Finding the right windows for your San Diego home can be an overwhelming task, especially if it’s your first time. The process is filled with decisions regarding styles, features, and most importantly the material of your window. The material of your window is the one decision that will determine the amount of upkeep and expenses your window will require. The material will also be the deciding factor on how comfortable and energy efficient your home is. We suggest deciding what you’re looking for in a window first and then finding the material that best fits those needs. To help, we have created a short guide to some of the more popular window materials on the market.
After being introduced in the early 1970’s as a more affordable alternative to other materials on the market, vinyl windows have risen to become the most widely purchased window material in the country. Their low cost doesn’t mean that homeowners are sacrificing quality either. Vinyl windows San Diego, CA have become one of the most durable and energy efficient materials on the market, helping homeowners save hundreds on annual energy costs. They are also available in a variety of sizes and colors.
Wooden windows are a long time favorite among homeowners thanks to their naturally warm look and feel. Wooden windows come in a multitude of species and tones that flatter any style of home. Wooden windows are also incredibly easy to customize, with homeowners only needing to paint or stain the windows to suit their color needs. While wooden windows typically start off as fairly energy efficient, they do hold the potential to lose a bit of that quality due to weather damage and moisture. Also, homeowners favoring wooden windows should keep in mind that they require more maintenance than other window materials and have to be peeled, sanded, painted and stained annually to keep their aesthetic quality.
Homeowners that love wooden windows, but would like to stay away from the weather damage and upkeep will surely fall in love with fiberglass windows. Fiberglass windows are more durable and energy efficient than wooden windows, but perfectly imitate their look and feel. In fact, most homeowners can’t tell the different between fiberglass and wooden windows. The one downside associated with these windows is their high price tag, which gets even higher when you consider the fact that these windows aren’t widely available and often require shipping.
At the end of the day, the best window material is the one that fits your specific needs as a homeowner. Still wondering which material does the job? Try speaking with a Windows Solutions expert. Our highly trained team can help you narrow down the material and options for your home, to help you make an informed decision you won’t regret. To speak with an expert today, just give us a call at 619-258-0515 or visit our showroom located at 613 W. Main St., El Cajon, CA 92020.