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replacement windows in Encino, CA

Finding Colors For Replacement Windows

Once you get done deciding what material your replacement windows in Encino, CA will be made out of and what glass pack and hardware you want, you might feel tired of making choices. However, the color option is still an important decision to make and you’ll want to choose with care. If you get vinyl windows, for example, you aren’t going to be able to change the color once you have it on the house. That’s a benefit because it means no painting and scraping later, but you also want to get something that will really work well. Here are some things to consider as you make the choice.

Exterior Colors

What color is the exterior of your home and what will look good with that color? If you have siding that can be painted, you also need to keep in mind that someday, your or the next owner might paint the home. So the windows need to look good with your current color, but also be something that could fit in with another color in the future. It’s for that reason that white is the most popular option. It goes with absolutely everything. It will look good now and it will look good in the future, no matter what color you choose.

Interior Colors

Your window frames will show inside and outside of the home so you also need to think about what colors you want showing from inside. What colors do you have on the walls and what goes with them? Lately, many homeowners are choosing black frames because they offer a nice contrast. They ‘frame’ the window, if you will, and allow it to stand out among the light colors on the home’s walls. That helps the windows to look fresh and highlights the fact that they are nice and new.

Consider Other Houses

What’s in style now? The window world has trends that come and go, just like any other industry. You’ll want to know what colors are popular and what might be on its way out. There are plenty of classic choices so you can ensure you get something that will be in style for a long time coming. If you’re leaning toward a certain color, find other houses with that color already and see what you think.

The experts in replacement windows in Encino, CA can help you with every decision you have to make. They’ve seen a lot of different colors and they know what to suggest to make your windows stand out or blend in, depending on what you want. Contact Concept Windows & Doors by calling (818) 786-9100 and we’ll answer any questions you have or set you up with a free consultation to look at colors up close. You can also stop by our showroom whenever you have time and look into our options in person. We’re located at 6035 Sepulveda Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91411 and we’re happy to show you around and point out differences so you can start to line up preferences.

Sherman Oaks, CA replacement windows

Loving Your House With Replacement Windows

Most homeowners love their homes, though they may not love everything about it. There are probably things you would change about your home, if given the chance. Perhaps you would like a third car garage for extra storage or another bathroom to help out your busy family. One thing you can do to really show your love for your house (and help you love it even more) is to get Sherman Oaks, CA replacement windows. Here are a few ways new windows will love your home—and help you to love your house as well.

Add A Fresh Look

One of the first things you will notice when you have new windows installed onto your house is the appearance they bring to the house. The cool thing about this project, unlike any other, is that it shows from both inside and outside of the house. So you’ll have a new fresh look inside as well as great curb appeal, all from the same project. Your home will look good again and you’ll love that appearance.

Enhanced Energy Efficiency

Every homeowner wants to operate an efficient home. With a family in tow, that might mean setting certain parameters on daily life, like bedtimes for the kids so they’ll get up in time for school and so on. For the rest of the house, it means replacement windows. You don’t want to waste energy within your home. That’s why you tell everyone to turn the lights off in rooms as they leave the room. When you have old windows, you’re most certainly wasting energy. Enhance the home’s energy efficiency and you’ll have more comfort within the home by way of temperature control. You’ll also see lower energy bills, which is never a bad thing in any home.

Bigger Security Measures

You want your home to remain safe, including your family and all of the possessions you have inside. New windows can help you achieve those goals. They are harder to break and impossible to pry open from the outside if an intruder were to try. You’ll have peace of mind and you’ll love the fact that even if the kids get to throwing a ball around too close to the house, the windows are a lot less likely to break.

If you love your home, you’ll be even more in love if you show affection towards it with Sherman Oaks, CA replacement windows. New windows are an investment and you have to be ready for them. However, once they’re installed, you’ll be so glad you went through with the project. The professionals at Concept Windows & Doors are here to help you with the process from start to finish. We’ll answer your questions and give you the information you need to make the right decisions for your family. Give us a call at (818) 786-9100 for a free consultation. Or just stop by and see us in our showroom at 6035 Sepulveda Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91411 where we’re ready to show you around.

Van Nuys, CA window replacement

Self-Window Replacement Questions

Getting Van Nuys, CA window replacement is a big deal. It’s not something you do every day—or every year. Shoot, it’s not even something you do every decade. Most homeowners have never gone through the process before and those that have usually only take it on once. So it only makes sense that you have a lot of questions about the process. Here are some things to ask yourself as you get started in making important decisions.

What Colors Do I Like?

Some of the replacement process will be based around your preferences. If you have a preference for a certain color in window frames, you are more likely to go with that color. There are many different right choices on this path. White looks good with anything, but you could also get tan to match your home’s color. You might go with a darker brown to contrast your home’s color or black to offer a contrast with any light color you might paint in the future. Decide what colors you like and look at samples from there.

What Challenges Does My Home Have?

Every home is different so the challenges your home faces might be different than those of even your next door neighbor’s home. Your home might be in the full sun while the neighbor might have shade trees nearby. Or you might get a lot of noise in your home because of a street that runs close to your yard. Think about the challenges your home has and how new windows can address them. The decisions you make can help you solve some of the issues your current windows allow.

How Much Of A Budget Do I Have?

You can only get the windows you can afford so looking into your finances before you move forward is in your own best interest. When you look at standard windows, know that they are quality windows and can do a lot for your home. But there are upgrades that are optional and can do even more for a home—if you can afford them. Start with the standard windows and add from there, if you can afford to do so.

Can I Install Them Myself?

If you’re a handy person, installation on your own is possible, but certainly not recommended. If you decide to install your own windows, you voice the manufacturer’s warranty. So anything that happens from there is on you. Plus, if you don’t install them quite right, they won’t perform as they should. It’s in your best interest to go with a professional installation, complete with warranties and guarantees.

When you’re ready to ask experts some of the questions you have, contact Concept Windows & Doors by calling (818) 786-9100. We’re here to help in any way we can. You can visit our showroom at 6035 Sepulveda Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91411 and have a look at some of the options in person. We can also help you make important decisions by giving you the information and resources you need to make choices for your home.

Venice, CA replacement windows

Are Replacement Windows Due?

When you visit your local library and check out a book, you know when it is due. As you check out, they will tell you what the due date is. If you don’t take the book back when it is due, you start to accumulate fines on your card. While library fines aren’t high, they are a good reminder that when you don’t do things on a certain timeline, you pay for it. Is your home overdue for Venice, CA replacement windows? If so, you’re paying something similar to fines on a daily basis—and they cost a lot more than an overdue book.

If you have older windows that really need to be replaced, you might think that you can’t afford new windows. They are an investment, that’s for sure, but by avoiding the project, you are instead paying way more on your energy bills than you should. Look at those high energy bills as fines. You know where they should be—or at least where you’d like them to be. Anything extra is a fine for not getting replacement windows when you should.

And there are other ‘fines’ that can add up with older windows. If you have wood windows, for example, you have to put money into painting and maintaining them every year. If you don’t do the work yourself (which takes quite a bit of effort), you have to pay someone else to do it, which costs even more. And, with older windows, you never know when something is going to break down and need repairs. If there are still parts available, they might be rather expensive since the windows are likely on their way out. If there aren’t any more parts, you have to live with things the way they are.

With repairs, maintenance, and high energy bills, the ‘fines’ for having old, overdue-for-replacement windows can really add up. It’s a lot more than ten cents a day, like a typical library book. So while you may not feel like you can afford to buy new windows, can you afford not to? Take the money you’ll save and consider it payback after the project is done. Plus, once you have new windows installed, you’ll also have a higher home value so if you move, you can sell your house for more.

When you’re ready to talk about Venice, CA replacement windows, contact the experts at Concept Windows & Doors. We’ll be able to tell you if your windows are due (or overdue) for replacement and how you can go about funding the project in a way you can afford it in your budget. Give us a call for a free consultation at (818) 786-9100 and we’ll answer whatever questions you have. You can also stop by and see us in our showroom at 6035 Sepulveda Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91411. We’re here to show you around or let you browse on your own to start getting ideas and options lined up that might work well for your home.