For Every Situation
Living in North County San Diego or Southwest Riverside County and thinking about replacement windows? The time is now.
From enhancing your home’s interior to adding to its curb appeal, new windows transform a home from ordinary to extraordinary. What’s more, new windows offer one of the best returns on investment of any home improvement project!
At North County Window and Door we provide all types of windows from vinyl, aluminum / aluminum clad to fiberglass and wood – we’ve got you covered.
- Poorly or non-operating window
- Sun damage
- Excessive noise
- Condensation, leaks, mold or corrosion
- Poorly functioning lock hardware
North County Window and Door has the Solutions to all of these issues and more!
To help you better understand the parts of the window or door please check out the following
Components of windows and doors
What are mullions?
Mullions are vertical members between window units. They are sometimes confused with muntins, which are secondary framing members that hold multiple panes of glass in the sash. Other parts of the sash include stiles (the outside vertical members) and rails (the top and bottom horizontal members).
I have heard windows referred to as lights, is this another type of window?
Lights (sometimes also spelled lites) are individual panes of glass within a window. Windows are usually designed/measured by the number of “lights” it has in each sash.
What is insulated glass?
Technically, there are two or more panes of glass separated by insulation at the edges and air in the center to provide greater thermal efficiency to a window.
What is a gas-filled window?
Modern window technology permits an inert gas, usually argon, to be sealed between the panes of glass in a window instead of air. The gas is a far better insulator that just air, thus further increasing the thermal value of a window.
What does Low-E stand for and how does it benefit my project?
Low-E stands for low-emissivity, which is the power of a surface to emit heat by radiation. This type of glass cuts the loss of heat during the winter and cuts the absorption of heat during the summer by reflecting the heat back to its source, thus providing year-round savings by lowering utility bills. Low-E glass also selectively filters the sun’s energy, blocking up to 84% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays in the summer, thereby reducing the degree of fading of upholstery, carpet and drapes. Low-E also reduces heating costs reflecting roomside heat back into the room resulting in a lower winter U-value.
U-value – what does this mean? What is its relationship with an R-value rating?
R-value and U-value are reciprocal to one another. The term U-value is measured by the amount of heat that escapes a surface-a wall, ceiling, or window. R-Value is measured by insulation value. How many glass layers there are in a window to the type of gas that is between the panes of glass, are some of the basis of this measurement. The higher the R-value, the better insulated are walls and ceilings. The lower the U-value, the better job a window does in keeping out heat and cold.
What are anodized finishes?
Anodizing is an electro-chemical process that creates a durable finish on aluminum surfaces. It penetrates aluminum like stain penetrates wood, thus preserving the natural beauty of aluminum. It is commonly used in high-traffic a commercial areas that require added hardness and resilience.
Hoping to save energy and save some money? We can help you. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, leaky and inefficient windows, skylights and doors account for up to 25 percent of the average household’s energy bill. Some sources estimate that number to be as high as 40 percent. A lot depends on where you live:
- Cold climates lose energy in the form of heat
- Hot climates lose energy in the form of cooling
Nearly everyone can benefit by replacing leaky, inefficient windows with modern, energy-efficient windows. Depending on your location, you can cut energy costs by as much as 15 percent.
Whether you are buying windows or patio doors for your own home, your rental, or a commercial project, North County Window and Door’s manufacturers back their products. Milgard stands behind every window and patio door they build. The warranty promises they will repair or replace any defective window, door or skylight free of cost to the original homeowner. Parts and labor included. Warranty ranges from 10 years for commercial applications to a Full Lifetime Warranty for homeowners. It’s no hassles, no hidden costs, and no headaches.
Milgard Lifetime Warranty – Homeowners
Milgard – Commercial Warranty
American Integrity Warranty