Replacement Windows: Change we Must

When it comes to your Santa Rosa, CA home and its furnishings, nothing lasts forever. Things age and need to be upgraded which is why replacement windows for your home are such an important aspect of your home’s ‘shelf-life.”

Replacing your old windows with new ones will lower your energy bills, but the replacement process is an investment that you need to prepare for. It helps to know when to repair your windows and when to replace them.

The friendly professionals at American Window Systems want you to be educated in this important either/or situation.

What a Rotten Thing to do!

If you have wood windows, it’s a good idea to inspect your windows for rot and decay. A pro might be able to repair rot, jammed sashes, and broken parts. See signs that water has penetrated around the frame? The windows need to be removed and repaired before they rot. If the sashes stick, rub the bottom of a white candle against the bottom and sides of the window so it will slide better in the channel. If there’s condensation between layers of insulated glass, you’ll need to replace the sash or the window, which may be covered by your warranty.

Replace for Energy Efficiency

Caulking and weather stripping help reduce drafts in your Santa Rosa, CA home. Remove old caulk and replace it with new caulk using a caulking gun. Outside, caulk between the window molding and house. Inside, caulk around window trim.

Conversely, single-¬pane windows are a real concern because the friction of opening and closing the sashes can release lead dust and result in lead poisoning. An experienced contractor can suggest remedies for hazardous paint removal. Replacing these windows eliminates the lead risk, but can increase lead dust during the project. If your contractor will disturb lead-based paint, he must be trained in lead-safe work practices.

Windows for the Long-term

With the passage of time, you want your windows to evolve with you as you enjoy your home. Replacement windows help define your home’s look and can be an important architectural detail. So remember, the overall design of a window can really make or break the window and energy efficiency and security should be at the top of your list.

Sometimes change IS good! Both for you and your Santa Rosa, CA home. When it comes to replacement windows Santa Rosa, CA, let American Window Systems compliment your style and your housing needs with cutting edge technology and savings that will stay with you for the long haul! At American Window Systems we stake our reputation on every job we do…they’re important to us!

American Window Systems is located at 1729 Action Avenue, Suite B, Napa, CA 94559. Stop by and see us during our showroom hours, which are Monday-Friday 8-5. You can also schedule a free in-home estimate by call us toll-free outside of Napa at 1-888-808-5377 or locally, dial (707) 304-5311. Stop by, give a call or shoot us an email, whatever works for you!

American Window Systems. Over 5,000 happy customers and counting!