Insights on Window and Door Replacement.
1What is a Retrofit Window?
A retrofit window is a window that is custom-made to fit into an existing opening without causing damage to the exterior of the house. It allows for the replacement of almost any window at a much lower cost.
2How Long Do Retrofit Windows and Patio Doors Take to Install?
Installing a window is a simple and easy process that takes about one hour. On the other hand, sliding glass doors usually require 3-4 hours for installation because they have much more intricacies in their design which need specific care.
3Do You Sub-Contract Any of Your Work?
No, we at Pelican Replacement Windows do not subcontract jobs. Our installers are guaranteed 100% Pelican employees and window experts dedicated to providing the highest quality of service to our customers.
4What is Low-E glass?
A Low Emissivity coating, typically called Low-E, is a coating applied to the glass that has two primary functions: it greatly reduces the transfer of heat, and it blocks much of the UV rays that can transmit through old windows. There are different recipes of Low-E coatings available. In southern California, the Low-E coatings offered are designed to reflect as much heat away from your house on a summer day since this is our primary energy concern. These coatings also help the window keep heat in the house on colder days. You get the benefit of a cooler home in the summer and a warmer home in the winter.
5Do Windows Come in Various Colors?
Vinyl windows are available in two standard colors - white and tan. Some of our window brands offer premium finishes for an extra cost that will improve the look of your home or office!
6Can I Buy Only One or Two Windows?
Yes, we at Pelican Replacement Windows sell as few as one, or as many as you need.
7Can Replacement Windows Help Me Save on My Energy Bill?
Yes, replacement windows can help you save on your energy bill. Windows are one of the biggest sources of heat loss in your home, and by replacing your old windows with new, energy-efficient ones, you can reduce the amount of heat that escapes from your home in the winter and keep more cool air inside during the summer. Although each home is different, you should see a reduction in your heating and cooling costs, especially with performance glass.
8Do You Guarantee Your Work?
We take pride in our products and services, a reason why we want you to be completely satisfied. That's why we offer a lifetime guarantee on most of the windows we sell, as well as guaranteeing labor for original homeowners so long they own their home!
9What is ENERGY STAR®?
ENERGY STAR® is a government-backed and trusted symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple and credible information that consumers rely on to make well-informed decisions. When windows qualify as ENERGY STAR® certified (which requires certain specifications to be met), these products can help you save on your energy costs.
10What Is Title-24?
The Title 24 energy standards are a set of regulations that address the efficiency requirements for new homes and commercial buildings. These laws were put into action in 1978, requiring all California residents to meet these high expectations when they buy an appliance or structure equipped with electricity as part its system design.
11Do You Offer Free Consultations?
Yes, we at Pelican Replacement Windows are glad to visit your home and assess your current windows and doors to determine what upgrades and window replacements you need. This is completely complementary with no obligation free consultation.
12Do You Offer Promo Specials and Discounts?
After years of helping homeowners in San Diego, San Marcos, Vista, CA, and nearby areas, we are confident in our services and competitively fair prices. Feel free to visit our showroom or contact us at (760) 598-6422 - you can check out our specials here.
13What to Look for in Replacement Windows?
When looking for replacement windows, it's important to keep in mind the climate where you live. If you live in a colder climate, you'll want windows that can insulate your home against the cold weather. On the other hand, if you live in a warmer climate, you'll want windows that can help keep your home cool.
14How Long Do House Windows Last Usually?
The average lifespan of a house window is around 10-15 years. However, this can vary depending on the quality of the window, the climate, and how well it is maintained.
15What Are Vinyl Replacement Windows?
Vinyl replacement windows are windows made from PVC (polyvinyl chloride) that are designed to be installed in place of existing windows. They come in a variety of styles, including double-hung, casement, awning, and slider, and are available in both white and tan.
16Are Vinyl Windows Good?
Yes, vinyl windows are good because they are affordable, easy to maintain, and energy efficient. Vinyl windows are a popular choice for many homeowners because they don't corrode or rust, and they can be washed with soap and water. Vinyl windows also come in a variety of colors and styles to match your home's décor. Vinyl windows are also energy efficient, which can help you save on your heating and cooling bills.