Replacement Window Disappointments


Replacement windows in Truckee, CA are a large investment. Choosing between the options takes a lot of time and effort as well. Once the installation occurs, you are finally at the end of the road and you can start enjoying the new windows. The last thing you want after all that is to be disappointed in the performance of the new windows. Here are some of the ways homeowners have been disappointed in the past and ways you can avoid those feelings with your own project.

The Windows Let In Too Much Heat From The Sun

New windows, even if they are just the same style as your old windows, are going to let more light into your home. They have smaller frames and larger glass space so more light will get in automatically. Most of the time, that’s a good thing. More natural light makes rooms look larger, more open, and more welcoming. However, the heat from that sunlight can get to be too much. Some people have been disappointed that they have to block the extra sunlight out just to bare the heat. This is because they failed to put the low-E upgrade on their windows. This thin, metallic coating blocks the heat and UV rays of the sun while allowing the heat to get through. When this coating is in place, the windows never have to be covered because of heat. You can enjoy natural light without the heat included at all.

The Window Color Looks Off With The House

This can be a huge aesthetic disappointment and is a big mistake to make, especially on vinyl windows that can’t be painted. Homeowners who are trying to match their home’s color might find that the windows are off or they might not like a certain color with the home like they expected they would. These color mistakes can easily be avoided by taking professional advice and by taking window color samples home. IT’s best to examine the options in the natural lighting of the home in several locations throughout the day to get the best idea of what things will look like once they are installed.

The Windows Aren’t Lowering Bills Enough

Any replacement window will likely make your energy bills go lower, but it might not be as low as you thought. That could be true for several reasons. Some people have a friend install the windows instead of a professional…and then the window doesn’t perform well because of improper installation. Others don’t add upgrades, but expect the results they would get with those upgrades. The key is setting your expectations right, taking professional advice, and, above all else, getting professional installation.


Many homeowners have made many mistakes with their replacement windows in Truckee, CA over the years, but the professionals at California Craftsman are here to make sure that once your new windows are professionally installed by our experts, you won’t be disappointed in anything about them. We’ll help you through the process every step of the way to give you confidence about your decisions.