Window Companies in Long Beach, CA

Beautiful windows will add to the architectural style of your home or rooms, creating spaces that let light work its’ magic. Windows are the primary points of entry for sunlight, and fresh air and obviously they provide protection from extreme weather conditions but also against home intruders, whether animals or insects.

If you are planning to build a new home, alter or add an extension it is important to think through exactly what your needs for these spaces are. Windows will add charm to a room’s décor, control the exposure of sunlight and outside air to that space. When placing windows you need to make sure your privacy is not compromised, they are energy efficient, and how the space around your windows will be influenced by the placement of the furniture. Always consider the basics first: light, ventilation, and security. It is really important to choose the correct window style for each particular space in your home or construction because it will ultimately add value.

An important consideration when deciding where to install your new windows is the environment. Weather conditions can change dramatically from season to season, as well as throughout the day and night. Minimizing the number of windows on the north side of a home may be important if your area experiences harsh winters. Extreme heat and long hours of bright sunshine can also take its toll so consider fewer windows on the south and west sides of the building. Adding or changing windows may well dramatically change the focal point of your space and larger windows can highlight a great view, reveal a poor one, or increase security issues. Be sure to consider the area and environment of the windows location to access the impact on your interior.|Adding or changing windows may well dramatically change the focal point of your space and larger windows can highlight a great view, reveal a poor one, or increase security issues. Weather conditions can change dramatically from season to season, as well as throughout the day and night. Minimizing the number of windows on the north side of a home may be important if your area experiences harsh winters. Be sure to consider the area and environment of the windows location to access the impact on your interior.Extreme heat and long hours of bright sunshine can also take its toll so consider fewer windows on the south and west sides of the building.|Be sure to consider the area and environment of the windows location to access the impact on your interior. Extreme heat and long hours of bright sunshine can also take its toll so consider fewer windows on the south and west sides of the building. Weather conditions can change dramatically from season to season, as well as throughout the day and night. Minimizing the number of windows on the north side of a home may be important if your area experiences harsh winters. Adding or changing windows may well dramatically change the focal point of your space and larger windows can highlight a great view, reveal a poor one, or increase security issues.

New windows for any project are a significant portion of the budget, it pays to consider asking the advice of a professional, especially one who has had extensive experience in installing or repairing them. They will know which type of window is best for each particular area of your project, often those needs can be very specific. Often different spaces require windows to function in unique ways. They must be easy to open and clean, providing plenty of light, ventilation, yet have a weather-tight seal to keep out winter chills or summer’s swelter.

Analyze and consider the direction the window or windows will face and this will help you take advantage of sunlight or shade. Will a breeze flow from that window or will the room be stifling hot in mid-July? Another important consideration is how a new window will impact the livability and functionality of the room. If your windows are focused on maximizing the view then consider the impact on your energy requirements. A well-positioned window can reduce heating and cooling bills by acting as a passive solar collector during the cooler months and by providing ventilation in hotter seasons. Look at pictures of different styles of windows and decide which product best suits your project area. Carefully consider which product offers the best energy efficiency, durability, easy maintenance, and security for that space. Check on the required building code mandates to make sure your changes or new windows satisfy the requirements.

Listed below are some of the Window choices you have for your project.

Casement windows. Some manufacturers – not all - produce models with quality sliding mechanisms, seat hardware and can accept air conditioners and screens. The window pivots on hinges mounted on the side, with a contemporary style and good ventilation. Generally they have a good reputation for weather-tight construction. These come in many attractive design features and are easy to operate, some have tandem latches or single lever locking systems providing good security.

Double-hung windows. These windows consist of three parts; a central window generally fixed, parallel to an existing wall, and two side windows. They are generally each set at 30, 45, or 60 degree angle. The deep sill area provides shelf space which is so useful. The windows slide out and down, have a traditional look, their spring mounted operating mechanism is virtually trouble free.

Bow windows. Depending on the size of the units, a bow window can become an extension of the room, especially if the view is appealing. These have four or more units set at incremental angles to one another. The curved appearance provides a subtle change in the rooms shape.

Garden windows. These bring the outside into a room by creating shelf space, fresh air and sunlight. These can be installed by a professional or come in kits that fit into an existing window space that can be added to any room in the home. It is always good to get a quote first from an expert because if you don’t have the tools or skills you may regret your lack of foresight later..

Sliding windows. If you are on a tight budget and have a wonderful view, then it is worth considering. This design provides restricted ventilation because only half of the window can be opened at given time. These require little maintenance and are relatively inexpensive.

Awning windows. They function well in combination with other windows because they provide ventilation without letting in moisture and could be a great choice if your climate is damp. These pivot on hinges mounted on the top of the frame.

Fixed windows. This style may be used with other window designs such as awning, casements, or double hung. These are not opened and can be designed in any shape or size for any room.

Window groupings. There are many wonderful options available by mixing up your designs which can be used in dramatic ways becoming a focal point of a room, highlighting an amazing view or letting in sunlight.

Skylights. Skylights act as solar collectors on sunny days, if you choose one that opens it provides ventilation in that particular space. This is a wonderful option to bring extra light into rooms which have limited wall space for traditional windows or into spaces without direct access to a window, such as an attic. Skylights act as solar collectors on sunny days, if you choose one that opens it provides ventilation.

In summary - Window are a key component in any project. Some helpful guidelines for choosing windows, whether for an extension or a new construction are: a) Decide which style of window functions best for your space, whether to provide natural light and ventilation or something specific? b) Building codes can differ in many states - windows generally must open and operate from the inside, exit to a street, alley, yard, court, or porch. c) Their surface area must equal at least 8% of the floor area in habitable work rooms. d) The minimal openable area of the windows must equal at least 4% of the room’s floor area. e) Bathroom windows must be at least 3 square feet, and at least half of the window must open. f) Specialty glasses such as: Glass blocks, frosted glass, leaded glass, and stained glass can be utilized to allow natural sunlight into a space yet maintaining your privacy. g) If your priority is air circulation then Casement Windows are the best because the entire window opens.

A good tradesman will inspect the window hardware is steady and all the pieces are present before installing. That the Sash lock or opening mechanism is operable. Check there are no cracks or cloudy areas in the glass. The weather stripping is uniform and tight. All the hinges operate easily, they shouldn’t be too tight or stiff. The security lock holes are correctly positioned. There are no unsightly wood grain blemishes or damaged paint work. Each window has a seal of quality from any of the industry testing organizations such as: National Woodwork Manufacturers Association, Architectural Aluminum Manufacturers Association, American National Standards Institute, American Wood Windows Institute. Also the National Fenestration rating tests windows and doors for heat loss, U-value, R-value, and solar heat gain. If you check in manufacturers’ catalogs they will indicate the energy efficiency of the unit. Higher R-values indicate better insulating properties. Top quality windows can have an R-value as high as 4.0.

Here at Contractor Easy Long Beach, CA. We provide free quotes for any of your project needs.All this information can seem overwhelming when you know you have to make the right choice, no second chances when your budget is gone! We can assist you in the process of assessing your window needs for your project.

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  • Jose R. Reyes
  • 6561 1/2 Gaviota Avenue
  • Long Beach ,   CA,   90805
  • 949-930-0667
Jose R. Reyes prides itself on being the number one Home Improvement Contractor in the area. Servicing both residential and commercial properties. I have built an excellent reputation for customer satisfaction by providing quick estimates, a great attention to detail, and competitive pricing. Being a screened and approved professional gives you the peace of mind you need to allow us to give your home the attention it deserves. Call us today and let us get started.
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We are a locally owned and operated company that values honesty, integrity and treats your home as if it were our own. We specialize in energy efficient upgrades such as, windows, siding, painting, etc. Our services are customized to the individual project, paying close attention to the details of each project that we are involved with. We look forward to building long-term relationships with our clients and guarantee your satisfaction!
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We are a locally owned and operated company with over 15 years of industry experience. We value honesty and integrity in all aspects of our business. We offer a variety of home improvement services that are customizable to each individual project. We specialize in handyman work and a variety of related service and repair projects. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work, as well as our commitment to outstanding results. We look forward to building lasting relationships with our clients, and guarantee your satisfaction.
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  • Alpha One Construction, Inc.
  • 18607 Ventura Boulevard, Unit 300
  • Tarzana ,   CA,   91356
Alpha One Construction, Inc., is the premier company for your addition and remodeling needs. Our attention to detail and professionalism will ensure that your home project is done to your expectations. Contact us today for your free estimate!
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3 N 1 Handyman is a California owned and operated company that values quality in all aspects of business. The difference is the quality and professional experience from your first interaction to your last, which you can see in the past several hundreds of satisfied residents we have helped. We have over 30 years experience in the home repair industry. Our services are customized to your individual needs, paying close attention to the details of your project. We look forward to gaining you as another satisfied customer!
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We are a locally owned and operated company that values honesty and integrity, and treats your home as if it were our own. We specialize in stucco siding. Our services are customized to the individual project, paying close attention to the details of each project that we're involved with. We look forward to building long-term relationships with our clients and guarantee your satisfaction!