Sometimes we are asked why we only sell vinyl replacement windows in San Diego (windows with vinyl frames). After all, there are other options on the market, such as wood windows, fiberglass windows, aluminum windows, and composite windows. Each of these options has its benefits, but for several important reasons, we have chosen to sell only vinyl replacement windows in San Diego.
Vinyl replacement windows are some of the most energy-efficient windows on the market. Many homeowners with older San Diego homes are replacing their aluminum windows with new, vinyl windows because they are tired of running their air conditioners all summer and their heaters all night during the winter. Windows with aluminum frames simply don’t keep out the heat and cold well. That’s because aluminum is a good conductor, which means it allows heat and cold to easily pass through. That’s not what you want in a window. You want to keep the heat and cold outside where it belongs.
Vinyl, as a material, is a poor conductor—which is a good thing! Fiberglass and wood are also poor conductors and good material choices for window frames, but both are much more expensive than vinyl and would put new windows out of the price range for many San Diego homeowners.
Once you install vinyl replacement windows in your home, there’s not much else you need to do! Simply wipe down the tracks every once in a while, make sure the weep holes are free of debris, and your windows should last a lifetime! Other types of windows, such as wood, need additional maintenance to keep them looking good and operating as they should.
As we mentioned earlier, windows with vinyl frames are very affordable for the level of energy efficiency they provide. They are also long lasting—especially when you buy high-quality vinyl replacement windows like the ones we sell at BM Windows. Look for vinyl replacement windows that come with a lifetime warranty, as they are typically well constructed with quality materials.
Don’t assume that the replacement windows made by the most well-known manufacturers in the industry are the best. There are actually some smaller companies making very high-quality windows that you may not have heard of. At BM Windows, we carefully research the replacement windows on the market, and we only offer our customers windows that are a good balance of quality and affordability. We don’t sell “cheap” windows, rather only those that we would be proud to install in our own homes.
We offer great prices every day. You don’t have to wait for “sales” or “specials,” or hunt down coupons to get an affordable price on replacement windows from BM Windows.
If you’re ready to learn more, contact us to set up an in-home appointment with one of our helpful and friendly team members.