Our composite windows meet all solar and energy-efficient standards of America. Our windows can be custom made to the exact specifications of your home. Set your home apart both inside and out with performance composite windows.
All our energy-efficient window replacements are designed to provide clear visibility while reducing the effects of outside temperatures on your home.
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Installing replacement windows in your home Berkeley will improve the comfort of the house and save on your energy bill. There are not many risk-free investments today, but installing new windows in your home is a substantial investment. Homes in Berkeley appreciate when they are updated and modernized for energy efficiency. Vinyl replacement windows with high energy efficient ratings make sure your home is maintaining its value.
Not only would you be making a substantial investment into the value of your California home. You also get the benefit of improving the comfort of your home by eliminating hot and cold spots allowed by outdated drafty windows. Any investment in your house means careful consideration of your options.
Our windows are the perfect choice offering both solid construction and good looks at an excellent value. Whether you are replacing your old windows or installing new windows in new buildings. Our windows will be made to fit precisely. Our windows are robust, secure, and offer optimum energy efficiency and accessible cleaning features with tilt-in sashes.
The type, size, and location of windows significantly affect heating and cooling costs. Select the right quality windows, but shop wisely for the best combination of price and performance. Many house building budgets have been blown by spending thousands of additional dollars on premium windows with marginal energy savings.
In general, double-paned units with low-emissivity coatings are a cost-effective window choice. Well-designed homes carefully consider window location and size. In summer, unshaded windows can double the costs of keeping a house fresh. Year-round, poorly designed windows can cause glare, fade fabrics, and reduce comfort.
Windows lose and gain heat in the following ways:
Few windows can meet all of these goals. Still, in the past several years, the window industry has unveiled an exciting array of higher efficiency products. The most notable developments include:
1. Sash replacement: (double-hung windows only) – Sashes (the parts of the window that go up and down) and the jamb liners (tracks that the sashes ride up and down on) are removed from the window. New energy-efficient jamb liners and sashes are inserted into the existing window frame.
Energy Efficiency: Because this method relies on your existing window frames being plumb, level, and square. It can be the least energy-efficient way to replace windows. If your windows are square, it can be beneficial. Manufacturers will only guarantee the energy ratings of the glass itself, not the entire window.
Disruption to your home: There is minimal disruption with this method. The interior window stops are removed to install this type of replacement window. Only the parts and pieces of the existing window are being replaced. The current interior and exterior trim remain.
Ease of Installation: Fairly easy to install for an experienced mechanic. It can be time-consuming if existing window frames are not square. Much shimming involved and installation of aftermarket weatherstripping is typically required. Must measure screens separately. It can be challenging to provide tight-fitting screens.
When to use: This method should only be used when you desire to maintain the original look and feel of the old windows, and you do not want to incur additional expense and disruption to your home of a full-frame tear out. It is typically done with wood windows but is also available in the wood cladding. It can only be done with double-hung windows and picture windows. Usually, it is not done with an all-vinyl product.
Cost-Moderate to high priced depending upon window options. Typically costs about the same as a wood-clad pocket replacement window.
2. Insert replacement-or pocket fit window. Sashes and jamb liners are removed, and a new window with its frame is installed within the existing structure.
Energy Efficiency: Because the window has new sashes and frames, it will provide excellent energy efficiency. The manufacturer can offer and guarantee the effectiveness of the product. It cannot guarantee that air leakage will not occur around the existing window frame.
Disruption to your home: There is minimal disruption with this method. The interior window stops are removed to install this type of replacement window. Only the parts and pieces of the existing window are being replaced. The current interior and exterior trim remain. It can be installed from the exterior without removing any interior stops.
Ease of Installation: the Easiest way to install for an experienced mechanic. It eliminates concerns for windows that are not plumb level or square because it has its frame. Typically the exterior trim of the existing window is covered or wrapped in matching aluminum to seal the old exterior trim and make it low maintenance.
When to use: This method should be used when you desire maximum energy efficiency, minimal disruption to your home, and minimal labor cost. This is the conventional method for installing vinyl windows. It can be used with double-hung, casement, picture, and awning windows.
Cost-Moderate to high priced replacement because labor cost is minimal, but windows are custom sized.
3. Full frame replacement-Interior trim, exterior trim, and the entire window are removed, and a new window with its structure is installed within the framed wall opening. New insulation is installed around the perimeter of the window.
Energy Efficiency: Because this method removes the entire window and frame and insulation can be installed around the perimeter, it provides maximum energy efficiency.
Disruption to your home: There is a significant disruption with this method. All parts of the window are removed along with interior and exterior trim. May require repairs to interior surfaces. May require additional painting to adjacent walls.
Ease of Installation: The most challenging installation method and significant time involved. All window components, exterior, and interior trim are replaced. Requires an experienced mechanic for installation and trim work.
When to use: This method should be used when you desire to maintain the original look and feel of the old windows, and you want maximum efficiency. You also want to replace or change your interior moldings. Typically not done using vinyl windows. Done when old frames are rotting out and or a desire to replace interior trim. Usually done with wood and clad windows. It can be done with all the styles of windows.
Cost-High priced replacement because of high labor and material costs.
Why replace your windows?
There are multiple reasons why people replace their windows. In a recent survey conducted by Window and Door Magazine, the top 10 reasons are: