Choosing Replacement Windows for your Home

If you have a home in San Diego, CA, windows are an important aspect of the integrity of the home. Not only do windows provide a view of the world outside your home, but they can also insulate your home, protect you from storms, and affect how the house looks from the sidewalk. If your windows are old and worn, you may need replacement windows in order to get your house back into shape. Choosing replacement windows can be a big job, but when you think of all these factors, you will be able to find the right windows for your needs.

  • Don’t believe price=performance

If you want the best windows on the market, all you have to do is buy the most expensive option you can find within San Diego, CA, right? Wrong. It might take you less time and research, but the most expensive option is not always the best in the performance arena. You also don’t want to go for the cheapest window simply because of the price tag. Look into each window brand and style in order to get a feel for how they perform. You will want to know about energy efficiency, noise reduction, maintenance and other items before you make a decision on replacement windows.

  • Match windows to climate

California has a hot, humid climate for much of the year. You will want replacement windows that stand up well against those elements. If your house gets a lot of wind, look for windows that are leak proof and tight so you don’t get a lot of drafts. Just because some replacement windows do well in the extreme cold does not mean they also do well in California weather. Keep the climate around your home in mind when you examine the details.

  • Spend on basics, not options

If you add on a bunch of extra options, your windows can cost you up to 50% more. Instead of looking at options, spend the money on features that add value to the windows and to you home. Low-E coatings improve efficiency. Full screens allow air to flow through your home. Think about the features that can benefit the function of the replacement windows and use those to your budget’s advantage instead of adding things that don’t matter as much.

  • Understand the numbers

When you shop for replacement windows in San Diego, CA, it is easy to get lost in the numbers. Study up on U-factor and U-value numbers as well as solar heat gain coefficients and visible transmittance. The more you understand, the better your choices will be.

As you begin the process of choosing replacement windows, contact Pelican Replacement Windows with any questions you might have. You can call us at 760-598-6422 or stop by 2210 La Mirada Drive, Vista, CA 92081. We are happy to help you figure out what decisions are best for the project you have on your hands. Our experienced professionals can show you the options and give you a free in-home estimate for your replacement windows.

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