If you’re like most homeowners, you hardly think about the performance of your existing windows and doors. You’ve probably noticed they are getting older and starting to look a little rougher around the edges. “But,” you tell yourself, “they are otherwise in good shape.” Are you sure about that? The truth is that replacement windows and doors in Santa Monica, CA might be the best investment you ever make in your home. Here’s why:
Energy Efficiency Gains
Windows and doors are responsible for protecting your home, family, and belongings from weather and intruders. They let sunlight in, and give us convenient visibility of our surroundings. You come and go as you please through your doors, yet lock them tight to safeguard entry and exit. Yet with all they are responsible for, we often overlook one of their more important roles: efficiency.
These days, the industry has several good window and door products focused on energy efficiency. Low-E glass coatings and argon gas filled window panes are becoming much more standardized. This shift toward more efficient products is the way manufacturers are appealing to consumers that want to reduce their carbon impact on the planet. Customers want to know that they are part of the solution to the planet’s environmental concerns. Buying products that help them reduce energy use is a winning approach to do this. That makes sense here in southern California, where we all use significant amounts of electricity to cool our homes and businesses.
If your windows and doors are not sealed properly, designed poorly, or are made of inefficient materials, then you are likely spending way too much money on monthly energy bills. When you buy and install quality replacement windows and doors in Santa Monica, CA, you could increase the efficiency of your home by as much as 25%.
As you shop for updated window and door products, be sure to look for Energy Star labeled products. The Energy Star program was developed by the U.S. federal government to manage the energy needs of a growing economy and to lessen our national impact on the environment. Specifically, it encourages manufacturers to improve their products by meeting a high standard of efficiency. Manufacturers submit their products for testing against these standards. If they meet or exceed the standard, they are allowed to market their product using the blue Energy Star label, indicating exceptional product efficiency.
Buying a highly efficient product is better on your pocketbook. At first glance, it may not seem like much but imagine you could reduce your monthly energy costs by as much as 25%. We’ve helped many homeowners do just that by installing modern quality windows and doors in their home. The price tag of installing new windows and doors is not cheap, but smart homeowners know that over the months and years, you will save a hefty sum in reduced utility spending. Not to mention, an efficient home is one that does not need the heating and cooling system to kick on quite as much. As a result, your HVAC unit will not have as much workload to keep the internal climate of your home at a comfortable temperature.
Improved Security and Home Safety
One of the benefits of installing updated products is the increased security that they provide. Older windows and doors are often vulnerable to exploitation due to age and outdated technology. Intruders know they can be more easily access homes and businesses that have these points of weakness.
Today’s windows and doors are designed with modern security and safety in mind. Before we sell any product, we make sure that all they meet the industry’s forced entry testing standards. These standards are designed to mimic the conditions that windows and doors might face if an unwanted intruder attempted to force their way through the window. If the product performs well in testing, then homeowners know that it can be trusted.
An additional point of safety is the intuitive design of locks and opening hardware from the inside of the window. If a fire or other dangerous situation were to occur in your home, you want every exit point to be a potential route of escape. This escape route is always through the windows and doors. If your locks and hardware are difficult or clumsy to use, it can jeopardize the safety of your loved ones. All of our products feature user-friendly and accessible lock systems for these situations.
No Cost Consultation for Replacement Windows and Doors in Santa Monica, CA
At American Reliable Windows & Doors, our team of professionals stands ready to help you find the right product for your home or business. We offer a variety of products and brands: JT Windows, Premium, Plygem, Crystal, Milgard, and Amerimax. These windows and sliding doors can be designed with your material of choice: vinyl, fiberglass, wood, or aluminum.
If you’re ready to discuss which replacement windows and doors in Santa Monica, CA will be best for you, call and schedule us for a free consultation at (818) 787-1101. You can also visit us at our showroom at 6161 Van Nuys Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91401.