Clarksville, Tennessee Window Replacement
Last updated on 11/15/2019
Clarksville window replacement is a great option for someone who owns an older home in this area of north-central TN near the Kentucky border. This area of the country experiences a wide variety of weather conditions, meaning replacement glass will go a long way toward fixing window problems, such as leaks and drafts, that you may experience with older glass. You might not even realize all of the issues your home has with its older glass until you have a Tennessee window replacement done, allowing you to actually experience the noticeable change.
Best of all, performing a Clarksville window replacement can pay for itself after several years. First, you'll notice an immediate impact in your heating and cooling bills, as having new glass will allow your home to remain warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Second, the overall value of your house will increase with this type of home improvement project, allowing you to receive a better price for your house, should you ever decide to try to sell it.
Types of New Windows
When you're ready to begin your Clarksville window replacement project, you will find a large number of options for customizing your materials. This is great, because you really can match each type of replacement window to the look, feel, and style of your home. You will be surprised at just how precisely the installer can match the look of the frames on the new glass to your home.
The most common type of material used by an installer performing a Clarksville window replacement is vinyl. You will find many benefits to selecting vinyl for your new glass. First, vinyl isn't very heavy, meaning it won't add a lot of weight to the glass, making the installation process much easier. Vinyl is also very durable, which means your window replacement project will last for a long time, and you won't have to worry about rot or other types of wear and tear with the new glass. Frames made of vinyl also tend to not be too expensive, which will help your Clarksville window replacement project to fit within your budget.
You certainly have other options when performing a Clarksville window replacement. For example, the style and age of your home might be better served by using wooden frames in your new glass, providing a more accurate match. You also have the option of using other extremely durable materials in the frames of the windows, including aluminum or fiberglass.
Regardless of which type of material you use in the frames of your Clarksville window replacement project, you will receive the benefits of more energy efficient glass. Each type of material will provide a tight fit and a perfect seal with your glass, which should provide fewer drafts and better energy efficiency throughout your home. The type of material you choose for the frame of your new glass is important from a durability and stylistic standpoint, but just the fact that you've chosen window replacement will provide you with the benefits of improved heating and cooling performance in your home.
Clarksville window replacement provides better energy efficiency by a few different manufacturing techniques. For example, the new glass often contains multiple panes with krypton gas in between the panes that serves to insulate the home from the cold or hot air that's outside. In addition, the manufacturers include spacers between each pane of glass, which keeps the distance between each pane uniform and which helps insulate the edges of the panes.
Installers in Tennessee
Window replacement is a great option in Clarksville, which is just northwest of Nashville, TN, because the weather can vary so much here. In the winter in Clarksville, for example, low temperatures in the evenings usually are below the freezing mark. During the summer, though this area of Tennessee will see daily temperatures near 90 degrees. With these temperature variations, it's important to have good glass in your home, so you aren't spending more than you should on your heating and air conditioning bills. Clarksville sees about 50 inches of precipitation per year, too, and new glass can help you avoid the condensation that often occurs in areas with high humidity.
With a population of more than 130,000, Clarksville is the fifth-largest city in the entire state of Tennessee, which means there are quite a few options for your Clarksville window replacement project. Many contractors serve Clarksville and this area of the state of TN, and that should result in you finding plenty of people who are willing to do the work. In addition, Clarksville is an area that is growing quickly, with a population that has almost doubled since 1990, which means you could receive a really good price, as installers who are interested in expanding their customer base in this area may provide a really competitive bid.
Clarksville, Tennessee U-Factor and SHGC Ratings for Replacement Windows
When shopping for replacement windows in Clarksville, Tennessee - located in Montgomery 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 Clarksville 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 Clarksville, Tennessee and Clarksville's metro area counties including: Christian County KY, Montgomery County TN, Stewart County TN, and Trigg County KY.
The climate zone, u-factor and SHGC listed for your county in the Clarksville, TN 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 Clarksville 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.
|Christian County KY
Montgomery County TN
Stewart County TN
Trigg County KY
|North-Central Climate Zone|
|0.30 or less||0.40 or less|
|0.53 or less||0.35 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||0.40 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 Clarksville, TN 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 Clarksville, Tennessee 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.
Clarksville Window Suppliers
Below you will find a list of local window retailers, contractors, installers, and manufacturers in the Clarksville area.