Most of the homeowners we meet with in Pleasanton and the surrounding areas tell us they want quality windows and doors for their homes. Often, the windows and doors that are currently installed in their homes are made with a single pane of glass. The frames may be bent, and the screens have seen much better days. The windows and doors may not open and close easily anymore (or at all), and they do a poor job of keeping out unwanted heat, cold, and possibly even debris.
They understand that replacing the windows and doors in their home is an investment, so they want to make sure they make the best choice with the products they choose, and that means installing windows and doors that are high quality.
So, what does quality mean, exactly, when it comes to replacement windows and doors? Here are some of the features you should look for in new windows and doors to ensure you are getting quality products:
Windows and doors that are energy efficient should be at the top of your list. Unfortunately, every manufacturer claims that their products will improve the energy efficiency of your home, so it makes it hard to distinguish which ones will make the biggest difference.
If you truly want the most energy efficient windows, you need to learn how to compare the energy efficiency ratings on replacement window and door products. Fortunately, there are standard ratings in the window industry that help you compare apples to apples, but it can still be a bit confusing when you don’t know what all the ratings mean. Take a look at this previous blog post for a brief overview of the rating systems. You can also have a team member from Custom Exchange help you select replacement windows and doors with the best energy efficiency ratings. Our team members are extremely knowledgeable about the various brands on the market and will give you an honest evaluation of them, allowing you to make an informed decision.
Durability is another aspect that contributes to the overall quality of replacement windows and doors. Pretty much all new windows and doors look great and perform well initially, but over time, cheaper products will start to break down. Their hardware may break, the window seals can fail, and the windows will also start to look worn. To avoid this, you want to invest in replacement windows and doors made from quality materials, using good construction methods. For example, the Monte Verde replacement windows we sell use double strength glass for durability (and to help with sound suppression), and their frames have fusion-welded corners to make the windows stronger, as well as watertight.
Quality windows and doors will also come with UV protection. On some windows, you can upgrade the UV protection if this is important to you, but a good window will come standard with some level of UV protection, which will help keep your family safe from the sun’s harmful UV rays and will also keep the furnishings in your home from fading.
Contact Custom Exchange for More Information about Quality Windows and Doors in Pleasanton
At Custom Exchange, we have carefully selected the brands of replacement windows and doors we sell. All the products we offer are high quality and well suited for Pleasanton homes. If you would like to learn more about our products and have your questions answered, contact us to schedule an appointment. We can meet with you in your home, take measurements, and provide you with an all-inclusive quote for new windows and doors that will meet your quality standards.