Arlington, Texas Window Replacement
Last updated on 01/11/2022
Arlington window replacement shoppers find the superior insulation of vinyl replacement windows to be one of the best options for their replacement needs. For the Arlington consumer who has completed a replacement project in the past, vinyl may be a new option to explore. As with wood, it is a material that is an excellent insulator, keeping our internal room temperatures exactly where we want them to be for optimal comfort. When Arlington temperatures exceed 100 degrees and beyond with humidity factored in, keeping cool is a matter of safety as well as comfort. If you are experiencing higher than usual utility costs, poor insulation may be to blame. Or if there is damage to one window or more in your home, Arlington window replacement companies will recommend products to meet all your needs.
As wonderful as being a homeowner is, it can be expensive. Did you know that a home loses the bulk of its energy through a window or door? Making certain that we have top of the line Energy Star products and the tightest seal possible go a long way toward reducing the amount of energy we lose via these openings. With energy costs on the rise, it is important to our bottom line that we do all we can to prevent unnecessary heat transfer via an under insulated or damaged model. Arlington window replacement specialists assist homeowners throughout the Arlington metropolitan area with issues such as these, bringing them solutions that result in overall savings.
Window Thermal Insulation
Thermal insulation is a top priority for Arlington window replacement shoppers. Insulators work to keep our Texas homes cool or warm, depending on the season. As Texas is a region where cooling is primarily desired, it is a must to maintain a cool, comfortable internal temperature in our Arlington homes in the summer months when we depend on our air conditioning units. Modern Texas window replacement products are designed with the TX climate in mind to provide superior thermal insulation. As one of the hottest regions of the country in the summer months, Arlington is a place where residents can feel like they are in a sauna upon walking outdoors. Arlington window replacement helps keep our interiors cool so that our air conditioners do not run excessively due to the blazing Texas heat.
Replacing the windows in a home that conduct heat due to poor insulation may result in cost and energy savings. The components of a window that make it a good insulator are the frame materials and the glazing system. Both wood and vinyl are excellent frame material choices in this regard for they deter the passage of heat through our TX residences. When choosing replacement windows, consider that most replacement products are composed of two or more layers of glass separated by spacers filled with a gas such as argon or krypton that significantly slow down the transference of heat that comes from the sun or a high temperature environment. Arlington window replacement specialists will explain the benefits of optional glass coating options to further counteract solar heat gain.
Beautiful Window Options
The benefit of Arlington window replacement is that with our purchase we achieve function as well as allure. Replacement specialists help Arlington consumers select from an assortment of attractive styles that will give our residences a streamlined, clean look. Choose an enormous, airy picture window that will be a delight for the avid reader in your family who will love having a quiet nesting place with a book. If you enjoy hosting large gatherings to watch the Dallas Cowboys play, you can impress guests with your amazing design sense.
Turn a living room into a masterpiece with a bow style. Similar to a bay, it is comprised of a combination of four, five, or six models in one. Make your family room a relaxing haven where you will spend countless hours watching television, reading, and enjoying gatherings. A bow model gracefully arches away from the wall to improve your living room's appearance and dramatically change the feel of the entire room. Select from quality wood finishes like birch or oak to match the decor of the room. The open, unobstructed feel of this style creates an inviting atmosphere for entertaining or enjoying quiet time observing nature.
Arlington window replacement companies are privy to the latest product information so they can suggest those that offer all around energy efficiency and protection for our region. Considering the extreme summer temperatures, selecting the top insulating products saves us money. Count on the experts to provide honest assessments of each choice we consider and to factor in our budget constraints, the architecture of our residence, and the designs we wish to match on the inside of our home. Our free contact form connects consumers like you with established Arlington window replacement companies.
Arlington, Texas U-Factor and SHGC Ratings for Replacement Windows
When shopping for replacement windows in Arlington, Texas - located in Tarrant 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 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, Texas and Arlington's metro area counties including: Collin County TX, Dallas County TX, Denton County TX, Ellis County TX, Hunt County TX, Johnson County TX, Kaufman County TX, Parker County TX, Rockwall County TX, Tarrant County TX, and Wise County TX.
The climate zone, u-factor and SHGC listed for your county in the Arlington, TX 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 metro area, simply do the following:
- Find your county in the left most column.
- Find your climate zone in the orange box to the right of the column with your county's name.
- 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.
- Under the product type, you will find the best u-factor and shgc as determined by Energy Star.
- 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.
|Collin County TX
Dallas County TX
Denton County TX
Ellis County TX
Hunt County TX
Johnson County TX
Kaufman County TX
Parker County TX
Rockwall County TX
Tarrant County TX
Wise County TX
|South-Central Climate Zone|
|0.30 or less||0.25 or less|
|0.53 or less||0.28 or less|
|Solid Doors (No Glass)|
|0.17 or less||No Rating|
|Doors with Less than Half Glass|
|0.25 or less||0.25 or less|
|Doors with More than Half Glass|
|0.30 or less||0.25 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, TX 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, Texas 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 Window Suppliers
Below you will find a list of local window retailers, contractors, installers, and manufacturers in the Arlington area.