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Wood Windows and Doors San Pablo,CA

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EDUCATION  
 If you’ve never bought replacement windows before, the process can be overwhelming. Fortunately, it’s easy to get up to speed. We’ll show you where to start, what features to look for, and what to expect from a dealer.  We’ll also point out common pitfalls in the process – some terms and measurements can be misleading. Our Glossary can help you better understand the unique window and door terminology that you’ll hear from salespeople, read in brochures or review online.  This section will help you out, no matter where you are in the process. By navigating the choices below, you’ll discover how to get started, evaluate your options, and choose the product that’s right for you.  
 
LEARN THE BASICS
 
OVERVIEW
Here’s our guide to everything windows – what’s available, how to evaluate your needs, and what to expect along the way. Whether you’re looking for beauty, energy efficiency, durability or to increase your home’s overall value, this section will give you the tools you’ll need to feel confident when a dealer/installer visits your home.
 
QUESTIONS
Where do I begin?
First, consider your goals: will your new windows be a matter of beauty, energy efficiency, or both? How much maintenance are you willing to do? Will you do a simple replacement, or go for a totally different style? Take a walk around the house - inside and out - and assess your priorities.

How do I start shopping?
Typically the process begins on the Internet, so you're already on your way. On this site, we've included tools to show you the process, prepare you to meet with our sales representatives, and highlight what we have to offer. You'll also find helpful links to broaden your search. And if you like what you see here, we'll point you to our shop in the City of San Pablo CA. 

What comes next?
Like most manufacturers of replacement windows, we have a network of qualified professional sales representatives/installers who will determine your exact needs, order, and install your new windows.. ​

CONSIDERATIONS
Which windows to replace?
It all depends on your objectives. To maximize beauty, energy efficiency and maintenance freedom, it's best to replace them all. If that's not an option, consider the rooms in which new windows will do the most good - the ones you use most, or are most drafty, should be priorities..

What kind of windows to buy?
The most important consideration is materials. Windows are made of vinyl, vinyl/composite, aluminum or wood. If you're looking for options, customization and long-lasting windows, Wood is the way to go. You'll be able to replace exactly what you have, or go for dramatic new combinations with bays, bows, or any other shape you can imagine.

Warranties and Service
Always ask your sales representative about the warranties their manufacturers offer. Wood Windows and Doors Corp come offers warranty for its products, But as you consider warranties, consider initial quality and durability as well. The best warranty is the one you'll never need to use.


COMPARING WINDOWS
 
OVERVIEW
Get informed!
What makes a good window, and what makes a great one? In this section, you’ll learn to spot the features you’ll want to look for as you compare your options. From materials to construction to beauty and performance, you’ll be armed with the information you’ll need to make a decision you’ll be satisfied with for years to come.

QUESTIONS
What are great windows made from?
Wood, aluminum and vinyl are the most common materials for replacement windows. Most people choose Wood for its impressive insulating qualities, easy maintenance and numerous color to paint and style choices to customize, as well as its benefits to keep the value of your home.

What's it take to make a great window?
Many windows look the same, but they're definitely not created equal. Look for a high-quality wood windows that resists dirt and is easy to clean. The wood frames can be filled surround with foam insulation material. Also look for quality weather stripping and hardware - make sure they create a very tight seal when the window is closed and locked.

What makes an energy efficient frame?
Look for high quality materials. With wood windows, an environmentally friendly foam insulation in the frame can make a big difference. Also, installation is critical - a poor seal to the existing wall will ruin the energy efficiency of any window.
 
What makes glass energy efficient?
Look for multiple panes, argon gas fillings between panes, and advanced "Low-e" coatings. These help let light and beauty in while reducing interior fading and keeping hot or cold weather out. It's also important to check a window's Solar Heat Gain Coefficient. Sunlight brings heat into your home, and depending on the season and where you live, this can either help or hurt your energy bill.​

Is weather stripping important?
Weather stripping is a crucial yet often overlooked feature which can make or break a window's efficiency. Look for Weather stripping that's made of advanced materials, and for locks and latches that compress it fully to create a truly airtight seal. Also ask where hardware is fastened - it's preferable to fasten to the structural reinforcement, rather than the wood surface.​

How do I compare windows
The Internet has changed forever the way people buy windows. You don't want to be “sold”; you want to be educated and informed so you can make the decision that's right for you. Use our website and talk to our sales representatives. We compare our products with our competition frequently in these same ways. 

What makes a window easy to maintain?
Wood is very easy to wipe clean and requires special care or treatment after installation. We have a blog dedicated on providing information about maintenance for  your windows after installation. 

GETTING READY TO BUY
 
OVERVIEW
Finding and buying the right windows.
You’ve done your homework. Now it’s time to find the right windows for you. Some people can be intimidated by the process, but if you know what you want and what to expect, you’re likely to end up with windows you’ll be happy with for as long as you own your home. 

How can I find the right Company?
It's best to seek out the most qualified company in your area and compare what they have to offer. Ask for their references. Ask to see previous projects or to talk to previous customers. Are all their installation crews certified?

How can I be sure I'll get a quality product?
Sometimes buyers find a dealer through an advertisement or word-of-mouth, and buy whatever they offer. A better way is to shop for a manufacturer first, then find a sales representative who offers exactly what you're looking for. We thank you for your interest in Wood Windows and Doors Corp. We demand a lot from our sales representative, and we're happy to help you find one near you.

How can I compare one company with another?
There are plenty of companies out there, so there's no reason to hire one you don't feel completely comfortable with.  Ask to see photos of previous installations, and ask if you can talk to previous customers about their experiences.  

What can I expect when a sales representative visits my home?   
On the initial visit, a sales representative will take a walk around your house inside and out. They'll note the size and style of each window and ask for your input. Be prepared to ask and answer a lot of questions. Your sales representative will want to understand your ideas on possible upgrades, and will look for any unusual installation challenges. Above all, be confident, and make sure the sales representative understands exactly what you want.         


CONSIDERATIONS
Make sure your sales representative offers the best type of wood windows you're looking for 
A sales representative may offer products from a particular manufacturer, but they may not carry the type of windows that you are looking for. If you've settled on high end quality products and focused on quality, ask your sales representative if they carry that specific product before they visit your home, here at WND we start with Western Red Cedar Wood. 

Make a checklist
The best way to ensure you're not missing anything in the buying process is to work from a list of considerations. That should help make sure you haven't missed anything.
 

Elite Providers

At Wood Windows and Doors we manufacture and install custom high end quality wood windows and doors.

Would you like to place an order?

Give us a call at 510 363-3242

Or Email us at info@woodwindowsndoors.com

210 Center Court 

San Pablo, CA 94806

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