Window Replacement FAQ's

Whether you're looking to reduce your utility bills with energy efficient windows or just want to enhance your home's appearance with new windows, we've put together a list of the most frequently asked questions to help San Francisco Bay Area homeowners make the best decision for their family.

Why Should I Consider Replacing my Windows? 

Old or damaged windows often lead to Energy Efficiency and higher utility bills. Replacement windows can enhance the appearance of your home, increase the value of your home and improve Energy Efficiency.

How Can I Tell if My Windows Need to Be Replaced?

Some signs that your windows are ready to be replaced include drafts difficulty opening or closing the windows noticing condensation between your panes or visible defects such as cracks or rotting. Another sign is to watch your utility bill closely for any increases not related to rate hikes.

What Are the Benefits of Energy Efficient Windows?

Energy efficient windows are not only aesthetically pleasing, they can help lower your heating and cooling costs, reduce UV damage to your interior furniture and floors and contribute to a more environmentally friendly home.

Do I Need a Professional to Install Replacement Windows?

While  it is possible to replace your windows yourself it is definitely not recommended. This can be a complicated process depending on the type and size of the windows and the materials being used.  Hiring a professional will ensure proper installation which is crucial to maximize Energy Efficiency and is often required for warranty purposes.

What Should I Look for in a Professional Window Replacement Company?

Look for companies who have strong positive reviews, a long history in your community, proper licensing, experienced & trained installers and offer a product & labor warranty.

Are There Any Incentives or Rebates Available for Replacing my Home Windows?

There are currently tax credits available for homeowners who replace their old windows with Energy Star Rated Windows. To learn more you can go here: Windows & Skylights Tax Credit.  You can also check with your local California Utility Provider to find out if any local incentives are being offered in your area.

What Is the Typical Lifespan of Today’s Replacement Windows?

The lifespan of today's replacement windows can vary depending on factors like material quality, climate and regular maintenance. A well-maintained, high quality window can last 20 years or more.

Have more questions about replacing your home windows? Contact us!