Many San Diego homeowners are choosing to upgrade their home through replacement windows. Replacing windows can save money on your monthly energy bill, keep your family secure, and update the overall look of your home. Still, with so many window options available, it’s easy to understand why homeowners have difficulty deciding which replacement windows to purchase. To make replacing your windows easier, we have created a short guide to some popular window materials so you can find windows to suit your home.
Wooden Windows: Many homeowners favor the classic and natural look of wooden windows. Wooden windows come in a wide variety of species and styles and are easily stained and painted to match color needs. However, one downside associated with wooden windows is the amount of maintenance they need. Homeowners with wooden windows can expect to paint, peel and sand their windows about once a year.
Fiberglass Windows: Homeowners looking to replace their wooden windows, while still having that natural look and feel should consider fiberglass windows. Fiberglass windows have a striking resemblance to wooden windows without the required upkeep. Fiberglass is also known for its durability, allowing the quality of your windows to last longer. In most cases, the only disadvantage that comes with fiberglass windows is the expensive price tag that accompanies them.
Vinyl Windows: Vinyl windows are currently the most popular windows on the market. These windows are known for their durability, energy efficiency, and lack of maintenance. If your monthly energy bill continues to rise, you may consider replacing your windows with vinyl windows. Vinyl windows have also been found to add to the resale value of homes that feature them. Vinyl windows have very few disadvantages and despite their many benefits, are reasonably priced.
Aluminum Windows: Aluminum windows have been used for years by architects and designers due their affordability and durability. Aluminum windows are one of the longest lasting materials found on the market. However, due to their metal material, these windows have a tendency to hold on to heat. They may not be the best replacement windows for homes in warmer climates.
Double or Triple Pane Glass: If your home features vintage windows, chances are they use single pane glass. Single pane glass is very thin and does a poor job of insulating your home and blocking out exterior noise. Try replacing the single pane windows with ones that use double or triple pane glass.
If you are still unsure about which replacement windows are the right choice for your home, you may find it helpful to speak with a window professional. At Window Solutions, we have been replacing windows for over 50 years. We know the importance of quality customer service, which is why we take the time to answer our customer’s questions and walk them through the window replacement process. If you are concerned about replacing windows while staying within your budget, one of our San Diego replacement windows professionals can provide you with a free estimate to give you an idea of how much your replacement will cost. To receive your free estimate, give us a call at 619-258-0515 or visit us in person at our San Diego showroom located at 11632 Riverside Dr Lakeside, CA 92040.