great security barrier against intruders because they’re harder to break.
If you would like to learn more about triple-pane windows, go here to schedule a free consultation and quote.
Window frames should be the next thing you find out about. One of the most critical elements with frames is strength and durability. Window frames should always be reinforced with High-Density Resin (HDR) and should never be hollow or foam filled.
High-Density Resin reinforcement keeps the frames from warping or sagging.
Some window manufacturers choose to only do limited reinforcement in certain places in the frame. This is a cost-savings shortcut, but that is not the best interest of the homeowner. Don’t go with a window manufactured with shortcuts; always choose a window reinforced throughout with HDR.
The appearance of your new windows is another factor to consider as you compare replacement windows. Some windows obviously stand out for being designed better and using better-quality materials.
For example, most replacement windows are designed with the lock just stuck on top of the sash. More elegant designs are available that integrate the lock into the sash, making for a cleaner and more beautiful design.
When deciding on replacement windows, it’s important to look at more than just the windows themselves.
Be sure to check the track record of any company you’re considering. Any company that you hire should have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, have hundreds of happy Google reviews, and have an installation team of experienced experts.
You should also check how long the company has been in business. The longer they have been in business, the better chance that they are financially stable and keep their promises to homeowners.
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Last, but certainly not least, you want to check on the warranty that comes with your new replacement windows.
New windows are an investment in your home. And that investment should be protected with a warranty you can trust.
Make sure that the warranty is very clear about the length of the coverage. Just a vague reference to a “Lifetime” warranty isn’t enough – it should be 100% clear how long the warranty lasts.
You should also always check the fine print. Often window warranties come with too many exclusions that come back to haunt homeowners later.
Next Step For Learning More
There’s a no-risk step you can take to learn more about replacement windows in Denver and surrounding areas. Contact Ameritech Windows and request a free consultation and quote. There is no obligation and we promise you’ll learn a lot about what makes for the best replacement windows.