Bring in the beauty of the great outdoors while keeping the heat out where it belongs. When considering window replacement for your Orange County home, that is the main objective. Modern windows are not only more beautiful and luxurious than ever, but they also have additional safety features and functionality that add value to your home and give homeowners peace of mind.
Modern trends beg for more oversized windows, but it’s not a trend that we see disappearing anytime soon. With windows that can now block heat effectively while allowing expansive views, there is no reason not to expand your window area and let the sunshine in!
Below are some things to look for if you’re planning to replace the windows in your Orange County home.
Looking for Windows in Orange County? Here are Things to Consider
It's Southern California! Bring the Outdoors in.
Blend your indoor and outdoor living areas with folding or pocket doors that expanse an entire wall. Although some might say this is a modern trend, there is no reason that walls of glass that open to your outdoor living space or showcase a stunning view will go out of style anytime soon.
Solar control glass gives unobstructed outside views while blocking damaging UV rays and reflecting heat. Don’t let your windows fade your floors and furniture. Modern windows let the sunlight in without causing damage to your furnishings.
Imagine enjoying the scenery beyond your home without worrying about having to close the curtains to keep the heat and damaging rays out. It can happen with the current technology!
Natural light in the home lends to the beauty inside and invites the eye to gaze outside. It also increases the general mood of the home and saves electricity for lighting. But with light can come uncomfortable heat and furniture damage. Depending on the placement of your windows, be sure to talk to one of our Orange County window and door experts about how to maximize light while minimizing heat or cold transfer. Also if there is furniture that will regularly be in the sunlight, you will want to choose a glass that will block UV rays as much as possible.
Orange County Loves Thin Window Frames
Today’s modern trend is for thin frames and more glass. Who wants to look at a window frame when the view outdoors is so gorgeous? Narrow window frames not only offer more of a view, but the minimalistic look also adds a modern touch to your home, adding elegance and beauty.
Thin window frames are generally made from aluminum or fiberglass and can be powder coated in any color you can imagine to perfectly match your home’s exterior.
An added bonus of fiberglass window frames is that they will never warp, rot, or require repainting as wood window frames do.
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This Home Improvement Project Can Expand Your Square Footage
Besides letting in beautiful natural light, the more windows you have, the larger your open floor plan will appear, giving the appearance of additional square footage. Open up your dining space by adding an outdoor kitchen, or bring the outdoors in with potted plants on the patio and inside the door. It’s an attractive and welcoming way to give more space without actually having to increase the square footage of your home.
Plus, it’s just gorgeous, and your guests will be impressed.
Double Hung Windows are Winners in Orange County
One trend we're seeing in Orange County is the addition of double-hung windows. Double-hung windows are perfect for homes with young children or pets because the window sashes open from the top, making it virtually impossible for anyone or anything to fall out.
Plus, you can clean the outside of your double-hung windows from inside your home. No more ladders or precarious window washing.
Technology Makes Windows Work Smarter
Technology has made the process of window replacement much more enjoyable and effective because you aren’t just filling space; you’re increasing the safety, appearance, and functionality of your home.
Some of the window features you may not have even considered are:
-Tinted or privacy glass
-Low-Emissivity (Low-E) glass
-Argon or Krypton gas fills
-Foam window insulation
Your window specialist will be able to help you choose the windows that will work best for your home, climate, and family.
When it comes to window replacement in Orange County, there are many factors to consider. But with the help of a window specialist, you can be confident that your window project will be beautiful, functional, and add value to your home.
What about Doors for my Orange County Home?
We may talk a lot about Southern California windows, but we happen to love doors just as much! We have installed patio doors, french doors, sliding doors, and sliding patio doors. Unfortunately, we do not install pet doors (yet!).
Stylish patio doors can really open up a room and invite the outdoors in. If you have a smaller home, french doors can make a room appear larger. Consider glass doors for an office or bedroom to create the illusion of more space. Sliding glass doors are perfect for patios and decks and can really make your outdoor living area an extension of your home.
And if you’re looking for doors that are both stylish and functional, look no further than our line of energy-efficient doors. These beautiful doors will keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, saving you money on your energy bill.
How do You Know if You Need New Windows in your Orange County house?
One way to tell if your windows need to be replaced is by checking the window sill. If the window sill is rotten, it’s a good indication that the window frame has also been affected and needs to be replaced.
Another way to tell if you need new windows is by opening and closing them. If they are difficult to open or close, or if they don’t stay open, it’s a sign that the window is not functioning properly and needs to be replaced.
Your home's energy efficiency could also indicate whether it's time to explore new window installation. Energy-efficient windows will make it easier to keep your home at a comfortable temperature, which can save you money on your energy bill.
Of course, aesthetics can play a role too! Maybe it's simply time to upgrade the overall look or function of a space. Swapping out single-hung for double-hung, for example, can make a huge difference.
Finding a Good Replacement Window Contractor
Working with a window company or door company you can trust is more important than price. You'll want local window installers that can do an excellent job, of course, you should also choose one of your Orange County neighbors who can provide a free estimate in addition to wonderful service.
Newman Windows & Doors has serviced Orange County residents for nearly thirty years!
We are proud to service these Orange County locations:
- Aliso Viejo
- Buena Park
- Costa Mesa
- Dana Point
- Fountain Valley
- Garden Grove
- Huntington Beach
- La Habra
- La Palma
- Lake Forest
- Laguna Beach
- Laguna Hills
- Laguna Woods
- Laguna Forest
- Los Alamitos
- Mission Viejo
- Newport Beach
- Rancho Santa Margarita
- San Clemente
- San Juan Capistrano
- Santa Ana
- Seal Beach
- Villa Park
- Yorba Linda
We serve all homes throughout Orange County in a timely manner with expert advice, professional installation, and reliable service. Our installation team is on standby!
Newman is Your Source for Windows in Orange County
If you're looking for great value for your replacement windows and doors, look no further than Orange County's window and door experts, Newman Windows & Doors.