While not every homeowner can be an expert on windows, it’s important to know a thing or two when it comes to purchasing your next window. Read on for some facts every homeowner should know about their next purchase.
Windows that leak air and that are not working efficiently including doors and skylights account for 25 percent of a home’s average energy bills. Double-pane windows feature insulated glass which is great for holding in heat. But it’s important to do your window research and to figure out what types of windows and glass you’d like for your home. Heat resistant coating, energy star ratings and airtight frames in addition to glass and window material are what will make your window the best choice.
Double-pane and insulated windows can help reduce noise. These types of windows often offer ¼ to 1 inch of gas between the panes which makes them better at reducing noise. Sometimes when a window collects ice, frost and/or condensation, this can be a tell-tale sign that a window needs to be replaced. Though many manufacturers say that a window can last for up to 20 years, it’s important that you periodically check your windows for signs of damage and broken hardware.
Different types of window materials have their own pros and cons. For instance, wood windows are great insulators against heat and cold, but they can also swell and contract with the weather and these types of windows require maintenance. For some homeowners, this periodic maintenance can be too much. While on the other hand, vinyl windows are affordable and do not require any maintenance. These windows are virtually scratch, dent and chip proof. Aluminum windows are strong and affordable and are also low maintenance, however, one of their con’s is that they conduct heat and cold.
When you purchase windows that have professional coatings applied, these types of windows can reduce glare as well as energy costs. These specially coated windows also help block ultra-violet rays that can damage carpeting, wood floors, antiques, furniture, and fabrics and cause them to fade.
California Window and Solar can help you choose the best new windows Long Beach for your home. Whether you know what type of windows you want for your home or you’re totally clueless, we can help you from start to finish find the best investment for your home. We’re the best choice in Anaheim, California when it comes to windows. Our InstallationMasters are certified and specially trained to make sure each and every installation goes smoothly. We offer a White Glove Installation and are dedicated to making sure your windows are installed the right way so they can perform at their best. California Windows and Solar is here for the Anaheim, California community.
At California Windows and Solar, we want to make your purchase and installation is as easy as possible. Contact us today, toll-free at 1-949-284-7483 to speak to one of our professional representatives. Or visit us at 2915 Red Hill Ave Ste B104 Costa Mesa, CA 92626. California Windows and Solar is the number one choice for your new windows.