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Columbia, South Carolina Window Replacement

Last updated on 11/15/2019

Columbia window replacement has a lot to do with the area itself and what kind of weather conditions it's more prone to experience. Because this is the case, you need to make sure that whatever window replacement options you consider, they are able to stand up to the wind, rain, storms and whatever else might come through that part of South Carolina. If you do this before they're installed, then you will be able to enjoy the durability of those South Carolina window replacement choices for a longer period of time.

It will also make sure that the money you spent on that project has been invested wisely into a quality Columbia product. If you don't check around to see how a particular Columbia window replacement choice has performed in these kinds of tests, then you may end up being very unhappy with its performance after you have already purchased it and paid for a contractor to install it for you.

Problematic Weather Conditions

To learn more about what conditions typically cause Columbia residents trouble, you can read through some very helpful articles online. This will give you a quick overview of that portion of South Carolina, especially if you are new to the area. This is important because every decision you make regarding your South Carolina home can either be a benefit or something you'll need to fix later on. Of course, the most beneficial choice is to make your purchases count from the very beginning. This will keep you from having to become a referral source of what not to do for your fellow Columbia residents.

You might find it particularly helpful to take advantage of the consumer websites that are posted on the web regarding Columbia window replacement. These are free to look through and you can do so on whatever time schedule you have available. The benefit of going through these sites is that not only can you obtain a lot of basic information, but you can also contact nearly all of the window replacement contractors in that Columbia area.

With a simple submission of basic information, including how soon you would like to have the project completed, you can begin to receive replies from the companies in Colombia that are interested in helping you. However, even if those providers are located in a different part of SC, you can still take advantage of their services, such as energy star certified windows. Clearly, if they replied to your request for information and you noted that you were located in Columbia, then they have the ability to travel and work in that area.

This works out as a benefit for you because you're not limited to only the local Columbia window replacement contractors. Rather, you can increase the price estimates you receive and be able to talk to more companies about the same job. This is capitalism at its best because not only do you have the choice of several providers, but they get to compete for your SC business instead of the traditional manner.

Choosing a Skilled Contractor

Remember too that Columbia window replacement can be an art form. Depending on how skilled the contractor is, they may be more experienced at working in difficult environments or situations where it requires a gentle touch. By finding the right person for the window replacement job, you'll be happier with the work that is completed. Also, it really helps if your personality gets along well with the Columbia window replacement contractor. Working on a job like this can sometimes bring out the worst in people depending on how complicated it actually is.

There may also be some Columbia preparatory work that you can do on your own before they arrive. This might make things slightly easier in terms of getting to the window frame itself. However, if you have a professional connection with this SC replacement contractor, then the Columbia window replacement job will probably tend to go a little bit easier.

Remember that your first appointment is the time for you to ask all the questions necessary to make sure you do have the right person in mind. When they are able to look at the actual Columbia window replacement site, they should be able to give you some professional recommendations and information on about how long it will take. Of course, it's always good to plan for unexpected delays, but this will be a starting point for you to figure out how long it will be from start to finish.

It's not always good to find the fastest Columbia window replacement contractor because the job may not be done correctly. Rather, go with experience especially on a window replacement purchase because not only does the safety of your family depend on it, but the security of your belongings as well.

Columbia, South Carolina U-Factor and SHGC Ratings for Replacement Windows

When shopping for replacement windows in Columbia, South Carolina or any of its counties, including Lexington County and Richland 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 Columbia 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 Columbia, South Carolina and Columbia's metro area counties including: Calhoun County SC, Fairfield County SC, Kershaw County SC, Lexington County SC, Richland County SC, and Saluda County SC.

The climate zone, u-factor and SHGC listed for your county in the Columbia, SC 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 Columbia 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
Calhoun County SC
Fairfield County SC
Kershaw County SC
Lexington County SC
Richland County SC
Saluda County SC
South-Central Climate Zone
Windows
U-FactorSHGC
0.30 or less 0.25 or less
Skylights
U-FactorSHGC
0.53 or less 0.28 or less
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 0.25 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 Columbia, SC 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 Columbia, South Carolina 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.

Columbia Window Suppliers

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

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American Outdoor Lighting Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2003
 7900 Castleton Ln Columbia, SC 29223
 (803) 788-5050
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Brighter Solutions Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2009
 1447 Franklin St Columbia, SC 29201
 (803) 551-1026
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Clark Home Remodeling LLC Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2017
 1757 Koulter Dr Columbia, SC 29210
 (803) 600-2919
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Columbia Cooling & Htg Co Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1984
 PO Box 284 Columbia, SC 29202
 (803) 765-0430
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D & D Roofing & Remodeling LLC Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2019
 6546 Satchel Ford Rd Columbia, SC 29206
 (803) 977-9495
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Devine Concepts LLC Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2020
 521 Heron Glen Dr Columbia, SC 29229
 (803) 875-1806
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Home Services At Home Depot Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2016
 285 Forum Dr Columbia, SC 29229
 (803) 306-6209
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Home Services At Home Depot Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2016
 5200 Fernandina Rd Columbia, SC 29212
 (803) 306-6323
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Home Services At Home Depot Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2016
 7701 Two Notch Rd Columbia, SC 29223
 (803) 306-6312
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Integrity Builders-Remodelers Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2013
 521 S Saluda Ave Columbia, SC 29205
 (803) 771-0240
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Jost Homes & Renovations LLC Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2020
 505 Winding Way Columbia, SC 29212
 (803) 781-1892
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Porterfield Remodeling LLC Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2007
 3626 Kaiser Ave Columbia, SC 29204
 (803) 466-2952
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Rayl Construction Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2004
 319 Springwood Rd Columbia, SC 29206
 (803) 261-2200
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Remodeling Services Unlimited Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1990
 3127 Forest Dr Columbia, SC 29204
 (803) 765-9363
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Sumwalt Associates Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1984
 3800 Forest Dr # A101 Columbia, SC 29204
 (803) 787-8717

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