Category Archives: Window Screens

Why Your Window Job is a Professional Job

When it’s time to install windows in your Ventura home, it may be tempting to turn a professional job into a “Do It Yourself” project. With the many DIY sites and videos floating around the internet, many homeowners are choosing to do their own home projects in the hopes of saving some money. Unfortunately, there are many risks that come with choosing to install your own windows. Here we will be discussing some of the predominant reasons why it’s so important to leave window projects to the professionals.

1. Energy Efficient Windows Can’t Do Their Job Without Proper Installation
You spent all your time researching and picking out the right energy efficient windows for your home and you’re ready to install them. Unfortunately, those energy efficient windows are useless if your windows aren’t properly installed. If your windows are put installed in a way that leaves even the slightest crack, a draft will form and your heating and air conditioning will go right out the window. If reducing your monthly energy bill is important to you, then it’s best to leave this job to the professionals.

2. Poorly Installed Windows Can be a Major Safety Risk
By choosing to do your window installation yourself; you are running the risk of coming across some safety and security issues down the line. First, your windows are the easiest access point for outside threats, and when they are poorly installed you increase your chances of robberies occurring. Second, if your windows aren’t properly installed they have the potential to fall out of place when pressure is put on them, which is a particular concern if you have children in your home.

3. Do It Yourself Jobs Can Cost You More in the Long Run
While you may believe that installing your windows yourself may save you money, it’s  actually likely to cost you more. Often, homeowners read outdated instructions online or watch videos without realizing a certain model of a window is no longer in circulation and tries to complete the job off of this information.  Usually, this results in the homeowner forcing the window into place, damaging both the window and the frame. When this happens, not only do you need to pay more to replace the window, but also to have a professional repair the frame. You can see how easily an affordable DIY job becomes a professional repair job that could cost you twice as much.

While we all like to save money, it’s more important to receive strong security, energy efficiency, and long-term value from your windows. If you are concerned about your budget, it’s highly recommended to request an estimate before beginning a project. At Quality vinyl windows Malibu, CA, we are here to provide you with a free estimate as well as answer any question you may have about your window replacement. To receive your estimate and speak with an expert today give us a call or visit us at any one of our three locations; Ventura County 805.984.5895, 1430 S Oxnard Blvd. Oxnard, California 93030,  Santa Barbara 805.564.7600, 534 N Milpas St. Santa Barbara, California 93103, or Malibu 310.456.3979.

Why Quality Windows & Doors Should Be Your Window Contractor

Choosing a window contractor is not an easy decision. After all, we each want solid workmanship and quality products. Plus, in the hustle and bustle of an area like Westlake Village, CA—a stone’s throw from Malibu—none of us have time to deal with untimeliness or unprofessionalism.

The team at Quality Windows & Doors understands the significance of a good contractor. Our livelihood depends on our clients’ satisfaction and the rapport we build within this community. You are more important to us than you know!

So, we would love for you to get to know us…

We’ve been around
For a long time, that is. When you’re choosing a contractor, experience and longevity are key. This tells you about the staying power the company has built within a community and its committment. Quality Windows & Doors has been serving Westlake Village and the surrounding area for more than 30 years. We have decades of experience installing premium quality windows.

Ratings
The Better Business Bureau has Quality Windows & Doors listed with an A+ rating. Unfamiliar with the BBB and their ratings? They review on an A-F scale (like in school) based on the size of the business, customer complaints and the company’s quality and timeliness of response, type of business, time in business, transparency of business practices, licensing, and advertising issues (if applicable). If you are more interested in what your fellow residents have to say about us, jump on Yelp.com or Google Reviews. With both of these resources, you will find feedback from current and previous clients—reviews we are unable to change or remove.

Range of service
We can install replacement windows in your home—and we will perform this project with expertise. We have performed thousands of installations over the years. Still, wouldn’t it be nice to have a company who can also address other potential window needs? For example, we offer a range of services for your window needs, such as frame repairs, glass repairs and glazing services, upgrades, design, and disposal. In addition, over the years we have expanded our services to include commercial buildings, high-end residences, schools, and government projects. We find that expanding our portfolio has directly improved the quality of our work across the board.

Homegrown with a Heart for Southern California
Quality Windows & Doors was established in 1980 in a suburban garage not far from Westlake Village. In fact, the owner’s mom tolerated her son, Erick Karlsen, working his dream from her home! Since then, his dream has come to fruition and is operated from two showrooms with more than thirty employees. How? Mr. Karlsen was determined—from the beginning in that little garage—to hold this company to a high standard: top of the line products, kindness of staff, affordability, skilled contractors and quality workmanship, range of expertise, and the utmost in work ethic.

This is your home and your window project. You deserve to be confident in your Westlake Village, CA window installation contractor! We sincerely hope to meet with you soon and earn your business. Our commitment is to guarantee your satisfaction. Questions? Call us or visit one of our showrooms to get a feel for our work and friendly professionalism. We will see you soon!

Quality Windows & Doors
1430 S Oxnard Blvd.
Oxnard, California 93030
805.984.5895

Your Modern Agoura Hills Home: Milgard Style Line Series Windows

This is Southern California. The weather is beautiful, the sun is bright, and the coastline is breathtaking. As residents of Agoura Hills, CA, we never take for granted the beauty with which we are surrounded. We truly do have it all: ocean, mountains, and unrivaled blue skies.

Does your home provide you with a view?

Ask yourself: do my windows allow me to take in all that surrounds me here in the Golden State? If the answer is “no,” the team at Quality Windows & Doors have just the answer: Milgard Style Line Series Windows. In fact, we have created this list of perks just for you in order to assist you in your decision-making process.

Perk #1: The View
As described, we live in one of the most beautiful areas of the country. The landscape and the views we are blessed with can be part of your inside life too. Milgard Style Line Series Windows have slim profile frames to allow this outside-inside experience. This feature is ideal in providing you the most visible glass surface and natural light. Thus, you will see more mountains or coastline or wooden area (whichever you have) while sipping coffee from your couch.

Perk #2: The Modern Family
Because of these slim frames, you can finally embrace that modern, sleek, sophisticated look you have always wanted. This series also boasts clean lines and a contemporary style. To create this look, these windows are designed with minimally protruding hardware and neutral colors. Do you tend toward awning or casement style windows? Great! Both of these window styles in the Style Line Series have handles which fold out of view, in keeping with a modern aesthetic.

Perk #3: PureView Screen
This option allows you a screen to match the openness of this beautiful window line. PureView screens are engineered with these Agoura Hills views in mind! They are made of smaller yarns and finer mesh for the most natural light indoors. What’s more, you will hardly know you are looking through a screen!

Perk #4: Full Lifetime Warranty
With any Milgard window, the original purchaser has a full lifetime warranty. What does this mean for you and your Southern California home? Here are the details:

  • For any defect in material or workmanship, all repairs and replacements will be taken care of, including the cost of parts and labor for as long as you own your home.
  • Should you sell your home, Milgard will extend warranty coverage for 10 years from the original start date to the new homeowners. Note: In a buyers’ market, this is a huge selling-point.

Ready to love your windows and your views? We can not wait to help you achieve the look you dream of with the California backdrop you love! Milgard is top of the line in quality and design. Our team at Quality Windows & Doors knows this, which is why we choose to back their products. After all, we have Camarillo, CA home windows in our own homes for a reason. Come visit one of our showrooms and see for yourself!

Quality Windows & Doors
1430 S Oxnard Blvd.
Oxnard, California 93030
805.984.5895

Finding the Right Window Screens for Your Home

The beautiful weather in Thousand Oaks, California allows homeowners to open their windows and invite some fresh air into their homes. Unfortunately, your open windows also invite mosquitos and other bugs into your house. That’s why so many homeowners have window screens professionally installed to keep their home comfortable and insect free. However, when it comes to window screens, it’s not a simple one size fits all deal. Like window frames, window screens come in a wide variety of materials, each with their own set of benefits and disadvantages. To help you find the perfect window screens for your home we have created this short buying guide.

Fiberglass Window Screens:  Fiberglass mesh window screens are one of the most widely purchased window screen materials on the market.  This window material is known for its durability and won’t corrode, stain or rust. While it may stand up well against the elements, these window screens are more likely to tear than materials like aluminum.

Aluminum Window Screens: Aluminum window screens are not only more durable than fiberglass window screens, but they are also more affordable. Aluminum window screens have the look of raw aluminum but have a clear overcoat to maintain their sheen. Despite their durability, due to their metal material they do have a tendency to rust over long periods of time if installed in an environment that receives excessive rain.

Solar Window Screens: Solar window screens use a white fabric grouped together in bands. Due to the screens light color, they are less likely to attract excessive heat and actually reflect light, helping to keep your home cool during the warmer months.

Pet Screens: Pet owners should consider having pet screens installed in their home to save themselves money and headache. Pets have a habit of scratching on window screens, often ripping or damaging them. Pet screens were designed to hold up against your strongest pet with material up to seven times heavier than that of traditional window screens.

Having window screens installed can make your home a safer and more comfortable place. At Quality Windows, we look forward to introducing you to our many window screen materials as well as answering any questions you may have. We currently offer aluminum frame finishes, aluminum screens, BetterVue Visible screens, fiberglass mesh screens, pet screens and solar screens. You’ll find at Quality Windows customer service is a top priority for us, which is why we help walk you through each stage, even offering a free estimate. If are interested in receiving a free estimate today you can contact us by calling our Ventura County location (805.984.5895) our Santa Barbara location (805.564.7600) or our Malibu location (310.456.3979). If you would like to visit us in person, you can find us at 1420 S Oxnard Blvd. Oxnard, California 93030, or at our Santa Barbara location located at 534 N Milpas St. Santa Barbara, California 93101. We look forward to meeting you and assisting you with all of your Thousand Oaks, CA window replacement needs.