Saturday, February 28, 2015
Winter is over and people are looking forward to spring season where the weather may vary from time to time. March is projected to be mostly warm and sunny with a few rainy days, with April and May to be drier than normal. The windows in the house usually has taken a beating from winter and may have sustained minor to major damages and may need window replacement in San Jose so that the home would be able to hold in cool air over the upcoming warm months. According to News OK, “The window of choice for most of today’s homes is vinyl. Vinyl windows are attractive, affordable and energy efficient.” They do not conduct the cold as metal does, and provide good insulation due to the wide air spaces between the panes of glass. It comes in many different configurations and shapes including single-hung, double-hung, awning, casement, and fixed—there’s sure to be a style that would go perfectly with the home’s architectural style.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Aside from your roof, your windows are taking the brunt of Mother Nature’s grit head-on, 24/7, 365 days of the year. The sheer toughness of their job makes seeing a lot of these run-down windows pretty commonplace, though a bit of an eyesore. Disintegrating windows, or poorly-installed ones, account for one of the top reasons for skyrocketing HVAC bills. There’s no need to put up with energy-wasting windows when there are high-performance insulating windows available out there today, and choosing them as replacements can pay you back tenfold. That’s an almost 25 percent cut on your average home energy costs. But among all the window choices, you’ll most definitely do well with wood like the Milgard windows from San Jose sellers like SGK Home Solutions. Here are a few of the perks of having wood windows.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
A Historical Staple Of all the San Jose windows being offered by contractors like SGK Home Solutions these days, wood is arguably the oldest. Wood was readily available to homebuilders at the time, and most homes then had wood windows, until tougher materials came to the scene. The problem of replacing historical wood windows isn't just limited to the Corvallis structure, but also to many homes officially designated as a historic landmark house. San Jose, despite bristling with modern buildings, have over 200 historic landmarks around the city; about 30 percent of them are for residential use. Chapter 13.48 of the San Jose, CA Code of Ordinances requires residents of registered historic homes to seek approval of the council before making any changes to the exterior.
Sunday, February 1, 2015
A few years ago, vinyl windows were avoided by consumers due to the fact that they were regarded as the most unflattering alternative to wood windows, but thanks to recent improvements made on this once disregarded material, vinyl has become a top material choice for window installation in San Jose.