San Francisco Climate Recommendations
On the coast of California, San Francisco’s climate is largely dictated by the cool currents of the Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco Bay. The effect is a generally mild climate with moderate temperature swings, defined by typically moist winters and dry summers. But the sharp topography of San Francisco has resulted in a multitude of different microclimates, with colder winters and warmer summers to be found in areas farther inland from the coast.
With persistent fog year-round and rain and drizzle from November through March, consider investing in moisture-resistant window materials, such as vinyl.
Keep warm in the winter by helping to reduce the heat loss from your home. Windows with panes of glass with Low-E may help keep your home insulated, blocking out the cold and helping keep the heat in.
In coastal climates, the glass in your patio doors is more vulnerable to corrosion from the salt in the air. The closer your home is to the water, the more susceptible you are to the effects. Consider vinyl to help maintain the integrity of your doors.