Spring is coming on fast here on the Front Range, just like it does every year. The ground is warming up; time to start planting those annuals and tending to those perennials. And speaking of spring and perennials, spring is the time when we see an upsurge in one of the perennial home improvement needs: replacement windows.

Spring is the perfect time for replacement windows! If your windows are old and leaky, you can be losing a substantial amount of money in heating and cooling costs. Imagine your costly heat leaking out during the winter and your equally expensive air conditioning escaping in the summer. Replacement windows with a firmer seal and specially treated glass can eliminate that problem.

Or perhaps your windows are just plain old, inefficient, and require Arnold Schwarzenegger’s muscles to open and close. Perhaps the frames are warped or out of whack. Perhaps they just too small and old fashioned for your tastes.

Perhaps you’d like to put in new replacement windows for purely aesthetic reasons, to give your home a bit of a facelift. Is it time for that bay window you’ve always wanted in the dining nook? Bigger windows to give your home a more modern, airier feel and let in more mood-lifting sunlight? Double hung windows to replace those old fashioned single-hung windows? Windows that open up and out, so they can stay open even in a summer monsoon? Or maybe even a picture window?

Replacement windows

Replacement windows can substantially increase the value of your home. So if they are old, worn, warped, or inefficient, replacing them might just make the difference between selling your home right away and having it languish on the market.

If you are considering replacement windows, possibly for the first time, are you aware of all the benefits of vinyl windows? They are cost-effective, durable, easily installed, keep a tight fit to the panes, and available in many colors to match your trim. And if you go for one of our beautiful wood-grain finishes—no one but a termite or a woodpecker would even know they are not the real deal.

What Kind of Glass Should You Choose for Replacement Windows?

Along with the frames (wood, vinyl or fiberglass) there are a variety of different glass types to choose from, including:

Low-E glass: a coated glass that offers exceptional protection against UV rays and cuts energy bills

Sun Clean Self-Cleaning Glass: (Yes! You read that right) another coated glass with two main properties; one working to eliminate dirt and one that works to eliminate water spots and streaking.

Why not call and discuss replacement window options with us? Our sales staff and installers are all highly knowledgeable and can steer you toward the perfect products and designs for your needs. Let us make your home look fantastic, and more energy efficient at the same time. Contact us today!

Martin Faith is the founder and owner of Scottish Home Improvements. In 2002, Martin became inspired to start his own siding company after he had a negative experience with a local contractor. His goal was to set a new standard for the industry by providing excellent customer service. Today, Scottish Home Improvements is the top Elite Preferred James Hardie contractor in the state of Colorado. Over the years, Martin's company has received numerous awards and recognitions including 12 consecutive gold stars and an A+ Rating from the BBB as well as the James Hardie President's Club Award.