Upgrades and what to consider when replacing a window.

replacement windows Daly City CA

Replacement windows Daly City CA

In terms of style, type, shape, and size, windows are available in a variety of configurations, but unless you are building a new residence, these elements are largely fixed. Certain exceptions are, however, possible. The original windows may have been replaced by less desirable or historically incorrect units by a previous homeowner. It may also be okay to deviate from the double hung windows in the front of the house if you’re adding a family room at the back of the house. The homeowner might want to increase or decrease the size of the window, but since most homeowners are concerned with energy efficiency and ease of maintenance, the actual decision is less about size.

 

At Best Exteriors, you can shop an extensive selection of replacement windows Daly City 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

 

Get the Most from Window Replacement

To ensure you get the most energy efficient replacement windows Daly City CA, here are some features to look for.

 

Replacement Window Glazing

The first thing to focus on when it comes to energy saving is glazing. Double-pane or dual-paned windows are typically more efficient than single-paned ones. It’s called triple-glazed when there are two separate insulating chambers between the two layers of glass, which is capable of creating a barrier to heat flow. Often a gas fills the spaces between the layers of glass in order to reduce the temperature flow by conduction. Common gas fills include argon and krypton.

 

Reflective Films, Tints, and Coatings

Another way window manufacturers enhance window performance is by adding reflective films, tints, and low-emissivity coatings.

 

Reflective Films

Radiant energy is absorbed by reflective films, which keeps occupants cool; however, they also block most visible light. The reflective coatings also tend to make windows appear mirror-like, and to make up for the loss of daylight, they often result in occupants using more electric lighting.

 

Tinted Glass

Radiant energy is reflected off bronze- and gray-tinted glass and it reduces cooling loads without affecting the amount of visible light entering the home as much as other metals. It is common for clear glass to have a visual transmission rate of 60% (compared to 90% for opaque glass).

 

The Low-E Coating

There are several advantages to Low-E coatings as opposed to reflective films and tints. Metal oxide particles inhibit the loss of radiant heat through windows and can be formulated to allow varying degrees of solar radiation to pass through. Low-E coatings may be used in climates where heat transfer is the major concern, allowing for high solar heat gain while preventing radiant heat from leaving the house. Low-E coatings offer thermal insulation while reducing radiant heat loss in climates that require both heating and cooling. A primary goal of low-E coatings in climates where cooling is a primary concern is to reduce solar heat gain. Even lower solar heat gain coefficients are available for other orientations if a low-E coating is chosen for south-facing windows with a high solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC).

 

At Best Exteriors, you can shop an extensive selection of replacement windows Daly City 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

 

How should replacement windows be measured?

Measuring between the jambs at the top, middle, and bottom of the window will help you figure out how big the opening is. Get the width of your replacement window by taking the smallest of these measurements.

When measuring your window height, you should measure the height of the sill on the inside of the opening. Take measurements at three spots as you did for the width, then use the smallest of these to calculate the window measurement.

 

Replacement windows are worth the cost?

In addition to increasing the energy efficiency of your home, replacing your home’s windows is likely to save you money on heating bills and energy expenses. Replacement windows are worth the investment if you plan to stay in your house for several years, if you have difficulty opening or closing your windows, or if you see temperature variations occurring in your house due to inefficient windows. Your home will have a more comfortable temperature when you install new windows because they are easier to operate, provide better energy efficiency, and reduce your electricity bill.

 

How should I decide when to replace my windows?

If you want to replace your windows, spring and fall are the best times because these seasons tend to be more temperate, with less tempestuous weather that strains your home’s HVAC system. Our weather in Daly City, CA allows us to install windows all year, but sometimes we’re delayed by rain.

 

How long will it take to replace the windows?

replacement windows Daly City CA typically take between 1-2 days to complete.  Time necessary to complete a window replacement job depends on what type of window is being installed and which type is being removed. Replacements generally take 30-45 minutes per window. Additional time is required for trimming and cleanup.

 

Replaced window glass is all the same?

Certainly not. Among the various glass options to consider are tempered glass, Low-E glass, Argon and Krypton gasses, as well as heat mirrors. Each option provides a different level of energy efficiency and safety.

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

 

We are dedicated to providing high-quality services to our clients, with a particular focus on efficiency, alignment with our clients, and effective communication. For more information or to request a quote, call us at (877)-792-6065

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