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What Are the Best Replacement Windows for Coastal Homes in San Diego?
Coastal San Diego homes need replacement windows that can stand up to the elements that come along with coastal living, such as wind and the salty ocean air. Because we work with so many customers with homes on or near the coast, we make sure to offer replacement windows that stand up well to the elements common to San Diego coastal communities. We offer several different brands of replacement windows, all of which do very well in coastal areas.
Replacement Windows That Stand Up to the Elements
As you know if you live on the San Diego coast, it doesn’t rain that often, but when it does, the wind can drive the rain into the side of your home. If you don’t have properly weatherproofed windows, that rain will end up inside your home, and can cause costly damage. The replacement windows we sell are known for being weathertight, even in areas with high winds. Our windows will keep out any moisture, as well as any drafts. In addition, our installers are highly trained in the best window installation techniques. Proper installation will also help keep wind and rain where they belong—outside!
The salty ocean air can be another concern when it comes to the products you use on the exterior of your home. It can really take a toll on things like window and door hardware. The hardware in the windows and doors we sell has been known to stand up well to salty air, but at some point, certain materials can start to break down and corrode, and eventually will need to be replaced.
Replacement window manufacturers know this, which is why they have exclusions in their warranties for windows installed in coastal homes (typically defined as homes located within two miles of the coast). In other words, they don’t extend the same warranty on their hardware to their coastal customers as they do to everyone else.
Exclusive Warranty for Coastal Customers
At BM Windows, we have decided that all of our customers deserve to have the same warranty, so we’ve extended our own company warranty to cover windows installed in coastal areas. If a manufacturer won’t replace hardware corroded by the salty air, we will!
Most San Diego replacement window companies will only offer you the warranty from the window manufacturer (which, as we mentioned, doesn’t cover windows installed in coastal homes). BM Windows goes above and beyond in the warranty department by offering not only our special coastal warranty, but a lifetime installation warranty as well. If you ever have a problem with the replacement windows you purchase from BM Windows, you just need to call our office and we will take care of it. We’ll send someone out to either repair or replace your window—at no cost to you!
Read more about the BM Windows warranty.
Maximizing Ocean Views with Replacement Windows
If you have a San Diego home with an ocean view, or if you just want to maximize your viewing area of the outdoors, we offer replacement windows that feature framing with a slimmer profile than many of the vinyl window products on the market. This means you’ll get a less obstructed view of the outdoors and also let more natural light into your home.
We can also help you select styles of windows that will give you a clearer view of the outdoors. For example, picture windows and casement windows are two window styles that offer more viewing area than popular styles such as single hung windows or single slider windows because they only have one solid pane of glass. If a large viewing area is high on your list of priorities for your new windows, let a BM Windows representative know this at your appointment so he or she can help you choose the best window styles for your home.
If you live in a coastal community, we’d love to talk with you about the best replacement window products and features for your home. If you’ve already gotten quotes on replacement windows from other San Diego window companies, we can help you compare their windows (as well as their warranties) to ours to see if you are being offered the best products for your home. Contact us today to learn more.