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Are Black Window Frames Right for Your Home?

Feb 11, 2022

Contemporary style home with black-frame windows on a hill, pictured from belowWhite frames and grilles have long been a mainstay for window manufacturers because white resists fading, reflects heat, and coordinates well with just about any color and style of home. However, technological advances in window construction have made other colors a smart choice for homeowners who want to indulge their aesthetic preferences without compromising on weather resistance. In particular, home remodeling experts have identified a trend toward black window frames that’s catching fire across the country. If you’ve noticed the sophisticated appearance that black window frames bring to homes in your neighborhood or perhaps you’ve admired them in your favorite home remodeling magazine, you may wonder if this choice is right for your home. Here are a few things to consider:

Your Style of Home

Generally, black window frames look best on modern or contemporary homes, as well as farmhouse styles. They create a streamlined visual effect that may not jibe with the exterior appearance of a Victorian or colonial home.

Your Interior Décor

Another factor to keep in mind is how your new windows will look inside your home as well as from the outside. Dark-colored frames paired with light-colored interior walls will create a dramatic contrast that’s likely to make your windows the focal point of your indoor design scheme. If you’re planning to replace a large window that offers a spectacular view of your garden, you may want to go with a picture window that has black frames but no grilles to distract the eye. You might also choose black exterior window frames for your home but opt for white or another lighter color for the interior frames if the indoor ambience you’re after is bright and airy.

Your HOA Requirements

If you live in a deed-restricted community, you may need to seek approval from your homeowners association for a window replacement that includes a frame color other than white.

The Climate Where You Live

No matter what type of replacement windows you select, you’ll want to consider how well they’ll stand up to the natural elements that are prevalent in the area where you live. Ordinary black window frames are susceptible to fading and more likely to show cracking after a few years of exposure to intense sunlight and fluctuating temperatures. For this reason, you’ll want to get your new windows from a manufacturer that’s known for crafting frames with an ultra-durable finish.

Beyond the Black vs. White Debate

As home prices continue to skyrocket, many homeowners are opting to stay put and invest in turning their longtime residences into the dream homes they’ve always wanted. Advancements in color technology have opened a whole new world of color options for replacement windows, which means you won’t be locked into a choice between black and white frames if you’d like to explore other color options.

If you’re planning a window replacement project in the Kansas City metro area, you can turn to Johnson County Siding & Window Co. for long-lasting, high-performance windows as well as expert home design assistance. We offer an extensive selection of replacement windows from the best-known brands in the industry, including Marvin®, Andersen®, and ProVia®. We can save you valuable time by listening to your goals and preferences, taking a look at your home, and steering you toward the ideal windows to bring your design ideas to fruition. Then, after you’ve made your selections, you’ll be able to count on us to provide a top-notch installation that will enhance your home’s curb appeal as well as ensure your windows’ optimal performance.

For more information about our replacement windows and other exterior home remodeling services, contact Johnson County Siding & Window Co. today.



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Our financing partner, GreenSky, has sensible payment plans that work for homeowners who prefer to pay in installments. You can also ask your JoCo Siding & Window Co. sales representative about the details!

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