Less Obvious Replacement Window Details


There are a lot of obvious details that are important when you are getting replacement windows in Truckee, CA. Of course the materials you choose for the frames is important and the glass pack is going to play a huge role as well. But there are many less-than-obvious details that you will also want to consider along the way. When everything comes together and you’ve thought of all the elements in play, you will be a lot happier with the end result. Here are a few details your window company can help you remember as you move through the process.

Not Every Upgrade Is For You

While you can go crazy and put every window upgrade available on your replacement windows, but every upgrade will be what you need it to be or want for your home. Low-E glass, for example, is a great choice for homes in California that see a lot of sun. The glass reflects heat and allows you to push the heat of the sun back outside instead of allowing it into the home. But what if your home is in the full shade? You’ll be paying for an upgrade you don’t really use very much. Consider your house and it’s variables when you look at the various upgrades so you don’t pay for something your home doesn’t really need.

Higher Prices Don’t Denote Quality

When you go to the jewelry store, the cubic zirconia rings are less than the diamonds. They’re lower in quality, even if they look similar. But that’s not the case in the window world. Two windows that look the same, but are priced differently, don’t mean the quality is lower on the one with the lower cost. It could be aesthetic reasons or any number of other things. You need to know the details behind the costs before you can judge if there’s quality issues here or something else causing the lack of high prices.

Aesthetics And Function Need To Work Together

The way your windows look on your house is very important, but before you choose a style based on appearance alone, you need to think about the function of that window. For example, you might like casement windows because they don’t have interruptions and let in a good deal of fresh air when they are open. But how do they function? Well, they swing out so whenever they are open, they will be out over your garden, your walkway, or anything else that is in the way. Keep that in mind as you look at aesthetics. Functions matter too.

When you are going over the details on replacement windows in Truckee, CA, the professionals at California Craftsman won’t let any detail slip through the cracks. It’s our job to remind you of important matters so you will be as happy as you can be with the end result. Give us a call at (530) 887-1857 and let’s start down the path together. You can also visit us at 4035 Grass Valley Hwy Ste G Auburn, CA 95602.