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Select this option if you need multiple types or assistance in determining the best type for your project.

SKYLIGHTS
Allow natural light into top floor rooms such as attics that may not have walls for windows.

AWNING WINDOWS
Like casement windows, they crank out, but the sash opens upward instead of sideways.

STORM WINDOWS Protect older windows against energy inefficiency and are an economical option.

SLIDER/GLIDER
These windows feature a sliding track allowing the sashes to move left and right.

SINGLE HUNG WINDOWS Only the bottom sash opens. The top half of the window is stationary.

DOUBLE HUNG
Both sashes move up and down. Generally both sashes will pop in for easy cleaning.

BAY/BOW WINDOWS Generally protrude out from the exterior wall of a home, creating a wide view and wide window sill inside.

CASEMENT WINDOWS These windows crank out and allow maximum air flow in and out of a home.

BASEMENT EGRESS These maximize light in a basement and are also used for safety.

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South San Jose Replacement Windows

South San Jose replacement windows are versatile enough to complement any residence in this large, diverse neighborhood of San Jose. In the Santa Clara Valley, temperatures are mild throughout the year. Bright sunlight motivates homeowners to choose windows that can protect their homes against the more destructive rays of the sun. When you work with a South San Jose replacement windows professional, you have a San Jose replacement expert to guide you in the selection of the best replacement windows for your Northern CA home.

Located to the south of downtown San Jose, South San Jose encompasses a number of neighborhoods. Almaden Valley, Blossom Valley, Coyote Valley and Edenvale are among the different sections of this historic city, which has played important roles in the cultural and technological development of the San Francisco Bay Area. Whether you own one of the classic Spanish style homes in South San Jose or an up to date, contemporary town house, South San Jose replacement windows can brighten your home and minimize energy usage.

Solar Heat Gain Coefficient

In the Mediterranean climate of South San Jose, heating homes is not as crucial as keeping them at a moderate temperature in the warmer months. Protecting a home's interior against ultraviolet, or UV, rays is another important function of South San Jose replacement windows. The solar heat gain coefficient, or SHGC, is a measurement of the amount of solar heat transmitted through glass. The SHGC of a replacement product is measured on a scale of 0 to 1. The lower the SHGC, the less heat accumulation you'll experience in your CA residence.

In colder climates, a higher SHGC may be desirable. When temperatures are cool, replacement windows with a high SHGC may provide a certain amount of passive solar heat, an energy efficient way to keep a room warm. When the sun is warm and bright, however, a high amount of solar heat gain can make rooms uncomfortably hot. The California protective coatings used to block UV rays can also prevent bleaching or fading of the curtains, upholstery and rugs inside your rooms.

If you are shopping for South San Jose replacement windows that prevent solar heat gain and minimize fabric fading, look for a product with a low SHGC. These products are often described as low E, or low emissivity, windows, because they are protected by a specialized glazing that blocks UV light transmission. Low E coatings cannot be visualized easily; however, they may reduce the clarity of the California daylight transmitted through replacement panes.

A South San Jose replacement specialist can help you find products with a low solar heat gain factor. You can also determine which products fit this category by looking for the NFRC label on South San Jose replacement windows. The NFRC, or National Fenestration Rating Council, publicizes energy ratings, including the SHGC, on labels issued to manufacturers that participate in its certification program.

The frames you choose when you buy South San Jose replacement windows may also be affected by sunlight. Wooden windows can crack, peel or fade in continuous sunlight and must be repainted regularly to prevent damage from the elements. On the sunny streets of South San Jose, the effects of sunlight can eventually detract from the appearance of wooden frames. Vinyl and fiberglass are more resistant to the effects of California sunlight than painted wooden frames.

Awning Replacement Windows

The diversity of South San Jose replacement windows styles makes it possible for homeowners in all of the city's neighborhoods to find designs that fit their home's decor and their lifestyle. Homeowners in South San Jose choose products based on their visual appearance, durability, longevity, weather resistance and energy efficiency. Maintenance requirements also make a difference in the style you choose. Awning sashes are hinged at the top and open outward, like an awning. Awning sashes are produced in wood, aluminum, vinyl or fiberglass.

The awning style is very distinctive, and this design is often used in residential or commercial buildings where window access is awkward. Awnings are also appropriate for use as emergency exits. Unlike the casement, which is hinged on the outer vertical edge and swings out like a door, the awning must be opened from the top. Manual cranks or handles are often used to open or close awnings, but motorized versions are available which can be closed or opened with a wall switch.

The awning style offers superior ventilation, and the pane's downward slope protects the interior against rain, dust or debris. When you're installing South San Jose replacement windows throughout your home, you can choose from a variety of designs to suit each room. Talk with several experienced providers in your area to find a supplier that can provide the products and installation you need at prices that fit your home improvement budget.

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