If you’ve done any searching for San Diego replacement windows, you’ve probably noticed that most companies focus on windows for single family homes. That’s because, for many replacement window companies, the majority of their business comes from owners of single family homes. But these aren’t the only type of properties that can benefit from new residential windows. Here at BM Windows, we are also able to install windows in several other types of San Diego properties.
Replacement Windows for San Diego Condos
Owners of condos can find themselves in a difficult situation when it comes to replacing their windows. Because their home is part of a complex, any new windows they put in need to look a certain way in order to fit in with the rest of the units. Replacing the windows in the condo usually means going through a lengthy approval process.
At BM Windows, we’ve worked with many condo owners in San Diego to replace their old windows with new, energy-efficient ones. One of the reasons many condo owners choose us is because we help them through the approval process. We help you determine which style of windows fit within your complex’s architectural guidelines, and we can also help you fill out any paperwork required by your HOA for approval. We are very familiar with this process. So, if it feels like a daunting task to get your HOA to approve any exterior improvements, you can rest assured that we’ve helped homeowners successfully navigate this process many times.
Replacement Windows for Small Apartment Complexes in San Diego
Small apartment complexes are another type of structure in which we can install residential windows. What do we mean by “small?” A small apartment complex is one that is three stories or less. We have installed new windows and patio doors in multiple apartment complexes in San Diego.
If you are the owner or manager of a small apartment complex and are looking to replace some or all of the windows in your building, we can help! We will assist you in choosing windows and doors that will not only give your building a fresh new look, but that will also make your apartments more energy efficient.
Because our teams of window installers work so efficiently, there is little disruption to your tenants. We will be in and out of each apartment in less than a day.
BM Windows also offers special rates to the owners of small apartment complexes who purchase windows and doors in bulk.
Replacement Windows and Doors for Boutique Hotels in San Diego
Given that it’s a tourist destination, San Diego has a good amount of hotels, including many small, boutique hotels. For small hotels that use residential windows, BM Windows can provide new, energy-efficient windows and patio doors at a great rate. We will work with your schedule to help reduce the disruption to your business and your guests as much as possible.
Why do we only provide windows for small boutique hotels? Because larger hotels often use a different grade of windows that we don’t sell or install. If you aren’t sure whether your hotel needs residential or commercial windows, contact us.
Residential Windows Vs. Commercial Windows
To the casual observer, it may seem like there is no difference between residential windows and the commercial windows used in storefronts and office buildings, but they actually are quite different. They differ in the materials used, as well as in the installation methods that are employed.
Commercial grade windows are built to support a much larger load than residential windows, and since they are typically larger, they need to be more wind resistant. This requires their frames to be heavier duty and the glass to be thicker. As you can imagine, this makes commercial windows very heavy, and therefore requires special equipment to install them, such as lifts, or even cranes.
Commercial windows also need a different type of glazing system to help the keep the inside of the building cool. Since commercial buildings can be densely populated during working hours and can also be filled with heat-producing equipment, they require windows that can help them be more energy efficient. Otherwise, a building’s cooling bill could be astronomical! All of these factors combined make commercial windows substantially more expensive than residential windows.
Residential windows, on the other hand, use frame materials that are lighter, such as vinyl or fiberglass. They also tend to have more design features, like grids or various frame styles and colors, and come in a variety of geometric shapes.
Typically, manufacturing companies specialize in either residential windows or commercial windows. Similarly, companies that sell and install windows generally focus on one type of window or the other, due to the different equipment needs and installation methods.
Residential Replacement Windows in San Diego
While BM Windows only sells residential windows, as you can see above, those windows aren’t only for the owners of single family homes. Whether you are the owner of a condo, a small apartment complex, a small hotel, or a single family home in San Diego, we can help you replace your old windows with new ones that are energy efficient, durable, and virtually maintenance free! Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment to get a quote.