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Why Does Your San Diego Company Specialize in Replacement Windows?
It may seem odd to some people that we are a company that specializes in only one thing: replacement windows. We know there are other places to buy replacement windows in San Diego, including big box stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s. But here’s the difference: those other companies sell replacement windows. We specialize in replacement windows. It’s all we do. This is important.
There is a lot that goes into replacement windows. There’s more technology in each window than you might imagine.
Working with Replacement Window Specialists in San Diego
Replacement windows are designed to let light in, but to keep heat, cold, drafts, UV rays, and sound out. In order to do those things, replacement windows are carefully engineered and built. Most of today’s replacement windows have features like dual panes of glass with Low-E coatings and special insulating gas in between the glass panels; specially designed vinyl frames that discourage heat transfer; sophisticated mechanisms for opening, closing, and locking the windows; and more.
Replacement windows also have their own rating systems. There are industry-wide metrics for determining how good a window is at keeping heat out on hot days (Solar Heat Gain Coefficient), keeping warmth in on cold days (U-Factor), allowing light in (Visible Light Transmittance), keeping drafts out (Air Leakage), and keeping sound out (Sound Transmission Class). These standardized metrics make it easier to compare the quality and performance of the various replacement windows on the market, but only if you know how to interpret the numbers. For example, is a window with a U-Factor of 0.25 good or bad? What about a window with a Solar Heat Gain Coefficient of 0.17?
Your average big box store employee might not be able to help you navigate all the considerations that need to be made when it comes to selecting the best replacement windows for your San Diego home.
When you work with a company that specializes in replacement windows, on the other hand, they can explain to you exactly what all the various ratings mean and help you pick out the replacement windows that will best suit your needs. They can tell you the differences between the various brands and lines of replacement windows and what accounts for the price differences among them. They’ll help you select the features you might want to add to improve the performance of your windows.
Choosing the Features That Are Right for Your Home
Every home and every family is different. Maybe you live on a busy street and want windows with extra sound suppression. Some areas of your house might get hotter than others because of the direction the windows face. You might want to upgrade the windows in just those rooms to ones that have a better Solar Heat Gain Coefficient rating. A replacement window expert can help you navigate decisions like these.
Installing replacement windows is a substantial investment in your home. You want to make sure you are getting quality products that meet your needs. The team at BM Windows will help you make informed decisions, without any pressure to buy right away or add unneeded upgrades.