The Best Replacement Windows for Stucco Homes and Walls
One of my absolute favorite things about living here in Sacramento is the sheer variety of home styles around our region. On any given day, when driving from appointment to appointment, I’ll spot everything from the old Victorians down in Midtown to the new modern developments rapidly going up along the riverfront area in West Sacramento. Oh, and who can forget the grand and elegant homes in East Sacramento.
There really is just such a nice wealth of variety here in Sacramento. A rarer type—but still one of my personal favorites—is known as stucco. This is a really unique style of home, one that has a type of hand-troweled masonry plaster consisting of cement, water, and sand for its siding. I’ve often seen stucco houses out in East Sacramento that are designed to look like they have touches of Spanish and Mediterranean architecture, and, as a window installation professional, I’ve also been lucky enough to work inside some of these homes and get to know their owners. Because stucco is just so unique, I often find myself answering questions about the best replacement windows for stucco homes and walls.
That’s actually what I’d like to talk about here today. For all of you lucky folks out there who happen to live in stucco homes, I bet these questions will sound pretty familiar. So, let’s get to it and talk about what the best replacement windows for stucco homes and walls are—and why it’s best to hire a professional for such a specialized job.
The Best Replacement Windows for Stucco Homes and Walls
The most important thing to remember when picking the best replacement windows for stucco homes and walls is that all the same things that apply to any other style of home also applies to stucco. The installation process is where you have to take a unique approach. There isn’t a particular type of window that fits better with a stucco house than, for instance, if you are doing a brick home installation project. The difference really comes in the precautions you have to take when you install the window you’ve selected.
I have just three words for you: double pane windows
I’ve talked about window replacement tips for California homes before, and given a step-by-step window replacement guide, but just in case you need a quick refresher, let me go over some of my tried and true advice on which windows are best—for any home—one more time. I have just three words for you: double pane windows.
This insulation feature means that your furnace or AC will be able to run less while offering a higher level of comfort, ultimately saving you money on your utility bills.
If you’re not familiar with how double pane windows work, it’s fairly simple. Double pane windows have an extra layer of glass that helps keep conditioned air inside your home. This insulation feature means that your furnace or AC will be able to run less while offering a higher level of comfort, ultimately saving you money on your utility bills. These windows are also an excellent choice because that added layer of glass helps with noise reduction. Many areas around Sacramento are quiet, to be sure, but you never know when there will be construction on your street or a particularly loud bird (or neighbor) you want to tune out. I can’t recommend double pane windows enough!
Why It’s Best to Hire a Professional to Install Windows for Stucco Homes
When it comes to installing replacement windows for stucco homes and walls, I highly suggest hiring an experienced professional to handle the logistics. One common misconception for this type of home upgrade project is that you’ll have to damage the stucco in order to remove the old windows and insert the new ones. However, with help from an experienced, local contractor, that just isn’t the case. Any window installation expert worth his or her salt can get the old windows out and the new windows in without doing any sort of structural damage to your beautiful stucco walls. It’s not all that easy for DIYers, though.
Any window installation expert worth his or her salt can get the old windows out and the new windows in without doing any sort of structural damage to your beautiful stucco walls.
Another reason you’ll want to go above and beyond to find the perfect contractor is that one of the main benefits of double pane windows is the way they insulate your home from outside air. If a window isn’t installed perfectly and immaculately sealed, it may be vulnerable to leaks. This kind of attention to detail requires expert craftsmanship, i.e. do not attempt this at home.
If a window isn’t installed perfectly and immaculately sealed, it may be vulnerable to leaks. This kind of attention to detail requires expert craftsmanship, i.e. do not attempt this at home.
Custom Replacement Windows for Stucco, Expertly Installed
All of the best window installation companies offer custom windows for stucco homes—windows perfectly designed to fit into the original opening, no matter its dimensions. Here at Bell Brothers, for example, we craft custom windows to order for each and every individual window installation or replacement job. And, our contractors will also be able to help you navigate some of the many window upgrade financing options available in our area to help pay for environmentally-friendly home upgrade projects, such as new double pane windows.
…the best replacement windows for stucco homes and walls are custom made for your home so they can be retrofitted snugly and without causing damage, and are double pane windows for energy efficiency.
To summarize, I have to say that the best replacement windows for stucco homes and walls are custom made for your home so they can be retrofitted snugly and without causing damage, and are double pane windows for energy efficiency. While this applies to all window installation jobs, it’s good that you think of stucco-walled home replacement jobs a bit differently because the potential to damage the area around the windows during installation is quite a bit higher.
Never fear, though! Here at Bell Brothers we have been doing window installation jobs for stucco homes—as well as the many, many other types of homes in the Sacramento area—for years. We have the experience and the know-how to make sure there won’t be any damage—and that this job will be done right to ensure your energy efficiency goes up. When you call Bell Brothers, your window installation project will be a guaranteed win for your home and the planet.
Learn more about the many benefits of hiring an experienced professional to install replacement windows for your Stucco home and walls—and whether there are other maintenance steps your house is in need of as well, from an HVAC system upgrade to efficient plumbing to an insulation install. Contact the experienced energy-efficient home professionals at Bell Brothers today.
Wondering how to finance needed energy-efficient upgrades? HERO is a unique financing option that helps California homeowners afford projects for their home. Contact Bell Brothers, a HERO-approved contractor, to learn more. Our local HVAC, plumbing, and window specialists will walk you through the entire process, from application to installation.
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