The Benefits of Energy Efficient Windows

Choosing Energy Efficient Windows for your Home

energy efficient windowsAs the heat continues to rise, have you noticed your electric bill doing the same? Your windows could be the reason for this. Energy efficient windows can be one of the best things to happen to your home. Containing numerous benefits, it’s no wonder most homeowners in the United States are converting to these types of windows. If you’re considering making the switch, here are some of the ways that energy efficient windows can benefit you and your home.

 

 

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Protecting Exterior Doors from Sun Damage

The Effects of Sun Damage

sun damageWhether across the U.S. is heating up and homeowners everywhere are preparing for the eminent heat that summer brings. Is your home ready to face the heat? Truth is, no matter where you live, your home’s exterior is in danger of sun damage. That’s because the harsh impact of UV rays and direct heat on any area for an extended period of time causes adverse effects on a variety of materials. Especially wood. These effects include fading, cracking, warping and peeling of exterior surfaces and damage the longevity of the material.Read more

Replacement Windows: Know your Style

replacement windowsWindows serve two main functions: they let in natural light and they allow for a breeze to flow into a room. But besides those two technical functions, window design can also complement and enhance the style of a home both inside and out. Every house has different windows of different sizes and different styles that fit within the architectural design of the house. Whether it’s traditional or modern, your windows can be customized to fit nearly any taste or style. So, what happens when the look and feel of your windows simply doesn’t match with your style anymore? It’s time to invest in some replacement windows.

The key to making an informed decision about the types of replacement windows that should go in your home starts with both your personal style and the style of your home. To help, our window experts have provided a list of replacement window types that will make it easier for you to pick the best windows for your home.Read more

Selecting the Right Patio Door

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Summertime in the home, for most families, usually means more time will be spent in the backyard. It’s during these months that the front door becomes obsolete, and the patio door becomes the most popular door in the house.

As the entryway to your backyard, this door provides convenient access and an uninhibited view of the patio. For some, it brings in natural light that transforms the room and for others it serves as the opening to create a seamless transition from outdoors to inside.

So, how do you decide which door is right for your home? The style, material and size will ultimately depend on the location of the door and for what it’ll be used.Read more

The Best Windows for Extreme Climates

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There are several different factors to consider when deciding on new windows for your home. So many in fact that it could make the decision altogether overwhelming. Unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all window type that works best in every home. However, knowing what type of style you’re looking for and what purpose your windows will serve is the best place to start.

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Transform your Front Door with new Entry Way Décor

Front Door Focus

Make the Front Door the Focal Point of your Home

Since the front entry way is the first thing guests see as they enter your home, its appearance can make or break their first impression of what to expect inside. To ensure that you make that first impression count, it’s important to have a well-designed entry way that welcomes guests and complements your front door.

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Choosing the Best Front Door for Desert Weather

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While the entry door to any home can instantly make, or break, the home’s curb appeal, design isn’t the only thing to keep in mind when choosing a front door. That’s because the key to choosing the perfect front door for your home comes from a decision that equally balances design aesthetic with overall durability.  How do you choose the best front door for desert weather?

When focusing on durability, one of the first things to consider when choosing a new front door for your home is how much and what kind of weather the door is going to be exposed to on a regular basis. For instance, a door that can withstand the snow of the mountains may not hold up the same as a door that bears the heat of the desert all year long.

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Statement Doors – not just for the Outdoors

Statement Doors

A few trends stormed exterior door designs in recent years: Color (it’s cool again to have a bright red or mustard yellow door!); funky shapes (arches, angles, artistic mosaics – all fair game); unique hinges and multi-frame doors (folding, gated, hanging, you name it).

But most of these fun trends were reserved for the door that separates you from your living spaces and your front stoop. Why save all the creativity for the outdoors?   These same trends can spice up your interior design, bringing interest to all of your spaces and making statements, even in places that are usually reserved for normalcy – like the hallway. Here are a few ideas to explore, and remember, at California Window and Door, we can not only create these great looks, we can also work with you to customize a mashup or two.

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How to Decorate Your Door for the Holidays

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Whether you have an older front door or a brand new replacement door, when you decorate your door and outside entryway it’s wonderful way to welcome the holiday season. At California Window and Door, we love a gorgeous and inviting entryway, so here are some ideas to share.Read more

Colorful Replacement Doors and Other Front Door Trends to Upgrade Your Outdoor Entry

front door trendsThere are many ways to improve the curb appeal of your home and one of the easiest is to upgrade your front door. From bold colors to unique windows and doorknobs, following some front door trends can add elegance or whimsy to your home style. At California Window and Door, we have a wide selection of replacement doors and can help you select doors and accessories to create a more welcoming entry to your home.Read more