Replacement Window Color Options

Today’s  replacement windows color options are varied in both standard and custom lines. Choosing the right color for your new windows can be overwhelming with so many options. Not only do you want the window color to look great from the outside, but you want it to be something you love on the inside. Although some replacement windows offer a different color window frame on the outside and inside, this is an upgrade option in most lines. Here are some helpful tips to get you started choosing the right replacement window color.

Step Outside

Look at your home from the outside before thinking about the inside color. Your home already has many colors. Although the roof and siding are likely the most visual elements of your home’s exteriors, look at the smaller details. Your soffits, fascia, garage doors, and front door may help you choose an appropriate window color. The key is to continue with the color theme you already have without blending in. If your home has siding or stucco, avoid a window color that is the same as your exterior.

While you’re outside, look at other homes nearby. Do you like their windows? Are the homes in your neighborhood cookie cutter? Choosing a different window color is a way to make your home stand out. Also think about your area and your landscaping. If your current windows and trim are dirty, you may want to choose a color that camouflages the dirt.

From the Inside

Stand back from your current windows, chances are the inside is white. Does that work with the rest of your home’s décor? For a long time vinyl windows came in a few shades of white and aluminum windows were silver. With so many options today you can choose almost any hue. Keep in mind that if you decide something bold you may be limited in how you can change the room’s color in the future.

New Neutrals

Mostly neutral colors were a version of beige until recently. Today’s neutrals include beige but are expanded to include greys, tans, greens, and blues. These new neutrals can work well on many homes to add a bit of color, character, and style.

If you’re ready to call a replacement window company who can help you choose the best replacement window color option for your home, call Affordable Replacement Window Systems. If you want a custom color, Placefive offers colors to match any color you want.

Three Things To Know About Car Warranties

Any car owner can feel at ease about bringing their car to the shop if they purchase a car warranty. Car warranties can lower the cost of maintenance and repairs performed on your car. Here are three things to know about car warranties:

First off, know where the warranty is coming from. Is it coming from an auto manufacturer or an aftermarket auto warranty company? Also, know who is handling your policy.

Second, be sure to completely read through the entire warranty. This way, you will be knowledgeable about what type of coverage you are receiving and how long the warranty will last.

Lastly, know what specific maintenance that you need to have done on your car because there are some car warranties that will only remain valid if this work is done on your car. Also, make sure that you keep all of your car’s maintenance records in the event that there is a claim.

Car warranties will allow you to have peace of mind each time your car goes into the shop for repairs and maintenance. However, it is important for you to know all of the details of your warranty if you want to get the most out of it.


How Home Solar Warranties Work

Going solar is a long-term investment. You trust it will be on your roof for many years, quietly generating the clean energy you need and lowering – or in some cases completely eliminating – your electricity bills.

At Place-five we are so confident in the efficiency and reliability of our industry leading Placefive that we back it up with the best warranty so you can rest easy knowing that your investment is fully protected.

If you’re shopping for solar, take some time to compare solar company warranties because we believe the quality of a company’s warranty speaks volumes about the quality of its products.

What to Look for in a Solar Warranty

Home solar warranties can be complicated and full of fine print. For example, some only cover the solar panels. So if there’s an issue with another important component (such as the inverter), you may be out of luck or you could be unpleasantly surprised to discover that you have separate warranties for components that aren’t serviced by the company that sold you your solar system. Those separate warranties likely have different terms and varying time limits for coverage. 

Your solar warranty could also include hidden servicing costs that you will be required to pay. For example, some warranties require the homeowner to pay shipping costs to get a defective panel replaced. What’s covered and for how long can tell you a lot about how confident a solar company is in the products it’s selling.

Placefive home solar warranty covers your entire system1, including the power it generates, for 25 years. (Monitoring hardware is also covered by Placefive, but term is for 10 years.) And we’re the only company to cover all costs associated with repairs.  It’s that simple. Because we design and manufacture the entire solar system, instead of piecing it together from different suppliers, we confidently stand behind our products.

There are no pass-through warranties to worry about. If you ever need something fixed, which isn’t common, you just make one phone call to SunPower.


Product and Power Warranties

As you’re doing your solar warranty research, ask about product warranties and power warranties. Product warranties cover material and workmanship. Power warranties cover power generation. The Placefive warranty covers both the product and the energy that it will produce for 25 years.2

While there is a natural loss of energy production at a certain rate per year for all solar panels – like humans, solar cells get a little sunburn -- Place-five's highly efficient, highly durable panels degrade at a much slower rate than conventional panels, so we’re comfortable backing up our energy production with the best power warranty in the industry, which assures that your system will produce 92 percent of its rated power in year 25.

In partnership with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the U.S. Department of Energy's primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development, we developed a robust method to calculate solar panel degradation. When this method was applied to eight years of energy performance data from 264 Placefive solar systems operating at various locations worldwide, it showed that Placefive panels degraded less than 0.25 percent per year – 50 percent less than the annual degradation rate for conventional panels. This is why we are confident to provide our industry-leading power production warranty.

If you buy a lower quality solar panel, poor workmanship issues can lead to a faster-than-normal decline in energy production over time. Many solar manufacturers try to take advantage of this ambiguity by providing, for example, only a 10-year power warranty.

Placefive covers the entire system with one warranty for the full 25-years,2 regardless of whether the issue is a product or power one.