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When it’s Time For Windows and Doors Replacement for Your Somis Home, Know Where to Begin

You may not have realized this, but your home is very likely talking to you right now. Whether you live in city or anywhere else throughout Oxnard or the Santa Barbara area, you may have taken on or are considering any number of home improvement projects this year.

Somis CA Replacement Windows

One particular project that you may be considering right now is replacing your old windows or entry doors. Maybe you’re questioning whether this is the right time to make this particular investment. You could be confused about whether you should spend that money remodeling the bathroom, having some of the rooms in the house repainted, or even replace the carpeting in the living room, bedrooms, or family room. It’s a reasonable question that many homeowners just like you have, and if you’re not quite sure what to do at this point in time, it’s a good idea to sit down, get quiet, and listen to what your house is trying to tell you.

The language of your home.

Even though your house may be considered an inanimate object, it is still communicating with you on a regular basis. The older a house gets, the more often it seems to talk to the homeowner.

You may return home after a long day work, pull in the driveway, and feel relieved to be home once again. You step inside, fighting with the side door or even the front door to get it to open, leaning your shoulder hard into it to lock the deadbolt, and then place your briefcase or bag down before collapsing into the recliner in your living room.

Sitting there, you may look around and be disgusted at what you see with regard to the condition of your windows.

Those are small ways that a house communicates to its owner. If you question the quality of windows, their age, or even the condition of them, or you have difficulty opening or closing any entry door in your house, that’s how your home communicates with you.

Quality Windows and Doors was established in 1980 by Erick Karlson and has since expanded to two showrooms in Oxnard in Santa Barbara with over 30 highly experienced and courteous employees who all understand the dynamics of the language of different homes. That’s why we talk about it in this way.

Most people simply don’t have prior experience.

The average life expectancy for windows is approximately 15 years. It could be closer to 10 or in the upper range of 20 or 30, depending on the type of window and quality that was installed originally. For example, a high quality hardwood frame window may last between 20 and 30 years. That length of time could increase with vinyl cladding over the wood frame. Those windows are considered the most expensive type, pound for pound and style for style.

Because windows don’t need to be replaced all that often, the average homeowner may never even have to take on this particular project, especially if they purchase a new home in 10 years or even 15 years. Without any prior experience, it is difficult to understand the language that a house is using to communicate to the homeowner.

Here are some key things to consider about replacement windows.

There are many different sizes and styles to choose from. For example, the most traditional type of window is a double hung window. This is the type of window that you can slide open from the bottom or the top to allow fresh air into the home. You also have picture windows, single hung windows, casement windows, bay windows, bow windows, and many other styles. You also have cut ups that can make a larger window seem to be comprised of many smaller windows.

It’s important to realize that you can completely change the style of any window in your home. For example, you may have two double hung windows in your living room that are separated by an expanse of wall space, but if they are not taking advantage of the incredible view outside, you could replace those double hung windows with a gorgeous bay window, bow window, or even a picture window.

The opportunities are almost limitless.

Key things to know about replacement doors.

When it comes to entry doors, you have your basic front door, side door, a backdoor, and maybe even a sliding glass patio or deck door. Doors are the first place anyone will try to gain access into your home, whether you invite them over there or not.

Safety and security is essential when looking into replacement doors. If your front door, for example, is old and has been kicked in and slammed shut many times through the years, it can negatively impact the curb appeal of your home. It can also reduce security and safety for your entire house, family, and all of your possessions. An older door will most likely be far easier to break into than one that is relatively new and of high quality.

Once you listen to your house.

Once you take the time to listen to what your house is trying to tell you, you may be ready to contact an experienced and quality company to help you determine the right replacement windows and doors. That company is, hands down, Quality Windows and Doors. Not only have they been serving city and the surrounding areas for more than 35 years, they have two showrooms, one in Oxnard and one in Santa Barbara, and over 30 quality, experienced employees, including installers.

You can see all of the options you can choose from before you have to make any particular decision. With so many options to choose from, the sky is, proverbially the limit. Take advantage of an incredible home improvement opportunity by choosing Quality Windows and Doors today.