While they may not receive much credit for being the major design element they are, your windows play a major role in the look and feel of your home. Homeowners in Moorpark Valley are choosing to install windows that work as an ideal complement to their homes interior and exterior design. Finding the perfect Moorpark, CA replacement windows require selecting the right material, design, and features. However, with such a wide variety of windows currently on the market, finding the right choice for your home could feel a bit overwhelming. To simplify the buying process we have put together a short guide to the different windows you will currently find on the market.
One of the biggest decisions you will have to make about your windows is the type of material you are looking for. Each material comes with its own list of benefits and disadvantages, so it’s important to familiarize yourself with the strengths of each prior to purchasing:
Wood: Wood is a popular window option due to its natural look and feel. Wood windows come in a wide variety of species and styles, making them a stylish choice for any home. Wood windows are also incredibly easy to customize as you can paint or stain them to match any color you like. The one downside of wood windows is they may require some additional maintenance over time, and aren’t best for homes in highly humid climates.
Vinyl: Vinyl windows are one of the most widely purchased window options on the market and for good reason. Vinyl windows are remarkably energy efficient and can drastically reduce your utility bill, especially when replacing older wooden windows. Vinyl windows expand and contract according to the weather, and typically come with double or triple pane glass making them a great choice for insulating your home. You will also find that vinyl windows come with a surprisingly low price tag.
Fiberglass: Fiberglass is the perfect material for homeowners that love the look of wooden windows, but don’t want to worry about the upkeep or maintenance. Fiberglass windows have a striking resemblance to the look and feel of wooden windows, in some cases, it’s impossible to tell the difference between the two. These windows are also durable and require little maintenance. The one downside to fiberglass windows is that they run on the expensive side, but if you can afford them they are a beautiful option to consider.
Aluminum: Aluminum has been a favorite among designers and architects due to the materials durability and low cost. However, this metal based material has a tendency to hold heat, so it may not be the best option for homes in extra hot climates.
At Quality Windows & Doors we are ready to introduce you to our popular window materials, answer all your questions and even provide a free estimate. For your free estimate give us a call at our Ventura County location (805.984.5895) our Santa Barbara location (805.564.7600) or our Malibu location (310.456.3979). You can also visit us in person at 1420 S Oxnard Blvd. Oxnard, California 93030, or at our Santa Barbara location located at 534 N Milpas St. Santa Barbara, California 93101.