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Buffalo, New York Window Replacement

Last updated on 01/07/2022

Buffalo window replacement projects offer NY consumers a vast array of choices for improving the look and feel of their homes. Install beautiful New York replacement windows in your New York home at an affordable price. Certified NY replacement specialists work with Buffalo shoppers to help them locate the best deals around. Whether you wish to replace one window or twenty, a Buffalo window replacement contractor will assist you in selecting the appropriate style to fit the space available and matching the internal and external decor. The options to find just the right look at a reasonable price are limitless when we work with experienced Buffalo window replacement experts.

Insulate your Buffalo home against the outdoor weather with multilayer glass panes. With a snowy season that can last from November through March, Buffalo homeowners are wise to consider Buffalo window replacement if their residences feel cold and drafty. Poorly insulated models are the cause of inflated energy bills and discomfort in our Buffalo homes. If you feel cool air when you stand next to a window, it is a sign that there is an air leakage most likely due to poor insulation or a crack in the frame. Modern products, when installed properly, offer an airtight seal between a home's occupants and the environment so that indoor temperatures remain consistent. The increased comfort and livability in our residences is one of the biggest benefits of Buffalo window replacement.

Buffalo New York Window Replacement

Window Grades

Not all vinyl replacement windows are alike and there are different grades that consumers need to be aware of when deciding how to install replacement windows. A construction or builder grade window is one selected by a builder, typically for mass market development projects. In such cases, the builder has free reign to select the manufacturer, brand, and frame material used. In many cases a builder grade product will be a less expensive alternative that may not endure as long as a higher grade product, but not necessarily. A Buffalo replacement specialist will determine whether our current models have single, double, or triple pane glass and any additional coatings that increase their energy efficiency.

As you begin the research process, pay attention to the grade as it helps assess the quality of the product. An architectural grade is the most expensive on the market. If you are looking for the highest end product, seek out this type. Most New York consumers will be satisfied with middle to high grade models, which come with a reasonable price tag. In general, replacing older products with newer replacement models, Energy Star certified ones in particular, will offer greater energy savings than we enjoy currently. To get the most bang for our buck, we must balance the desire to complete the project cheaply with selecting durable, efficient products.

Reduce Convection

Convection is the movement of energy from one point to another. An improperly insulated window can act as a medium through which heat is transferred from inside our residences outside. Heat is effectively pulled out of our home by the process of convection. This inefficient transfer results in overrunning our heaters to maintain a comfortable temperature. We wind up spending more on utility costs as a result. With energy costs on the rise, we can use Buffalo window replacement as an opportunity to break the convection cycle by installing insulated gas panes. To halt this loss of heat to the outside environment, use at minimum a double glaze model with an insulated gas layer filled with argon or krypton gas.

The other way Buffalo window replacement shoppers are able to reduce convection and improve efficiency is by selecting the frame materials that insulate most effectively. In general, wood is the top insulator; it also tends to be the most expensive and requires more maintenance in the form of sanding, staining, and painting than other materials. Vinyl is a less expensive option that also offers excellent insulation to reduce thermal conductivity. Aluminum, while the least costly frame material available, easily conducts heat transfer and should be avoided if we want the most energy efficiency from our purchase. Keep in mind that by reducing convection we increase overall comfort levels and decrease the amount we spend monthly on utility costs.

Selecting the right New York based company for this home renovation is critical to a successful outcome. To arrange for a no obligation consultation with Buffalo window replacement companies, fill out our free contact form. The best products are just one important aspect of the overall process, and the installation makes up the other half. Top of the line installation by an established, certified Buffalo window installer ensures that our products operate as designed to reduce air infiltration, regulate indoor temperatures, and reduce energy costs. Find a reputable Buffalo window replacement company nearby to work with today.

Buffalo, New York U-Factor and SHGC Ratings for Replacement Windows

When shopping for replacement windows in Buffalo, New York - located in Erie 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 Buffalo 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 Buffalo, New York and Buffalo's metro area counties including: Erie County NY and Niagara County NY.

The climate zone, u-factor and SHGC listed for your county in the Buffalo, NY 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 Buffalo 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
Erie County NY
Niagara County NY
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 Buffalo, NY 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 Buffalo, New York 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.

Buffalo Window Suppliers

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

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Window World of Buffalo Get Quotes Online Verified Listing  In business since 2005
 4444 Broadway Depew, NY 14043
 (716) 656-0100Window World of Buffalo is a leading replacement windows company offering quality vinyl replacement windows and doors in Buffalo and its surrounding areas.
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Window World Get Quotes Online Verified Listing  In business since 2005
 65 Innsbruck Dr # A Buffalo, NY 14227
 (716) 656-0100
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Big L Distributors Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1989
 2727 William St Buffalo, NY 14227
 (716) 895-8484
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Brothers Renovations Specs LLC Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2019
 284 Crowley Ave # 1 Buffalo, NY 14207
 (716) 426-8810
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Catalano Contracting Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1998
 480 Kennedy Rd Buffalo, NY 14227
 (716) 896-5032
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Creative Structures Remodeling Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2015
 154 Bismarck St Buffalo, NY 14206
 (716) 844-8640
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E5 Contracting Svc LLC Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2017
 115 Carlyle Ave Buffalo, NY 14220
 (716) 474-0828
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Eastern Remodeling Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2014
 64 Prairie Ave Buffalo, NY 14207
 (716) 563-5738
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Home Services At Home Depot Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2016
 1881 Ridge Rd # 1 Buffalo, NY 14224
 (716) 222-3867
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Home Services At Home Depot Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2016
 2100 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, NY 14207
 (716) 222-3898
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Home Services At Home Depot Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2016
 4405 Milestrip Rd # 1 Buffalo, NY 14219
 (716) 222-3919
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Hudson Remodeling Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2018
 4 Oregon Pl Buffalo, NY 14207
 (360) 354-7006
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KAZ Co Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2004
 150 N America Dr Buffalo, NY 14224
 (716) 674-7288
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Markel Home Renovations LLC Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2019
 65 Eureka Pl Buffalo, NY 14204
 (716) 855-2918
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Niko's Remodeling & Handyman Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2014
 2284 Southwestern Blvd Buffalo, NY 14224
 (716) 997-3088
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Pella Windows & Doors Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1987
 2410 Walden Ave Buffalo, NY 14225
 (716) 681-2000
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Positive Approach Cstm Screen Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2010
 334 Connecticut St Buffalo, NY 14213
 (716) 939-2632
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Renovation Church Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2015
 567 Hertel Ave Buffalo, NY 14207
 (716) 819-4100
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Titans Remodeling Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2015
 2829 Niagara St Buffalo, NY 14207
 (716) 848-2671
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Titans Remodeling Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2015
 65 Franklin St Buffalo, NY 14202
 (716) 848-2671
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Vogel Paul E Plbg & Htg Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1984
 814 Mineral Springs Rd Buffalo, NY 14224
 (716) 823-0968
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Window Factory Outlet Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2016
 815 Smith St Buffalo, NY 14206
 (716) 392-6812

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