Many of the homeowners we work with are shopping for replacement windows and doors for the first time and are under the assumption that any replacement window or door product they have installed in their San Diego home will make their home more energy efficient. And while it’s true that even entry-level dual pane windows are more energy efficient than most of the original windows in older homes, there are different levels of energy efficiency based on the materials used and the construction of the window products, and those differences can make a dramatic difference!
Recently, we added a page to our website that outlines the differences in several of the more common types of glazing systems in replacement windows and doors. Glazing systems are the panes of glass, gas fillings, spacers, and coatings that work together to make a window more energy efficient. Our glazing systems page clearly outlines the pros and cons of each of the systems, so you can decide which windows will be best for your San Diego home and will fit into your budget. We also included helpful diagrams for the visual learners out there.
Replacement windows can be a sizable investment in your home, but one you’ll probably only make one time. Make sure you do your homework so you don’t end up with a product that doesn’t perform as well as you had hoped.
We have found that the more you educate a customer about their choices, the more satisfied they are with the finished product. Educated customers know exactly what they are purchasing, the options that are included, and how they can expect that product to perform. They are rarely disappointed because they have accurate expectations. An uninformed customer can make assumptions about what they are getting, and may wind up disappointed when the products don’t perform as well as they had hoped.
So when you get a quote for replacement windows from us or any other San Diego replacement window company, use our glazing systems page as a reference to compare what you are getting for the price quoted. Just because a sales representative tells you their windows are “energy efficient,” doesn’t mean those products contain the most advanced glazing system technology available.
If you have questions about glazing systems that aren’t answered on our glazing systems page, or if you would like to receive a free consultation and quote on replacement windows and doors for your San Diego home, contact us today.