Undertaking an Aluminum Window Installation for your Coastal House

by / Tuesday, 16 June 2015 / Published in Info Articles

Houses located in a coastal area have a flair all their own. Many will have withstood a thousand storms and provide many homeowners or vacationers with fun memories. Part of the flair may involve the house being adorned with the right set of windows, especially aluminum ones. In a feature for This Old House TV, Luke Crafton said such was the case for an old beach house in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA where a new set of aluminum windows were installed.

Worker setting up a window

The importance of quality windows in a location not far from the coast won’t be lost on any San Jose resident who loves the vast expanse and clear weather, not to mention the array of old houses in the area. The closest body of water to the city are the salt ponds just outside Alviso, where a number of old houses still stand. If you have an old house that’s in need of fresh aluminum window sets, a company that specializes in quality window installation like SGK Home Solutions will be the way to go.

Going Deep

A full inspection of your house is paramount to assessing the viability of setting up aluminum windows. This may include determining its overall condition with regards to age and regular weather in the community. According to Crafton, the beach house mentioned previously was over 130 years old. It already lost its original wooden windows but their aluminum slider windows didn’t fare better – they lasted roughly 20 years before failing due to corrosion from the wind and sea vapor.

Shoring Up

When arriving at a viable quote for installing new aluminum windows, you may have to account for the dimensions of the current windows. This will be critical if your preferred San Jose contractor should provide custom factory-assembled units that can be installed upon arrival at the project site. Some aluminum windows may have additional supporting materials built in as well, which may drive the price up a few notches.

Lasting Value?

Installing aluminum windows may pack a whole raft of benefits. A HouseLogic article states that aluminum windows work well for soundproofing. Windows that have been certified under the federal government’s ENERGYSTAR program may have a faster return on investment.

When you’re admiring the pristine view from your waterside house, the experience can be enhanced even further if the windows adorning it help protect the indoors. If the house has been up for decades, a company like SGK will have the appropriate solutions to ensure the appearance stays consistent.

Sources:

Taking a Look at Aluminum-Clad Windows, This Old House TV

What You Need to Know About Buying Energy-Efficient Windows, HouseLogic

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