When you are in the process of building your first Rancho Santa Fe California home you would want to make sure that you invest only in products that are of high quality. This is especially true to your windows and doors. While many companies offer different brands of windows and different installation and replacement services, there is only one company that stands out from the rest and that is Silverline Windows.
Who are they and what do they offer?
Silverline Windows and Doors first opened its doors for operations in 1947. Since then, this company has been at the forefront of manufacturing vinyl windows and the finest quality doors all over the country. They have always been true to their commitment to provide homeowners, builders and architects with windows that not only add charm and beauty to a home but are also budget-friendly and energy efficient. Every window that comes from them are strong, durable and beautiful and if you are currently in the market for top of the line products to build your home then you are in good hands with Silverline.
What type of windows do they specialize in?
This company offers a wide range of products to choose from. No matter what the design you would want for your home, you will surely find something here that will suit your style. If you are after the sleek design of double hung windows you are going to like Silverline's collection called the A-Series. What makes this collection so special is that they are architecturally inspired to add beauty to your home. They come in 11 different gorgeous exterior colors and you can choose between natural oak, pine or maple interiors with ten varying finish options. Apart from being aesthetically pleasing, this window is highly functional as well. It is has a sturdy dual-layer design and is built with a compressive bulb weather stripping which efficiently seals out dust, wind and water from outside. Best of all, just like all of their products, the A-series is extremely energy efficient thereby allowing you to save on your utility costs.
You might also want to see if casement windows would be more suited to a particular room in your home. This type of window is hinged on the side and opens outward to the left or right. They are usually tall and provide great top-to-bottom ventilation. With Silverline's 100 Series, you will get a low-maintenance yet highly functional window for your home. This type of window is engineered with the innovative Fibrex material and features full-perimeter weather stripping for energy efficiency.
Silverline also offers a strong selection of awning windows and its most popular collection is their 400 Series windows. If you have a fantastic view right outside your home you might probably want to go for the awning type because it allows you a maximum unobstructed view. The 400 Series comes in six different exterior colors so that you will find something that will truly fit the interiors of your home. You can also opt to have it fitted with Silverline's trademark Stormwatch protection to give your CA Rancho Santa Fe home added security measures even when it is exposed to harsh environmental conditions.
It's incredibly rare these days to find the true prices of replacement windows on any company's website. If you call the company and ask their prices, chances are they will try and dodge the question, and insist on scheduling a time to come out to your home.
The reason for this, is because sales is based on the same business model as selling cars, or RV's, or any item where such lucrative commissions are involved. This article is coming from a person who has been in the industry for several years now, in both in-home sales, and sales management. This article comes from a person who has grown tired of the deception involved.
The mission, therefore, is to reveal to the public the true cost of replacement windows, with no fluff.
The Cost of Replacement Windows
Companies develop relationships with window manufacturers so that they can get the best deal possible on the windows they purchase. This typically ends up costing the window company anywhere from $120-$170 per window, depending on whether it's a double pane window, a triple pane window, and just how many extra little wow factors the window has.
Yes, it is true that windows are like any other product, and there are good windows and bad windows. Some windows really do have better materials and better craftsmanship involved, which ensure they last longer and operate much better for a much longer period of time. Yet, the base material cost for a window company will never be over $200 worse case.
The labor involved to install one window ranges from $50 to $150 dollars. A one man show can get away with only charging $50-$60 per, because he has little to no overhead, i.e., no office staff, no huge marketing costs, etc. One caveat, is if paying only $50/win for the install, it probably means you're not getting the exterior trim capped with vinyl. Most companies will be $80 – $120 per window for installation, and this will also include the capping of the exterior trim. It really does add the final touch to the window and makes it look much nicer.
So the overall base cost to the window company is $170 – $300, depending on how high a quality the window, and whether it's a one man crew and a large window company.
Then of course, profit has to be made. Window companies will mark up there windows at least 50%, upwards to 200% in Rancho Santa Fe CA. It can get outrageous. For the same exact window, one homeowner working with one company could pay $350, and another home owner, for the same window, could pay $850.