1. A new Windows and Doors view
3445 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim; 714-953-7663; anewviewwindows.com
Windows and doors aren’t just about aesthetics – replacing and upgrading them pays off to lower heating and cooling costs and improve the value of your home.
A New View Windows & Doors, which opened in 2001, knows this all too well. A repeat top pick this year in this category, the company works with the industry’s leading branded manufacturers while ensuring its customers get quality materials at a fair price.
He also ensures that the products are suitable for the environment and correspond to the tastes and objectives of the customers. It’s not just better energy efficiency that homeowners want today: they want larger vinyl windows with more glass, âdisappearingâ sliders to create true interior-exterior spaces, entry doors eye-catching and much more.
Many homes in Orange County were built during the housing boom after WWII with a different aesthetic, making replacing windows and doors a bigger project.
In A New View’s 5,000 square foot showroom, there are hundreds of displays of entry, French and sliding patio doors and all types of new windows, from horizontal sliding to awning, fixed and bay. A new view can also make custom and specialized doors and windows, depending on the project.
Another popular offering at A New View is siding services featuring James Hardie Siding, in fiber cement. It is durable and can be painted and some products have a 30 year warranty. The company also serves as a one-stop-shop for items such as plantation shutters, blinds, moldings and more.
2. High performance metropolitan windows
940 E. Orangethorpe Ave., Suite G, Anaheim; 800-995-8878; mhiwindows.com
Consistency and personalized service are what sets Metropolitan High Performance Windows small family windows apart, said Amanda Richart of the company.
âWhen (customers) call us, they know what to expect, from who answers the phone to who makes the sale and does the window installation – there are no surprises, just reliable service and high quality, âsaid Richart.
She suggested that fall and mid-summer were the best times for homeowners to get replacement windows; then the demand is a little lower.
âDuring these months, the weather is still warm enough to take advantage of the savings from your energy efficient replacement windows,â said Richart. âAnd when winter comes, your home will be ready for the cooler weather with draft-free windows, which means your air conditioning and heating systems won’t have to work hard to keep your home comfortable.
As for industry trends emerging locally, Richart cited one in particular: colored windows.
âThe most popular choice among California homeowners are black vinyl windows. The surge in sales of colored windows – particularly black window frames – is indicative of homeowners’ preference for dark-colored windows, which contrast sharply with lighter-colored walls or siding materials.
3. Sturdy windows
1639 E. Miraloma Ave., Placentia; 714-996-1807; orangecountywindowanddoor.com
Hardy Windows, which started out in a garage nearly 30 years ago, has grown into a company with over 150 employees, a 30,000 square foot showroom and a reputation for treating customers well – the final factor making part of the reason the company is a BBB Torch Awards Finalist for ethics.
âCustomers like that, we’re here to help our community make a decision, not to push a sale in your nose for profit,â said Freddy Arvizu, Marketing and Advertising Coordinator for Hardy Windows. âIf we didn’t treat our customers fairly, we wouldn’t be around for very long. Our family business speaks for itself: open since 1989.
Last year, Arvizu said Hardy Windows noticed a slight increase in the number of customers looking for more convenience while spending more time at home.
âSo many people are working from home and are starting to realize how hot their homes are getting,â Arvizu said. âObtaining new double-glazed argon-filled windows will help reduce heating and energy costs as well as improve the value of your home. “