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How Replacement Windows Works

When considering replacing your windows and patio doors where should you start?

One common mistake homeowners make is thinking that all windows and patio doors are made and installed alike. Just because they are double pane and made of vinyl does not mean that they are of good quality or installed correctly.

Another mistake made is allowing a contractor to install new construction windows and patio doors vs. replacement windows and patio doors. New construction windows and patio doors are only supposed to be used when a brand-new home or a new addition to a home is being built. Since the studs of the home are exposed the window can be installed directly on to the frame by use of a nail fin frame, which means it is nailed into the framing of the home.

Beware of contractors who want to remove the stucco or siding and replace your windows and patio doors with cheap off the shelf products bought at one of the big box stores. These are usually builder grade windows and not the best option. This type of installation leads to potential leaks and though they look new, they usually fail within a few years since these stores usually sell on quantity not quality.

The best option is using a Replacement Window or Patio Door. Replacement windows (also referred to as retrofit windows) have been developed so a contractor does not have to remove the exterior materials of the home to install the window or patio door, they are measured to fit in the existing window or patio door opening and will only replace the actual window or patio door.

Our Replacement Windows & Patio Doors

We believe you will find Bay View windows and patio doors to be loaded with unexpected quality details at a tremendous value. Shown here are some of the high-performance features that are standard on every Bay View product.

  • Multi-Chambered frame for better insulation.

  • Energy Efficiency

  • With solar control triple Low-E glass and a silicone spacer, Bay View windows maximize energy efficiency. Your home will be cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter with lower energy costs.

  • Narrow metal reinforced stay bar for added view and security.

  • Continuous interlocking meeting rail for weather-tight performance.

  • Beveled exterior profile for added curb appeal.

  • Integral double wall flush fin 1 3/4″ for easy retro fit window replacement application.

  • 1 1/2″ narrow frame height for maximum viewing area.

  • Fusion-welded corners for watertight seal, strength and energy efficiency.

  • Dual durometer glaze bead for watertight seal.

  • White or tan vinyl.

  • Dual-wall glazing leg reduces condensation.

  • Severe Lock Systems.

  • Our standard pull-tight cm lock is fastened to a metal reinforcement bar. Or upgrade to our optional Pro-Latch Lock that locks automatically when sash is shut completely. Both lock styles pass stringent California Forced Entry (CFE) resistance testing.

  • Fully pocketed sash with triple fin weather strip.

  • 3/4″ overall insulating unit with double strength glass standard.

  • Ideal Frame Depth.

  • Bay View’s 2 7/8″ frame depth is optimum for most California homes and allows for attractive flush mounted blinds.

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