If you need window replacement in the Denver area, Northern Lights Exteriors can help you make sense of all the replacement options out there. Do you know the exact type of replacement windows your Colorado home needs? If you do, that’s wonderful we can order and install them for you. But if you’re not sure what you need, what’s out there or how to choose between your options, we can provide recommendations.
Talk about complex! There are windows with frames made from wood, vinyl, fiberglass, aluminum, and many other materials. Are you looking for single-pane, double-pane or triple-pane windows? 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 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 an array of different materials, with their own 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 your interior space.
Nonetheless wood windows have come a long way since those days. For example, Pella wood windows are our company favorite. 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 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.
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, most often we source our vinyl windows from Wincore and Simonton. Both being 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, yet appreciate the durability aluminum has to offer? There’s no need to choose between the two when you can enjoy the best of both! That’s right, Northern Lights Exteriors’ 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. At Northern Lights Exteriors we have great credible options in other categories that we typically steer clear of these window types. When you set an appointment with our window ninjas, we will 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.
Options for homeowners include:
- Double or triple-pane windows, which provide superior insulation due to their gas-filled gaps.
- Low-E glass, with a special coating that reflects heat while allowing light passage, aids in maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature.
- Window tinting and storm windows to reduce heat transfer.
All of our energy efficient windows are certified by ENERGY STAR. Our team can assist with understanding your window issues and suggesting the best energy-efficient replacement options.
Window Replacement Questions from Colorado Homeowners
We thought it might be helpful for us to answer some of the questions we get asked most often 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.