One of the complaints in older San Diego homes is that the house is too dark. Another complaint we hear frequently in San Diego is that the home is too hot or too cold, depending on the time of year. The solution to both of those problems are simple: get new windows!
If your home is too dark, you can create a new opening to add windows to your home. Windows are wonderful for bringing in natural light to your living areas. Alternatively, you can widen existing openings to create larger windows. If you can not visualize the best placement for new window openings, your best bet is to contact a contractor to assist you (ahem, we are available Monday through Saturday!)
Did you know having the right windows in your home can cut your electricity bill? Yes, it can! Better insulated windows mean your windows will hold up the fight against the elements. Your home won’t get too hot or cold and that means less heating and cooling used to keep the home comfortable. Dual pane windows will save you money as well as time spent cleaning because there will be more dust control with new windows. Let us introduce you to the wonderful world of windows!
Adding Fixed and Picture Windows
These large windows do not open and no screen is required because these windows are for the purpose of seeing a large beautiful view. Since these windows do not open, you could have two smaller windows on the side of this large window to let the breeze in. If you have breathtaking views, this is the way to go.
Sliding windows are probably the least expensive window option. You can get these windows in any size and can look great on any home.
Single or double hung
Hung windows can be lifted or pushed down depending on how they are placed. In double- and single-hung windows, screens are mounted on the outside. You can tell if it’s a single hung window if only the lower half is screened. Windows without screens tend to look better depending on your area of living you can have the option to have screens on your windows.
Casement window swings open like doors swing open. You can get these windows with a knob and handle. You can have these windows with or without the screens.
Awning windows by lifting outward and swinging up. These are like a horizontal casement windows and screens can be mounted in these. These types of windows can go well with a modern style home.
Glass blocks are more commonly used in bathrooms. This look can give your wall a translucent look. While this is a dated look, it still remains popular and the perfect solution for spa-inspired bathrooms. This option is perfect you want natural light in your bathroom without adding clear windows. This option is great for doing that and also adding some privacy.
Window material can be made out of various materials like aluminum, wood, vinyl and even fiberglass! Depending on the type of windows you end up choosing, you can mix and match the materials. As long as the materials are strong and support it’s purpose, your windows will look amazing.