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3 Things to Consider Before Replacing Your Home’s Windows

large double hung windows looking over front porchReplacing home windows in Denver can be both a difficult task and a fun new adventure. Redecorating or remodeling your home can make it feel completely new, but the amount of work and planning it takes can be tiring. Here are just a few tips that will help you get in the right frame of mind and eliminate some of the difficult planning phases.


 In highly elevated areas like Denver, your windows can be negatively affected. There are several factors to consider, such as the number of panes and the material your window frames are made from. In high elevation, the gas in the space between window panes can expand and damage the glass. If you’re replacing home windows in Denver and considering vinyl frames, make sure they’re triple pane glass. Alternatively, you could consider fiberglass frames, which are more flexible and durable to the elevation.

Window Frame Material

 There are benefits and drawbacks to both vinyl and fiberglass frames, and it’s important to consider what’s most important to you. As mentioned above, fiberglass frames will usually be preferable in terms of withstanding the high elevation in Denver. However, this can be addressed with an additional window pane. Vinyl windows are generally more energy efficient than fiberglass windows, especially if the glass pack is Energy Star certified. Fiberglass windows are usually more expensive than vinyl.


When replacing home windows in Denver, the curb appeal of your home is always an important consideration. As a general rule, vinyl will look more fabricated while fiberglass will look more natural, due to vinyl windows’ fusion-welded joinery. However, a premium brand of vinyl windows will often compensate for the aesthetic difference for an additional cost.

Whether you have old, dysfunctional windows that need to be replaced or you’re looking for a cathartic design change to your home, Zen Windows has a solution for you. Feel free to reach out to us online or give us a call at (866) 504-2342 for a free, no obligation quote.