Some things in Orange County are out of our control: the weather, taxes and even earthquakes. But new windows, now THAT’S something you can pretty much maneuver on your own. New windows will make your Orange County more attractive and noise-free and not to mention less drafty! Add in low-to-no-maintenance (like painting and calking) and a new window replacement for your home can be a fun upgrade that won’t try your patience or break your wallet.
Time for a Makeover?
Technically speaking, if the existing frames and sills of your windows are still in relatively good shape, you may be able to use partial (pocket) replacement units. PRU’s are fully assembled units that slip into the existing frames, which can save you money on materials and labor.
On the other hand if your frame or sill has seen better days (i.e. rotted) then full-replacement windows are the order of the day. We’re talking new frame, sill, jambs, and generally a nailing flange that attaches the window to the outside wall around the opening.
The best advice? Contact California Window and Solar for a consultation. It will get you started in the right direction for your replacement windows!
Now Comes the Fun Part
Once the technical specifications are ironed out, then comes the fun part: you need to pick a window type. The style of your house and the existing windows may help you decide.
For example, on double-hung windows Irvine, CA the lower inside sash slides up and an upper outside sash slides down, improving air circulation and making full screens ideal. Cleaning is easy, because you can tilt the sash on any of the tested windows.
I’ve Been Framed
The more you know about window types the better. It’s all about being an informed consumer, right? For example wood frames tend to be the most expensive whereas vinyl frames are usually the least expensive. Vinyl doesn’t need to be painted or stained, though colors are limited and can’t be changed. Among casements, there was little difference between vinyl and wood frames.
Fiberglass-framed windows are a consideration – they don’t need to be painted either. And timing is everything: if the windows in your living room or other lived-in areas of your home are broken or unattractive, consider replacing just those windows rather than waiting years to do the whole house
Come on Over
There’s nothing to gained from anything less than the best customer service, so come on over! California Window and Solar is conveniently located at 2915 Red Hill Ave Ste B104 Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Our showroom hours are Monday-Friday 9-5 and Saturdays from 9-3. Better yet why not schedule a free in-home estimate! Outside of Costa Mesa call us toll-free at 1-949-284-7483 or locally just dial (949) 284-7483. It’s that simple! Stop by, give a call or shoot us an email!
Some things in Orange County, CA are out of your control, but replacing your windows isn’t one of them! California Window and Solar. Doing great things for homes for over 55 years.