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A Clear Benefit

Exterior renovations offer your home comfort and value

Article by Michelle W. Parnell

Photography by Christian Huerta and Windows America

Originally published in Arvada Lifestyle

For 25 years, locally-owned and family-operated New Windows for America has served the metro Denver area as the leading authority on exterior renovations. Owners Clyde and Kathleen Lundeen emphasize superior customer service and high-quality products at an affordable price.

Exterior renovations produce beneficial results, beginning with improved energy efficiency. According to Clyde Lundeen, many of area homes needing replacement windows, doors and siding are 20 years old or older and still have builder-grade materials, which are not energy efficient and may not function properly.

“Replacing old drafty windows is one of the best ways to improve the value and comfort of your home,” he explained. “The technology of our windows and our glass packages is so advanced. It’s just amazing what we can do, and how energy efficient we can make windows and doors now. It has never been a better time to replace aging windows and doors.”

The windows, which are built with insulators between the panes of glass, stop the transfer of heat; windows that open and close properly allow ventilation when needed, but also offer a tight seal when closed. “The difference is apparent immediately when we install windows with energy efficient glass packages with specially designed window frames,” he said. “The frame is designed to keep your inside temperature in and your outside temperature out, keeping your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.”

New windows also change the look of a home quickly and easily, with different types and materials, including vinyl, wood, and composite and the ability to clean both sides of the windows from inside, creating choice and ease. The installation process normally takes one to two days and with factory-direct pricing, the cost is optimal. “What makes us unique in this business is we have our own window company, so we don’t have to go through wholesalers,” Lundeen explained. “We provide windows directly from the factory ready to be installed in your home, and because we also do a very high volume of windows, our pricing is very good.”

With a residential division accommodating private homeowners and a commercial division that works with larger projects, including multifamily housing and high rises, everyone benefits. “A lot of times we can take that volume that we do on the multi-housing side and help our customers with the pricing on their projects,” he adds. “It’s a pretty good deal when we can take a customer who is ordering 1,000 windows and we can let a customer who is ordering 10 windows get in on that same volume pricing.”

Windows America, as it is commonly known, also specializes in siding replacement which provides an updated look and improved exterior protection. “We’re removing pressed hardboard siding and replacing it with a new technology, which is fiber cement. It’s a great option which is resistant to hail, woodpeckers, and insects,” he explained. “There are also new composite siding options which are a compressed wood siding that have additives to make them waterproof and insect proof.” Siding can be primed and painted after installation or installed prefinished with a special coating. The coating is backed by a 15-30 year warranty and keeps its color and finish through what would normally be several paint cycles, a savings for homeowners.

Windows America also expertly replaces sliding patio doors, French doors, hinged entry doors, and can also install gutters and soffits. “With gutters, fascia, and soffits, we update drainage patterns and make sure that everything is draining away from the house,” he said. “This ensures there is not a negative water flow or drainage back towards the foundation. We will make sure everything is draining away from the house.”

Having a large selection of products and styles is vital to the project, said Lundeen. “Most homeowners have been thinking about this for a while and have an idea of what they want things to look like. I also believe if a homeowner is making a decision this big, they should be able to get what they really want,” he said. “We have many color options and can now improve the aesthetics and beauty of a home with black, bronze, clay, and many more exterior colors to choose from.”

At Windows America, customer service is of utmost importance. A key component is exceptional work guaranteeing proper measuring, fit, and installation to ensure the products perform at peak efficiency. Additionally, the windows come with a lifetime warranty. “I love happy customers,” shared Lundeen, “and the satisfaction I get when we install new windows, doors, or siding for a homeowner and they are as excited as I am. It’s a great feeling.”

Visit or call 303-920-0175. The website also offers tips on energy efficiency and choosing the best options for home and budget.

  • At Windows America, customer service is of utmost importance.
  • Kathleen and Clyde Lundeen, Owners, New Windows for America.
  • When it comes to exterior renovations, having a large selection of products and styles is vital.
  • Energy efficiency and beauty increase your home's value.
  • New windows quickly and easily change the look of a home.

"Replacing old windows is one of the best ways to improve the value and comfort of your home."