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Arlington Heights, Illinois Window Replacement

Last updated on 11/15/2019

Arlington Heights window replacement products are typically available for Illinois home owners, businesses, rental complexes and many other types of buildings. Since most structures include window openings, most of them typically also need replacement projects to be completed on them to continue functioning and looking great. Whether you are an Illinois house owner or have a business in this Arlington Heights area, an Arlington Heights window replacement may be in your near future.

By preparing for the replacement in the proper manner, the job can be done sooner with more satisfactory results. This preparation work in Illinois for an Arlington Heights window replacement can include knowing which type of Illinois replacement window model you need to purchase, how to install it, the insulation work that will need to be done and much more. These are tasks that will affect the future functionality of the IL house openings at all times of the year so they are ones that should be prepared for in the best possible manner. Here are some of the ways that window changes are often completed in IL properties in this Arlington Heights area.

Improving an Old House

An older house in IL can be a great property to purchase. This can be a wise investment because it can often come at a lower cost than newer properties and will also provide the chance to make some improvements. However, while the improvements to older Arlington Heights houses can be fun, they can also be a challenge if you aren't sure where to begin. From taking down wall paper to remodeling an attic, there are probably going to be many remodeling jobs that you want to complete after you have bought the property and moved in. However, while most of those changes can be important to complete, one change to make sooner rather than later is completing an Arlington Heights window replacement job.

This window change can be one of the best alterations to make to the old Arlington Heights residence for a few different reasons. First, an older window is often one that is not able to protect against a variety of issues such as condensation and air drafts. Additionally, if the frame is made out of old wood, then it is likely very vulnerable to such things as rotting and swelling. As such, if you want to make an overall improvement to the house in terms of appearance and functionality, then the replacement of those openings that aren't functioning in the correct manner is going to be a great start. This can be an affordable replacement to make and is one that can lead to more happiness with having bought the property.

Making Rental Changes

Being the owner of rental properties is a decision that many people make. By becoming a landlord, you will typically be able to experience a range of benefits and will also be able to increase your income if the venture is carried out correctly. However, to build a solid reputation as an Arlington Heights landlord, you will need to maintain the rentals properly so that tenants can have the best places to live. As such, when you are preparing apartments to rent out, be sure to check the condition of each window to determine if an Arlington Heights window replacement project will need to be completed.

This can be a wise replacement to complete in each rental since it will improve the security of the apartments and will also make them look better. When the appearance of the building is enhanced, this can lead to more possible tenants being attracted to it. While you may be concerned about the cost of making Arlington Heights window replacement improvements, you may actually end up finding some great deals on replacement products by comparing Arlington Heights dealers.

Buying a Sliding Version

There are many different versions of Arlington Heights window replacement products that you can decide to purchase. However, when you need to select an Arlington Heights window replacement in a similar style to one that is already on the house, then this may be a sliding model. This may be the version that you require because it is a popular fixture in many different buildings and is one that can enhance the functionality and appearance of a residence.

One unique consideration to include with the Arlington Heights window replacement of a sliding version is to determine whether a new screen is also required. This will be important because the screen is typically an important accenting feature of sliding models and can enhance the functionality of the opening. Be sure to also select a high quality change so that it will open and close in the best manner. This can then lead to better sealing and increased energy efficiency.

Arlington Heights, Illinois U-Factor and SHGC Ratings for Replacement Windows

When shopping for replacement windows in Arlington Heights, Illinois - located in Cook County - 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 county's climate zone.

The climate zone assigned to your county takes into account how extreme the seasons are in your area. How warm and cold it gets in Arlington Heights 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 Arlington Heights, Illinois and Arlington Heights's metro area counties including: Cook County IL, DeKalb County IL, DuPage County IL, Grundy County IL, Jasper County IN, Kane County IL, Kendall County IL, Kenosha County WI, Lake County IL, Lake County IN, McHenry County IL, Newton County IN, Porter County IN, and Will County IL.

The climate zone, u-factor and SHGC listed for your county in the Arlington Heights, IL 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 county in the Arlington Heights metro area, simply do the following:

  1. Find your county in the left most column.
  2. Find your climate zone in the orange box to the right of the column with your county'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.

Counties
Cook County IL
Dekalb County IL
Dupage County IL
Grundy County IL
Jasper County IN
Kane County IL
Kendall County IL
Kenosha County WI
Lake County IL
Lake County IN
Mchenry County IL
Newton County IN
Porter County IN
Will County IL
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 county above, use the u-factor and solar heat gain co-efficient (SHGC) search tool below to search for your Arlington Heights, IL area county's recommended window efficiency ratings.

Use the table above or the tool below to search for the specific u-factor and SHGC for your county 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 Arlington Heights, Illinois 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.

Arlington Heights Window Suppliers

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

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