California Energy Consultant Service is Sacramento’s Favorite New Construction Window Installation Company
All windows will eventually need to be replaced. But not all window replacement methods are the same, with options that include new construction windows and retrofit windows – both with their own advantages and disadvantages.
California Energy Consultant Service gives you all available window installation options. We are an energy efficiency contractor that specializes in window installation in the Greater Sacramento area, installing high end, competitively priced windows throughout the NorCal region – including Orangevale, Folsom, Fair Oaks, Rancho Cordova, El Dorado Hills, Roseville, Rocklin, Elk Grove, and beyond.
Reach out to our team through our online form to schedule an estimate for new construction windows in Sacramento today, or give us a call at (916) 545-7912.
What Are “New Construction Windows?”
At some point, your property is going to need new windows. There are two approaches that can be used to replace the existing windows. One is known as “retrofit,” also referred to as “replacement windows.” Retrofit windows fit into the existing window opening, where sealing occurs around the opening to prevent air leaks.
The other approach, and one that is typically more desirable, is known as “new construction windows.” The term “new construction” refers to the idea that the window is built into the property in a way that makes it look like it was part of the initial build. The new window is directly connected into the frame of the property, with siding and drywall built around it for a truly “built-in” look.
Not all window contractors can provide new construction windows. Only those with expertise in siding and energy efficiency are able to offer them, as they require more construction capabilities that only some window companies can offer. At California Energy Construction Service, we provide both new construction and retrofit windows to ensure that you have options for your property.
Advantages of New Construction Windows
The Greater Sacramento area may be going through a lot of development, but we also have many older homes. Many of these houses were built in the 1960s and prior, when only single pane windows were required. Many others were built in the 1980s, when there were double pane windows but without the energy efficiency and longevity that are offered by windows today.
This has created multiple problems for homeowners. Sacramento gets extremely hot in the summer and can have very cold nights in the winter. This results in very high energy bills, uncomfortable temperatures in the property, and windows that are long past their due date.
Retrofit is still a great option for homes that need new windows. But new construction does offer many advantages. These include:
- Better Energy Efficiency – New construction will always offer better long term energy efficiency. By building it into the frame, it is able to prevent leaks.
- New Window Sizes/Options – Because you’re not limited to the existing window space, there are more sizes and choices available to you.
- More Popular Appearance – Retrofit is still a beautiful choice, but new construction tends to be the look that most people prefer if given the two options. It has a more natural appearance.
New construction window installation remains a great option for properties that are in need of window replacement. At California Energy Consultant Service, our team can also make sure that the siding and other property features around your windows look as clean and natural as possible.
What are the Disadvantages of New Construction Windows?
If given the option between new construction windows and replacement windows, most people prefer new construction. Yet replacement windows/retrofit windows are more common. That is because there are a few disadvantages with this type of window, including:
- Higher Cost – The cost to install new construction windows tends to be about 30% higher because of the amount of parts and labor involved.
- Longer Installation Time – New construction windows require more labor, which means that the installation time tends to be longer and could last a week or more depending on the number of windows.
- Follow Up Needed – New construction windows may require a few additional services, like painting, in order to complete the look.
Replacement windows are still a great option, and if cost is a powerful factor, you’re still going to love these windows once they’re installed into your home. But new construction is, overall, the more desirable option for most homeowners, and the one most likely to increase your property value’s as well.
Why Choose CECS for New Construction Windows in Sacramento?
California Energy Consultant Service may be a window contractor. But we are first and foremost an energy efficiency company. We offer not only windows, but a host of services – including siding, insulation, HVAC repair, and more – to help you reduce your carbon footprint and your energy bills.
This experience helps us be extremely knowledgeable about what services you need in order to lower your energy usage. It also means that we are able to offer more than just windows, which is why we can offer new construction to our customers. We also have access to several window replacement brands, including:
And we can provide you with additional products like sliding glass doors, helping make sure that you have your entire house properly designed. We have custom colors, custom sizing – everything you need to receive the new window replacements that will transform your property into one that is more energy efficient and more attractive in the months and years to come.
Get a Free Window Estimate for Our Windows in Sacramento
California Energy Consultant Service is based an Orangevale based window contractor, working anywhere within a reasonable driving distance, including Elk Grove, Rancho Cordova, Sacramento, Fair Oaks, El Dorado Hills, Folsom, Roseville, Rocklin, Granite Bay, and beyond.
We are also happy to provide you with an estimate, even if you’ve received an estimate from another company before. We are confident in both our prices and the quality of our work, and would love an opportunity to show you what we can do. Call us today to learn more about our new construction windows, retrofit windows, or any energy efficiency services.