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Deciding Between Fiberglass Composite Windows and Vinyl Windows

Date Posted: Monday, 11 December 2017 08:00
Posted By: Mario Grandinetti

You have a number of choices when it comes to buying windows for your Sacramento home. The market is currently filled with style, material and feature options. However, for the sake of simplicity, we’ll be using this blog to take a closer look at two of the most popular window materials currently on the market: fiberglass composite and vinyl. While these two windows materials are currently the most widely purchased windows in the country, in reality they couldn’t be more different. Still, homeowners often find themselves torn between the two. Here we will be comparing the two materials to help you decide which is the best fit for your home.

Aesthetic Appeal
Vinyl Windows: Vinyl windows have gained a strong reputation in a number of areas, unfortunately, looks typically isn’t one of them. Vinyl windows were originally introduced to the market with affordability in mind, not aesthetic appeal, which would explain why they were only available in the color white for so long. While these windows are practically impossible to customize yourself, some manufacturers are willing to accept customer orders, however the options are still limited.
Fiberglass Composite: When fiberglass composite windows first hit the market, homeowners and designers were floored by their remarkable similarity to wooden windows. In fact, when looking at quality fiberglass windows, many homeowners are unable to differentiate them from natural wooden windows. That’s because fiberglass windows perfectly imitate the look and feel of wooden windows, and even come in a number of “species” and tones.

Energy Efficiency
Vinyl Windows: Vinyl windows come with a wide variety of energy efficient features. Unfortunately, some of the features do more harm than good. For example, vinyl windows are praised for their expanding material, but what many homeowners don’t know is that the material expands at a rate 4x’s greater than it’s glass, adding pressure to the window and creating long term problems.
Fiberglass Composite Windows: Fiberglass composite windows have also gained a strong reputation for their energy efficient capabilities, however, their techniques do vary when compared to vinyl. While fiberglass windows also expand they expand at a rate equal to their glass, avoiding any future issues from arising while still increasing insulating capabilities.

Lifespan
Vinyl Windows: When compared to other window materials like wood and aluminum, vinyl windows seem to have an impressively long lifespan. However, if you’re looking to receive the most for your money they aren’t considered the longest lasting windows on the market.
Fiberglass Composite Windows: Fiberglass composite windows are the longest lasting window material with lifespans up to 8x’s longer than vinyl windows. Saving you both time and money as the years go on.

While both windows come with their own set of benefits, when compared side by side it’s clear to see that fiberglass composite windows are the smartest choice for any home. At Hall’s Window Center you’ll find an impressive collection of high quality fiberglass composite windows to choose from along with first class customer service. To start shopping for your fiberglass composite windows in Sacramento, CA today just call 916-669- 1469 or stop by our showroom floor located at 11297 White Rock Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742.

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How Composite Fiberglass Windows Can Help You Save Money?

Date Posted: Monday, 04 December 2017 08:00
Posted By: Mario Grandinetti

If you’re shopping for windows for your Sacramento home, the good news is you have a number of options to choose from, the bad news is not all windows are created equal. You’ll find a wide range in quality as you compare materials and models and will quickly find that some window materials offer far more benefits than others. One such material is fiberglass composite windows. This window material can add comfort, energy efficiency, and security to your home in a number of ways, but homeowners also love the many ways these windows help them save. Here we will be taking a closer look at fiberglass composite windows and how they can help put some extra cash back in your wallet.

Fiberglass Composite Windows Help You Save on Bills
We’ve never met homeowner that didn’t like the sound of saving money on monthly bills. Fortunately with fiberglass composite windows you can do just that. With special energy efficient features like single and double pane glass, expanding material, and strong, durable frames fiberglass composite windows help homeowners save hundreds of dollars on their annual energy expenses.

Fiberglass Composite Windows Help You Save on Upkeep and Maintenance
If you currently have wooden windows installed in your home then you are likely familiar with the amount of upkeep and maintenance they require. Not only does all that peeling, sanding, painting and staining take time out of your schedule but the cost of materials and services quickly adds up. The good news is with fiberglass composite windows you can achieve the same look while spending next to nothing on upkeep as these windows only require the occasional cleaning with soap and water.

Fiberglass Composite Windows Help You Save on Repairs
Not only are fiberglass composite windows stunning to look at, but they are also made from one of the strongest materials on the market. These windows are durable and extremely weather resistant so they will never absorb excess moisture, as a result you’ll see a lot less window repairs in your future.

Fiberglass Composite Windows Help You Save on Future Window Replacements
Fiberglass composite windows have a lifespan up to 8x’s longer than vinyl windows, one of the second longest lasting materials on the market. Longer lasting windows means less window replacements in Sacramento which saves you even more!

Love the idea of savings but want to learn more about what fiberglass windows can do? Then stop by Hall’s Window Center to speak to one of our highly trained window experts. Our experts will happily answer any questions you may have while introducing you to the quality fiberglass composite window models on our showroom floor. We suggest starting off with one of our free, highly informative, no pressure consultations to get the ball rolling in the right direction. To schedule your consultation, call 916-669-1469 or stop by and meet us at 11297 White Rock Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742.

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Advantages of Fiberglass Composite Windows Over Vinyl

Date Posted: Monday, 27 November 2017 08:00
Posted By: Mario Grandinetti

If you’ve spent time shopping for new windows for your Sacramento home, there’s a strong chance you’ve found a wide variety of window materials to choose from. Currently, the most popular window materials on the market are vinyl, fiberglass, aluminum, and wood. While each comes with its own set of benefits and disadvantages, two have risen to become the most widely purchased materials in the country. Fiberglass composite windows and vinyl windows couldn’t be more different, yet many homeowners find themselves feeling torn between the two. At Hall’s Window we feel there’s no contest, fiberglass windows hold the greatest advantage over vinyl windows. Here we’ll take a closer look at why that’s so.

Fiberglass Windows Look Better
When it comes to aesthetic appeal there’s no material that can compete with fiberglass windows. Quality fiberglass windows are virtually indistinguishable from wooden windows without requiring the same amount of hassle and upkeep. These days, homeowners can find fiberglass windows in a wide variety of “species” and tones, to perfectly mimic the look and feel of authentic wooden windows. Vinyl windows, however, have never been known for their looks. This window material often has a “plastic” appearance, and up until recently could only be purchased in white. While some manufacturers offer custom-ordered vinyl windows, the options are still limited.

Fiberglass Windows are More Energy Efficient
Vinyl windows have earned quite the reputation for their energy efficient features including their ability to expand and contract. Unfortunately, the expansion of vinyl windows can do more harm than good. That’s because vinyl windows expand at a rate 4 times greater than their glass, causing damage that can quickly lead to gaps and drafts. Fortunately, fiberglass windows also expand but at a rate equal to their glass.

Fiberglass Windows Last Longer than Vinyl Windows
One telltale sign of quality windows is long lasting durability. While vinyl and fiberglass both outlast other materials on the market, one significantly outlasts the other. Fiberglass windows help homeowners save time, money, and hassle by holding a longer lifespan than vinyl windows. In fact, quality fiberglass windows like Infinity by Marvin last up to 8 times longer than vinyl windows. That’s a good deal of savings!

Still not sure if fiberglass composite windows are the best fit for your home? We suggest stopping by Hall’s Window Center to see our quality model selection up close and personal. Got questions? We’ve got answers. Our team of highly trained window experts will set you up with a free, no pressure, highly informative consultation where all of your window questions will be answered. So what are you waiting for? To schedule your free consultation today, or simply ask some questions you may have about your next window replacement project in Sacramento, call 916-669-1469 or stop by and see us at our showroom located at 11297 White Rock Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742. We look forward to meeting you and assisting you with all of your window needs!

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Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying Your Replacement Windows

Date Posted: Monday, 20 November 2017 08:00
Posted By: Mario Grandinetti

Whether it came out of necessity or simply as a way to update the look of your home, it’s time to replace the windows in your Sacramento home. Before you rip out the pages of your favorite design magazine and head straight to the showroom floor, there are some important questions to ask yourself. By sitting down, taking the time to answer the following questions, and getting very clear on what you’re looking for in your replacement windows you’ll increase the chances of bringing home replacement windows you’ll love for years to come.

What was wrong with my last set of windows?
These are replacement windows, which means you had some kind of experience (good or bad) with your previous set. Perhaps your previous windows didn’t offer you the efficiencies you were hoping for, or maybe they simply required more maintenance than you wanted. Were they original to the home, which was built in the mid 1950s and 1960s? By knowing what didn’t work with the last windows, you’ll have a clearer idea of what to stay away from when you hit the showroom floor.

What’s my singular window goal?
Just like it’s important to know what you don’t want, it’s vital to know what’s a priority when shopping for your replacement windows. If you had to focus on one thing (looks aside) while window shopping, what would it be? Is energy efficiency a top priority, or would it be safety and protection? Whatever it is keep it at the top of your list and don’t compromise on what you’re looking for.

What is your short term and long term budget?
Windows prices vary in a number of areas depending on their material, including their long term costs. While many homeowners know how much they expect to spend on the initial cost of their windows (or the sticker cost), few take the time to consider the long-term prices of services like maintenance, upkeep, repairs, and potentially, further replacement windows. Yes, even though you may intend to replace windows only once, things such as lower material quality, defects in manufacturing and even natural disasters may put ou in a position to replace windows soon than you would like. While no one can predict if any of the events may occur, it’s a good idea to plan for that “just in case” scenario when determining your long-term budget.

Do you plan on selling your home?
It’s important to find replacement windows you love, but it’s also important to find windows that are a sound investment choice. If you plan on selling your home in the future, remember, every detail of your home will contribute to its overall resale value. For this reason we strongly suggest speaking to a real estate agent or visiting local homes for sale before purchasing your replacement windows. This will give you, an idea of which style of window is considered standard for your area.

Want to be sure you’re asking all the right questions? Then it may be time to stop by Hall’s Window Center for a free, one on one, no pressure consultation with one of our window experts! If you would like to schedule your consultation today, or simply have some questions regarding your Sacramento replacement windows project, feel free to call us at 916-669-1469 or stop by 11297 White Rock Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742.

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What to Look for in Replacement Windows

Date Posted: Monday, 13 November 2017 08:00
Posted By: Mario Grandinetti

There’s never been a better time to shop for replacement windows in Sacramento, CA. There are so many choices currently on the market, practically guaranteeing that there is an ideal replacement window model for any home style. However, this doesn’t mean that all replacement windows are equal when it comes to style or efficiency and you’ll want to be sure you purchase replacement windows you’ll love for years to come. To help ensure you take home the right replacement windows for your home, we’ve put together a short list of key factors to look for while shopping for your replacement windows.

Look for Double or Triple Pane Glass
The density of a windows’ glass is often an afterthought for many homeowners, but it’s one of the most important things that goes into quality replacement windows. Thick, double or triple pane glass can enhance the security, energy efficiency, and even the noise control within your home, bringing you valuable peace and comfort that you won’t find with thin, single pane glass. Fortunately, double and triple pane glass comes standard on replacement window materials like fiberglass and vinyl.

Look for Expanding Material
Another energy efficient feature that can help make your home greener is a replacement window that features expanding materials. This expansion helps create a snug fit within the frame, preventing the formation of gaps and drafts. However, it’s very important to consider the rate such windows expand. For example, vinyl windows tend to expand at a rate 4x’s faster than their glass, which can result in long-term problems including decreased energy efficiency. Quality replacement window materials, like fiberglass, expand at the same rate as the glass, enhancing insulating qualities without risking any damage.

Look for High Style (with Low Maintenance)
If you’re like the majority of homeowners, you want replacement windows that look great, but does that mean you have to take on the extra task of maintenance and upkeep to get them? Not at all! While real wood windows typically require annual peeling, sanding, painting and staining to continue looking like new, you can get the same exact look with fiberglass windows without all the extra chores. In fact, homeowners with fiberglass windows only need to occasionally clean them with soap and water to keep them looking good.

If you would still like some guidance in finding the ideal replacement windows for your home, then we suggest stopping by Hall’s Window Center where our window experts can assess your specific home needs and point you in the direction of the right windows for your home. Start with one of our free, no pressure, highly informative consultations where all of your questions will be answered. Then, join our experts on our showroom floor where they will introduce you to our quality replacement window options and help you make informed decisions between the models. To get started today, call today at 916-669-1469 or visit us at 11297 White Rock Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742.

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Comparing Fiberglass Composite Windows to Vinyl Windows

Date Posted: Monday, 06 November 2017 08:00
Posted By: Mario Grandinetti

If you’ve spent some time shopping for new windows for your Sacramento home, then you’ve likely noticed the wide variety of window materials currently on the market. The most popular options available are vinyl, fiberglass, aluminum, and wood. While each carry their own set of benefits and disadvantages, some clearly take the lead when it comes to quality and efficiency. This is certainly the case when it comes to fiberglass composite and vinyl windows, two windows that have quickly grown to become the most widely purchased materials on the market. Let’s spend a little time comparing these two popular window materials to help you better determine which is the stronger choice for your home.

Aesthetics
Fiberglass Composite Windows: When fiberglass composite windows first hit the market, they certainly turned heads for their remarkable similarity to wood windows. As technology has become more enhanced and manufacturers have come up with new techniques, the window material is now virtually indistinguishable from wood. In fact, homeowners can even find fiberglass composite windows in a wide variety of tones and “species” that perfectly imitate the natural look and feel of wood windows.

Vinyl Windows: There are many things vinyl windows are known for, unfortunately, aesthetic appeal typically isn’t one of them. It was only recently that vinyl windows could be purchased in a color other than white, and even now, the style options are limited.

Energy Efficiency
Fiberglass Composite Windows: Fiberglass windows have grown quite the reputation for being the most energy efficient window material on the market. In addition to strong energy efficient features (like double and triple pane glass and weather resistant frames), fiberglass composite windows expand at a rate equal to their glass to enhance insulation without creating any additional damage.

Vinyl Windows: Vinyl windows have also become a name in the energy efficient window area, but some of their features may actually cause long-term damage. For example, while vinyl windows also expand to better insulate a home, they expand at a rate up to 4x’s greater than their glass, significantly decreasing the lifespan of the windows.

Durability
Fiberglass Composite Windows: Fiberglass windows are one of the most durable window materials you can purchase for your home, with a lifespan up to 8x’s that of vinyl windows.

Vinyl Windows: While vinyl windows may have some features that help extend their lifespan, you’ll likely find yourself shopping for replacement windows sooner than you anticipated.

Still not sure which window material is the right choice for your home? Then it may be time to speak with a Hall’s Window Center expert. Our team of professionals will pinpoint the specific needs of your home and find the right material to fit those needs. It all starts with our free, highly informative, no pressure consultation where our experts will take the time to answer any questions you may have about your Sacramento windows installation project. To get started today, call 916-669-1469 or stop by and see us at 11297 White Rock Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742.

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What to Look for in Quality Fiberglass Windows

Date Posted: Monday, 23 October 2017 08:00
Posted By: Mario Grandinetti

Congratulations! You’ve decided to have fiberglass composite windows installed in your Sacramento home. Fiberglass windows are an excellent choice for any style of home and will enhance your homes overall security, energy efficiency, and comfort. However, it’s important to know that not all fiberglass windows are created equal. To get the most out of your purchase, you’ll want to bring home a quality fiberglass window model. To ensure you bring home the right fiberglass windows for your home, we’ve put together a short list of what to be on the lookout for while shopping.

Choose a Manufacturer with Experience
Fiberglass windows require a very specific type of craftsmanship that only comes with years of experience, which is why it’s so important to choose a window manufacturer that has been around long enough to earn a solid reputation. Marvin windows have spent nearly a century crafting quality fiberglass windows and the name has become synonymous with some of the most stunning windows on the market.

Go for Cutting Edge
The window market is an ever-changing place with new styles and technologies constantly being developed. That’s why you’ll want to choose a manufacturer that is always ahead of industry trends and technological advancements. Despite being around for nearly a century, Marvin fiberglass windows have won award after award for their cutting edge technology and game changing designs.

Don’t Sacrifice Style
Some homeowners believe that choosing windows with strong energy efficient qualities or durability means having to sacrifice having windows that look nice. When you choose a quality window manufacturer (like Marvin Windows), this is far from the case. Despite their numerous benefits, advancements, and features, Marvin Windows have a style that complements virtually any architectural type. That includes master-crafted details, no poor welding jobs or messy, exposed hinges.

Do What’s Right for Your Pocket
Chances are you believe such quality windows come with an outrageous price tags. Fortunately, Marvin windows are one of the smartest money saving investments you can make for you home. In fact, homeowners that live in cold weather climates can expect to save up to 85% on their monthly energy bill while those living in more neutral climates can save up to 20%. This is without factoring in the savings you can expect from installing windows that last up to 30% longer than other models.

Want to learn more about Marvin windows and what they can bring to your home? Then we suggest visiting Hall’s Window Center and seeing them up close and in person. You’ll be amazed that windows that look this good can come with so many benefits. Sit down for one of our free, no pressure consultations with a window expert where you can learn more about how Marvin windows can fit into your Sacramento window replacement project. We love questions and we want you to get the answers you need to make informed decisions! Get started today by calling 916-669-1469 or visit us at 11297 White Rock Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742.

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Common Myths About Fiberglass Composite Windows

Date Posted: Monday, 16 October 2017 08:00
Posted By: Mario Grandinetti

If you’ve been shopping for new windows for your Sacramento home, you’ve likely heard about fiberglass composite windows and their many benefits. This window material has quickly grown to be one of the most widely purchased window materials in the country and has earned a reputation for energy efficiency, style, and durability. Unfortunately, not all fiberglass composite windows are created equal and if you’re following the wrong advice, you may find yourself bringing home less than quality windows. At Hall’s Window Center, it’s important to us that you love your fiberglass windows for years to come, which is why we’ve taken the time to highlight some common fiberglass composite window myths to help you separate fact from fiction.

Myth #1: The More Expensive the Fiberglass Window, the Better the Window
It’s easy to see where this myth started. After all, while shopping for a car or a nice piece of jewelry, you’ll typically find that a higher price is a strong indicator of a better value. However, when it comes to fiberglass windows, this isn’t always the case. There are a number of reasons that fiberglass windows may hold a high price tag, including aesthetic appeal or falling in line with a current industry trend. One of the main reasons why a fiberglass window may be expensive is that the homeowner is shopping with a company that doesn’t typically sell fiberglass windows, meaning the customer has to pay for them to be imported. By shopping with a company that frequently deals with fiberglass windows, you can avoid the extra cost.

Myth #2: Fiberglass Windows Don’t Look Exactly Like Wood Windows
This is one myth that varies depending on the type of window you’re looking at. While all fiberglass windows do their best to imitate wood windows, low quality fiberglass windows usually aren’t up for the task. However, some fiberglass window models, like Infinity by Marvin, have been tested on the public and found to be virtually indistinguishable from wood windows.

Myth #3: Fiberglass Windows Aren’t So Energy Efficient
Again, it’s important to look at the quality of the window you’re dealing with. As a whole, fiberglass windows are the most energy efficient material on the market, but you’ll want to bring home the right model to get the most out of your purchase. For example, homeowners with Infinity by Marvin windows can expect to save anywhere from 35% - 80% on their monthly energy bills, depending on the climate.

The best way to know you’re shopping with the facts is to enlist the help of a Sacramento window replacement expert. At Hall’s Window Center, our experts know exactly which myths to avoid buying into while shopping for the right fiberglass composite windows for your home. They will even provide you with a free, no pressure, informative consultation to get you started in the right direction. To book your free consultation, call 916-669-1469 or stop by and see us at our showroom located at 11297 White Rock Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742.

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Advantages of Fiberglass Composite Windows Over Vinyl Windows

Date Posted: Monday, 09 October 2017 12:21
Posted By: Mario Grandinetti
There’s never been a better time to shop for new windows for your Sacramento home. The market is currently filled with style, model, and feature options that practically guarantee that there is a perfect window for every kind of home. However, with so many choices, it’s easy to feel a bit overwhelmed. The good news is by putting your focus on one specific choice, you can ensure you’ll bring home windows you’ll love. All you have to do is focus on the window material. The material of your windows determines how much comfort, energy efficiency, and savings your windows bring to your home. Rather than discuss every type of window on the market, we decided to take a closer look at two of the most popular materials currently on the market side-by-side. Let’s compare fiberglass composite windows and vinyl windows.

Aesthetics
Vinyl: When vinyl windows were first introduced to the market, they were intended to be the most affordable, not the most stylish. As a result, the material could only be found in white and lacked variety when it came to styles or tones. While some manufacturers are willing to put in a custom order (at an extra cost), the windows are impossible to customize yourself. Fiberglass: Homeowners love the virtually indistinguishable appearance between fiberglass composite windows and real wood windows. Fiberglass composite windows perfectly imitate the look and feel of wood windows and like wood windows, they can be found in a wide variety of tones and “species”.

Energy Efficiency
Vinyl: While vinyl windows may hold a strong reputation for their energy efficiency, the expanding material has the tendency to create problems. While the material may start off with a snug fit, it can expand up to 8x the density of the glass. While this may sound like a good thing, it actually means an increase in air gaps and future window damage. Fiberglass: Vinyl windows aren’t the only materials that expand and contract. Fiberglass composite windows do the same, but thanks to the technology behind these stunning windows, they never out expand the glass.

Durability
Vinyl: When it comes to vinyl windows, you may find yourself shopping for replacement windows in Sacramento, CA sooner than you expected. Vinyl window’s material tends to hold up poorly against heat and will even begin to sag or bow. While flexibility is a good thing, a lack of durability isn’t. Fiberglass: If you’re looking for a strong frame you can rely on, nothing beats fiberglass composite windows. The material is durable, sturdy, and can last 38% longer than vinyl, helping you save money on future window replacements.

If you’d like to learn more about fiberglass composite windows, we suggest stopping by Hall’s Window Center and speaking with a window expert today. To book an appointment for a free consultation call 916-669- 1469 or visit our showroom floor, located at 11297 White Rock Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742. We’ll answer your questions about window materials so you can make informed decisions.
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Important Tips to Keep in Mind While Shopping for Patio Doors

Date Posted: Monday, 02 October 2017 08:00
Posted By: Mario Grandinetti

Shopping for new patio doors for your Sacramento home is fun and exciting. Patio doors are the perfect way to update the look of both your exterior and interior spaces. However, for many homeowners, the process of finding the right patio doors can be overwhelming as a result of too many options. We want the buying process to be easy so we’ve collected some of our favorite industry insider tips to help ensure you bring home patio doors you’ll love for years to come.

Consider Your Outdoor Spaces

There are a number of beautiful patio door styles currently on the market, but before you rip out a page from your favorite design magazine to bring it into the store, consider the personal needs of your home. Spend time in your outdoor spaces and look around. Is there any plant life or landscaping items you wouldn’t want to bother? How about a path way? How much space do you want or need for patio furniture? These answers will give you a better idea of the types of patio door styles that work for you.

What’s Your Home Life Like?

It’s important to take a realistic account of how your home life currently operates to best determine which style of patio doors is suited for your home. Consider family members like small children and pets and what may be best for them in terms of safety. Also stop and think about outdoor entertaining or how often you eat outside. Will you need a wider doorway space to allow guests to easily move from inside to outside? Or will you need an option that easily opens even when your hands are filled with plates? Asking these questions now will improve your overall satisfaction with your patio doors as they function in your home.

What’s Your Home Like?

It’s important, too, to take your home’s personality into consideration when selecting patio doors. Is your home well suited to French doors, or would sliders be a better fit? Do you prefer a single, hinged door to gain access to the great outdoors? Does your home face east or west? Would it benefit from patio doors that have an energy-efficiency component, such as Andersen’s High-PerformanceTM Low E-4TM glass for increased efficiency? Is a custom size required to fit a pre-existing opening without changing the style and design of your home?

How Much Time and Money are You Willing to Invest?

When it comes to finances, many homeowners consider the short-term expense of their patio doors (the actual price tag of the door), but not the long-term cost. Like windows and other doors in your home, your patio doors will eventually need repairs, upkeep and maintenance. However, some patio door manufacturers – such as Andersen® – offer products with low-maintenance exteriors for this very reason. Knowing ahead of time how much time and money you are willing to invest in these services will help you better determine which patio door material is the best fit for you.

Want to learn more about patio doors? We suggest speaking with one of our patio door experts in Sacramento. At Hall’s Window Center, we have spent years matching homeowners with their dream patio doors. It all starts with our free, no pressure, highly informative consultation where you’ll get all of your questions answered. Then, it’s off to our showroom floor where you’ll find a wide variety of quality patio door options. So what are you waiting for? Give us a call today at 916-669-1469 or visit us at 11297 White Rock Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742.You’re one step closer to perfect patio doors for your needs!

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Important Tips to Keep in Mind while Shopping for Fiberglass Composite Windows

Date Posted: Monday, 25 September 2017 12:06
Posted By: Mario Grandinetti
So you’ve decided that fiberglass composite windows are the right choice for your home…smart choice! Fiberglass windows come with a number of benefits including stunning designs, energy efficiency, and long lasting durability. Still, to receive the most out of your fiberglass composite window purchase, it’s important to know which models are high quality and which are not. After all, not all windows are created equal, but with some helpful tips you can ensure that you’ll love your new fiberglass composite windows for years to come. Here are some of our favorite industry insider tips.

#1 Always Check the Label
Like when you go food shopping, while shopping for fiberglass composite windows, it’s important to check the labels! Why? Because two fiberglass composite windows can look exactly the same to the naked eye, but one could hold far more features than the other. The only way to do a true comparison is to review the labels side-by-side. The labels will tell you information like the U-factor of a window and whether or not it is ENERGY STAR rated. Remember, the U-factor is designed to tell you how well a window will insulate your home, the lower the number, the better its insulating qualities.

#2 Consider Your Surroundings
Fiberglass composite windows come in a wide variety of styles and it can be easy to get swept up in all the fun. However, it’s important to take careful note of your surrounding areas. Consider any outdoor furniture, pathways, or plant life that could be obstructed if you chose a window that opens in an outer fashion. Knowing your limitations will help you choose a model that suits your home’s needs.

#3 Don’t Be Fooled By the Price Tag
If you’re shopping for a new luxury car or a nice piece of jewelry, then a high price tag is likely an indicator of quality. However, when it comes to fiberglass composite windows, there are a number of reasons why a model may hold a higher price tag, like aesthetics or a current industry trend. That doesn’t mean there aren’t more affordable options that are just as functional. Again, always read the label.

#4 Know What You Want
These days, fiberglass composite windows come with a wide variety of feature options so it’s important to know what’s important to you. Are you looking to increase airflow in your home? Save money on monthly bills? Or even update the look of your home? By knowing what you want ahead of time it will be easier to add features that fit your specific needs.

The best way to ensure you bring home fiberglass composite windows you love is by working with a Sacramento window installation expert. At Hall’s Window Center, we are passionate about what we do and are happy to help answer any question you may have throughout the new window process. Our highly trained team is here to provide you with a free, no pressure, highly informative consultations that help you get started. To schedule your free consultation, give us a call at 916-669-1469 or see our selection in person by visiting our showroom floor at 11297 White Rock Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742.
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The Many Benefits of Marvin Fiberglass Windows

Date Posted: Monday, 18 September 2017 11:58
Posted By: Mario Grandinetti
If you’ve decided fiberglass composite windows are the right choice for your Sacramento home, the next step is to start shopping! While fiberglass composite windows come with a variety of benefits, it’s important to remember that not all fiberglass windows are created equal. For quality results you’ll want to choose a quality window manufacturer. At Hall’s Window Center, we proudly offer Marvin windows as part of our initiative to provide the very best to our customers. Here, we will be taking a closer look at Marvin windows and why they may be the right choice for your home.

Nearly a Century of Experience
To make great windows, you have to know windows through and through and the craftsmanship that’s required to make them the perfect fit for any home. Fortunately, Marvin windows has nearly a century of window making experience and the knowledge needed to make some of the most stunning windows on the market.

Cutting Edge Technology
Just because Marvin windows have been around for decades doesn’t make them old school. Marvin windows are the masterminds behind cutting edge technology that make superior windows through features like super durable ultrex, weather tight sealing, and Energy Star qualified systems for windows that deliver high quality performance in every area.

Stunning Designs and Style
You want your windows in Sacramento, CA to be functional, but it’s also important that they add some extra curb appeal to your home. Fortunately, Marvin Windows create beautiful windows that complement almost any architectural style. Marvin windows knows that details are what really matter, which is why their windows are free from poor welding or messily expose hinges. That means your windows will impress from every angle even as the years pass.

Drastic Savings
After reading all of these benefits, you’re probably waiting for the catch or some outrageously high price tag. On the contrary, Marvin windows can actually help you save money! Those who live in colder weather can actually save up to 85% on their monthly energy bill and those who live in neutral climates can save up to 20%. As if those mega savings aren’t enough, Marvin windows also last 30% then other models, meaning you save money on replacement windows in the future. Now that’s an investment!

There’s no better way to get to know Marvin windows than to get up close and person. Visit Hall’s Window Center where our team of window experts will introduce you to Marvin windows and their many benefits. If you think they sound good now, just wait until you see them in person! Our team will even set you up with a free, no pressure consultation to answer your specific questions. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and give us a call at 916-669-1469 or stop by and see us at our showroom floor located at 11297 White Rock Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742. We look forward to meeting you and assisting you with all of your window replacement needs.
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Why We Love Infinity from Marvin Fiberglass Windows and You Should Too!

Date Posted: Monday, 11 September 2017 11:50
Posted By: Mario Grandinetti

Congratulations! You’ve finally found the perfect window material for your Sacramento home…fiberglass! Fiberglass windows are the ideal window option for any home. However, to receive the most benefits from such a window material, it’s important to go with a quality window model. Remember, not all window materials are created equal and you’ll want to know you’ve chosen a window model you can rely on. At Hall’s Window Center, there’s no window model we trust more than Infinity from Marvin. Let’s take a closer look at our favorite fiberglass windows in Sacramento to help you determine if they’re the right choice for your home.


Marvin Windows Mean Experience

If there’s one thing you learn in the window industry, it’s that there’s no such thing as too much experience. With Marvin Windows, you get nearly a century's worth! That’s almost 100 years of producing quality, innovative products that homeowners love.

Marvin Windows Have All The Features You Need
You may not think additional features are important to have on your windows, but trust us, they make all the difference. Features like super durable ultrex, weather tight sealing, and Energy Star qualified systems all contribute to making your home more comfortable, stylish, and energy efficient. Not to mention the amount of added protection your home will receive.

Marvin Windows Look Good
While holding multiple features is an important quality to have, if you’re like many homeowners you want your windows to look GOOD. Fortunately, Marvin Windows are known for their first class aesthetic quality and stunning designs. You won’t find any poor welding or exposed hinges on these windows. Just smooth finishes and cutting edge designs that will take your interior and exterior design to the next level.

Infinity Windows Are Better for Your Wallet
Who doesn’t love saving money on bills? With Infinity windows, that’s exactly what you’ll do…thanks to their impressive energy efficient qualities. In fact, if you live in a cooler region, you can save up to 85% on your monthly energy bills. Live in a more neutral climate? You can still save 20% on your monthly energy bill. Not to mention the fact that Infinity windows last up to 38% longer than most vinyl window models, helping you save money on future replacements!

These are just some of the many benefits you’ll find with Infinity by Marvin Windows. At Hall's Window Center, we proudly offer Marvin windows on our showroom floor as part of our promise to always provide the best options for our customers. If you would like to learn more about Marvin windows or any of the quality windows we offer, speak with one of our window experts. Our team of experts will be happy to answer any questions you may have and can even provide you with a free consultation. So what are you waiting for? To get started today, call 916-669- 1469 or meet us in person at 11297 White Rock Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742.

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Why Fiberglass Windows Are the Ideal Replacement Window Option

Date Posted: Monday, 04 September 2017 08:00
Posted By: Mario Grandinetti

If you’ve spent some time shopping for replacement windows for your Sacramento home, chances are you’ve noticed the many window material options available to you. While it may seem like a minor detail, the window material you choose can make a major impact on the overall quality of your windows. By choosing the right material, you can increase the comfort of your home, decrease your monthly energy bill and give more protection to your family and belongings. At Hall’s Window Center, we recognize the value of all window materials, but believe few compare to the quality that comes from fiberglass windows. Let’s take a closer look at fiberglass windows and why they may be the ideal replacement windows for your home.

Fiberglass Requires Minimal Upkeep

Purchasing replacement windows is the perfect opportunity to cut back on the hours (and dollars!) spent on maintenance and upkeep. If your previous windows were made from wood, you are likely familiar with the peeling, sanding, painting and staining they require on an annual basis. Fortunately, by choosing fiberglass as your replacement window material, you can reduce the chore down to an occasional cleaning with soap and water. That precious time can be used elsewhere.

Fiberglass Looks Exactly Like Wood

In numerous product tests, homeowners couldn’t tell the difference between fiberglass and wood windows. That’s because the replacement window material was designed to perfectly imitate the natural look and feel of wood windows. That means you get to enjoy the same (or enhanced) aesthetic appeal without the extra hassle.

Fiberglass Windows Can Help You Save Money

The most common priority for homeowners shopping for replacement windows is finding a material and model that will help them save money on their energy bills. Fortunately, fiberglass windows do just that. Thanks to their durability, weather resistance, and double or triple pane glass, this window material can help you save hundreds on your annual energy expenses.

Fiberglass Windows Can Increase Your Resale Value

While there are a number of things to consider while shopping for replacement windows, the resale value of your home may top the list. Homeowners that plan on selling their home in the near future should keep in mind the fact that every detail will contribute to their final resale value, including windows. We suggest visiting a local open house or speaking with a real estate agent who can give your more information on what type of windows are considered standard in your area. You may be surprised to find that fiberglass windows are a solid investment for your home. They will raise the overall resale value of your home!

At Hall’s Window Center, we understand that not all replacement windows in Sacramento, CA are created equally. And that’s why we only offer the highest quality replacement windows on our showroom floor. To learn more about our fiberglass window models, give us a call at 916-669- 1469 or stop by and visit us at 11297 White Rock Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742.

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Why Fiberglass is a Better Choice than Vinyl Windows

Date Posted: Monday, 28 August 2017 08:00
Posted By: Mario Grandinetti

While shopping for new windows for your Sacramento home, it’s important to put careful thought into each choice that’s made. Some choices, like the type of material, will help determine the overall quality of the windows you end up with. While there are a number of window materials to choose from, there are two that continue to lead the pack; fiberglass windows and vinyl windows. Many homeowners get stuck choosing between the two materials, mostly due to a lack of information. To help simplify the process, we’ve created a side-by-side guide comparing the two popular window materials.

Aesthetic Appeal

Vinyl: There are a number of things vinyl windows are good at, unfortunately, looking good isn’t one of them. Since the launch of vinyl windows in the early 70’s, it’s been rare to find the material in color options other than white. Some manufacturers have started to produce the window material in additional colors, but the options are still limited. In addition to few color choices, vinyl windows are difficult to customize so you have to work with what you can find.

Fiberglass: One thing homeowner’s love about fiberglass windows is their aesthetic appeal. Fiberglass windows perfectly imitate the look and feel of fiberglass windows. Depending on the manufacturer, homeowners can often place custom orders to achieve the exact look they are going for.

Lifespan:

Vinyl: Vinyl windows were originally made to be a low cost alternative to other window options on the market. Unfortunately, their low cost can be more expensive for homeowners in the long run. Due to their PVC material, vinyl windows don’t offer enough durability to hold long lives. This means homeowners will have to buy replacement windows more often.

Fiberglass: When compared side-by-side, quality fiberglass windows hold a lifespan four times longer than vinyl windows. That’s significant savings when you add it all up. It also means that fiberglass frames have a strength you can rely on.

Energy Efficiency

Vinyl: Vinyl windows have earned quite the reputation for their energy efficient qualities. Unfortunately, their method leaves quite a few holes...literally. Vinyl windows expand up to eight times more than the window glass and while this may sound good in theory, in reality, it often leads to gaps that allow your heating and cooling efforts to escape your home.

Fiberglass: While fiberglass may also expand, its rate of expansion isn’t one that causes additional problems. In fact, fiberglass window’s expanding material, thick double or triple pane glass, and solid weather resistance can help save homeowners hundreds of dollars on annual energy expenses.

After you’ve taken a closer look at each option, it’s easy to see which window material takes the lead. However, to get the most for your money, it’s important to go for high quality fiberglass windows that will provide you with the most benefits. At Hall’s Window Center, we only offer our clients top of the line fiberglass windows in Sacramento as part of our dedication to quality customer service. To check out our fiberglass windows today, give us a call at 916-669-1469 or visit our showroom at 11297 White Rock Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742.
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Common Misconceptions About Fiberglass Composite Windows

Date Posted: Monday, 14 August 2017 08:00
Posted By: Mario Grandinetti
Shopping for new fiberglass composite windows can be a fun and exciting time.  Fiberglass composite windows are the perfect way to add comfort, energy efficiency, and style to any home. Unfortunately, as with all good things, there tends to be a good deal of false information surrounding this popular material. While most of it comes from those who mean well, following such advice can greatly decrease the quality of window you end up with. To help you separate fact from fiction, we’ve created a short list of common myths about fiberglass composite windows. 

Myth #1: Fiberglass Composite Windows are Too Expensive
One of the most common myths surrounding fiberglass composite windows is that they come with an outlandish price tag. However, this is far from reality. This belief comes as a result of homeowners shopping for fiberglass composite windows with companies that don’t carry them. That means the windows have to be imported in and homeowners have to pay extra for the shipping costs that go along with such a purchase.

Myth #2: Vinyl Windows are More Energy Efficient Than Fiberglass Composite Windows
Vinyl windows have a number of energy efficient features. Unfortunately, some of these features can result in the opposite effect. Since vinyl windows expand up to eight times more than the windows’ glass, gaps and drafts tend to form. While fiberglass composite windows also expand, this expansion isn’t at a rate that creates any issues with insulation.

Myth #3: Fiberglass Composite Windows Don’t Look Like Wood
If you’re considering low quality fiberglass composite windows, then it’s possible you might notice a difference in the aesthetic appeal of the two materials. However, if you are considering a high quality material, like Infinity by Marvin, you’ll find it’s nearly impossible to tell the difference between the look and feel of natural wood and that of fiberglass composite windows. 

Myth #4: Fiberglass Composite Windows Don’t Last Long
One of the best benefits of fiberglass composite windows is their extended lifespan. Many people fall for the misconception that vinyl windows last longer than fiberglass. However, in reality, fiberglass composite windows last our times longer than vinyl windows. That means you save four times as much on replacement window costs! 

The best way to separate fact from fiction while shopping for fiberglass composite windows in Sacramento, CA is by working with a window expert. At Hall’s Window Center, there’s no mistaking the experience and knowledge our team has on fiberglass composite windows and the many quality options on the market. When you step onto our showroom floor, you’ll immediately notice the difference with our top of the line window selection. Whether you’re just browsing or are willing to start your window project, we’ll happily provide you with a free, no pressure consultation that will answer all of your questions. To receive your consultation, just give us a call at 916-669-1469 or stop by and see us and our products in our showroom at 11297 White Rock Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742.
 
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Benefits of Fiberglass Windows

Date Posted: Wednesday, 09 August 2017 08:00
Posted By: Mario Grandinetti
While shopping for new windows for your Davis home, chances are you’ve heard about fiberglass windows and their many benefits. Fiberglass originally made a splash on the market for their remarkable aesthetic similarity to wooden windows. Since then, fiberglass windows have rapidly grown to become one of the most widely purchased window materials in the country. Still, fanfare and an intriguing back story may not be enough to convince you that fiberglass windows are the right choice for your home, so we’ve put together a short list of important benefits that come from choosing this popular material.

Fiberglass Windows Make Your Home Greener
In California, we take pride in our green initiatives and efforts to help the environment. Which is why we love fiberglass windows. Thanks to fiberglass windows many energy efficient features include; double and triple pane glass and strong, durable weather resistant frames. Fiberglass windows properly insulate homes and reduce the amount of energy that needs to be used. In addition to this, fiberglass windows are made from a man-made material that does not require the use of our beautiful trees.

Fiberglass Windows Help You Save and Earn More Money
The environment isn’t the only thing green when it comes to fiberglass windows. With fiberglass windows installed in your home, you can save money in a number of areas including monthly energy bills, maintenance services, upkeep costs, and replacement costs. You can even earn more money when it’s time to resell your home.

Fiberglass Windows Help Restore Peace and Quiet
If you’re tired of the sound of construction work or rush hour traffic, fiberglass windows may be the right choice for you. Thanks to the double and triple pane glass that comes standard with fiberglass windows, you can greatly reduce the amount of exterior noise that enters your home, allowing you to finally enjoy some peace and quiet.

Fiberglass Windows Better Protect Your Home
The same double and triple pane glass that reduces noise also helps protect your home. Studies have found the thicker a window's glass, the less vulnerable a home will be to break-ins. fiberglass windows strong weather resistance also reduces the amount of weather damage that occurs within the frame, keeping them strong and difficult to maneuver from the outside.

Want to learn more about the many benefits associated with choosing fiberglass windows in Davis, CA? At Halls Window Center not only will you find a large selection of quality fiberglass windows to choose from, but you’ll also find a team of window experts ready to answer all your questions while tending to all of your window needs. If you’d like to get started today, then allow us to set you up with a free, no pressure, highly informative consultation. By calling 916-669- 1469 you can speak with one of our experts who will schedule your free consultation today. You can also choose to stop by 11297 White Rock Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742 to meet our team in person.
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Knowing Which Window Style is the Right Fit for Your Home

Date Posted: Monday, 24 July 2017 08:00
Posted By: Mario Grandinetti

While shopping for new windows for your Davis home, you’ll find you have a number of important decisions to make. One of these important decisions is the style you feel is best suited for your home. The style of your window will greatly dictate the comfort, energy efficient capabilities, and the amount of security it provides for your home. However, with so many choices available, it’s easy to see how some homeowners can become overwhelmed with options. To move you forward with the project with confidence, we’ve created a short buyer's guide to help you determine which window style is the best fit for your home.

Double Hung Windows

Double hung windows are one of the most popular styles on the market, so there’s a strong chance you’re already familiar with their look. This popular window style comes in a wide variety of sizes, but works best in homes that have a good amount of height and width to work with. The sashes found on a double hung window operate in an up and down fashion, which makes them a secure option in homes where small children or animals live.

Sliding Windows

Also a popular favorite, sliding windows are an easy-to-function style that suits almost any type of architectural design. These windows perform by having one panel that stays in place while the second panel slides behind it. One of the downsides of this design is that the window never fully opens as one panel is always in place. However, this feature also makes the window more secure.

Bay Windows

Bay windows are one of the few options that do as much for your home’s interior design as it does for its exterior appearance. The design works with 3 to 8 panels being installed at an angle to create a larger view from inside your home. Bay windows work beautifully if you have some extra space to set up a cozy reading nook or even a buffet seating area. The window style is usually undisrupted, allowing visitors to take in their surroundings.

Awning Windows or Casement Windows

Homes with larger, wider spaces available will greatly benefit from the use of awning windows, while those with more height to spare will want to look into having casement windows in Davis, CA installed. Both windows function with the use of a handle that folds down to open or close. Thanks to this easy-to-maneuver mechanism, it’s never been easier to reach or clean windows. They are also easier to open and close in hard-to-reach locations, like over the kitchen sink

Want to learn more about the many window styles available? Then we suggest calling 916-669- 1469 to speak with a Hall's Window Center window expert who can help set up your free, no pressure, highly informative consultation. Our team is here to answer any questions you may have while introducing you to our wide selection of quality window styles. Sstop by and give us a visit at  11297 White Rock Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742.

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Important Things You Should Know About Finding Your Perfect Replacement Windows

Date Posted: Monday, 17 July 2017 08:00
Posted By: Mario Grandinetti

You want only the best replacement windows for your Davis home and there are plenty of quality options on the market from which to choose. However, with so many choices available, it could become difficult to know which direction to take. After all, you’ll have to make decisions on everything from the type of material you want to use to which style will look best in your home. Trust us, we get it! If you’re new to the process, it can be a bit overwhelming. To help, we have created a list of important things to know when finding your perfect replacement windows.

The Price Isn’t Always Right

While shopping for quality products, from vehicles to jewelry, more often than not, the better the product the higher the price. However, while shopping for replacement windows, you can throw that logic...well...out the window. That’s because there are a number of factors that play into a window’s cost. A window could be more expensive due to its aesthetic appeal or simply because it currently coincides with an industry trend. Still, it’s important to keep in mind that there are a number of replacement window options, that come with many benefits and an economical price tag.

Safety First

When it comes to any home improvement project, it’s important to keep safety a top priority. After all, your replacement windows are one of the easiest access points for outside threats to enter your home. In order to adequately protect your family and belongings, choose materials like fiberglass that are less likely to receive weather damage, causing them to be more durable and harder to manipulate from the outside. Also, be on the lookout for windows with double and triple-pane glass that will leave your home less vulnerable to break ins. 

Always Check the Label

To the naked eye, replacement windows could seem exactly the same, even though they are complete opposites when it comes to performance. After all, fiberglass and wood windows are virtual indistinguishable. However, we know that fiberglass windows offer stronger energy efficient capabilities and enhanced durability while requiring significantly less maintenance than wood. Never let your eyes fool you. Check the labels of your replacement windows to compare them on areas like insulation, certification, and durability.

While keeping this information in mind will help you with find quality replacement windows, there’s nothing more helpful than working one on one with a Halls Window Center replacement window expert.

Our experts have spent decades pairing homeowners with the perfect Davis, CA windows replacement to fit their home's unique needs. To get started with a professional today, simply give us a call at  916-669-1469 or stop by 11297 White Rock Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742 where one of our team members can schedule your free, no pressure, highly informative consultation. We want to ensure that you get the right fit for your home and lifestyle so we work with nothing but high-quality, which we are happy to pass on to you!

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Common Myths About Replacement Windows

Date Posted: Monday, 10 July 2017 08:00
Posted By: Mario Grandinetti
Whether you’re replacing the windows in your Auburn home out of necessity or simply because you’d like to update the look of your home, there are a number of decisions that go into buying the perfect quality replacement windows for your home. As a homeowner, you’ll have to choose everything from the type of material your replacement windows will use to the style you would like installed. While being informed about replacement windows greatly helps this process, it’s important to make sure you’re working with correct information. To help decipher fact from fiction, we’ve put together a short list of commonly held replacement window myths.

Myth #1: Low Cost Means Low Quality
If you’re shopping for a new car or a piece of jewelry, chances are the higher, the price the better the quality of the product. However, when it comes to replacement windows, that isn’t always the case. There are a number of reasons why a window may feature a high price tag, including how aesthetically appealing it is and whether or not it falls into a current industry trend. Still, it’s important to remember there are a number of high quality window models that offer substantial benefits at an economical price.

Myth #2: Material is All About Looks
While the material of your replacement windows will make difference on the overall aesthetic appeal of your home, there are a number of additional areas where this factor plays a vital role. The material you choose will determine the amount of energy efficiency, comfort, and security the windows offer your home. Your choice in material will also be the determining factor in how much time and money is spent on upkeep and maintenance.

Myth #3: There Isn’t Much Difference Between Windows
It’s easy to see how homeowners can think two windows that look the same offer the same benefits. After all, fiberglass windows and wood windows are almost indistinguishable from each other. However, while they make look similar, fiberglass offers stronger energy efficient qualities, noise reduction, and durability. To know what a window truly offers, always check the label for important information that will determine how well a replacement window will perform.

Myth #4: Replacement Windows Won’t Save You Much Money
While replacement windows may seem like an extra expense, there are a number of areas where they can help you earn and save. In fact, the right replacement windows can save you money on monthly energy bills, upkeep and maintenance costs, repair costs, and can even raise your resale value.

The best way to ensure you are receiving the facts about your Auburn, CA replacement windows is by working with a window professional. At Halls Window Center, our professional window team is here to answer any questions you may have about your window project while introducing you to our wide selection of quality replacement windows. We suggest starting off with one of our free, no pressure, highly informative consultations by calling 916-669- 1469 or visiting us in person at 11297 White Rock Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742.
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