Windows and Doors Replacement, Installation Services Questions

FAQ – Why should I use your remodeling services, or buy my new windows and doors through A New View Windows & Doors, Inc.?

FAQ - frequently-asked-questions-answersAnswer: Besides offering outstanding remodeling services and affordable prices, we are transparent and provide honest answers to all of your questions. Before you buy replacement windows and doors from any company or engage their remodeling service, you should check out the following parameters and read what we provide our customers in the FAQ area.

  • Contractor License Status – Our license number 799383 is active and in good standing.
  • Better Business Bureau Rating – We have an A+ rating even though we do not subscribe to their service.
  • References – We have thousands of references available on request.
  • Insurance Policies – We are fully licensed and insured.
  • Warranty – We offer a lifetime labor warranty.
  • Installers – Our installers are professional, experienced and factory trained.
  • Selection – We carry 20 different brands of quality products.
  • Product Quality – We use the highest quality products and materials.
  • Reputable Supplier – We are among the top suppliers of windows and doors in Orange County.
  • Experience – In business since 2001. Over 14 years serving Orange County and Los Angeles County residents.

Feel free to Contact us at (714) 953-7663 with any questions you have prior to engaging our services, purchasing new windows or doors, and before or during your remodeling project you contract with us!  See other FAQs below.

After you review our site and the FAQ information… If you are ready to get started go ahead and Request a Quote. We offer no-obligation free estimates.Get Quote on Windows and Doors in Orange County - A New ViewJust click on the get a quote button, fill-in the short form and we will be in touch soon to schedule an appointment. Our professional sales staff is available to meet with you (Monday – Saturday) at your Home, in our Showroom, or on the Job Site.

How Can I Tell If I Need New Windows?2015-08-26T04:14:48-07:00

You may need new windows if your. . .

  • windows/doors are difficult to open or close
  • windows are drafty with air leaking through or around the windows
  • windows have condensation on the inside of the windowpane
  • windows rattle in the wind
  • paint on your windows is chipping or peeling
  • building or house is too cold in winter or too hot in summer

If you know someone that is looking to improve energy efficiency in their home or place of business and asks this question – How Can I Tell If I Need New Windows – please share this post.

What are the Benefits of Replacing my Existing Windows and Doors?2015-08-26T04:32:05-07:00

What other benefits are there for replacing my existing windows and doors? New windows give your home a beautiful new look while improving energy efficiency. They add value to your home while cutting down your heating and cooling bills. If you buy high quality, energy-efficient windows and doors, your windows and doors will payback your investment in the savings you will realize with lower heating and cooling bills. Engineered and well-built windows have been proven to lower your energy consumption by 30-40% depending on home or building’s original construction. Contact us if you have more questions about what are the benefits of replacing my existing windows and doors.

What is Insulated Glass?2016-11-18T14:48:38-08:00

double-glazed-insulted-glass-diagram-milgardInsulated glass consists of two pieces of glass sealed to a spacer bar. This creates an insulated air space between the two pieces of glass, resulting in better thermal performance.  These type of glass windows or glass for doors is referred to as double glazed or double glazing.

What is Low-E Glass?2015-08-26T04:17:43-07:00

Low-E (low emissivity) glass provides year round comfort and energy savings. Two thin, transparent metallic coatings applied to the glass selectively filter solar radiation. During the summer months, Low-E reduces heat gain, keeping your home cooler. During the winter, Low-E glass helps keep your home warmer by reflecting heat back into your home.

What’s the difference between a nail-on window and retrofit window?2015-08-26T04:23:19-07:00

A retrofit window is a window that is custom built to fit within the opening of an existing window. It is built to fit precisely into the opening and can be installed without disturbing the interior and exterior areas around the window.

A nail-on window is a window that is made to be nailed on to the frame of a house. In order to do this, the stucco around the outside of the window must be broken. The nail-on window is then nailed onto the existing wood members. New waterproofing paper is applied along with new lath and stucco.

If you have more questions about the difference between nail-on windows and retro-fit windows please contact us.

How can I Get a Quote on replacing my Windows & Doors?2016-11-18T14:48:38-08:00

Getting a quote for your window and door replacement project is easy.

  • You can simply measure your windows and doors (drywall to drywall, width x height) and either call, fax or email us the measurements. We also need to know whether you are interested in nail-on or retrofit windows, if you would like grids in your windows/doors and which product you are interested in.
  • If you prefer, you can also set up an appointment with one of our knowledgeable salespersons and they can come to your home or job site and take the measurements for you! This is the preferred method unless you know how to expertly measure openings.
What Kind of Maintenance Do New Vinyl Windows Require?2015-08-26T04:32:50-07:00

Vinyl windows are virtually maintenance free. They are unaffected by moisture, salt air, pollution and airborne chemicals. Vinyl will not pit, peel, flake or corrode making it unnecessary to paint. Cleaning is easy using a cloth and mild detergent.

What is the difference between Engineered Wood Flooring and Laminate Flooring?2016-11-18T14:48:38-08:00

Engineered Wood Flooring consists of a plywood substrate with the desired species as the layer on top(Wear Layer) this can be distressed or smooth. These products have a very tough finish that includes aluminum oxide. This never really wears off. Engineered Wood Floors are made for installation on slab foundations as they are more stable that solid wood floors that expand and contract too much to be glued to a slab.

Laminate Flooring is medium density fiberboard with a high quality photo on the top, covered with a very tough melamine surface. These floors have become very realistic in appearance with most people unable to see the difference between laminate and wood. Laminate floors are installed as a floating floor on top of a sound/moisture underlayment. These floors are very practical for high traffic areas.

If you have more questions about What is the difference between Engineered Wood Flooring and Laminate Flooring please contact us.

Which Wood Floors are more Practical? Species and Hardness Ratings.2015-08-26T04:24:13-07:00

Different species have different hardness ratings. The higher the ratings the less likely you are to have dents or gouges. Some species are especially soft and less practical. With American Cherry, Walnut, and Hevea you must be very careful to avoid indentations. Large active dogs can leave can leave indentations with these softer species. Oak, Maple, and Hickory are harder species, most exotic South American species are very hard.

Other factors that make a more practical floor are hand-scraping (Distressing), and species that show more grain are more forgiving. For example, Oak and Hickory have more grain and as a result are more practical generally than Maple which has very little grain.

What Makes a Kitchen More or Less Expensive?2015-08-26T04:24:38-07:00

Cabinets account for about half the total cost of the project and will have the greatest impact on your budget. They range in price considerably based on quality, the type of material they are made of, and whether they are stock (ready made in specific sizes) or custom (produced specifically for your kitchen in whatever sizes are needed). The material you choose for surfaces including counters, backsplashes, and floors can also account for variations in price.

Other key elements that factor in to the equation are talent and workmanship. In the remodeling business, you tend to get what you pay for. An accomplished designer, skilled sub-tradesmen and expert installation crew may cost more but you will appreciate their ability every time you use your kitchen.  If you have more questions about what makes a kitchen more or less expensive contact us.