Let There Be Colour: Windows Are Not Just White Anymore

GentekBLogWindow“You can have any colour so long as it’s black.” This famous paraphrasing of Henry Ford’s comment on his Model T could well be adapted to the window industry over the past decades – “You can have any colour so long as it’s white.” But, you know what? Windows are not just white anymore.

White window frames originated in Victorian times, when windows were small. White made them appear bigger. Today’s homes feature more and larger windows. They’re a focal point of the home, and when they’re glaring white they really jump out, but not always in a good way.

Colour experts suggest choosing a window frame colour that blends nicely with the surrounding building materials, giving a warm, comfortable feel.

About 12% of the thousands of windows Gentek sells each year are painted, and the proportion is growing each year.  Aesthetics are the main reason people want to add colour to their window frames, but it is technology that has made it practical, with advances that mean fading and peeling are no longer issues.

Painted windows are just one more way to create a unique look. They can be used as a third contrast colour that completes your home’s attractive appearance.

Gentek windows can be painted to match any of our vinyl siding colours, or we can match any colour of your existing siding. Pebble is Gentek’s most popular painted window colour, likely because it’s not too obtrusive and acts as a complement to many popular siding shades. It softens the appearance of the window and gives a more streamlined look to the home. Gentek’s 10-year warranty against the paint bubbling, cracking or peeling is one of the best in the industry.

If it’s hard to picture your house with anything but white windows, visit us at www.gentek.ca. You can use Gentek’s MyDesign Home Studio program to see how different window colours will look with different siding combinations.

As well, our Window Design Studio lets you choose from a wide variety of window products and configurations, room options, colour options, and even grid and cut glass styles, too.