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Anchorage, Alaska Window Replacement

Last updated on 11/15/2019

Anchorage window replacement is a fairly simple project and an easy way to increase the curb appeal of your Alaska home. There are a variety of options to choose from, and if you’re not very familiar with Anchorage window replacement, it may feel a little overwhelming. However, by taking a few minutes to familiarize yourself with different replacement window materials, products and designs, you can quickly make a choice and get started towards a very beneficial home improvement project.

Perks to Replacing

If you currently have your Anchorage home up for sale, or you’re planning to put your home on the market soon, then you know how frustrating selling a home can be. Just when you think you have a potential buyer, they seem to change their mind and you can’t quite figure out why. You know you’ve repaired every dent in the wall, silenced squeaky floorboards and laid down brand new carpet. All things considered, you think your house is quite a deal for any potential buyer. However, often people realize that it’s the home exterior – not the interior – that can turn people off.

There are a few things you can do to spruce up the exterior of your Anchorage, AK home, but one most cost effective options is to install a new Alaska replacement window set. Whether you realize it or not, Anchorage window replacement can make an older Alaska home look much more modern and updated. In fact, even if you’re not selling your home, it’s always great to improve the exterior and make your home look more inviting to guests.

Another reason to complete an Anchorage window replacement project is to conserve more energy. If a product is Energy Star certified, then you know you're on the right track. Besides helping out the environment, replacement of ill-fitting parts will also slash your Anchorage utility bills down quite a bit.

When you run your heat or air conditioning in a house with products that have cracks, openings or are not fit properly to the frame, then your heater and A/C will have to work twice as hard to keep your Anchorage, Alaska home at a comfortable temperature.

Popular Window Materials

There are many different materials that Anchorage window replacement sets can be made from. Some materials perform better than others under certain conditions, and some are cheaper than others. Before you decide on a replacement material, take some time to decide the qualities that you need the most while considering each replacement window estimate you come by.

Wood is a material that has been used for years as a building material in Anchorage, AK, and it is quite effective, sturdy and relatively cheap. One thing you should note, however, is that wood requires a great deal of maintenance. When exposed to the elements, wood tends to rot and decay. Moisture combined with the sun’s harsh rays means your wood frames will need to be repaired and repainted more often than other replacement window materials. However, to many, the beautiful and natural appearance of wood makes up for its shortcomings.

Vinyl is a very popular material that homeowners are using much more often these days. It is much more low maintenance than wood, can be easily cleaned by a wet cloth, insulates well and does not decay and rot like wood. This material is extremely durable as well. However, it generally comes in a limited number of colors and, due to fading issues, some manufacturers recommend choosing a neutral color.

Aluminum is another popular option, but is used more for industrial and commercial buildings than for residential homes. Although it is incredibly durable and great for large spaces, it is not the best insulator. However, one solution many people prefer is to use an aluminum covering on wood options. Thus, the frame would be protected from the elements on the outside, but have a natural, wood look on the inside.

Once you’ve decided on a material, then you should begin making decisions regarding installation. If you’re going to hire a professional to perform the Anchorage window replacement for you, then you should factor this into your budget. If you’re still a home improvement novice then you might want to consider hiring an Anchorage, AK window replacement contractor to make sure the job is done correctly. If you attempt to install your Anchorage window replacement parts yourself, you risk doing so improperly and later having to pay for corrections to your mistakes.

After choosing a material and deciding about installation, then you can begin comparing Anchorage window replacement quotes. Choosing an Anchorage window replacement manufacturer might seem like a chore, but by knowing what you want ahead of time, you can find the right product and get your windows replaced fast. Carefully considering all window options from the beginning will help you make the right decision in the end.

Anchorage, Alaska U-Factor and SHGC Ratings for Replacement Windows

When shopping for replacement windows in Anchorage, Alaska - located in Anchorage Borough - it is extremely important to purchase windows (and doors) with the correct u-factor and solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) as rated by Energy Star.

Energy Star determines the u-factor and SHGC that will give you the most energy efficienct replacement windows, skylights, and doors based on your borough's climate zone.

The climate zone assigned to your borough takes into account how extreme the seasons are in your area. How warm and cold it gets in Anchorage determines how well your new windows will need to keep out the cold air and the hot sun.

Below, you will find a table with the climate zones and corresponding u-factor and SHGC ratings for Anchorage, Alaska and Anchorage's metro area boroughs including: Anchorage Borough AK and Matanuska-Susitna Borough AK.

The climate zone, u-factor and SHGC listed for your borough in the Anchorage, AK area will help you to determine which replacement windows, skylights, and doors will maximize energy savings for your home.

To find the Energy Star recommended u-factor and solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) for your borough in the Anchorage metro area, simply do the following:

  1. Find your borough in the left most column.
  2. Find your climate zone in the orange box to the right of the column with your borough's name.
  3. Under the orange box with your climate zone, find the dark grey box with the product you are looking for - window replacements, new doors, or skylights.
  4. Under the product type, you will find the best u-factor and shgc as determined by Energy Star.
  5. When getting quotes from contractors, be sure that your window replacements, new skylights, and/or replacement doors have these ratings to maximize energy efficiency in your home.

Boroughs
Anchorage Borough AK
Matanuska-Susitna Borough AK
Northern Climate Zone
Windows
U-FactorSHGC
0.30 or less 0.00 or more
0.31 0.35 or more
0.32 0.40 or more
Skylights
U-FactorSHGC
0.50 or less Any
Solid Doors (No Glass)
U-FactorSHGC
0.17 or less No Rating
Doors with Less than Half Glass
U-FactorSHGC
0.25 or less 0.25 or less
Doors with More than Half Glass
U-FactorSHGC
0.30 or less 0.40 or less

If you don't see your home's borough above, use the u-factor and solar heat gain co-efficient (SHGC) search tool below to search for your Anchorage, AK area borough's recommended window efficiency ratings.

Use the table above or the tool below to search for the specific u-factor and SHGC for your borough so that you are educated and have this information on hand in order to maximize the financial return on your investment in new windows, new skylights and/or new doors in the Anchorage, Alaska area.

Remember to research thoroughly prior to making a window replacement or replacement door purchase, regardless of whether you are installing the windows and doors yourself or having them installed by a licensed professional contractor.

Anchorage Window Suppliers

Below you will find a list of local window retailers, contractors, installers, and manufacturers in the Anchorage area.

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A1 JC Painting & Drywall Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2004
 1200 W Dimond Blvd # 831 Anchorage, AK 99515
 (907) 646-9988
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Action Drywall Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1984
 PO Box 231689 Anchorage, AK 99523
 (907) 349-9971
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Alas-Co General Construction Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1990
 1111 E 80th Ave Anchorage, AK 99518
 (907) 522-2297
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Alaska Innovative Remodeling Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2017
 6623 Brayton Dr Anchorage, AK 99507
 (907) 375-0700
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Alaska Job Ctr Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1993
 3301 Eagle St # 101 Anchorage, AK 99503
 (907) 269-4800
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Alborn Construction Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2004
 118 E Intl Airport Rd Anchorage, AK 99518
 (907) 276-4400
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Alcan Signs LLC Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2005
 720 W 58th Ave # A Anchorage, AK 99518
 (907) 561-6654
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Arctic Home Repair Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1984
 1726 Tamarra Cir Anchorage, AK 99508
 (907) 561-6545
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Arctic Painting & Contracting Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2012
 2906 Arctic Blvd Anchorage, AK 99503
 (907) 276-2226
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Arctic Restoration Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2013
 4650 Reka Dr # F12 Anchorage, AK 99508
 (907) 770-7009
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Barabara Construction Co Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1984
 13631 Venus Way Anchorage, AK 99515
 (907) 345-7499
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Buck C C Construction Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1994
 5601 Naknek Ln Anchorage, AK 99516
 (907) 345-1382
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Buhler Construction Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2001
 3733 Coventry Dr Anchorage, AK 99507
 (907) 349-3240
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Capitol Glass/Northern Windows Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1984
 2300 E 63rd Ave Anchorage, AK 99507
 (907) 272-4433
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Classic Floors & Home Accents Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1996
 5881 Arctic Blvd Anchorage, AK 99518
 (907) 563-2160
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Coast Line Enterprises Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2002
 2421 E 88th Ave Anchorage, AK 99507
 (907) 868-3175
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Denali Windows Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2006
 2042 E 3rd Ave # AK-B Anchorage, AK 99501
 (907) 677-0714
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DMS Service Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1997
 100 Bunnell St # 2b Anchorage, AK 99508
 (907) 344-3515
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Eagle Building Svc Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2001
 2525 Blueberry Rd # 105 Anchorage, AK 99503
 (907) 277-6356
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F A Contractors & Painting Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2013
 4700 Gambell St # 101 Anchorage, AK 99503
 (907) 258-4567
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Grayling Construction Corp Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1984
 7133 Arctic Blvd # 2 Anchorage, AK 99518
 (907) 344-5733
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Henry's Janitorial Svc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1989
 7439 Old Seward Hwy Anchorage, AK 99518
 (907) 341-2242
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Home Services At Home Depot Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2016
 1715 Abbott Rd Anchorage, AK 99507
 (907) 205-4569
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Home Services At Home Depot Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2016
 400 Rodeo Pl Anchorage, AK 99508
 (907) 205-4564
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Home Services At Home Depot Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2016
 515 E Tudor Rd Anchorage, AK 99503
 (907) 205-4563
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House Surgeons Of Alaska Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1988
 6641 Wes Way Anchorage, AK 99518
 (907) 337-3984
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Innovative Construction-Design Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2018
 5509 Samoa St Anchorage, AK 99507
 (907) 602-5893
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Instant Services Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2006
 710 W Northern Lights Blvd # 5 Anchorage, AK 99503
 (907) 360-6057
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K & W Interiors Office Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1984
 9300 Old Seward Hwy Anchorage, AK 99515
 (907) 344-3080
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Kohls Remodeling & Design Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2016
 4240 Old Seward Hwy Anchorage, AK 99503
 (907) 561-5600
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L H Contracting Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2005
 3750 Huffman Rd Anchorage, AK 99516
 (907) 332-3225
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Lessard Construction Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2007
 3943 Deborah Ln Anchorage, AK 99504
 (907) 250-4213
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Mark's Custom Carpentry Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2001
 4112 Westwood Dr Anchorage, AK 99517
 (907) 243-4064
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MCF Construction Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1995
 2911 Lily St Anchorage, AK 99508
 (907) 333-3599
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Michelsohn & Daughter Constr Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1984
 3410 Balchen Dr # A Anchorage, AK 99517
 (907) 522-3375
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Miller Homes LLC Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2005
 410 W 89th Ave Anchorage, AK 99515
 (907) 223-3438
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NCP Design/Build LTD Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1984
 118 E Intl Airport Rd # A Anchorage, AK 99518
 (907) 562-2283
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Neighbors Construction Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2009
 6251 Tuttle Pl # 101 Anchorage, AK 99507
 (907) 868-7883
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Phantom Retractable Screens Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2013
 2457 Arctic Blvd Anchorage, AK 99503
 (907) 279-8484
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Power & Light Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2004
 7721 Schoon St # 4 Anchorage, AK 99518
 (907) 522-5678
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Ptarmigan Construction Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1988
 1720 E 59th Ave Anchorage, AK 99507
 (907) 563-5776
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Rand Construction Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1984
 302 N Klevin St Anchorage, AK 99508
 (907) 272-5399
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Renewal By Andersen Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2006
 4134 Ingra St Anchorage, AK 99503
 (907) 885-0464
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Ruf Drywall Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2005
 301 E 92nd Ave # 1 Anchorage, AK 99515
 (907) 345-8640
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Rus Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2012
 7801 Schoon St # J Anchorage, AK 99518
 (907) 522-2288
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Speedy Glass Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1991
 1215 Huffman Rd # 5 Anchorage, AK 99515
 (907) 345-2343
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Speedy Glass Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1984
 2422 Arctic Blvd Anchorage, AK 99503
 (907) 272-1435
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Squires Design & Remodeling Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2010
 5401 Cordova St # 101 Anchorage, AK 99518
 (907) 562-3554
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Taylored Restoration Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1993
 8535 Dimond D Cir # A Anchorage, AK 99515
 (907) 344-1239
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Timberline Millwork Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2007
 2433 N Post Rd Anchorage, AK 99501
 (907) 561-1734
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Trailboss Solutions LLC Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1999
 3330 C St # 100 Anchorage, AK 99503
 (907) 646-1403
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Tri-Co Construction Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1997
 2209 Eureka St Anchorage, AK 99503
 (907) 277-1776

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