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Living in San Francisco is a wonderful experience and adventure, but that “morning fog that chills the air” and the salty sea breezes, plus the humidity they produce, can play havoc with your home’s windows. While high-quality and well-maintained windows can last for over 20 years, coastal weather conditions can deteriorate them much more quickly.

For instance, are your windows drafty during the colder months? Do they often fog up? Is it hard to open and close them? Do they refuse to remain open without a prop? All of these indicate that it’s past time to replace your windows.

Window Types

When it comes time for window replacement San Francisco, you have many style choices, including the following:

  • Casement
  • Garden
  • Escape
  • Bay
  • Double-hung
  • Slider
  • Picture
  • Awning

Some windows feature blinds embedded between two panes of glass, drastically reducing your dusting and cleaning chores. These blinds are also easier to operate and far less likely to warp or break than standard blinds.

New Window Benefits

New windows can save you as much as 25% on your energy bills since they reduce your heating and cooling costs. In addition, installing new larger windows can improve your health. Why? Because experts agree that lots of natural light coming through your windows increases not only your comfort but also your productivity. In addition, natural light helps regulate your circadian rhythms so you sleep better.

If you are fortunate enough to live in one of San Francisco’s historic homes, you’re undoubtedly already living with replacement windows. But are they the right kind? Did the previous owner who installed them make a wise decision as to their style and appearance? Not only do the wrong windows detract from your home’s historic appeal, but they can also actually interfere with its integrity. Today’s windows can give you the historical accuracy you home needs as well as the energy efficiency you want.