Feeling a draft from your windows? That means it’s time for a change! As a homeowner, you know it’s important to be prepared for all types of weather — and now is the perfect time to upgrade your old, broken windows to energy-efficient replacements. Replacing your windows brings benefits including lowered utility bills, less heat transfer to the outdoors, boosted curb appeal, and so much more. The big question: What type of windows should you upgrade to? For a low- to mid-range cost, we recommend vinyl window or fiberglass window replacements. 

Vinyl and fiberglass windows are cost-effective replacements that come in a variety of styles and colors. Although both are smart options, you’ll find pros and cons for each type. We always recommend replacing all your windows at once, instead of one broken window at a time.  

Vinyl window in kitchen.

Pros of Vinyl Windows

The most common window type in the United States is vinyl, for plenty of good reasons. They are an affordable choice, require minimal yearly maintenance, and last a long time — the typical lifespan of vinyl windows is more than 25 years. We carry stunning vinyl window replacements from manufacturers like Alside, Amerimax, Cascade, Great Lakes, Hy-Lite, MI Windows, Milgard, Pella, Ply Gem, and Simonton

Cons of Vinyl Windows

You won’t find many drawbacks to vinyl window replacements. If you’re looking for a stronger replacement, you may want to consider a composite material like fiberglass. In addition, we don’t recommend painting over vinyl — as it will void your warranty and peel the material. Vinyl window replacements are not the best option if you want a yearly cosmetic change. 

Fiberglass window in family room.

Pros of Fiberglass Windows

Fiberglass window replacements are a smart choice that can withstand Colorado’s unpredictable weather. You can expect decreased energy costs, low yearly maintenance, and superior construction from our manufacturers. Fiberglass is made from thin strands of strong glass cable that are saturated with compounded resins to create a stronger-than-glass material. We carry strong composite windows from Andersen, Marvin, Milgard, and Pella

Cons of Fiberglass Windows

Fiberglass windows have very few drawbacks — as these durable replacements can last up to 30 years. 

We’re happy to walk you through the pros and cons of vinyl and fiberglass replacements for your home and help you find the perfect option for your budget. Contact us today for a free in-home consultation!

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