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Boston, Massachusetts Window Replacement

Last updated on 01/06/2022

Boston window replacement becomes necessary when our windows no longer provide our homes with adequate insulation and protection from the elements. In such grave cases as when the glass has broken or cracked or the frame has withered beyond repair, replacement is essential in order to restore visual appeal and function. Rest assured that there are skilled professionals working for customers like you in the Greater Boston area. They can help you select from classic wood or vinyl replacement windows for your Boston home. In addition to providing superior insulation for our homes, Boston window replacement is our chance to give our homes a makeover and increase their resale value.

As one of the oldest cities in our nation, Boston has a rich history reflected in its mix of colonial, Victorian, and contemporary architecture. The high arched window is a staple of the many ornate theaters in Boston's vibrant Theatre District. The graceful curves of this elegant style of window make it a striking choice for homeowners that wish to emulate their rich Massachusetts heritage. There is an array of style choices that allow us to truly customize our spaces on the inside and outside. Whether we wish for a colonial style or a sleek modern one, MA contractors can help us find the most attractive options that fit our budgets and our design concepts.

Boston Massachusetts Window Replacement

Storm Window Options

For those homeowners who live in older or historic residences, maintaining the integrity of the original design work is a top consideration when it comes to our Massachusetts window replacement projects. As a window has a limited lifespan, it is logical that we will have to consider replacement at some point in order to maintain our residences, particularly if they are older. Drafty rooms and higher energy costs may be the trade off if we delay our Boston window replacement project. The primary benefit to installing new models is the notable energy savings we will enjoy immediately, which will help to keep us comfortable and reduce our heating and cooling bills. The savings can be quite substantial, particularly when we invest in high performance, super efficient Energy Star models.

Replacement models can be tricky to install in older homes without altering the external appearance and risking the architectural integrity. For that reason, Boston window replacement companies may recommend that shoppers consider a storm window as an alternative to full window replacement. This style acts as a shield over the original model, protecting homeowners from all types of bad weather and providing crucial insulation so our furnaces and air conditioners don't work extra hard to regulate the internal temperature of our residence. These models are incredibly durable, offering us the added benefit of enhanced security from intruders. Finally, these products can be custom built to match the exterior of our residences, thus integrating seamlessly with the charming fundamental design elements.

Finding a Boston Contractor

The first step to replacing models in your home is to choose a Boston window replacement contractor who is best qualified to complete the service, whether it's new glass or awning window replacement. Exercise care when selecting a contractor by making sure he or she is licensed and has personal liability insurance in the event of injury. Request that the contractor demonstrate evidence of past work and provide references from previous customers. Speaking with past clients can provide us with the most objective insight into the contractor's workmanship. Due diligence upfront can save us headaches and expenses in the future. Use our free service to speak with and gather quotes from reputable Boston contractors who can handle your job expertly.

Overall, one of the most important considerations is the communication between you and your Massachusetts contractor. Your Boston window replacement project must be tailored to keep you informed and hold the contractor accountable for doing the job to the exact specifications outlined in the quote and signed contract. Each Boston window replacement company will be happy to provide a detailed quote that includes a break down all costs. Make sure that removal of the old models and clean up are included in the cost, and be sure that the details outlined match up with your understanding of the full scope of the project.

Gathering quotes from several companies and comparing the details is helpful in selecting one that meets our budgets and needs. Shopping online is a good starting point for this home improvement project, and our free service can connect you with a variety of trusted professionals in the greater Boston area. Boston window replacement is a valuable upgrade we can make to our MA homes. Investing in this service saves us money that might have otherwise been spent on exorbitant utility bills and increases our level of comfort right away. The value of our Massachusetts home increases when we invest in Boston window replacement.

Boston, Massachusetts U-Factor and SHGC Ratings for Replacement Windows

When shopping for replacement windows in Boston, Massachusetts - located in Suffolk 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 Boston 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 Boston, Massachusetts and Boston's metro area counties including: Essex County MA, Middlesex County MA, Norfolk County MA, Plymouth County MA, Rockingham County NH, Strafford County NH, and Suffolk County MA.

The climate zone, u-factor and SHGC listed for your county in the Boston, MA 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 Boston 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
Essex County MA
Middlesex County MA
Norfolk County MA
Plymouth County MA
Rockingham County NH
Strafford County NH
Suffolk County MA
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 Boston, MA 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 Boston, Massachusetts 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.

Boston Window Suppliers

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

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EB Siding & Window Company Get Quotes Online Verified Listing  In business since 1998
 330 Lynnway Lynn, MA 01901
 (781) 842-1056

  If you would like to hear about the products we offer, or even see what our work looks like in person, don't hesitate to contact us.

You can reach me by phone, or fill out the web contact form. We look forward to hearing from you.

-Colin Bray, Owner @ EB

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Mr Window Co Get Quotes Online Verified Listing  In business since 2011
 100 Kernwood Dr Lynn, MA 01904
 (781) 592-1462

  Custom Screen Fabrication
Glass Cutting
Glass Installation
Hurricane & Storm Window Installation
Hurricane Shutter Installation
Screen Installation
Screen Repair
Screens
Shower Door Installation
Skylight Installation
Skylight Maintenance
Skylights
Solar Screen Installation
Window Caulking
Window Construction
Window Installation and Construction
Window Pane Replacement
Window Repair & Maintenance
Window Replacement
Window Replacement - 1 Window
Window Replacement - 2 Windows
Window Replacement - 3 to 5 Windows
Window Replacement - 6 or more Windows
Window Weather Stripping Installation and Replacement
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King Shade & Window Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2010
 1764 Centre St Boston, MA 02132
 (617) 323-0600
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One Way Development Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2009
 67 Kemble St # 11 Boston, MA 02119
 (617) 390-5469
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Rjt Carpentry & Tile Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2012
 469 Sumner St Boston, MA 02128
 (617) 593-8632
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Screen Actors Guild Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2016
 20 Park Plz # 822 Boston, MA 02116
 (617) 262-8001
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Trethewey Brothers Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1996
 4280 Washington St Boston, MA 02131
 (508) 668-0300

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