Windows Carlsbad,Oceanside,Windows San Diego: New Windows For Noise Reduction

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New Windows For Noise Reduction: Oceanside, Escondido, San Diego

Whether you live next to a busy San Diego highway, in a North County subdivision with plenty of outdoor activity, or simply require more privacy, new windows can be an effective solution to reduce the outside noise of your San Diego or North County residence. Make sure you discuss the sound reduction advantages of new windows with your window installation contractor. (You can contact us at 760.806.6830, or visit our website for more information).

The modern world can be a noisy place. Particularly if you live near a highway, such as I-5 and I-15, or Highways 76 and 78. You may live near Sprinter track lines, and hear the train noise on their daily scheduled runs. There’s also the sounds heard from the neighborhood-lawn mowers, leaf blowers, gas-powered hedge clippers, children playing-you get the idea.

Whether your home is in the heart of San Diego, or in the suburbs of North County-Escondido, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Oceanside-there are lots of ways noise can invade your space and disrupt your serenity. If outside noise is an issue where you live, consider new windows-they conserve energy, block out the heat and cold from entering your home, and can block out noise levels also. Remember-noise commonly enters a room through windows:
• Windows are one of the biggest culprits in allowing noise to get in your home.
• Low-quality windows might create an insulation and sound problem.
• Single glass panes and wood window frames are generally the least resistant to noise.

Consider replacing the window with a double pane window:
• Double pane glass can reduce noise by up to 20 percent Special noise reduction windows can even further insulate your home from noise.
• Different thicknesses of glass block different frequencies of sound. To block more frequencies of sound, the panes should be different thicknesses.
Double pane windows that are spaced apart block out sound more effectively. The more space between layers of glass in a window, the more effective that window will be at blocking sound. The amount of spacing between the panes will also affect energy efficiency, so make sure to discuss this option with your window contractor specialist, to figure out how much space you really need between window panes. Watch this video of double paned glass windows that are thermally broken for insulation and weather protection:

Vinyl Framed Windows Block Out Noises: Up To 50%:
Windows with vinyl frames, or windows that come with an acrylic frame, are designed for noise reduction-sometimes reducing decibel levels by as much as half, or 50 percent. Wood and glass window frames, although giving aesthetic value, do not block much sound.

Laminated Windows For Noise Reduction:
Laminated glass is another common solution for noise reduction. Laminated glass is formed by bonding together two pieces of glass with a layer of resilient plastic film between them. In addition to effective blockage of sound, laminated glass also blocks ultraviolet rays from the sun.

Call T Group today at 760.806.6830 for ideas on how new or replacement windows for your home can reduce noise levels, save you money, and better your lifestyle.

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Commercial Windows Los Angeles,Replacement Windows San Diego:6 Smart Steps

Commercial Windows for Apartments, Multi-Family Units, HOA, Condominiums, Businesses Los Angeles San Diego

Commercial Windows for Apartments, Multi-Family Units, HOA, Condominiums, Businesses

Are you considering replacing the windows in your Los Angeles, San Diego, or Southern California apartment complex, multi-family unit, condominium complex, office building or for a new commercial construction project?  Perhaps you need new or replacement windows. Here are 6 steps to follow for best window replacement results for your commercial or multi-family project. (You can also contact us at 760-806-6830. We will be happy to help you construct a cost effective window replacement project for your commercial or property management buildings.)

1. Do Your Research.

After you decide it’s time to embark on a full-fledged window replacement project for your building or HOA, you should first do some research, then make sure you evaluate what it is you’re trying to accomplish by getting new windows:

  • Is it primarily improved aesthetic value?
  • Energy efficient, cost savings features?
  • Renovate and replace old windows?

The reason for replacing windows mainly concerns energy savings, but other factors including operation and curb appeal are just as important.

2. Check to see if grants are available.

If replacing windows is part of a home or business rehabilitation project, there are grants that are available to help with the costs. Grants are given to applicants who meet the requirements set by the grantor. Unlike commercial loans, grants never have to be repaid, as long as the recipients stick to the terms of the agreement. California state and local governments, businesses and residents may be eligible for different types of grants that help with window replacement and other renovations.

3. Talk to Experts.

Your building code requirements, to comply with construction and safety codes, require expert advice from contractors and/or engineers that will specify windows for your building application, and streamline the process. In addition to structural requirements, size, style and color need to be agreed upon. Once this is established, a cost estimate can be determined and discussed.

4. Timing of Window Replacement

A window replacement project can be quite an investment-but it may cost you more money and risk to wait until “there’s room in the budget”. Waiting to replace windows could cost you and your tenants, HOA and renters thousands of dollars in increased energy bills and security risks. With some planning and plenty of good communication between board, management, and residents, your window replacement project can be a “Win/Win” project for all involved.

5. Evaluate the Quality of the Windows

  • The “U-factor.” This number tells you whether the window you are looking at is suitable for either residential or commercial use. A U-factor rating of “AA,” is suitable for residential use; while a “BB,” or “commercial,” window is more appropriate for a commercial setting.
  • The “U-value.” The U-value measures the amount of heat that transfers through the glass window. The lower the U-value, the lower your corresponding heating costs will be. When comparing two windows of the same size, choose the one with the lower U-value, if you are concerned about heating and cooling costs.
  • Check the “Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC).The SHGC is the amount of solar heat that passes through the window-it is valued as a number between 0 and 1. Like the U-value, the lower this number, the less solar heat is allowed to pass through the glass. A lower SHGC means lower energy costs.
  • The “VT” rating. This number (referring to “Visible Transmittance”), between 0 and 1, measures the amount of visible light that passes through the window. The higher the number, the more visible light is allowed to pass through, leading to faster fading of furniture and draperies.
  • The Energy Star logo and rating. The Energy Star program, begun in 1992 by the EPA, indicates whether your selected window meets EPA energy efficiency standards.

6. Evaluate the Quality Of The Window Company/Contractor (see video)

  • Check their license with the state of California.
  • Ask for references. (as noted in this commercial window video)
  • Check their Better Business Bureau rating.
  • Ask for warranties, and window replacement issues.
  • Have measurements, specifications, applications explained.

With accurate measurements, a quality window product, quality reputation and quality installation, you will ensure a good window replacement project for your multi-family unit, apartment complex, commercial building or any property management project under your supervision.

Whether you are a Property Management company, a Home  Owners Association or an Owner, please call us at 760-806-6830, and let our professional team help you with the many window choices and features available for your project

Energy Efficient Windows-New And Replacement-For Homes Save Money,And More

Energy Saving Windows On New Homes Saves Homeowners Money

Choosing to install energy-efficient windows in your new home, or replacing existing windows in your home with newly designed energy saving windows, will give you more benefit than just savings on energy bills. Below is a list of benefits of these efficient windows, as seen on efficientwindows.org:  (you can also contact us at 760.806.6830 for the value of energy efficient windows)

  • Energy & Cost Savings

Cooling Season Savings

Solar Heat Gain in Southern California climates climates that mainly require cooling (such as Palm Springs, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, Los Angeles, Inland Empire, and parts of Orange County and San Diego County), windows have represented a major source of unwanted heat gain. In recent years, low-E coatings that reject solar heat without darkening the glass have undergone a technological revolution.

It is now possible to significantly reduce solar heat gain and improve comfort while providing clear views and daylight. The savings in cooling season costs associated with improved windows for a house in a cooling-dominated climate can save you anywhere from 7% to 35%.  That means if your cooling bill is $150 a month, energy saving windows can reduce your bill from $150 to $630 annually-just in cooling costs. Depending on the condition of the old windows in an existing home, the savings can be higher, if window replacement leads to long-term air leakage reduction.
Heating Season Savings
In Southern California climates with a significant heating season (such as San Diego North County Coastal, Los Angeles County Coastal regions, Big Bear and other higher altitude areas), windows have represented a major source of unwanted heat loss, discomfort, and condensation problems.
Home windows have undergone a technological revolution to have lower heat loss, less air leakage, and warmer window surfaces-all to improve comfort and minimize condensation. The savings in typical heating season costs associated with improved windows for a house in the winter climates can save you anywhere from 11% to 28%.  That means if your heating bill is $200 a month during winter season, energy saving windows can reduce your bill from $110 to $280 from November to March (typical winter season)-just in furnace costs. As with air elak loss in the summer,  the savings can be even higher compared to old windows in an existing home, if window replacement leads to long-term air leakage reduction.

  • Improved Comfort
Solar Heat Gain: In Southern California climates that mainly require cooling, windows have represented a major source of unwanted heat gain. Windows with Low-E (emissivity) coatings that reject solar heat without darkening the glass have undergone a technological revolution. It is now possible to significantly reduce solar heat gain and improve comfort while providing clear views and daylight.
Solar Heat Loss: An older window with a lower glass temperature feels colder because more heat is radiated from a person’s body to the window. Cold glass can also create uncomfortable drafts as air next to the window is cooled and drops to the floor. This sets up an air movement pattern that feels drafty and accelerates heat loss. High performance windows with lower U-factors will result in a higher interior window temperature in winter and thus greater comfort. Proper installation along with weatherstripping designed to seal tightly (for operable windows) will also improve comfort by reducing the cold air leakage.
  • Less Condensation

High performance windows with new glazing technologies not only reduce energy costs but make homes more comfortable as well.

High-performance windows create warmer interior glass surfaces, reducing frost and condensation. High-performance windows with warm edge technology and insulating frames have such a warm interior surface that condensation on any interior surfaces is significantly reduced under all conditions.

  • Increased Light & View-without the added cost of Window Tinting

Daylight and view are two of the fundamental attributes of a window. Unfortunately, windows can also be the source of significant solar heat gain during times when it is unwanted. Traditional solutions to reducing solar heat gain such as tinted glazing or shades mean that the amount of light is reduced as well. The new Low-E coatings on windows can provide better solar heat gain reduction than tinted glass, with a minimal loss of visible light. This also means that views can be clearer and unobstructed.

  • Reduced Fading-without the added cost of Window Tinting

Many furnishings in your home-such as carpet, fabrics, paper, artwork, paints, and wood-may fade upon exposure to sunlight. Window selection can influence the type and intensity of transmitted radiation. The most harmful radiation in sunlight are the ultraviolet (UV) rays, which are the most energetic and thus most likely to break chemical bonds, leading to fading and degradation.

Coatings on newly designed window glass can reduce the UV transmitted by up to 75 percent. UV absorbers can be incorporated into thin plastic films in multilayer windows, or as an interlayer in laminated glass. In both cases, the UV transmission can be reduced to less than 1 percent. Using Low-E coated glass, or windows incorporating plastic layers rather than clear uncoated glass, will reduce fading for many modern interior furnishings.

  • Lower HVAC Costs

The savings on heating and cooling costs are not just limited to monthly energy bills. The total cost of heating and cooling appliances can be reduced, when the home is equipped with energy saving windows.

High-performance windows reduce the peak heating and cooling loads as well. The peak load for a building is the maximum requirement for heating or cooling at one time. These loads determine the size of the furnace, heat pump, air conditioner, and fans that must be installed.Reducing peak load may allow homeowners to install a smaller heating or cooling system. Smaller HVAC systems cost less and as such can offset some of the cost of the efficient windows.In warmer Southern California climate regions, using low-solar-gain low-E windows may allow cooling equipment to be two tons smaller than with single-pane windows and at least one ton smaller than with clear double-pane windows. Even in the cooler climates of Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego Counties, window choices can impact cooling equipment size by up to a ton.

We  offer, install and service a complete range of sliding glass doors and window products to meet  the varying demands of new construction and remodel or window replacement projects for Homeowners, Contractors, Property Managers and Investment Groups. Our professional team is here to assist you with all your window and door needs, whether you are a homeowner replacing one window, a contractor ordering many, or an architect specifying someone’s dream home. Call us today at 760-806-6830, for a free consultation and estimate on your energy saving window installation project.

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