If you need window replacement in the Denver area, Northern Lights Exteriors can help you to make sense of all the window and door replacement options out there. Do you know the exact type of replacement windows that your Denver home needs, the ones that will work best for the footprint of your specific home? If you do, then congratulations; we can order and install them for you. But if you’re not sure what you need, what’s out there, and how to choose between your options, we can help and make recommendations with that too.
Talk about confusing! There are windows with frames made from wood, vinyl, fiberglass, aluminum, and many other materials. Then there are single-pane, double-pane, and triple-pane windows. When you then consider the energy-efficient glass coatings, hardware choices, and other design features, it’s enough to drive you bonkers.
Replacement Window Materials Explained
Many window replacement companies offer only a small number of window options. However, at Northern Lights Exteriors, we feel that you deserve replacement windows that meet your specific functional, aesthetic, and budgetary preferences. Our selection includes energy-efficient windows made from many different materials, which each offer distinct advantages. Here’s a breakdown of key points to consider about each window material:
In the past, homeowners selected wood windows primarily because of the windows’ visual appeal. Especially if you’re a person who appreciates nature, it’s incredible how wood windows can help introduce a natural feel and warmth into the interior of your home.
But wood windows have come a long way since those days. Consider our Pella wood windows, for example. Aside from being well-known and gorgeous, they boast dependable security thanks to their smartly designed standard locks, secondary locks, and optional security sensors. These windows are remarkably energy efficient as well. Their wood frames do an excellent job of preventing heat transfer, as does their state-of-the-art insulated glass unit. These days, wood windows truly provide everything you could want for your home.
As a part of your home’s exterior, your windows must endure a lot of abuse. This is why many Denver-area homeowners find Northern Lights Exteriors’ fiberglass windows so appealing. Our fiberglass windows are the strongest around, boasting greater resistance to hail damage than you’ll find in other window frames. They’ll never crack, warp, or rust like lower-quality builder- or contractor-grade windows often do. By choosing our fiberglass windows, you’ll be receiving a FOREVER window that will look attractive and provide you with incredible long-term value without needing maintenance.
Vinyl windows are quite common in the Denver area, for understandable reasons. These windows are both energy efficient and durable at an affordable price point. However, when shopping for vinyl windows, it’s important to recognize that they are not all created equal. There are significant differences in the quality of the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) used by different manufacturers, as each company has its own “recipe” for making PVC. At Northern Lights Exteriors, we source our vinyl windows from Wincore and Simonton most often, respected industry leaders whose products are praised for having exceptional structural integrity and insulation performance.
Do you want to bring nature into your home with wood windows, but appreciate the durability that aluminum offers? If so, why choose between these options when you can enjoy the best of both worlds, with Northern Lights Exteriors’ aluminum-clad windows? Our aluminum-clad windows have a warm, natural wood interior and weather-resistant, aluminum-clad exterior that will never expand, contract, warp, or rot.
There’s just enough fiberglass in these windows that they aren’t considered vinyl. Northern Lights Exteriors has such great options in the other categories that we typically steer people clear of these window types. When you set an appointment with our window ninjas, we can tell you exactly why we think there are much better choices for our Colorado environment. If you’ve been pushed around by an Anderson or Renewal By Anderson rep, meet with us before you make any decisions.
Window Replacement Questions from Denver Area Homeowners
That’s why we thought it might be helpful for us to answer some of the questions we get asked all the time by homeowners.
We hope you’ve found these questions and answers helpful. If you have other questions, please ask away, because we love to talk about windows! You can call us at 303-776-5263 or shoot us a message here.