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Best Replacement Windows in San Diego, CA

Sept. 25, 2019, 10:54 p.m.

If your windows fail to open or lock, let in drafts of air or noise or just look old, it’s time for new ones. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best replacement windows in San Diego so you find a licensed contractor offering a range of styles and materials along with professional installation and product warranties.

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  • Sliding & specialty window installation
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Milgard
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  • 50 years of experience
  • Large selection of styles & frames
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  • Online brochure
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San Diego's Best Window Company
San Diego's Best Window Company
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  • Over 25 years in San Diego & 48,000 windows installed
  • Lifetime frame, glass & labor warranty
  • Hassle-free, no-obligation in-home estimate
  • Lowest prices guaranteed
Location
7394 Trade St.
San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 943-2332
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BM Windows
BM Windows
Features
  • Free in-home consultation
  • Factory-trained installers
  • Limited lifetime warranty on all products
  • Senior & military discounts
Location
9373 Activity Rd., Ste. G
San Diego, CA 92126
(858) 621-6287
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American Vision Windows
American Vision Windows
Features
  • Nearly 1 million windows installed
  • Large local showroom
  • Free in-home estimate
  • Discounts for military, first responders & medical professionals
Location
7950 Miramar Rd.
San Diego, CA 92126
(858) 952-1417
Window World of San Diego
Window World of San Diego
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  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Sat: 10am - 1pm
  • Closed Sun
  • windowworldsandiego.com
Location
2509 S. Santa Fe Ave.
Vista, CA 92083
(760) 208-2481
Newman Windows
Newman Windows
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • newmanwindows.com
Location
1176 Morena Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 276-6500
Clear Concepts Window & Door
Clear Concepts Window & Door
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • clearconceptssd.com
Location
7525 Mission Gorge Rd., Ste. G
San Diego, CA 92120
(619) 583-7171
Picture Perfect Windows & Doors
Picture Perfect Windows & Doors
Features
  • M-F: 7am - 4pm
  • Sat-Sun: 9am - 4pm
  • pictureperfectwindows.com
Location
5980 Fairmount Ave., Ste. 108
San Diego, CA 92120
(619) 946-3697
Dreamstyle Remodeling
Dreamstyle Remodeling
Features
  • M-F: 9:30am - 6pm
  • Sat: 8am - 4:30pm
  • Sun: 10am - 4pm
  • dreamstylewindows.com/locations/san-diego
Location
8266 Miramar Rd. NE
San Diego, CA 92126
(858) 329-0261

Benefits of replacement windows in San Diego

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Windows last 15 - 20 years before they show signs of needing repair or replacement. Replacement windows in San Diego have many benefits:

  • Lower energy costs: Choosing well-insulated windows keeps outdoor conditions from putting pressure on your interior heating and cooling systems. ENERGY STAR-certified windows lower household energy bills by 12 percent nationwide. NFRC-certified windows help you compare energy performance.
  • Noise reduction: Replacement windows are engineered for varying degrees of sound control. Look for windows with a high “STC rating,” which measures ability to reduce sound.
  • UV protection: The sun’s ultraviolet light can damage furniture and flooring. Replacement windows with multiple panes of glass and low-emissivity glass block most of the sun’s UV rays while still allowing in natural light.
  • Security: Replacement windows are available with secure locking features and tempered or laminated glass, which is more difficult to break than regular glass.
  • Curb appeal and home value: Replacement windows will enhance your home’s look and raise its value. According to the National Association of Realtors, homebuyers put new windows near the top of the list of the most appealing exterior projects; NAR reports sellers can recoup close to 80 percent of the costs of replacement windows upon resale.

Older homes in San Diego areas like Mission Hills, Point Loma or La Jolla can benefit from replacement windows. In San Diego’s desert climates, like Borrego Springs, replacement windows help lower use of air conditioning. If you live near San Diego International Airport, replacement windows can make your surroundings less noisy.

Window replacement cost in San Diego

The average cost of window replacement in San Diego is $200 - $1,000 per window. Home window replacement cost in San Diego depends on many different factors, including:

  • Full window replacement versus insert windows (uses existing frame)
  • Window style and material
  • Customization preferences
  • The number of windows you’re replacing

Types of replacement windows

Type Description
Single-hung Operable lower sash; may tilt to allow cleaning
Double-hung Operable upper and lower sashes; may tilt to allow cleaning
Awning Hinged at top; outward-swinging sash
Casement Hinged on one side; outward-swinging sash
Picture Fixed (doesn’t open); comes in different shapes and sizes
Sliding One or more panels slide horizontally
Bay/bow windows Collection of several windows meeting at angles

In general, single-hung and double-hung windows are the least expensive types of replacement windows. Casement, picture and awning windows are midrange options. Bay and bow windows are the most expensive types of replacement windows.

Types of frames

Material Description
Vinyl Common and affordable; good at insulating
Wood Classic look; durable; paintable; expensive
Aluminum Light and strong; long-lasting; corrosion-resistant; low-maintenance
Composite Low-cost; easy to maintain

How to choose a window installer in San Diego

When shopping for home window replacement or home window repair in San Diego, look for a California-licensed contractor offering both replacement windows and window installation. You can check a contractor’s license on the State of California’s Contractors State License Board website.

Most window installers in San Diego will provide a free in-home consultation. Here are some questions you should ask to learn more about the contractor:

  • How many years of experience does the contractor have in window replacement and repair? How many jobs has it completed?
  • Does the contractor have commercial general liability insurance and workers’ compensation coverage?
  • What training and/or professional certifications do staff have?
  • How does installation work, and how long does it take?
  • Do replacement windows and labor come with a warranty?
  • Is financing available?

Get at least three written estimates before choosing a contractor, making sure that each includes product and labor costs and descriptions. Be careful of any bid that is significantly lower than others.

In both the City of San Diego and San Diego County, replacement window projects require a permit in certain circumstances. Ask your window installer whether one is necessary before work begins.

Renewal by Andersen

Renewal by Andersen

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(888) 570-8481

Renewal by Andersen operates in over 100 U.S. markets and has installed nearly 3 million windows since 1995. Start with a free in-home consultation, then custom-design your replacement windows for professional installation. Products are supported by a fully transferable, limited warranty. San Diego customers are happy with their replacement windows from Renewal by Andersen and recommend the company to others.

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Milgard

Milgard

Milgard has over 50 years of experience as a manufacturer of replacement windows of many styles, frames and materials. Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a certified dealer to ask questions and learn about Milgard’s high-quality products and full lifetime warranty. Reviewers in San Diego give five-star reviews for Milgard’s no-pressure sales process and efficient installation of well-built windows.

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