Window Replacement Components
When replacing your windows, two main elements impact their durability and performance:
1. Window Materials
Choose from popular vinyl, fiberglass, or wood for your window frames. Select attractive hardware and glass options to complement your home’s architecture and match your style.
2. Window Installation
Windows shouldn’t be a DIY project; they need to be installed by professionals with experience in fitting windows with precision and installing them with great attention to detail. When windows are installed correctly, energy efficiency results.
Benefits of Window Replacement
New windows enhance your lifestyle daily. Here are some of the things new windows do for you:
- Improve energy efficiency
- Increase indoor comfort
- Enhance your views of the outdoors
- Decrease noise intrusion from the outdoors
- Increase natural light in the home
- Provide UV protection to safeguard your furniture
- Offer easy cleaning tilt-in features
- Improve home security
- Boost curb appeal
- Increase resale value
Important Things to Know Before Replacing Windows
You may only replace windows once or twice in a lifetime, so it’s important to know some replacement window basics before investing in this valuable home upgrade.
Choose the best window styles for your home:
- Single-Hung Windows
- Double-Hung Windows
- Sliding Windows
- Awning Windows
- Transom Windows
- Picture Windows
- Bay & Bow Windows
- Specialty Windows
This affordable window frame material will boost your resale value, increase your insulation, and decrease outdoor noise intrusion. Today’s vinyl windows are sleeker and more stylish than ever, so take a look at what they can do for your home’s aesthetics. Vinyl replacement windows don’t scratch, chip, or fade. And they never need repainting! They’re easy to clean, and you can customize them to match your home’s style.
Known for their durable makeup, fiberglass window frames offer heavy-duty strength that stands up to the elements. Ten times stronger than vinyl, these customizable windows complement your home’s architecture and character. Their strength permits frames to be narrower, allowing for greater design options and generous views. Their energy efficiency saves you on utilities. They reduce noise intrusion and provide protection from intruders.
Wood windows help maintain an authentic look on a historic home, but their warm, genuine look comes with a price: high maintenance. They require regular maintenance to protect them from moisture penetration (moisture causes wood rot, mold, mildew, and damage to your window).
Their strength, beauty, and maintenance-free exterior make aluminum window frames a popular option for homeowners. They aren’t as strong as fiberglass, but their cost-effective nature makes window replacement more feasible for homeowners.
Sustainable Windows for Green Build Homes
Green build homes help protect our environment. Eco-friendly windows are the perfect fit for your California green build home. Their manufacturing process decreases their environmental impact. They are built to last, don’t have to be replaced frequently, cause fewer old windows to populate landfills, and keep energy use low.
When you’re in the market for new windows, look for ENERGY STAR® rated windows. Here are some of the benefits of energy efficient windows:
They have a low U-factor
The U-factor is the rate at which your window conducts non-solar heat flow. It tells you how much heat can pass through the window. The lower, the better.
They have a low solar heat gain coefficient
For optimal energy efficiency, choose windows with low solar heat gain coefficient for the entire window unit, not just the windowpane.
They reduce your carbon emissions
You can decrease your carbon footprint with ENERGY STAR windows.
Signs it’s time for replacement windows
- Are your utilities bills skyrocketing? New windows can help increase your home’s energy efficiency.
- Can you feel a draft indoors when you are near your window? Try adding weather stripping, and if that doesn’t help, you need new windows.
- Is there condensation between your window panes? This is not only annoying because it hinders your view of the outdoors, but it’s also a sign it’s time for window replacements.
- Are your current windows difficult to open and close? When windows get stuck, it’s a signal it’s time to replace them.
- Do your current windows show signs of damage? If your windows are cracked, warped, or showing signs of moisture damage like wood rot, it’s time for replacements.
- Are you ready to update your home’s look? Your home’s aesthetics both indoors and outdoors will improve with new windows. Boost your curb appeal with new windows.
- Do you want to increase your home’s value? When it comes time to sell your home, new windows help attract buyers and will help your home sell.
- Are you tired of hindered views out your current windows? Old windows can get dull and marred, hindering your vision of the outdoors. New windows allow you to enjoy gorgeous views of the outdoors.
- Do you want more natural light inside your home? Today’s windows come with sleeker frames, offering you more glass “real estate” so you can enjoy more natural light inside your home. Natural light boosts moods and creates an uplifting home atmosphere.
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Why Homeowners Choose Approved Contractor
There’s no reason to settle for a subpar window contractor. Get superior window materials and installation from Approved Contractor in the Los Angeles or San Diego area. We offer Anlin, Marvin, Milgard, Pella, Anderson, and Jeld-Wen replacement windows.
Approved Contractor uses eco-friendly windows that lower greenhouse emissions and decrease utilities bills.
Here’s what makes us stand out:
- Superior customer service—We listen to your interests, desires, and questions. We take the time to resolve your concerns.
- No pushy salesmen—We simply guide and advise.
- Expert installation—We specialize in the specific services we offer: window installation, siding installation, roofing, and stucco or textured coating.
Contact us today for a free estimate that will give you confidence in your home.