When you think about it, glass is made of one of the most ubiquitous materials found on earth: sand. And what is sand? Sand is made up of very tiny pieces of rock and mineral that have been broken down for centuries and millennia, such as quartz, feldspar, and mica. When you heat sand, it turns into a liquid at about 1700 degrees Celsius. This heating changes the chemical makeup of the sand particles, and when it cools, a clear amorphous solid is left behind, which we call glass.

There are different types of glass, especially those used for commercial purposes. This kind of glass has other chemicals added in. However, all glass will eventually break down and need replacing, including the windows in your home.

Greyrock Window & Door in Fort Collins specializes in residential window replacement and custom window installation services. In addition, we offer door and siding replacement services. As the exclusive ProVia Windows dealer in Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming, we can help. Below, we’ll go over just a few of the many benefits of window replacement in Fort Collins. Contact us today to get started!


Saves You Money

The saying “you have to spend money to earn money” couldn’t be more true with Fort Collins window replacement services by Greyrock Window & Door. Windows today are made to be thick, durable, and to seal cracks between the window and the frame. If you have an older home, chances are your windows are single-paned and poorly insulated and caulked, which can allow a significant amount of heat and cooling out of your home. When you invest in window replacement services in Fort Collins, you will notice big savings on your energy bills.

UV Protection

It’s hard to truly grasp just how powerful the sun is. With it, we couldn’t survive; yet, too much of it can cause irreparable damage, even when the sun is penetrating another object. When the sun’s rays stream into your windows, they not only wake you up, but they can damage the interior of your home from prolonged exposure. From your wood floors to your furniture and walls, UV damage can speed up the wear and tear on everything it touches. By investing in top-notch custom windows, UV damage can be cut significantly.

Increases Safety

Burglars look for the path of least resistance like most of us tend to do in our daily lives. If they notice a cracked window in your home, or they can see that the sealant is missing or your window frame is damaged in some way, you can bet they will choose that window to break into. However, if they are out looking for a home to break into and see brand new custom windows installed on your home, odds are, they will bypass your home and look for another route. Greyrock Window & Door’s windows will increase the safety of your Fort Collins home.

Reduces Noise

With so many electronic devices, it’s hard to find a place any more out and about that is silent. In fact, for many of us, the only place that is quiet is the interior of our homes. However, if you live near a big highway or a busy street, odds are you are subject to a lot of road noise. While planting trees and bushes can help, they take years to mature to the point they will make a difference in the noise you hear coming from the road. However, you can quickly hush the annoyance of the outside world with our best windows in Fort Collins, which can reduce the noise you hear drastically.

Increases Daylight & Offers a Better View

While the sun’s rays can damage your home’s interior furnishings, at the same time, the whole point of having windows is for the light they let in. By investing in custom windows by Greyrock Window & Door, you’ll be able to brighten your home, which has been shown to improve your mood. Furthermore, here in Fort Collins, we love the view of the mountains, and we want to be able to enjoy that view from the comfort of our homes, especially during snowstorms where the snow blankets the mountains in a sea of textured white peppered with pine tree tops and bountiful boulders. Luckily for us, the quality of windows has gone up in recent years to the point that not only are they strong and durable, but they are also amazingly clear, affording us beautiful views.


Windows are important to a home. They can make it bright and cheery, or dull and somber. They can brighten your day when you see birds outside or the snow falling, and they can keep you warm and cozy in the winter and cool in the summer. Windows, ultimately, protect us from the elements, while bringing the outside in.

Greyrock Window & Door in Fort Collins offers the best replacement windows. We specialize in helping homeowners choose the windows that will work for them. We can retrofit your windows (which is just replacing the glass), leaving your current framing system intact if there is no major damage to the frames. Contact the best window, door, and siding experts in Fort Collins today!