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    Top Orange County Surfing Spots

    Last updated 5 years ago

    While the rest of the country is preparing for a chilly autumn, Costa Mesa residents are still enjoying the beautiful sunshine left over from this year’s summer season. Here at California Glass & Window, our replacement window specialists enjoy making the most of this weather by hitting the beach to catch some waves. If you’re thinking about doing the same, take a look at our choices for Orange County’s top surfing spots:

    Uncrowded Trails Beach
    For many surfers, a perfect day in the water consists of plenty of waves—not plenty of people. Head over to Trails, south of the San Onofre Power Plant, to experience decent moves and plenty of beautiful scenery. This beach also offers camping for those looking to get an early start.

    Classic Huntington Beach
    This beach is not only world-renowned as “Surf City USA,” but it is also home to the official U.S. surf team. Surfers can expect to experience great waves. However, the beach can be busy during certain times of the year. To avoid crowds, head south of the pier or out towards the cliffs.

    Renowned Trestles Beach
    For many OC surfers, Trestles is the epitome of SoCal surfing. This portion of the San Clemente State Beach is the only stop in the continental U.S. for the Association of Surfing’s professional tour. Trestles is split into two parts, each offering its own unique type of wave.

    Historical Doheny Beach
    Although many locals may not know it, Doheny Beach was actually the first state beach in California, established by an oil tycoon in the 1930s. This beach has been featured in Beach Boys songs, and it is known for its relaxed vibe. Surfers should beware its rocky bottom, which can tear up a board as well as skin.

    While the saltwater may feel great on your skin, remember how tough it can be on your windows and doors. Trust California Glass & Window for long-lasting products that can stand up to nature’s tests. Call us at (714) 434-8650 to learn more about our selection.

    4 Signs Your Home Could Benefit from Replacement Windows

    Last updated 5 years ago

    Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t take a lot of work to instantly update the look of your home. One of the easiest ways to achieve a modern transformation both inside and on the exterior is to install replacement windows. Here are four signs that your home could benefit from new replacement windows:

    Energy Costs Are Rising
    If you notice that your monthly energy bills are rising despite your installation of energy-smart appliances and lighting fixtures, you should examine your windows and doors for heat loss. Old windows are less solar efficient and may be allowing controlled indoor air to escape.

    Fixtures Are Weatherworn
    Old windows can fall victim to intense sunlight, moisture in the air, and occasional rainstorms. The result is often bleaching or rusting, which both damage the integrity of the window and reduce its ability to function properly. Well-made replacement windows can stand up to the weather.

    Your Windows No Longer Open
    If you’re no longer able to enjoy a crisp morning breeze from the comfort of your home’s interior, you should call your replacement window company. Windows that won’t properly open or close detract from your lifestyle and comfort and can also have a negative impact on the resale value of your home.

    The Outdated Look Detracts from the Home
    The final sign that your home could benefit from replacement windows is a general dissatisfaction with the look of your current windows. Old frames can take away from your interior and exterior décor and give the home an outdated look. By installing new vinyl Simonton or Milgard replacement windows, you can quickly achieve a look of sophistication and modernity that complements the rest of the home.

    To learn more about the benefits of replacing your home’s outdated windows, contact California Glass & Window. We offer the highest quality products on the market, because we believe you deserve only the best. Call us at (714) 434-8650 to schedule your free in-home estimate today.

    Energy-Saving Options for Your Front Door

    Last updated 5 years ago

    Your front door makes a big first impression to neighbors and visitors to your home. That’s why it’s important to consider style when choosing a new door; however, you should also place a model’s energy efficiency rating at the top of the priority list. Energy-smart doors are constructed using special technologies that trap heat during the winter to keep a home warm while reflecting light in the summer so that the interior stays cool.

    As you can learn in this video, one easy way to enhance your door’s efficiency is to install a storm door that will keep drafts away and leave your main door looking great. No matter which style you choose, make sure to have your door professionally installed.

    Call the professionals here at California Glass & Window at (714) 434-8650 to learn about the benefits of choosing an experienced door and window company. We offer a great selection on name-brand doors and windows.

    Choosing Between Wood and Vinyl Replacement Windows

    Last updated 5 years ago

    If you have decided to install replacement windows in your home, you may find it difficult to choose the right style to match your exterior and interior décor. Whether your home is a modern homage to Frank Lloyd Wright or a Mediterranean-inspired bungalow, there are plenty of great wood and vinyl replacement options to fit with your home’s unique style. Here are tips for choosing between wood and vinyl replacement windows:

    Environmental Advantages
    If eco-friendliness is important to you, you’ll be happy to learn that both wood and vinyl replacement windows are effective insulators and, therefore, both green options. Some buyers prefer wood windows for their ability to be reused in the future, which increases their sustainability. Vinyl can also be a responsible option thanks to dual-pane windows that effectively block out sunlight and reduce solar heat gain.

    Maintenance Requirements
    Wood windows will require more routine maintenance than vinyl windows. This is because wood is more vulnerable to weather damage, such as frequent moisture in the air causing rot or constant sunlight leading to bleaching. Homeowners will need to reseal windows sporadically and also check for cracks. Vinyl, on the other hand, will only need to be cleaned once every few weeks.

    Aesthetic Factors
    Vinyl replacement windows offer homeowners variety in terms of color and style. For example, Milgard vinyl models can be finished in eight unique shades to complement your home. Wood, on the other hand, provides buyers with a distinctly traditional and timeless look. Consider the feel you want to evoke when comparing aesthetic advantages. 

    If you’re still torn between the two options, come see our beautiful models here at California Glass & Window. Our friendly staff can help you learn more about the benefits of wood or vinyl so that you leave feeling confident about your replacement window selection. Call us at (714) 434-8650 to speak with one of our team members about our products and services.

    Boosting Your Home's Value and Curb Appeal with New Windows and Doors

    Last updated 5 years ago

    In addition to aesthetic benefits, new windows and doors have the potential to enhance your home’s overall value. From new vinyl windows to top-of-the-line aluminum patio doors, there are plenty of beautiful options to take your home to the next level of sophistication. Here is a guide to boosting your home’s value and curb appeal with new windows and doors:

    Archtop Simonton Windows
    Simonton windows are made with the client in mind. As an owner of Simonton windows, you can feel comfortable knowing that they stand up to even the strongest autumn and winter winds. This durability along with attractive designs make these windows stand out to passing neighbors as well as potential future homebuyers. Choose the Archtop design, which efficiently maximizes light and adds charm.

    Milgard Doors
    The Milgard Tuscany Series of doors instantly transforms a home’s exterior. In addition to requiring little maintenance and offering resistance to moisture, these French doors are some of the safest on the market. This added security will increase your home’s value as well as your family’s peace of mind. The unique hardware will attract the eye of visiting guests and effortlessly polish off the look of the doors.

    Milgard Essence Windows
    Many fans of wooden windows enjoy their timeless look, but dislike their inability to withstand the test of time. Milgard Essence wooden replacement windows are both attractive and durable thanks to their fiberglass exterior. This means your home will look stylish and sophisticated. You’ll also be able to retain the investment you make when purchasing your Essence windows.

    Visit California Glass & Window to learn more about the products that can help you boost your home’s beauty and value. We offer the best selection at prices you can afford. Find out more about our windows and doors by calling us today at (714) 434-8650.

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