What to Avoid While Shopping for Replacement Windows

There has never been a better time to shop for replacement windows for your San Diego home. With a number of quality manufacturers creating a variety of innovative window models, homeowners can easily find the right window to fit the needs of their home. Unfortunately, with an increase in options comes an increase in low-quality windows as well, and considering the financial investment involved in buying replacement windows, it’s important to purchase the right windows the first time. To help ensure that you bring home windows you love, we have created a short list of what to avoid while shopping for your replacement windows.

#1 Single-Paned Glass
The density of a window’s glass typically isn’t a homeowner’s first concern; however this factor can make or break in the quality of a window. Choosing between single-paned, double-paned, or triple-paned glass can play a major role in the amount of noise that enters your home, the amount of heating and air conditioning that escapes from your windows, and the level of protection your home has. That’s why we recommend staying away from single-paned glass windows and lean towards double- or triple-paned glass.

#2 Windows that Aren’t Energy Star Approved
If you’re like most homeowners, you’d love for your replacement windows to help you save some money on your monthly electric bills. While shopping for the right energy-efficient replacement windows, it’s important to remember that not all windows are created equal. ENERGY STAR is considered the standard when it comes to energy-efficient windows, so if your replacement windows don’t have their stamp of approval, they may not be the right fit for your home.

#3 Windows with a Low Weather Resistance
When buying replacement windows you want a long-lasting material that requires minimal maintenance and upkeep. This means choosing a material that won’t be easily damaged by the elements. Windows with a low weather resistance typically hold on to excess moisture, causing the frames to eventually rot, warp, and distort. By choosing a more durable material like fiberglass or vinyl, you’ll dramatically decrease the chances of weather damage occurring and will extend the life of your windows replacement Del Mar, CA, saving you money in the long run.

The ideal way to avoid buying low-quality windows is to shop with a high-quality window company. At Pelican Windows we only provide our clients with top-of-the-line window options as part of our efforts to provide first-class customer service. That’s why our window experts will assist you every step of the way, from answering your questions and introducing you to our impressive window options, to providing you with a free, no-pressure estimate to get you started. To speak with one of our professionals today or request your free estimate, simply give us a call at (760) 598-6433 or visit us in person at our showroom located at 2210 La Mira Dr. Vista, CA 92081.

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