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Isn't vinyl the material used in plumbing fixtures? And you want me to use vinyl for my windows? Welcome to the 21st century! Vinyl windows are all the rage, but what exactly makes vinyl windows so special? Good thing to ask! The type of vinyl used in windows has a direct effect on the performance and longevity of the product. Vinyl windows are made out of a compound known as PVC, or polyvinyl chloride. PVC can be difficult to extrude or push through dies that form the parts and pieces for the window. In order to aid in the extrusion process, plasticizers are added to make the compound more pliable. Let's review a few items of interest before you install vinyl windows in your Sonoma, CA home:


Most manufacturers today offer an exterior window that requires little to no maintenance. Other than cleaning and inspecting joints on an annual basis, you should enjoy many years of worry-free maintenance on your windows and trim. Windows made of vinyl, fiberglass, composite material, aluminum clad wood, vinyl clad wood or all aluminum will provide you with varying degrees of low maintenance options. Most will eliminate the need to paint on a regular basis, which will save you both time and money.


Like Sunblock for your Home


Natural light from the sun produces ultraviolet rays that are harmful to both humans and home furnishings. Increased incidence of skin cancer and eye problems can be directly related to the sun. Fading of carpet, furniture, floors, and drapes is commonplace with old windows. With new glass technology, many of these problems can be drastically reduced without dramatically affecting the amount of visible light transmittance.


With the amount of airborne particles in the air today, dirty windows are commonplace. Dirty windows drastically reduce the amount of visible light transmittance. The ability to clean your windows is more important than ever. Many new features have been developed to assist in the cleaning process. Most double hung windows feature easy tilt in sashes, which allow you the ability to clean the exterior glass from the interior of your home. Some casement windows crank out and over to allow cleaning for the inside too. Others are offering exterior glass coatings that keep windows cleaner for longer periods of time.


High quality windows are built with the latest advances in technology. You can expect to get many years of trouble-free performance, low maintenance options and energy savings with quality replacement windows. Many manufacturers are now offering limited lifetime warranties.


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We will create the best vinyl windows Long Beach, CAsolution for your home! California Window and Solar invites you to visit our showroom to see the options for yourself! We’re located at 2915 Red Hill Ave D100, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. You’re welcome to browse during our regular hours, which are Monday-Friday 9-5 and Saturdays from 9-3. We’d love to have you schedule a free in-home estimate so we can chat more about the options in person! Call us toll-free at 1-888-831-2001 or locally, call (714) 434-8650.


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Over long term home ownership, windows in your Sonoma, CA home need to be replaced just like your wallpaper or floor tiles. But when is the right time to replace your home’s windows? Building professionals recommend that if the windows in your home are more than 15 years old, it’s probably a good time to check and make sure they are still operating correctly.


For instance, do you have trouble opening or closing your windows? Are they difficult to clean properly? Do you consistently find moisture on your windows’ interior? Can you feel a draft when near your windows? If you can answer yes to any of these questions, chances are that you need replacement windows.


Energy Efficiency and YOU (or Your Windows)


The weakest link in the building envelope for energy loss in a home will always be the windows. You can realistically expect to save 15- 20% or more on your utility bills with replacement windows. Older homes with windows that have single pane glass will obviously realize the most savings. With the price of energy continuing to rise, your savings will continue to compound. Newer homes with inexpensive windows can also be a huge energy drain. As they get older, the cheaper parts wear out and begin to lose their effectiveness in keeping out the cold and heat. Think about new replacement windows like a new car that gets great gas mileage. The higher the price of gas, the more money you save.


Other consideration include:


Less Noise - If you live near an airport, childcare center, school, or a busy street, noise can be at a high level in your house. Replacing your windows with dual-pane or a laminated glass can reduce the outside noise transmission into your home.


Keep Hot and Cold Where it belongs - The weather conditions outside your home should not appear on the inside. Inefficient windows can leak, allowing water to come into your house both in front of and behind the walls—a leading cause of mold and mildew in homes. Aging windows or patio doors often leak air, resulting in higher energy bills during peak heating and cooling months.


Goodbye Costly Maintenance - Want to eliminate the job of painting your window frames for good? Replace your current windows with aluminum-clad or vinyl-clad windows. Most replacement windows offer exterior trim that never needs to be painted.


In the bigger scheme of things, investing in replacement windows Huntington Beach, CA makes sense for you, your home and your family. There's never been a better time than now to improve the shelf life of your home!



California Window and Solar has a showroom you can wander through, which is open Monday-Friday 9-5 and Saturdays from 9-3. You can schedule a free in-home estimate by calling us toll-free at 1-888-831-2001 or dial (714) 434-8650 locally. We’re located 2915 Red Hill Ave D100, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Stop by, give a call or shoot us an email!


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Are vinyl windows the choice for you? The windows in your Santa Rosa, CA home don't get nearly the amount of recognition they deserve. Compared to other areas in the home, windows may not have the same glam and glitter, but your windows remain one of the most significant parts of the house. They are responsible for the cross ventilation of air, entrance of light and warmth, the overall insulation and your protection against the elements.


Basic entry-level vinyl windows provide attractive, low maintenance solutions and are often less expensive than other window types. However, there is a huge selection of upgrades and configurations. Choosing specific features can result in windows that range from utilitarian to windows of exquisite style and appearance.


Few products have made advancements in energy efficiency as well as vinyl windows. Vinyl is a naturally energy efficient material. Combine that with foam wrap and revolutionary warm edge insulated glass technology and the energy savings add up. Other features, such as Low-E glass coatings and argon gas fill along with multi-layer weather stripping and interlocking sashes add to the energy savings of vinyl windows.


The People's Choice


Compared to other materials, vinyl easily raises to the top. Case in point: Wood windows offer great beauty and natural looks, but are often expensive and not as energy efficient as high-end vinyl. They tend to leak more air and are not maintenance free, either. Wood windows can rot and mold over time as well. Fiberglass windows offer some impressive thermal ratings and are often portrayed as being stronger than vinyl. Fiberglass windows have strength linearly, but are generally weak in the corners where they cannot be welded. Many fiberglass windows are not as strong structurally as higher-end vinyl windows and can cost significantly more in the long run.

When considering new windows for your home, there are many things to consider. Are you juggling cost vs energy efficiency? Are you concerned about health and mold, rot, and creating a healthier living environment? The professionals at California Wind and Solar will work with you to find the best vinyl window solution for your home.


California Wind and Solar offers high quality vinyl windows Anaheim, CA that compliment your style and your housing needs with cutting edge technology and savings that will help significantly reduce the costs of heating and cooling your home. Vinyl PVC technology helps keep the cool air in and the heat out. Secure seals and professional installation all add up to keeping hot air and humidity outside.


California Window and Solar is conveniently located at 2915 Red Hill Ave D100, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Our showroom hours are Monday-Friday 9-5 and Saturdays from 9-3. You can also schedule a free in-home estimate! Outside of Costa Mesa, call us toll-free at 1-888-831-2001 or locally, dial (714) 434-8650. It's that simple! Stop by, give a call or shoot us an email!


California Window and Solar…doing great things for homes for over 50 years.


The Very Best Care for Your Investment

When you have installed the very best Windows and doors, you want to maintain them in their best condition.

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Is it time to replace your old windows? Ply Gem makes it easy for you to make the right decision about which replacement window works best for your home and budget.  With a full range of energy-efficient ratings, frame choices and style options to choose from, the possible combinations are sure to give your home that WOW factor in curb appeal and the beautiful new interior view. They will also please your wallet. California Window & Solar is excited to make Ply Gem Windows available to our customers. After all, "you deserve the best!" And, because Ply Gem's windows are made with pride in Southern California, you can take comfort in knowing that your new windows were built to provide stylish durability. It's no wonder Ply Gem Windows have become one of the favorites for Orange County homes in cities like Anaheim, Cypress, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Irvine, Lake Forest and Costa Mesa, CA.


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Call Toll Free: 1-888-831-2001
Phone: (714) 434-8650
Visit our Showroom near John Wayne Airport
2915 Red Hill Ave Ste B104
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Showroom Hours: Mon - Fri: 9 - 5
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