Augusta, Georgia Window Replacement
Augusta window replacement companies are a great choice for getting your home improvement project off the ground quickly and professionally. Knowing what windows are right for what rooms can be tough at times, and if you've never installed a replacement window before, you may not feel comfortable tackling your August window replacement project on your own. By working with an Augusta, GA company, you will have a team of professionals by your side from start to finish that can answer all of your questions and can even do the heavy lifting for you. Many Augusta window replacement companies provide crews to do the actual installation for you if you want them to.
Check the Frames
One of the first things you may hear from your Georgia window replacement company is that when you check to see which windows need to be replaced in your Augusta home, you should check the frames as well. This can be a surprise to many Augusta, GA residents, because there is a prevailing belief that if there is a draft in your home, it is the fault of one of your windows. The fact of the matter is that sometimes, the problem isn't in the windows at all, but in the frames. Other times, and this is the most common, there is a combination of problems with both the Georgia windows and frames.
Over time frames, particularly wooden frames, can become degraded from being exposed to the elements all day every day. Frames can become warped, leaving spaces between themselves and your windows, which is where you get your draft from. When you purchase a replacement window but don't also check the frame, you could end up with the same draft after your new installation as you had before it. Your Augusta window replacement company can tell you what to look for to identify a damaged frame, and how to replace them when you get a insulating glass replacement window set for your Georgia home.
Choose Local Businesses
There are a lot of great reasons to choose a local Augusta window replacement company over a company somewhere else in Georgia or in another state. Chiefly, by working with a local company, you will be able to consistently meet with your team to make sure that your project is on the right track. If you were to work with a company in Atlanta, GA, for instance, you would be trying to get your Augusta window replacement set from a company more than two hours away. That would make it so difficult for you to quickly rectify an issue if you find one. If you were to discover that the windows delivered to you don't fit the frames in your Augusta home, for instance, you could lose an entire day or several days shipping the windows back and getting ones of the right size.
Local Augusta companies also have a fierce dedication to local customers. They live in your neighborhoods, and their children go to school with yours. There is a good chance that they know someone you know or that they know you personally. Augusta is not a small town, with just under 200,000, but many of the residents are very friendly and window replacement is often a business of referrals. When you choose to work with an Augusta window replacement company, you give back to the economy of your home town. The business will appreciate that, and the workers will work extra hard to take care of you in return.
Experience Post-Install Savings
Purchasing an Augusta window replacement set could be instigated by a need, such as broken windows or significant drafts in your home. You could also be purchasing a set because you want to change up the look of your home. Maybe you want to install a few larger windows so that you can gain a better view of your neighborhood. Whatever your reasons for getting new windows, every one that you get can give you an extra bonus that you may not have been expecting.
Augusta window replacement sets are all excellent at increasing the energy efficiency of your home. Older windows tend to be more prone to breaking and to letting in drafts, which almost always has an affect on your electric bill. The more serious the drafts are, the higher you will see your electric bill climb. By purchasing new windows, you can eliminate those drafts and save yourself as much as a few hundred dollars a year on your electric bill. After a while, your windows could even pay for themselves for that reason alone.
Augusta window replacement companies can walk you through all of the benefits to purchasing new windows for your home. Whatever your reason for looking at new windows, these companies can help you get the most out of your project.
Augusta, Georgia U-Factor and SHGC Ratings for Replacement Windows
When shopping for replacement windows in Augusta, Georgia or any of its counties, including Richmond County and Columbia 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 Augusta 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 Augusta, Georgia and Augusta's metro area counties including: Aiken County SC, Burke County GA, Columbia County GA, Edgefield County SC, Lincoln County GA, McDuffie County GA, and Richmond County GA.
The climate zone, u-factor and SHGC listed for your county in the Augusta, GA 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 Augusta 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.
|Aiken County SC
Burke County GA
Columbia County GA
Edgefield County SC
Lincoln County GA
Mcduffie County GA
Richmond County GA
|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 Augusta, GA 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 Augusta, Georgia 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.
Augusta Window Suppliers
Below you will find a list of local window retailers, contractors, installers, and manufacturers in the Augusta area.