You may have never heard of Anlin replacement windows until you started researching replacement windows for your San Diego home. But if you’ve read reviews of the various replacement window manufacturers, you probably have noticed that Anlin windows have some pretty great reviews, and not a lot of bad ones. Most replacement window manufacturers make a similar promise—they say they make durable, energy-efficient windows with a great warranty. Yet, when you look at online reviews, you see that … [Read more...]
Window Shopping with Michal is an exclusive column with Michal Bohm, owner of BM Windows in San Diego. His articles provide San Diego homeowners with insider tips to help you navigate the replacement window and door buying process, and share insights that aid in choosing the best replacement windows and doors for your home.
A replacement window warranty is kind of like most documents written in fine print—you don’t actually read it until you have to. That time may come when something goes wrong with your windows, like a leak or a window that no longer opens and closes as it should. You’ll then dig through your files or go online to see if your windows are still covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. Every replacement window company has some sort of warranty on their windows. Some only cover windows from defects … [Read more...]
Replacement windows can be a significant home improvement project, especially if you have a house with a lot of windows and a patio door or two. Replacing your home’s windows and doors is definitely a wise investment in your home, but you still may be struggling to come up with the money for the project. Fortunately for San Diego homeowners, there are multiple options for funding your replacement windows and doors that don’t involve putting the entire project on a high-interest credit … [Read more...]
Replacement window brochures and sales materials are full of beautiful pictures featuring windows installed in gorgeous custom homes. The homes are often large, well-lit, architectural masterpieces. It may be difficult for you to picture those same windows in your own home, especially if it’s a standard tract home or a condominium, or if the style of your home doesn’t resemble any of the homes pictured in the brochures. Fortunately for replacement window shoppers, a new tool is available that … [Read more...]
If you live near the coast and are looking to purchase replacement windows for your home, there is something important you should know before you sign a contract for new windows. Most replacement window manufacturers don’t cover the hardware finish on windows and patio doors installed in coastal homes in their product warranties, or if they do, the coverage is often for a far shorter period of time. What constitutes a coastal home exactly? Typically, a replacement window manufacturer will … [Read more...]
A lot of people tend to think of windows in terms of their functions. They let in light, they allow in fresh air when opened, and they give you a view of the outdoors. Fewer people think of windows in terms of their architectural value, but it is definitely something you should consider before you purchase replacement windows for your San Diego home. Replacement windows can either enhance the architecture of your home or fight with it. An experienced, knowledgeable sales consultant at a San … [Read more...]
In just about any industry, especially in the home improvement product industry, there are high-quality products and there are lower quality products. With most products, the saying “You get what you pay for” holds true, and this is especially true when it comes to replacement windows and doors. At our San Diego replacement window company, we've made the decision to not sell certain brands of replacement windows that we believes are of poor quality, even though some of our customers are … [Read more...]