Planning on window replacement? Learn how to get a return on investment!

replacement windows Berkeley CA

Age, wear, and exposure to the elements will eventually cause even well-maintained windows to need replacement. You may need to replace the windows in your home or multi-family building if you’re experiencing rising energy costs, drafts, condensation, or aging appearance. A replacement window can improve air quality, enhance the appearance of your home, and increase the value of it. Best Exteriors replacement windows are custom-made so that each window fits perfectly in each room, and you can tailor them according to your specific needs.

 

At Best Exteriors, you can shop an extensive selection of replacement windows Berkeley CA homeowners love, and/or request a quote on any type of window installation. For more information or to request a quote, call us at (877)-792-6065

 

Tips Proper Windows Replacement

Choosing the right type of replacement windows Berkeley CA for each of your rooms is largely determined by the style of your home. In addition to the glass and other features that affect the look and feel of a room, there are other factors you should consider. Here are some of the factors that will influence your decision to replace your home windows.

 

Window Operation Styles

An easy-to-open sliding horizontal window can be used over a kitchen sink or counter to let in plenty of light.

For ventilation during rains, awning windows are a great option. They open outward and shield the opening of the windows. Additionally, they can also be chosen above a sink or counter because of their easy-to-operate crank mechanisms.

A tilt-in sash on double hung windows makes cleaning easier. These windows eliminate the need to grab a ladder when you clean windows on the second or third floor.

If your home has a window or patio door, consider what furniture you might place in front of them. You may want to consider a casement window with a crank at the bottom if you plan on placing a table in front of a window.

 

Privacy

Consider privacy/obscure glass options for a bathroom window or windows flanking an entry. The glass creates privacy without the necessity of covering the window. Translucent to semi-opaque textures are available in various colors and patterns.

A skylight or transom window provides ambient light without sacrificing privacy.

You might consider sound control windows if your house is near a busy highway or airport. The windows used in this building use laminated glass (two or more panes of glass bonded together with an inner plastic layer). The laminated glass reduces noise considerably.

 

Curb Appeal

The right replacement windows can give your home a boost in curb appeal. Windows, next to the style of a house, are a significant element in determining how your home appears from the outside.

Older homes are often built with small panes of glass, as those were the only types available. When renovating older homes, it is sensible to use grids and trim to maintain a traditional look.

As a general rule, front windows should complement the style of the house. Traditional, symmetrical designs are popular in many types of homes. You have to take this into account, especially in neighborhoods with existing homes imposing general styles. You have more freedom on other sides of the house.

 

At Best Exteriors, you can shop an extensive selection of replacement windows Berkeley CA homeowners love, and/or request a quote on any type of window installation. For more information or to request a quote, call us at (877)-792-6065

 

View

The combination of windows and patio doors with an open atmosphere creates a wonderful sense of spaciousness that actually makes a room seem larger. A room can be made more magnificent with picture windows combined with arched, half round windows.

 

Safety and Security

If you live on the first floor, you may be concerned about security. Using a combination of picture and awning or casement windows can keep your home secure while allowing for easy ventilation. Locking these windows makes them almost impossible to break into. An awning window above or below a picture window may be used to complement a living room.

 

Controlling Solar Heat Gain

When it comes to controlling solar gain from sun exposure, you’ll want to use the most effective Low-E insulated glass available to direct more of the sun’s heat away from your home while enjoying the light.

 

Climate Control and Ventilation

Want some air? Check out the direction the prevailing winds are blowing. Your home’s fresh air can be greatly improved by maximizing ventilation along this line. Casement windows that are placed strategically may even create a wind tunnel inside your home.

 

At Best Exteriors, you can shop an extensive selection of replacement windows Berkeley CA homeowners love, and/or request a quote on any type of window installation.

For more information or to request a quote, call us at (877)-792-6065

 

What is the lifespan of new windows?

The lifespan of modern windows can range from 20 to 30 years. It ultimately depends on the type of window you purchase, as some don’t last as long as others. A well-maintained window of high quality will last longer than one that isn’t.

 

How can I tell if the windows in my house are bad?

It is necessary to replace any window or frame if there is a draft or air moving through them. It is also indicative that the windows need to be replaced if you hear a lot more noise from outside than you usually do. The windows should also be easy to open and close.

 

Can you get a good return on your investment?

You can increase the value of your home by investing in new windows. The improvements will not only make your home more appealing to buyers, but will also make it more energy-efficient. After your windows are replaced, you’ll save on your energy bills.

 

At Best Exteriors, you can shop an extensive selection of replacement windows Berkeley CA homeowners love, and/or request a quote on any type of window installation.  For more information or to request a quote, call us at (877)-792-6065

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