Santa Monica Window Replacement
Santa Monica window replacement can provide quite a few benefits for homeowners in southern CA, even though they might not need the benefits of keeping their homes warmer in winter. Undertaking a California replacement window project can give you the advantage of having more energy efficient glass, as well as preventing the sun's ultraviolet rays from entering your home and fading your furniture and wall paint. New glass doesn't only keep your home warmer in cool climates, but it also can keep the home cooler in summer, while still providing a clear view of the outside.
Avoiding Window Condensation
With old glass, you may experience problems with condensation, where moisture forms on the inside of the glass. When there's moisture on the inside pane, it eventually will trickle down the glass and end up pooling on the interior woodwork, where it could cause water damage. Condensation is also a sign that your home's window frames aren't as energy efficient as they should be, as the formation of water on the inside of the glass indicates a significant temperature difference between the glass' surface and the room's environment. A replacement window project can fix this problem.
Santa Monica window replacement materials can provide a significant benefit in terms of preventing the water from forming on the glass. Condensation occurs during cool morning and evenings because the surface of the interior glass becomes cold as the temperature from outside leaks through the glass. With a cold surface in the room, the humidity from the room collects on the cold surface. Eventually, enough water vapor collects on the window that it will pool onto the window sill.
To fix this problem, the replacement frames will likely consist of more than one pane of glass. Most materials in a Santa Monica window replacement will be double pane frames, also called double glazed frames. By using more than one piece of glass in the window, you'll find that the temperature difference between the surface of the replacement glass and the rest of the room is much less, preventing condensation. The double pane in a Santa Monica window replacement will keep the temperature from outside leaking through to the surface of the interior replacement glass.
In addition, many Santa Monica window replacement materials will contain krypton, or another type of inert gas, between the panes of the glass. Use of this gas will hinder the ability of the cooler temperatures from outside from bleeding through to the interior of the home. Inert gas does a better job of repelling temperature changes than does standard air from the atmosphere, which makes this design a valuable tool in combating condensation.
Finally, you'll find that a Santa Monica window replacement project will also work in a warm environment, as exists in this area of CA. If you are running the air conditioning in your home, and the outside air is warm and humid, you could see condensation form on the exterior surface of the window. This condensation can cause streaks on the glass, as well as blocking your view of the outside world. However, a replacement piece of glass will also prevent condensation from forming on the exterior of the glass.
Finding Installers in CA
Because Santa Monica is located in the greater Los Angeles area of southern California, you should have a pretty easy time finding someone who can handle the installation aspect of your Santa Monica window replacement project. Santa Monica is home to almost 90,000 residents, with several million more are in the metro area, so just do a little bit of shopping around, and you'll have an easy time finding an installer. Just make sure that the installer you select has some experience with this type of Santa Monica window replacement work, and it will go fast.
Santa Monica is a nice place to live, thanks to many of the amenities in this area of California. You'll find quite a few tourist attractions in this town, including the Santa Monica Pier, which draws many tourists to this area of the state, thanks to its historical significance and its entertainment options. Portions of dozens of movies, including Forrest Gump, were filmed at the pier. In addition, you'll find the famous carousel, the Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome, here, and it has been designated a national historic landmark.
With so many things happening in this portion of southern California, there's plenty of reasons for residents to want to move to Santa Monica and live near the ocean. By undergoing a Santa Monica window replacement at your home, there's little doubt that you'll see your home's value increase, which is great for trying to sell your house in a competitive market. Buyers are going to give a longer look to a home with replacement windows installed.
Santa Monica, California U-Factor and SHGC Ratings
Use the u-factor and solar heat gain co-efficient (SHGC) tool below to search for your California county's recommended window efficiency ratings.
Use our tool to search for the specific u-factor and SHGC for your county so that you are educated and have this information on hand in order to maximize the financial return on your new windows. Remember to research thoroughly prior to purchasing new windows, regardless of whether you are installing the windows yourself or having them installed by a licensed professional contractor.
If your county shows more than one u-factor and shgc combination, you may safely choose any combination. However, we recommend discussing the best option with a window replacement professional.
Santa Monica Window Suppliers
Click the links below to see a list of local window retailers, contractors, and manufacturers.
- Carnevale & Son 1702 Idaho Ave Santa Monica CA 90403 (310) 828-5407 Edit Listing
- Clark Adams Co 3215 Pico Blvd Santa Monica CA 90405 (310) 828-2411 Edit Listing
- Reliable Remodelers Inc 1223 Wilshire Blvd # 172 Santa Monica CA 90403 (877) 412-1247 Edit Listing
- Sonderegger Construction 2624 32nd St Santa Monica CA 90405 (310) 452-3059 Edit Listing