Having new Castle Rock windows installed on your Colorado home feels great – new windows are shiny, the frames are attractive, the opening and closing goes smoothly and there is no draftiness in your rooms anymore. However, the process of getting there is dreaded by many homeowners and not only because of the investment required, but also because of the many decisions that need to be made. One of the most important and most stressful of these decisions is picking the best windows – here are some things to know and to consider to make the choice easier.
Colorado is known for its hot summers and cold winters, both being extremes that require well-insulating windows. To make sure that the summer heat will not transform your home into a suffocating sauna and that the winter cold will not lend any of its chill to your building interior, buy the highest-rated, multi-pane windows that you can get. The best solution is triple-pane windows that use inert gas between the panes to provide even more protection from wide exterior temperature variations, but double-pane windows with panes separated with air are also better than single glazing.
Today you can also choose tinted panes for more protection from the sun’s rays and enhanced energy-efficiency.
Castle Rock windows come in many styles and the choice of materials is also wide. The frames made from solid wood are the most expensive and the most attractive, but not necessarily the most durable (they are sensitive to developing rot, so they are not recommended for humid areas); aluminum and wood-clad aluminum are suitable for any geographical area, but they are not the best in terms of thermal insulation, while vinyl and fiberglass are among the most affordable and most durable materials and are available in colors and textures that replicate natural wood.
Castle Rock windows solutions vary in terms of their maintenance needs as well. Wood frames are the most maintenance-intensive of them all, requiring regular inspections, cleaning, repair and the application of special coatings to protect the material from the harmful effects of solar radiations, rodent and insect attacks, moisture and the shrinking and expansions caused by temperature fluctuations. Vinyl and fiberglass frames are at the other end of the range – there is not much that can damage these materials, so all they need is thorough cleaning every once in a while.
The appearance of your building is largely determined by the windows on it. A classic building, for example, would look horrible with plain white vinyl windows, so the best windows in this case would be either solid wood windows or synthetic frames that replicate the appearance of wood. To be sure that the style of your window frames works with your building style, evaluate the available products and pick the shade and the texture that is the most suitable. The color of your windowpanes is also important – choosing a grey or brown tint can make an incredible difference in terms of the overall appearance of your building.