When the time comes to replace the windows on your Thousand Oaks, CA home, you might dread the process. You don’t replace your windows on a regular basis and you don’t really know how to find good quality in replacement windows. Use this guide to help you find the vinyl windows that will fit into your home and the goals you have for comfort inside. Quality is a matter of detail and it is a good idea to compare windows from different brands to see how the features line up.
- Look at Appearance
The appearance of the windows you purchase matters quite a bit to the overall look and style of your home. If the windows don’t fit in, the home won’t look nice from inside or outside. You want windows with the right color and style and windows that have attractive hardware.
- Consider Operation
When you look at display windows, try them out so you know how they operate. Do they open and close smoothly or crank with ease? Look at the locks and everything else on the windows to make sure they look solid and like they can withstand years of use. Display windows go through a lot and you need to know the windows you buy can operate well in your home.
- Think about Cleaning Functions
If you want to keep your windows clean and dust free, you need to think about how you would clean the vinyl windows you buy. Luckily, vinyl windows don’t take much maintenance. You may want to wash them with soap and water on occasion, but you don’t have to do much to keep them looking as good as new. You can wipe the interior and exterior glass as often as you want and some window styles make that easier than others.
- Ask What Parts are Available
As you go through the different window options, ask what parts are available for future repairs or replacements. If the window doesn’t have many parts available, you might want to consider another brand. You don’t want to get something that is already out of date with hard to find parts.
- What are the Warranties?
Compare the warranties on different vinyl windows when it comes to their parts and finishes. Look for a warranty that covers glass replacement and goes up to 20 years. Those are good warranties to have.
- Consider Glass
The energy-efficient double-pane glass is standard now, but you can pay a bit more and get triple pane glass and low-E coatings between the panes. This type of class works well to control sunlight in the warm Thousand Oaks, CA area.
If you are interested in comparing a variety of vinyl windows in Thousand Oaks, you are welcome to stop by the Quality Windows & Doors showroom at 1430 S Oxnard Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93030 so we can show you the differences between the brands in person. Give us a call at 805-984-5895 and we would be happy to come to your home and make recommendations as to what vinyl windows will work best on your home.