Exterior Window Color Options; No Painting Required
How would you like to have energy efficient windows with no painting required, and in a color that will complement your house? No more hiring painters to scarp the cracked, peeling paint, re-paint, only to start the process in another 5-7 years? You can choose a window that is low maintenance, energy efficient, and with many color choices that will not need to be repainted.
There are vinyl windows with State-of the-Art Technology, an oven-baked application ensuring the paint will maintain color and flexibility. Wow, no more cracking, fading, peeling or blistering. The technology also has heat-reflective pigments to minimize heat gain on the frame and other window components. Perfect example; 1600 Series and 3500 Series by MI Windows. The environmentally friendly, water-based coatings meet EPA requirements, providing outstanding coverage and durability, offering long-term performance.
If you are in a planned community with HOA design guidelines, there is also another solution for low maintenance windows, which offers endless color options. Marvin Windows has Infinity Ultrex®, a pultruded fiberglass window, with a finish that is 3 times thicker than competitive finishes. Ultrex won’t crack, dent, chip or peel. It is paintable and virtually maintenance-free. Fiberglass has an amazing strength-to-weight ratio, which is one of the reasons why it’s the material of choice for boats, bridges, guardrails, ladders and hardhats. It’s highly durable, doesn’t leak or corrode, resists rot and resists expanding and contracting in temperature swings. These properties make Ultrex fiberglass 8 times stronger than vinyl and a far more durable material. Need a custom color for your windows? Infinity’s tough Ultrex fiberglass can be painted to match virtually any color.
How Do I Know What Color Would Look Best
If you live in a neighborhood with a no homeowner’s association or bylaws, then you have many options as to the exterior color of your home. This is great if everyone in the neighborhood has good taste. Let’s just say not all people understand you should NOT necessarily paint your home your favorite color.
Take note of the elements that are hardest to change; surfaces such as roof shingles, stonework, pathways and driveways which remain in place. These are considerations as you select exterior colors, unless you are doing a total remodel.
Look for undertones between them that can affect your color palette. Are they warm (khaki, beige, brown) or cool (gray, blue, black)? Consider paint colors that will tie these fixed elements together in a harmonious way.
Keep in mind your home’s architectural style. Whether you have a Traditional, a Craftsman, bungalow or a modern ranch, your exterior paint scheme should feel appropriate to the style.
Consider the visual effect you want. What is your home’s relationship to the street and the landscape? Does it sit back from the road or among a cluster of large, towering trees? You might choose a slightly lighter or brighter color so that it stands out. Conversely, a darker hue can make it appear to recede.
Determine three or more different paint shades best suited for your house. Typically, an exterior scheme has three major parts: house color, which dominates; accent color which brings doors, shutters and other smaller areas to life; and trim color, used for window and door casings. roof edging, railings and other trim work, as shown in the Pella photo.
Ideally, the trim color should contrast with the house color. If your main hue is dark, consider classic white trim or another pale shade. A light house color can look stunning with darker trim, producing a crisp, dramatic effect. A door painted bright red door gives the home that added zest. Painting the same shade to the shutters and gables does not give the same affect.
If you want your home to keep a low profile, try a tone-on-tone look. Example two shades of grayish taupe work together to give the house a modest facade that doesn’t stand out, as shown in the Marvin Photo.
Replacement Windows in Marietta GA
So, get ready for spring with a new look for your house. CONTACT US today to show you the many options you have with color when looking to replace those tired, worn out windows. We service Marietta area including Kennesaw, Smyrna, Powder Springs, Acworth, Roswell, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, Sandy Springs, and Brookhaven, GA