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Replacement Windows Factors to Consider

Replacement windows in San Jose, CA are an investment in your home. Therefore, there are many factors that need to be considered while you’re making the choice of which replacement windows you want installed in your house.

One of the things you’ll want to consider about replacement windows is the aesthetic engineering of the window. For example, because the way vinyl replacement windows are constructed for energy efficiency, when homeowners replace wood windows with vinyl windows, they lose some of the glass area that they had in the wood windows. However, the loss of glass area is minimal.

Another factor to consider in choosing replacement windows is how the frame is constructed and what kind of insulation the window provides. Specifically, you’ll want to look at how the frame and the sash corners are constructed. You will also want to make sure that the frame pieces are constructed in such a way that they will do the job that they’re supposed to do. And finally, make sure that the frame is actually insulated with insulating material instead of just having an empty space inside.

The structure and security of the replacement window sash is another factor that needs to be taken into consideration. Approximately 30% of residential break-ins happen through the windows. For movable replacement window sashes, there are three requirements that need to be met. They need to be strong. They need to be very secure. They need to be thermally efficient.

Air leakage is another factor that needs to be taken into account when choosing replacement windows. Simply replacing an old leaky window with the new window may not solve the air leaks that you’re experiencing with the windows in your home. New replacement windows are designed to fit snuggly into existing window openings. However, the window opening may need to have work done on it to ensure that you get the tightest fit possible. Windows companies do this all the time and can make sure that the replacement windows that you choose really do eliminate air leaks from your house.

The type of balance system the replacement windows have is also an important factor to consider. Some balance systems perform better and last longer than others, so you’ll want to go with the balance system that is durable and long-lasting.

Another factor in choosing replacement windows is what options you want with the windows. There are many different options available for every type and every style of replacement window. You’ll want to choose the ones that work best for your home’s design and décor.

Glass systems are critical factor to consider when you’re choosing replacement windows. Since glass makes up about four-fifths of a replacement window, it’s a key element in the window’s overall performance. While single pane glass is always an option, you will get much better insulation from double pane or triple pane glass. Additionally, there are coatings (such as low-emissivity or Low-E) and films they can be applied to the glass that can provide even more insulation, no matter what the season or the weather.

The final factor that needs to be taken into account when you’re choosing replacement windows is the warranty. It’s important to make sure you understand what the warranty covers and how long the warranty lasts.

To learn more about replacement windows in San Jose, CA, you can speak with our knowledgeable staff at California Custom Creations. You can visit our showroom at 1406 Melwood Drive, San Jose, CA 95118, or you can contact us at (408) 316-6293 to make an appointment for a free in-home consultation.

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