Aurora, Colorado Window Replacement
Last updated on 01/11/2022
Aurora window replacement is a project for Colorado homeowners considering a makeover that will increase their home's resale value. Aurora window replacement adds marketability if we ever decide to sell, and offers immediate enjoyment of our CO residence in the meantime. Customize the appearance of your home by installing high performing Aurora window replacement units. Replacing outdated models with modern vinyl replacement windows increases our energy savings, thereby allowing us to retain extra money each month that will eventually recoup the cost of the project. Selling our dwelling is another way to regain our initial investment because this is a home renovation that packs a big bang for our buck.
Select the style of window based on the character of your Aurora residence and desired end results. Do you want to save the most money in the end by improving energy efficiency, or is letting in a great deal of natural light a top priority? If efficiency is a high priority, choose from a range of stylish Energy Star rated models that will reduce the thermal conductivity that leads to unnecessary loss of hot and cold air from a house. Your Aurora residence will be measurably more comfortable after the installation of new Aurora window replacement units. With the superb insulating potential of modern double pane glass, we can purchase an efficient Colorado replacement window that also allow in plenty of natural light so we can show off our Aurora residence to friends and family.
Replacement Egress Window
An egress window is one of the most straightforward replacement products on the market. When a basement room will be used as a bedroom, building code requires that this type of unit be installed for safety. In case of fire, which is not terribly uncommon in a basement, occupants would need to have an escape route. Keep in mind that if a basement room has a closet it will considered a bedroom in legal terms even if it is not used as such. An egress replacement unit adds allure to a property and increases its market appeal by creating an extra bedroom. In addition to the benefit of added living space, we can improve the energy efficiency of our Aurora home by selecting an insulated window to block the transmission of hot and cold air.
If the original house was designed to code, installing a standard replacement egress window will be inexpensive. If it was not, Aurora window replacement specialists are able to help CO homeowners cut out a rough opening large enough to fit a standard model. An egress allows more natural light to enter an otherwise dark space, which can make the basement area of a house into a more functional space. Select from a variety of models for this area of the home, including casement, double hung, or gliding products. An Aurora window replacement contractor will help you weigh the pros and cons of each choice so you choose the one most suitable. They may even teach you how to install replacement windows.
R Insulation Value
As you look at Aurora window replacement products, an R value is one of the consumer ratings you are bound to encounter. This rating is used to help shoppers identify an efficient product from one that will be a power drain. It takes into consideration the type of glass used and the material used to make the frame. You can be sure that this rating is a reliable measure of comparison as it has been tracked by the National Fenestration Rating Council at the request of the U.S. Department of Energy and the Federal Trade Commission.
Select windows with a high R value to ensure there is a greater resistance to heat loss, which thereby improves the overall efficiency of a house. When we retain heat in the winter we not only feel more content and comfortable, but we also have the potential to save substantial money in the long term. In addition to the R value, there are other important measurements to consider, including the U value, solar heat gain coefficient, and visible transmittance. Not all will be as important to pay attention to in the Colorado region, so rely on the experts to help you understand and distinguish between the ratings.
Replacement experts in Colorado work within our desired budgets to select the products that add functionality and attractiveness to our Aurora residence while improving energy efficiency and saving us money in the process. By working with a certified Aurora window specialist, we get the help needed to choose from the many models available, from the egress for a basement to the double hung for a living room. Get free, no obligation quotes from licensed Aurora window replacement contractors by filling out our simple contact form. There are reputable Aurora window replacement providers ready to assist with your home renovation project.
Aurora, Colorado U-Factor and SHGC Ratings for Replacement Windows
When shopping for replacement windows in Aurora, Colorado or any of its counties, including Adams County, Arapahoe County, and Denver 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 Aurora 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 Aurora, Colorado and Aurora's metro area counties including: Adams County CO, Arapahoe County CO, Broomfield County CO, Clear Creek County CO, Denver County CO, Douglas County CO, Elbert County CO, Gilpin County CO, Jefferson County CO, and Park County CO.
The climate zone, u-factor and SHGC listed for your county in the Aurora, CO 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 Aurora 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.
|Adams County CO
Arapahoe County CO
Clear Creek County CO
Denver County CO
Douglas County CO
Elbert County CO
Gilpin County CO
Jefferson County CO
Park County CO
|Northern Climate Zone|
|0.30 or less||0.00 or more|
|0.31||0.35 or more|
|0.32||0.40 or more|
|0.50 or less||Any|
|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||0.40 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 Aurora, CO 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 Aurora, Colorado 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.
Aurora Window Suppliers
Below you will find a list of local window retailers, contractors, installers, and manufacturers in the Aurora area.
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Our Egress Window team has the training and experience to install your new egress window without jeopardizing the integrity of the structure.
We use only the best materials and have all the necessary tools to get the job done right. We have completed hundreds of egress windows in our basement remodeling projects.
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