Common Misconceptions About Replacement Windows

Feb 19, 2018

While shopping for windows for your San Diego home, you’ll have a number of decisions to make to help ensure you bring home the right model for your household needs. Unfortunately, if you’re armed with the wrong information, you may find yourself with low quality replacement windows that will need to be replaced again sooner than you anticipated. To help save you time, money and headaches we have put together a short list of common misconceptions about windows to help you separate fact from fiction. Read on to make sure you don’t fall for these myths!

#1 The Best Replacement Windows are Expensive
If you’re shopping for luxury items like cars or watches, then a high price tag will typically indicate a quality product. However, when it comes to windows that isn’t always the case. Some windows hold a high price tag because of their aesthetic appeal or simply a current design trend while others, like vinyl windows, remain affordable while still offering a number of benefits to homeowners.

#2 The Blue Tint On Vinyl Windows Means It’s High Quality
A commonly known industry tip is to look out for the blue tint on vinyl windows. This blue tint is a result of a chemical added during the manufacturing process for optimal energy efficiency. While this blue tint was once a strong indicator for quality vinyl windows, some manufacturers caught on and began adding a blue dye to their low quality windows to create the same effect. Want to know if you have the real deal? Start by checking the boxes label!

#3 It’s Difficult to Customize Windows
Can’t find the specific color or style you’re looking for? There’s no need to stress. Today the majority of windows on the market can either be customized by hand (by staining or painting the windows yourself) or by placing a custom order with the manufacturer.

#4 The Glass Doesn’t Really Matter
The decision to go with double or triple-pane glass windows over single-pane can make a huge difference in your home. Double or triple-pane windows can actually increase the insulation capabilities of your home, as well as effectively block out exterior noise and even reduce the likelihood that a break in will occur. You can always choose to go with a material like fiberglass or vinyl that comes standard with double or triple-pane glass.

The best way to know you’ve got the right info? Go to a Window Solutions window expert for guidance. Our team of windows replacement San Diego experts are here to answer any questions you may have while introducing you to our wide variety of quality windows. Our team can even assist you by providing you with a free, no pressure, highly informative estimate that helps you know what to expect from start to finish. To speak with an expert today, or request your estimate, simply give us a call at 619-258-0515 or in person at 11632 Riverside Dr Lakeside, CA 92040.

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