These days, the marketplace is filled with options to replace your old or broken windows. Some of these products are quality built to perform and meet your needs for years to come. Other window products are shoddily built, intended to provide only the minimalist value at a low price. As a homeowner looking for windows replacement in Vista, CA, how can you tell which windows are worth their price tag?
To help you along, here are several points to consider as you search for replacement windows that will best meet your needs:
1. Safety and Security Comes First
What good is a window that isn’t safe or secure? You might as well invite problems to find you. An unsecured window may allow intruders easy access to your home or business, while an unsafe window to performance failure and injury.
At Pelican Replacement Windows, we sell and install only the safest, most secure windows that money can buy. Our brands include Milgard and Simonton products. These companies ensure their products meet or exceed forced entry testing standards. These tests are intended to mimic the stressful conditions that a window might experience during a break in. The strength of the window frames and glass are evaluated for their ability to resist a breach of entry.
Not only is the build of a window important to safety, but also the lock systems, and hardware that are used in the build out. These details could matter in an emergency where a person needs to escape a dangerous situation, such as a house fire. If the person is not able to quickly open a window, they could lose their life.
2. Energy Efficiency is Key
As you search for the best windows replacement in Vista, CA for your situation, take a moment to review the energy efficiency of each window you are considering. The best windows will have the Energy Star rating label.
Reputable window manufacturers almost always submit their products to be tested against the U.S. Environmental Agency and Department of Energy’s efficiency standards. Their products that receive the Energy Star label are deemed compliant with the high-efficiency standards promoted by these government agencies.
As a consumer, this is beneficial because the Energy Star label helps you to quickly discern which windows will better help you keep your utility bills down by conserving the energy your HVAC system requires to manage the temperature of your home. Furthermore, by buying energy efficient windows, you are helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In this small way, you are doing your part to keep our planet healthy.
3. Customized Windows Replacement in Vista, CA
If you are looking for replacement windows that require a bespoke solution, you’re in luck. The industry has never been more capable and willing to provide craft-built solutions than they are right now. If wanted, your windows can be built to precise specifications and personal tastes. These customizations can include things such as off sized or oddly shaped windows. Other custom changes can include things like aesthetic preferences, design style, frame color, insulation strength, glass type, and quality, even added security measures could be incorporated into your replacement windows.
4. Installation Done Right
A high-quality window requires a high-quality installation. Not every general contractor is trained or qualified to install these performance-grade windows. They may be good at what they do, but without the training needed to install your new window correctly, you will be much less likely to get the full benefit of the window’s qualities. For this reason, it’s a good idea to make sure your installer is specially certified to install the windows you purchase for replacement. Most window companies that sell a high-end window product will be able to recommend a certified installer.
5. Warranty Caution
If an installation is done by a contractor that is not certified to install your windows, you could have a potential problem, but only if problems arise in the future. Say, for example, you discover the window seal has gone bad, and you call for service under warranty. If the problem is attributed to a bad installation, the warranty will not likely cover the repair.
Free Consultation with a Pro
As a reputable window replacement company in the area, Pelican Replacement Windows can help you avoid the pitfalls that come with poor quality products and service. Our professionals at Pelican Replacement Windows have been helping home and business owners with windows and glass replacement in Vista, CA since 1982. Come and see us here at our showroom located at 2210 La Mirada Dr, Vista, CA 92081. Or if needed, call us at (760) 598-6422 to set up an in-home consultation with one of our trusted experts. We aim to educate our customers so that they can make the best decision for their needs.