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Tips for Buying New Doors

Top Tips for Buying New Doors

Nothing pumps up your home’s curb appeal like some new doors. Whether you’re looking to sell, want to maximize your comfort, or just want to keep those energy bills as low as possible, these tips will help you get the most from your door-buying experience. 

 

Know the Lingo

When you contact a representative about what you’re looking for, it will be beneficial if you can use the right terms and definitions. For instance, “outswing” refers to a door that opens outward, while “inswing” refers to one that opens into the home. You should also be able to identify the molding, casing, and trim around your door and whether or not you want a right-handed or left-handed hinge. The faster you can point our team in the right direction, the better the chance we can get you exactly what you want. 

 

Look for Wear and Tear

There are lots of reasons to want a replacement door, and they aren’t all related to aesthetics. For instance, you should check all of your doors regularly for warping, cracks, scratches, or rotting. If you find any, you might also want to hire an inspector to see if this damage goes beyond the door itself! Another thing to test is whether or not your outside doors are properly sealing. A good way to do this is by holding a lit lighter to the frame. If the flame moves, you’re might be losing big money in energy costs. 

 

Don’t Forget the Storm Doors

There’s nothing quite like a big beautiful exterior door, so it’s a good idea to protect your investment from the elements. A good storm door can create a barrier between your new door and damaging wind, water, hail, and snow. It also provides an added layer of insulation, which can keep your HVAC from working overtime in extreme weather. There are dozens of options for storm doors, most of which are a great aesthetic complement to your home. 

 

Entry Doors are a Big Selling Point

Speaking of entry doors, it’s important to remember that your front door is essentially the “face” of your home. Of course, no two faces are (or should be) perfectly alike. Take some time and decide which sort of entry door will fit your property best. Wood doors are heavy and durable, but they can be costly and subject to warping and rot. Steel doors are resistant to breakage and help maximize energy efficiency. However, they can be easily scratched or dented, which ruins the overall look. Fiberglass, on the other hand, is considered the best combination of the two. It’s also extremely energy efficient!

 

Everyone Loves a Great Patio Door

 

The entry door may be the most important, but entire homes have been sold based on the back patio alone. So if you’ve invested some money into your deck space, don’t allow it to go to waste by purchasing a low-quality patio door.  Sliding doors are very popular as they can help maximize space both inside and out. Swinging doors are more secure, however, and can offer a bit more privacy as they don’t have to be made of glass. French doors are highly prized by home buyers and are a stunning addition to any space. Just prepare to pay top dollar for them!

 

Conclusion

No matter what sort of doors you’re looking for, it’s important that you have someone on your side who can help you make the right choices for the right price. At Hardy Windows, we have over 30 years of experience providing Orange County customers with amazing door and window services. For repairs, installations, and accessories done right, come to Hardy Windows. 

New Windows

New Windows For a Hot So Cal Fall

It’s fall in Southern California and the weather is starting to heat up. There are many homeowners that have had their homes remodeled during this time of year, but they may not have considered the windows as a project on their to do list.  Here are some ideas for why you might want to consider new windows if your home is getting toasty inside. 

  • extreme fall temperatures, both hot and cold
  • energy efficiency 
  • improving your property value.

Hot, hot, hot and then cold…

Is someone in your home always complaining that it’s too hot or too cold? Ever feel like the gaps in your old windows are a money sucking bottomless pit? 

A great reason to consider new windows is the energy efficiency they provide. If it’s been getting warmer inside during this time of year, or if it seems like your air conditioning bill has gone up significantly since last fall, chances are good that your old single pane windows aren’t offering you the kind of insulation that they used to. Replacing them with double pane windows can help reduce your energy bill while also giving you more comfort during this time of year.

Energy Efficient Windows

Did you know that window glass is the single most important factor in determining a window’s energy efficiency?  To find out how much money you could save with energy efficient windows, enter your zip code at www.energystar.gov/savings 

Curb Appeal

Lastly, if you’re looking for a project or just something new in general it’s always fun to try out different styles and see what works best for your home. Not only can you change up how it looks inside, but your windows are also an important part of the overall structure and increase your property value so replacing them will ensure that they’re not letting any drafts in or out during this time of year. New windows are a great way to improve curb appeal if you’re trying to sell it or improve your home’s interior aesthetic. With many styles ranging from modern double hungs for new construction homes all the way to casement windows, you will surely find a style that works for your home.

You might be surprised at just how affordable new replacement windows can be. In the long run, the cost of home improvements will help you save money in energy bills, improve your family’s comfort and make your home more appealing to future buyers. Make it a priority to take care of your home and enjoy an improved look during this time of year by replacing old windows with new ones from Hardy Windows today!

The Benefits of Replacement Vinyl Windows

Five Benefits of Replacement Vinyl Windows

  1. Add beauty to your home
  2. Improve energy efficiency
  3. Reduce noise pollution
  4. Easy to clean and long-lasting
  5. Increase the value of your home
You Deserve a Beautiful Home

Vinyl replacement windows are an elegant addition to any home. Our glass is high-quality, providing crisp, clear views out into the world. Our expert salesmen here at Hardy Window Company will help you pick out the best upgrades and design(s) that will fit perfectly in your home.

 
Are You Ready to Save On Your Energy Bills?

What’s better than adding beautiful replacement windows to your home? How about beautiful windows that could pay for themselves! Our windows are among the best energy-efficient windows on the market, which can end up saving you a lot of money on heating and cooling costs especially during the long, hot Southern California summers.

Low quality aluminum windows can sweat, oxidize and even shrink over time, causing leaks that let in the outside elements. That’s one of the reasons why your house can feel like a freezer in the winter and a sauna in the summer. Replacement vinyl windows help to keep warm air in the house during the winter and cool air in during the summer, lessening the need for heating and air conditioning.

Less energy usage means a smaller environmental footprint and energy savings in your pocket each month!

 
Say Goodbye to the Noise

After a hard day’s work, all you want to do is come home to a serene environment. Too bad the neighbor’s dog isn’t on the same page. Neither are the planes flying overhead, the car alarms nearby, or all the other noise pollution that you can’t seem to escape. Would you believe us if we told you that it’s possible to get free of all that racket? Our replacement windows have been shown to cut noise pollution. Who knew peace and quiet is just a window away!

 
Never Buy another Window Again

If you have read this far, it’s probably because you’re starting to seriously consider replacing your windows. You’d probably rather be doing a lot of other things over the next few months, so wouldn’t it be great if you never had to shop for windows again?

Low-quality aluminum windows typically last about ten years. Our manufacturer’s energy-efficient vinyl windows can go the distance, with each manufacturer honoring some sort of warranty to best serve you.

 
Increased Home Value

When you purchase replacement vinyl windows from us, you are truly making an investment in your home. Not only do these energy-efficient windows increase your comfort and look great, but they can help to increase the value of your home if you ever decide to sell in the future.

For a small upfront cost, you’ll be paid back in full on a number of levels when you choose our windows, which are the among the best replacement windows around!

Interested in learning more about replacement windows or doors?
Call us at 800-479-7759 or contact us!

Your Orange County Window and Door Experts

Your Orange County Window & Door Experts Since 1989

Opening our doors in 1989, we have provided quality window and door products to homeowners, contractors, and multifamily property owners for 25 years. Located in the heart of Anaheim, we are a licensed, insured contractor that strives to bring you quality windows and doors at the most competitive prices possible.

We offer a 15,000 square foot showroom so customers can come see product examples and get an idea of what will be installed in their home or other properties. We carry 30+ manufacturers of windows and doors ranging from low-budget to high-end. When you find something you want, we will work with you to get you the best and most competitive pricing.

Although some lead times can range about 3 to 4 weeks, we may be able to have it expedited and installed within 3 to 5 days depending on our manufacturer’s Fast Track program (varies by manufacturer – please inquire within). Installation typically takes 1 day, and we provide a Field Superintendent on each job to ensure that the correct manpower is placed on your project to get it completed. Warranties are provided on an individual basis depending on the manufacturer. If you run into any warranty issues, we will send out a technician to evaluate the problem and get it resolved.

Our staff takes pride in offering the best products and services to serve the greater Orange County and surrounding areas. The company is comprised of a seasoned and talented staff that sets us apart from other companies in our field. Every person is a professional dedicated to your satisfaction.

The top 4 reasons to select Hardy Window Company as your Orange County window and door professionals:

  1. Guaranteed Quality. Years of experience installing the industry’s highest quality products.
  2. Guaranteed Pricing. A detailed estimate that is easy to understand and clearly defines expected results.
  3. Guaranteed Results. We won’t be happy until you are. Down to the last details, the job isn’t complete until you’re totally satisfied.
  4. Value Engineering. With the variety of products we carry we are able to accommodate any budget.
We are here to provide you with the greatest quality windows and doors at a budget you can afford! For a free estimate, call our 24 hour line at 800-479-7759.