What You Should Know When Replacing Your Windows In The San Francisco Bay Area
At Armstrong, we’ve been installing replacement windows in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 50 years. We’ve always provided our customers with the highest quality energy efficient replacement windows, installed properly, on time and on budget.
San Francisco Planning Codes
As a trusted local window installation company, Armstrong Windows is familiar with Planning Codes which have been designed to protect and enhance our neighborhoods’ architectural character. Your home’s windows are an important part of its design and character so choosing appropriate replacement windows is quite important since seemingly minor changes can seriously damage or alter the appearance of a building, or overall neighborhood character.
San Francisco Climate
In addition, when replacing windows, you need to take into account the climate. The San Francisco Bay Area is located in the north-central zone, according to ENERGY STAR®. This means that the area we live in requires windows which are suitable for both heating and cooling depending on the time of year.
San Francisco Appropriate NFRC Rating
The National Fenestration Rating Council, or NFRC, has created a label to help us determine which windows are appropriate for the climate we live in. On this label, you will find four numbers: the U-Factor (heat loss/gain), the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (amount of solar radiation passing through), the Visible Transmittance (no requirement in SF), and the Air Leakage ratings (air passing through). In San Francisco, it is recommended to buy a window with a U-Factor of no more than 0.30, a solar heat gain coefficient of no more than 0.40 and an air leakage rating of no more than 0.30.
According to ENERGY STAR®, windows meeting the requirements they provide can save homeowners in California as much as $126 in utility costs each year.
Contact Armstrong Windows
Armstrong Select Windows are one of the most beautiful, feature-rich replacement windows available at any price. They’re also available in designer colors, easily coordinating with your home’s existing colors.
At Armstrong, we assure you that our replacement window installation will be covered by one of the best warranties in America. All our windows, including Infinity® from Marvin exclusively by Armstrong, carry up to a limited lifetime manufacturer’s warranty.
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