Energy efficiency is now one of the biggest homebuyer qualifications; if you are selling your house and want it to have a fighting chance on the market, then it’s time to update your windows and doors. The real estate market in Los Angeles, Ventura, and Orange County accounts for a vastly spread out area with tons of homes available; people all over the area are now working hard on renovation projects and updating their home’s energy efficiency in order to sell quickly, and for top dollar. However, if you aren’t planning on selling your home anytime soon, the incentive to update your windows and doors to more energy efficient options is still great—you can reap the benefits of low energy bills and a climate controlled home for the foreseeable future, and when you do decide to sell, you will already have taken care of a big project. While windows and doors are typically a little pricey, with the right company it doesn’t have to be a financial burden or huge undertaking. If you are considering selling your home in the near future, or you merely want better climate control and energy efficiency, here is a quick guide to a proper, energy efficient, windows and doors installation.
Look for an efficient contractor
Having your windows and doors properly installed the first time is critical; it could wind up costing you a lot more money down the line to fix improper installations—they could even cause damage to the structure of your home, which will create a major dent in your wallet. Finding the right professionals is key. When you first decide to look into such a project, you should start by reading customer reviews; the public can tell you a lot about a company’s integrity, and you should listen. The right professionals will help you from start to finish; they will walk you through the process of choosing the right windows for your home, where they will be placed, and what kind of energy efficiency you are looking for. They should also willingly answer any questions you may have about the process, the pricing, and any warrantees or rebates that they offer in order to keep the cost down. So, step one of this whole process, find a reputable, trustworthy window and door installation company that has an impeccable track record and is willing to work with your individual needs and wishes.
Seal windows & doors properly
It may seem obvious to us, but proper window and door installation is essential for keeping the outdoor elements from creeping in your home. Great quality windows should make your home feel cool in summer months, warmer in winter months, even without touching the AC or heat. For instance, the layers within double pane windows create an intense barrier that heat and cold cannot cross. In fact, one way to know that you need new windows is if you can feel heat or cold coming through them during especially warm or cool months. If your windows are improperly installed and not adequately sealed, you may run into the same issue even after making a large financial investment. Preventing leaks and withstanding even the harshest weather conditions is what good windows and doors should do, while adding luxury and aesthetically pleasing details to your home. Furthermore, unfinished edges, damages to stucco or drywall, improperly installed window ledges and seams, and the like are eyesores and problem areas that defeat the purpose of hiring a professional company to handle your install.
If you are considering having new windows and doors installed in your home for a higher resale value, or simply to increase the energy efficiency of your home, contact us at All City Windows & Doors. Located in Reseda, Los Angeles, we serve the entire LA County, Ventura County, and parts of Orange County; we don’t like to limit their clientele to only the closest homes, and our customers appreciate that we extend our services to other nearby communities besides Los Angeles. We have excellent online reviews from clients who report one hundred percent satisfaction with their installations. Give us a call or explore our website to learn more about our policies, products, philosophies, and pricing. Our goal is to do it right the first time, every time.