When you buy a new outfit, do you think, “hmm, I wonder how this will look on me in ten years”? Probably not. Outfits, generally, aren’t a very big investment. You wear them until they wear out and that’s that. Not a big deal. But when you make a big investment for your home, like with replacement windows in Santa Barbara, CA, you definitely don’t want to have regrets later. They aren’t something you can just return to the store for a different size or color. The best thing you can do when you are working on the project is look ahead to what you might see in the future so you can avoid regrets at that time. Here are a few issues to consider:
The color you choose for your windows is a big deal. If you get vinyl, which most people do, you can’t change it. That’s a positive thing because it means no maintenance. But if you get a certain color that looks good now, and then want to paint your house a different tone later, it just doesn’t work. Look into the future and think about the options for your home. IF you adore the color and can’t imagine ever changing it, get a color to match. If you are okay with the color now, but when it needs a paint job, you might change it, get a color that will look good both now and later.
Yes, even standard windows are going to be more energy efficient than what you have on your home now. But if you avoid even thinking about upgrades, you might regret it later. You go with standards and you save money. But you might lack comfort in your home in ways you could have had if you had thought about things further. If your house gets a lot of sun, for example, and you add low-E glass, you can block out that heat and the UV rays, but still get the natural light. It’s something you might wish for when your home heats up in the summer sun if you don’t get it originally.
Energy Efficiency Options
Again, the standards are very good today, but in the future, energy prices are only going to rise so when you are working on a big project, like window replacement, it’s a good idea to get things that are as energy efficient as you can afford. Consider things like triple pane glass, inert gas fillings, and other such options so you don’t regret not having the most efficiency possible in the future.
When you are moving forward with replacement windows in Santa Barbara, CA, the last thing the experts at Quality Windows & Doors want is for you to have any regrets later. Give us a call at (805) 984-5895 and we can help you through the process one step at a time. You can also visit our showroom at 1430 S Oxnard Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93030 to get ideas.