4 Reasons Landlords Should Consider Apartment Replacement Windows
If you are a landlord or property manager, you are always looking for ways to reduce your operating costs, while not compromising your tenant’s safety and satisfaction. One area that can help dramatically lower your expenses while improving your residents’ living experience is considering rental unit replacement windows.
As the leading installer of apartment Replacement Windows in Costa Mesa, Newport and Huntington Beach we understand that you may not want to incur the expense of new windows. But what it we told you installing new windows in your rental units could actually save you money!
#1. Replacing Apartment Windows Ensures Compliance
Under the California Civil Code, landlords must ensure that certain conditions are met which make the living space both “habitable” and safe for their lessees. Two of these expressly state requirements are:
- Effective waterproofing and weather protection; and,
- Window security or locking devices for windows capable of being opened
The landlord is not only responsible for seeing to it that these conditions are met at the time of lease, but is also obligated to ensure all necessary repairs to these elements are made in a timely fashion.
New replacement windows can keep you in compliance – as well as prevent costly repairs – by preventing leaks around older window frames and casements.
Additionally, many older windows have locking mechanisms that no longer function properly. This can lead to non-compliance trouble for landlords and apartment owners – as well as to safety issues for their tenants.
#2. Replacement Windows Reduce Energy Costs
Energy has indeed gotten more expensive for commercial landlords in Southern California. And savvy Costa Mesa, Newport and Huntington Beach landlords and property managers are doing everything they can to keep their utility bills down.
One of the reasons contributing to your high gas and electric bills may actually be your property’s old windows.
Older windows simply do not insulate your building as well. Older single-pane glass windows allow the highest transfer of heat. So, too much heat enters your units and common areas on sunny days. And, too much warmth exits the building on cool nights.
For landlords who include utilities in the rent, older windows can cause utility bill spikes that can wipe out your profits. Even if you only pay the utilities on common areas (and unoccupied units), the energy savings from efficient replacement windows can really add up.
Further, old windows will require your tenants to run their air conditioners more, as well as turn on the furnace much more when it cools down at night. This creates wear and tear on your HVAC systems – leading to a shortened lifespan as well as more frequent costly repairs.
Our rental unit and apartment replacement windows are manufactured of energy-efficient double-pane glass, available filled with insulating Low-E Argon Gas between the panes of glass.
This gas insulation keeps the sun’s heat from entering your building – making less air conditioning necessary. And on cool nights it helps keep the cold from entering your rental units and common areas – so you do not have to use your furnace as often.
You will be amazed at the energy savings you will realize with new, energy-efficient rental unit replacement windows!
Huntington Beach Apartment Replacement Window Installers
No matter what your budget, Can-Do will come to your home and help you understand your window choices, and compare window options, to ensure you are getting the highest quality, most durable, beautiful and energy efficient windows for the price.
We have installed beautiful, new replacement windows in thousands of homes across the Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach and South Bay area.
We can also assist you in obtaining easy financing, with no money down, so you can start enjoying your new windows (and lowering utility bills) right away.