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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Window Replacement

Last updated on 01/07/2022

Bethlehem window replacement is not just about the window you look out of in your office or your kitchen. Instead, think of all the places where you really have windows throughout your Pennsylvania home. How about the top of the shower or the class door leading out to the back yard? How about in your garage, usually the one window in your house that gets cleaned once a year? These are just as susceptible to cracking, breaking or shattering as any of the others throughout the building. In order to monitor these carefully, you should do regular inspections to make sure that nothing is getting missed. Then, you'll be able to spot potential Bethlehem replacement problems before they become expensive.

Bethlehem Pennsylvania Window Replacement

Repairing Small PA Window Cracks

If you can avoid an entire Bethlehem window replacement by having a small bubble filled in, then it's worth calling in that emergency service. However, if you do decide to purchase a Bethlehem window replacement, then this will need to be price based on how large the area actually is. You may be able to take these measurements yourself, but find out from a local Bethlehem replacement window contractor in Pennsylvania what numbers they are looking for. For a glass door, sometimes you have two different sides that need to be considered. It might end up being cheaper to purchase both sides because of a deal they are having and then you can keep the additional side for a later time or a backup solution.

For the smaller windows that are typically used in bathrooms, you might want to have it frosted or tinted so that people cannot see through from the outside. These are all additional features that will change the price of your basic Bethlehem window replacement. This is why you want to be very clear when you are first talking with the Bethlehem replacement company to find out what all will be involved. For those additional tints or frosting features, find out how much additional time will be needed by the manufacturer.

In areas like the garage, your Bethlehem window replacement may need to be a bit more secure. Find out what kind of locking mechanisms you can choose from. These may be installed by the manufacturer or it might be an accessory item you can purchase after the fact. Sometimes, the most effective locks you can use are only about two or three dollars. The way they screw onto the track keeps the energy star certified window from being opened by anyone on the outside. This is a simple solution to a common problem and they can usually be installed on just about any kind of area. However, if you have a Bethlehem alarm company that monitors your entire building, they may need to use a special sort of sensor. Let them know you have purchased a Bethlehem window replacement so they can come out and take care of any other issues.

Protecting Your PA Office Building

Now that you're thinking about different areas around your home where you can use a Bethlehem window replacement, think of your PA office building as well. Sometimes those doors that lead into your establishment may function as windows also. This gives your employees a sense that they are still able to enjoy the outside, even though they're being productive inside. What will you do if something happens to one of these areas?

You'll need to contact your Bethlehem insurance provider to talk to them about an immediate Bethlehem window replacement to keep everything safe. However, keep in mind you are not limited to glass alone for this replacement window project. You may find that vinyl will be just as effective to take care of any problems and might be cheaper for you.

Vinyl can also be used in just about any environment and will be durable as well. This is why many people are choosing this as an option in order for them to save money on the task. If you have questions on how vinyl would be effective for this particular need, then you can always have a Pennsylvania professional come out and evaluate the Bethlehem replacement job site. They can tell you if they foresee any problems or if they recommend another material.

However, usually this should be just fine and it will give you easy maintenance throughout the life of the replacement window also. By having your janitorial team focus on this as part of their regular routine, you don't have to worry about any dirt buildup or any other problems that might result. As long as you follow these recommendations, then your Bethlehem window replacement will be efficient no matter where you place it, either at your Pennsylvania home or your office building.

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania U-Factor and SHGC Ratings for Replacement Windows

When shopping for replacement windows in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania or any of its counties, including Lehigh County and Northampton 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 Bethlehem 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 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and Bethlehem's metro area counties including: Carbon County PA, Lehigh County PA, Northampton County PA, and Warren County NJ.

The climate zone, u-factor and SHGC listed for your county in the Bethlehem, PA 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 Bethlehem 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
Carbon County PA
Lehigh County PA
Northampton County PA
Warren County NJ
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 Bethlehem, PA 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 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 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.

Bethlehem Window Suppliers

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

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Allied Building Corp Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2004
 74 W Broad St # 200 Bethlehem, PA 18018
 (484) 898-1111
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Castle Remodeling Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2006
 2532 10th St Bethlehem, PA 18020
 (610) 317-2230
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Clever Closets Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2000
 1117 W Broad St Bethlehem, PA 18018
 (610) 867-2778
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Del Grosso Cement Contractors Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1984
 2312 Huntington St Bethlehem, PA 18017
 (610) 868-6367
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H E W Renovations Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2014
 1295 W Macada Rd Bethlehem, PA 18017
 (610) 751-5965
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Home Services At Home Depot Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2016
 3926 Nazareth Pike # 1 Bethlehem, PA 18020
 (610) 463-3120
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Klassic Konstruction Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2007
 4136 Nazareth Pike Bethlehem, PA 18020
 (610) 691-3020
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Renewal Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2018
 2467 Baglyos Cir Bethlehem, PA 18020
 (610) 849-2800
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Renewal By Andersen Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2020
 2420 Emrick Blvd Bethlehem, PA 18020
 (610) 849-2800
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Shafer Construction LLC Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2011
 111 E Washington Ave Bethlehem, PA 18018
 (610) 442-6912
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Stofanak Custom Cabinetry Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1988
 176 Nazareth Pike Bethlehem, PA 18020
 (610) 759-9311

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