Whether to choose storm windows or Mountain View, CA windows replacement can often be a difficult decision for homeowners and is even a quandary that contractors wrestle with when they are working with windows replacement. Which type of window replacement is best really depends on several things, not the least of which is your home.
It’s important to first understand what the difference between storm windows and replacement windows is and what each type of window’s purpose.
Storm windows are removable windows that are designed to provide an extra layer of insulation for your existing windows. There are some homes that have only storm windows installed on the inside of the house, but most homes with older windows have storm windows installed on the outside of their existing windows. Storm windows are relatively inexpensive and fairly easy for anybody to install.
Replacement windows, on the other hand, are the home’s actual fixed windows. They come in many styles and are made out of several different types of materials. Replacement windows are not only designed to increase energy efficiency, especially if you get Energy Star replacement windows, but they are also designed to accentuate your home and add to your home’s aesthetic value. Replacement windows are more expensive than storm windows and require professional installation.
If your home has old windows that have begun to rot and have cracks and gaps that make keeping the house at a constant comfortable temperature very difficult and have caused your power bill to skyrocket, then storm windows may seem like inexpensive way to temporarily stave off the problem.
However, storm windows are not really energy efficient. So if you’re trying to fix the energy inefficiency of your old windows by adding storm windows, you will probably be disappointed with the results.
Replacement windows, on the other hand, will completely eliminate the issues you’re having with maintaining a constant temperature inside the house and the soaring amounts that you’re paying to the power company.
While replacement windows are initially more expensive than storm windows are, they are an investment that will pay for itself over time. You get a completely new frame around the window opening and then you get a tight secure insulated fit on the window inside the frame. This ensures that when the window is closed, you’ve got an airtight fit. Many replacement windows also come with insulated panes as well, so there is no need for any extra insulation around the windows.
And unlike storm windows, replacement windows actually give your home a new look and a fresh update, which will increase the curb appeal of your home. With all the colors and styles that are available for replacement windows, they are the best choice for making your home more energy efficient and for making your home more beautiful.
If you would like to learn more about Mountain View, CA windows replacement, you can speak with one of our experienced staff members at California Custom Creations. You can call us at (408) 316-6293 for a free in-home consultation.