Let Some Light Into Your Home While Saving Money On Your Energy Bills With The Right Window Design.

We love helping you to increase the style, comfort and safety of your home with the right type of windows. At Custom Exteriors, the first thing we look at is the architectural style of your home. We want to improve the value of your home; design is a key component to home value. After evaluating your design preferences, our team will help assess the energy performance of your home and how windows could help improve it. We also consider the function of your windows to make sure they are easy for you to maintain and secure. Lastly, we want to let the right amount of light into your home. Want to add a beautiful bay window? We’ll help you see if that’s the right investment for your home.

Financing Your Window Replacement

The team at Custom Exteriors is happy to help you find a financing option to make upgrading your windows affordable and efficient. Read about our PACE financing options to learn more about how we can make a window upgrade financially feasible.

The Anatomy Of A Window

When choosing a window type, it’s often helpful to know about the different components of a window. For instance, a single hung window has a fixed top sash and a moveable bottom sash, while a double hung has two moveable sashes. Before learning about the different types of windows, here are some of the most important components and terms to know:

  • Frame - The fixed part of a window that holds the sashes or fixed glass in place.
  • Head - The top part of a window frame.
  • Jambs - The side parts of a window frame.
  • Stool - The sill that protrudes out creating a shelf at the bottom of the window.
  • Sash - The movable framework that operates within the frame and holds the glass.
  • Stiles - The vertical part of the window sash
  • Rails - The horizontal part of the window sash.
  • Casing - Vertical and horizontal molding that surrounds the inner window.
  • Glazing Compound - The putty that helps hold the glass in place.
  • Muntins - The grids that either separate individual panes of glass or lay overtop the glass as a decorative elements.
  • Latch - The locking device that helps seal the window.
  • Operator - The cranking mechanism that opens and closes casement and awning windows.
  • Scissor Arm or Extension Arm - Arm that attaches to the window frame and extends or contracts to open or close the window by cranking the operator of casement and awning windows.

Contact us or visit our showroom in Pleasanton today and our team will help you compare which window types best fit your home and budget.

Slider Doors by Custom Exteriors in the Bay Area
Unlike more traditional single or double hung windows, sliding windows open horizontally instead of vertically. Depending on your lighting and ventilation needs, sliding windows (also called sliders) could be a superior option for your home or business. Available in a wide variety of colors, styles, materials and finishes, sliding windows offer a number of advantages that may appeal to you.
Double hung windows Custom Exteriors in Bay Area
Are you considering replacing your home’s windows? Single hung and double hung windows are a great selection and come with many benefits—in fact, they are one of the most common styles of windows on the market. Single hung windows are defined by a top sash that is fixed in place and a bottom sash that is opens vertically and tilts in. Double hung windows have two sashes in the window frame and both can move up and down and tilt in.
Custom Exteriors Picture Windows Bay Area
Picture windows can be a very cost effective way of providing additional features to a room. The primary function is to provide natural light and views. It is inoperable, which means it cannot be opened without being broken. That does not mean it has any less a role to play than other windows in your home. When egress is not required, picture windows can provide additional security benefits because it cannot be opened.
Custom Exteriors Casement Windows Bay Area
The hand cranks that open casement windows come at a great advantage for windows in hard-to-reach places—such as above countertops, sinks, furniture, etc. You don’t have to worry about pushing a window open or reaching up to close your windows—most hand cranks are found on the base of the window and make the windows extremely simple to open and close.
Custom Exteriors Bay Windows
A new bay window immediately becomes the focal point for the home. This is not just another window. It consists of a shell that projects outside the home and contains three or more panels of windows. A bay window completely transforms both the interior and the exterior of the home.

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It’s Not to Late to Add Double Pane Windows to Your Home

Friday, October 9, 2015
Double Pane Windows
Though the weather is changing quickly here in CA, there's still time to have double pane windows installed in your home. Because, experts agree, double pane windows are the best solution for replacing old, outdated windows.