Replacement windows in San Jose, CA and siding should be among the first projects done when you are doing a home renovation. The most important four areas of your home will be examined and repaired, if necessary, in the process. These are making sure your home’s foundation is secure, doing any major structural repairs that may be needed, protecting the structure of your home, and replacing any damaged or outdated windows.
Replacement windows and new siding should be done at together in your home remodeling project for several reasons that will save time in your renovation process.
Replacement windows and new siding can ensure that your home has the exact look that you want to achieve with your remodel. You can coordinate the color and style of the new siding and replacement windows so that the exterior of your home looks fresh and new, which will greatly enhance its curb appeal. If you install new siding and have damaged or outdated windows, the condition of the windows will be exaggerated and take away from the beauty of the new siding. Similarly, if you have replacement windows installed without updating the rest of the exterior of your home, the condition of the exterior will be exaggerated.
Replacement windows and new siding will also make sure your home is protected from the elements and potential damage. When water gets into your home through windows and walls, major damage occurs. If you have air leaks in your windows or gaps in the exterior of your home, hot air comes in during warm months and cold air comes in during cool months, which makes it difficult to keep the interior of your home at a comfortable temperature. This will cause your HVAC system to work harder and more to try to maintain a constant internal temperature, which will result in much higher energy bills.
Moisture seeping into your home through windows and walls can cause mold and mildew to grow inside the walls. Not only is repairing and removing mold and mildew expensive once it gets inside the walls, but they are also extremely hazardous to your family and you, as well as any pets you may have. Having replacement windows and new siding installed at the same time ensures that your home is protected from water penetration and the formation of mold and mildew.
Having replacement windows and new siding installed at the same time also improves the insulation of your home. When new siding is installed, more insulation can be added to enhance existing insulation. Replacement windows will provide better insulation because they’ll fit snugly in window openings, will be sealed tight, and there are numerous window types and options that you can choose from that will optimize the insulating factor of the windows.
If your home is well-insulated, it will be warmer during the winter and cooler during the summer. Since better insulation means that your heating and cooling system don’t have to run as frequently during the summer and winter, the overall cost to operate your home and be comfortable is significantly lowered.
To learn more about replacement windows in San Jose, CA, you can speak with our knowledgeable staff at California Custom Creations. You can contact us at (408) 316-6293 to make an appointment for a free in-home consultation.