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What Color Options Are Available for Replacement Windows
When it comes to frame colors for replacement windows, many people assume they only have one option: white. However, this isn’t the case. While it’s true that more than 95% of our customers choose replacement windows with white frames, there are many other options.
Just about every replacement window manufacturer offers window frames in white and tan as standard options, and some manufacturers offer other colors as well. However, colors other than white or tan may be considered upgrades, incurring an upgrade charge. For many homeowners, the additional charge is well worth it, since colored window frames can make a huge visual impact on the curb appeal of a home.
Some of the frame color options that may be available are colors like black, silver, espresso, burgundy, and forest green. These color options can change at any time, however, based on what the window manufacturers consider to be the latest trends in exterior home design. The colors also vary by manufacturer. If you are looking for a specific color, feel free to inquire with us at BM Windows to see if it is currently available from one of our manufacturers.
San Diego homeowners often have the same common concerns about colored window frames—especially dark frames. First of all, they are worried that they will fade and look “chalky” over time. In windows made with cheap materials, the color can start to fade over time due to sun exposure. However, the windows we sell at BM Windows are made from high-quality materials. The frame colors are specially formulated solar reflective coatings that resist sun damage. The coatings also reflect the heat from the sun, which will help keep your home from heating up in the summer.
Second, people are sometimes concerned that colored frames will require additional upkeep. This concern often comes from people who have lived with windows with wood frames in the past. Wood frames need to be repainted every few years to keep them looking their best. This isn’t the case with vinyl frame windows. They never need to be repainted. Just keep them clean, and they will look great for many years to come!
If you’re not sure whether your home will look good with colored window frames, we encourage you to take a look at the BM Windows Design Center. This exclusive online tool will help you visualize what a house like yours can look like with different window options—one of them being different frame colors. You can also ask the opinion of our expert sales team when they come to your house for your free consultation. They would be happy to give you suggestions based on their many years of experience with homes in San Diego.
If you want your home to stand out from others in your neighborhood, installing windows with colored frames is a great place to start! Contact us at BM Windows to get started by scheduling your free, in-home consultation.