Replacement Windows in San Diego, CA

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When The Home Depot was founded in 1978, Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank had no idea how revolutionary this new "hardware… More
Paul is wonderful and I am thrilled with the service, product, and warranty! Full review
  • 43 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
Renewal by Andersen’s process begins with a free in-home consultation to listen to your needs. We then custom-make beautiful, energy-efficient composite… More
Good but overpriced. Full review
  • 26 Years in Business
  • Insured
Quality begins at home. We are the premiere home improvement company, with service and products that will keep you happy for… More
Jonathan was very good Full review
  • 10 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
Located within the heart of the San Fernando Valley in the city of Chatsworth, California Deluxe Windows has established itself as… More
So far so good these guys are very professional and easy to work with. They are journey on the spot and… Full review
  • 22 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
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Our founders have decades of experience in the home improvement industry. They founded a company that provided over 130,000 CA homeowners… More
Mr. Peter Stone is very dedicated to his work and it is quite obvious. Any questions I asked, he answered them… Full review
  • 4 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
For the last 10 years, Edison Home Improvement has been an industry pioneer in the San Diego home remodel industry and… More
Our experience with Edison was great. My wife and I just bought our first home, and initially we purchased the services… Full review
  • 13 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
Transform Home Improvements, has been a leader in the home improvement space for more than 30 years. Whether your home is… More
Salesman came quick (Tuesday) and quoted 3 - 4 weeks. Contractors called on Thursday with install on Friday - same week.… Full review
  • 71 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
Trust your home improvement project to America's No. 1 remodeling company: Dreamstyle Remodeling. Since 1989, Dreamstyle Remodeling has been on a… More
I am extremely satisfied with my experience from the beginning to the end. The salesman (Mark Sena) is experienced and was… Full review
  • 32 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
Licensed, bonded and insured construction company for home remodeling and repair that conduct FREE estimate since 2006. More
  • 15 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
Homes Construction was established in June 2009, we are a bonded, licensed and insured contractors who conduct free qotation for any… More
  • 12 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
We've been in the business for quite sometime, providing good customer service and satisfying output. Have our free estimate! ! !… More
  • 11 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
We’re a family-owned company specializing in Home improvement and House Remodeling to increase the value of your house. we do all… More
  • 17 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
BMC is one of the nation’s leading providers of diversified building products and services to professional builders and contractors in the… More
  • 15 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
Design Windows and Doors Inc. is a family-owned window and door contractor serving Greater Ontario. We were started in 2005 and… More
Our single pane windows from 1952 replaced with wonderful double pane windows. Amy was the one who called me and was… Full review
  • 16 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
SM Construction & Associates, Inc. offers a wide variety of high-quality onsite consultation and construction services residential properties. We can provide… More
  • 6 Years in Business
  • Licensed
We are a family-owned business it started off with our grandpa doing Plumbing for 65 years . My dad eventually took… More
  • 6 Years in Business
  • Bonded
NRG Clean Power is California's leading solar energy provider,with over 30 years of superior customer service. We're more than just a… More
My mom doesn't have a computer so I am writing this for her. Tiffany always followed up with me in every… Full review
  • 34 Years in Business
OUR MISSION STATEMENT: "Revolutionizing the Home Improvement Industry One Customer at a Time, While Changing the Lives of Our Employees for… More
We had a walk in shower installed today. It looks awesome!! Great job at a great price. Above and beyond what… Full review
  • 20 Years in Business
Providing energy efficient home solutions to the coast of San Diego County including solar, windows, HVAC, patios, landscape, exterior paint and… More
We are so pleased with the work that of Coast Energy Solution. Our backyard project was quite a mess and needed… Full review
  • 11 Years in Business
Evergreen Home Improvement, LLC in Bloomington, IN serves the greater Indianapolis area with complete home renovation services. As fully licensed and… More
  • 26 Years in Business
Renewal by Andersen is the window replacement subsidiary of Andersen Corporation, a company that has revolutionized the window and door business… More
Very professional, thorough, and helpful presentation. No hard sell, but several promotional options. Full review
  • 26 Years in Business
Brothers Home Improvement, Inc. was founded in 1994 by brothers Gene and Ralph. The company combined Gene’s business know-how with Ralph’s… More
Had slider replaced two years ago now just finished installing 13 new windows today great product and service! Full review
  • 27 Years in Business
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Buying Windows in San Diego, California

There are a variety of reasons you may be looking into purchasing windows for your home in San Diego. Perhaps you are considering new construction windows for a remodel or new home, or maybe you are simply replacing an old window which is no longer performing as it should. No matter your reason, it is helpful to understand how where you live should influence the windows you choose.

San Diego has their own unique codes, ordinances, and permit requirements which can guide your search for the right window for your home. In addition to this, you will want to purchase windows which are uniquely engineered for the climate of your region. The right windows for San Diego will function at an optimal energy efficiency, decreasing your monthly utility bills. Continue reading to learn more about buying windows in San Diego, California.

Basic Information About Buying Windows

There are many things to consider before purchasing windows for your home. There are a few basic things you need to know before making your decision. One of the first things to determine is whether you will be purchasing replacement or new construction windows. Replacement windows are specifically designed to fit in the existing space left behind by an old window. New construction windows can only be used when the frames and studs will be exposed because they must be secured directly to the studs.

In addition, you will want to determine the operational and aesthetic design you desire for your new windows. Double-hung windows are a popular choice for home windows, with two sashes placed vertically, which open to provide ventilation for a room. In some cases, however, you may have unique operational needs such as single sash windows which open outwards, or bay and bow windows which provide a more signature look for your home.

Windows can be bought in a wide variety of colors, designs, and materials, and you can easily find the aesthetic design which will best fit in your home.

Requirements for Replacing Windows in San Diego

Once you have settled on your personal preferences concerning the design and function of the windows for your home, you will need to obtain a construction permit from the San Diego Department of Building and Safety. You can obtain a permit at the Inspection Services Office at 9601 Ridgehaven Court, Suite 200.

Once you have obtained a permit, you are legally free to hire a contractor or install windows yourself. No matter which you choose, you will need to be sure anyone you have hired to work on your home is properly insured. The city of San Diego requires Workers’ Compensation insurance be held by contractor with employees or homeowners who hire individuals to work on their home. This insurance will protect you from the financial consequences if someone you have employed were to be injured while working on your home. If you choose to hire a contractor, they will need to have a general building license which is issued by the city.

Paying for Windows in San Diego

In San Diego, there is an Energy Saving Assistance Program which was created to enable both homeowners and renters to make energy efficient improvements to their home. The purpose of this program is to lower monthly utility bills by replacing windows, lighting, appliances, or adding insulation, weatherstripping, and caulking to the home. These improvements will be performed at no cost to you if you qualify based on the income guidelines provided by the city.

If you do not qualify for the Energy Savings Assistance Program, you can use conventional methods to pay for your windows. Whenever possible, it is best to save up and pay cash for home improvements. If you cannot afford to pay for windows upfront, you can also finance your purchase using a home equity line of credit or a zero interest credit card.

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Buying Windows for the Climate in San Diego

Varying environmental factors in San Diego are taken into consideration as window companies begin to design the windows they manufacture and these same factors should be considered when you make your purchase. ENERGY STAR® has classified San Diego as a south-central climate zone. This area of the country experiences high temperatures during the summer seasons and mild winters. The best way to choose a window for the unique climate in San Diego is to base your decision on the guidelines provided by the National Fenestration Rating Council, or NFRC, label. The two categories which are most important to consider on this label are the Solar Heat Gain Council and U-Factor ratings.

All windows allow heat loss or gain to a certain extent, and when heat is lost through a window the heating and cooling system has to work harder to keep the home comfortable. When a window is exceptionally resistant to heat loss or gain, the window is more energy efficient. The U-Factor rates the heat lost or gained through a window and a lower number represents a more efficient window. Because San Diego experiences high temperatures during the summer, windows purchased should have a U-Factor rating of no more than 0.30.

The amount of solar radiation which is transferred through a window is measured by the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient. Solar heat can overheat your home during the summer months, which would increase cooling bills. In a warm city like San Diego, a lower SHGC is desired. All windows purchased should have a SHGC rating of no more than 0.30.

Since San Diego is located in a warm, dry region, the condensation resistance, or CR, rating of a window does not need to be high. Unnecessary moisture can cause damage to your window, including mold and mildew but in a dry city like San Diego, this is not a major concern.

In general, it is always better to choose the most energy efficient model available when purchasing new windows for your home. Taking into account ENERGY STAR® requirements and NFRC ratings will help you find a window which will save you money on utility bills. This is especially true in San Diego and other cities within California, where green living has become a priority.