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Compton, California Window Replacement

Last updated on 11/15/2019

Compton window replacement can be an expensive undertaking for the home that has a lot of glass. Still, with the amount of money you'll save with better energy efficiency and with the amount of extra money you'll potentially generate when you finally sell your Compton home, there's a reasonable chance that the process of installing new glass could be fully recaptured in the future. That doesn't mean every home in CA needs window replacement, but, for those that do, this process can provide several important benefits.

Contractors in Compton

When you're ready to begin a Compton window replacement project, it's important that you find a good California window contractor. Not only can this type of person do the actual work for you, but he or she also can help you find a place for the old glass that is removed. A really good contractor should be able to recommend a new type of window for each location in your home, should you want to make any changes, and should be able to perform all of the measurements for you. Finally, an experienced contractor will have no problems giving you an accurate written estimate for the cost of the job, as well as a projected completion date.

While all of these factors seem like they should be the most basic types of services for good window contractors in California, you'd be surprised how few contractors are able to fill even those basic criteria. If you're having trouble finding a good contractor for your Compton window replacement, consider asking some friends and neighbors in Compton for any recommendations. Once you have a few contractors in mind, be sure to ask them for references. If a contractor is truly trustworthy, he or she should be able to easily give you the names of some customers who have been pleased with the replacement work done in the past.

Because the weather is pretty nice year around in Compton, finding someone who can do the window replacement in a relatively short amount of time should not be extremely difficult. The lack of rain in southern California and in the Los Angeles area means that any contractors performing your Compton window replacement won't have to worry about stalling the job to wait out some precipitation. As this city is almost in the middle of the Los Angeles metro area, it also means you should have few problems finding good contractors to serve the Compton area.

Compton is a city of about 100,000 people, and it is well known for the Martin Luther King Monument that's featured outside the city hall building. Obviously, the Los Angeles area is home to several million people, which increases the likelihood that you'll receive a good price on your window replacement project. Both window manufacturers and replacement installers will be plentiful in this portion of southern CA, and that means you should receive many competitive bids for your project.

Window Replacement Options

When many people think about this type of project, they consider it to help prevent drafty leaks in the winter, which can lead to a home feeling cold. In this area of CA, however, cold weather is rare. You may be surprised to learn, however, that Compton window replacement can help your home in the summer, too. By removing the drafts from old glass during a Compton window replacement project, you won't lose the cool air conditioning in your home to the outside air through the leaky windows.

Depending on the manufacturer you select for your Compton window replacement, you could find products that will greatly simplify the work that must be done. Some types of new glass will feature pre-drilled holes for the installation, for example, which will make your California installer happy to have a simplified material to work with. Some types of new glass will include features that are designed to allow an easy fit into an existing frame, with little to no prep work, which will make your project go faster.

Keep in mind that you have several choices for your Compton window replacement. If you want a traditional double-hung piece of glass, for example, finding this product will be pretty easy. However, you also have the option of installing a double-hung frame into a space that previously was home to an awning-style piece of glass. Take all of your options into account when ordering new glass.

If you're going to attempt perform a Compton window replacement on your own without the aid of a contractor, you will want to make sure you handle the measurement process correctly. Look for a manufacturer of new glass who can provide you with a guide for measuring the frames. If you have incorrect measurements along the way, you will end up with ill-fitting glass, which will cause additional problems.

Compton, California U-Factor and SHGC Ratings for Replacement Windows

When shopping for replacement windows in Compton, California - located in Los Angeles County - it is extremely important to purchase windows 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 window replacement based on your zip code's climate zone.

The climate zone assigned to your zip code takes into account how extreme the seasons are in your area of California. How warm and cold it gets where you live determines how well your new windows will need to keep out the cold air and the hot sun.

California, unlike most states, has many micro-climates. Due to these micro-climates most counties and cities in California have more than one climate zone. Therefore most CA cities and counties have more than one u-factor and solar heat gain coefficient rating depending upon which particular climate zone your zip code is in.

Below, you will find a table with the climate zones and corresponding u-factor and SHGC ratings for Compton, California and Compton's nearby cities and zip codes.

The climate zone, u-factor and SHGC listed for your zip code in Los Angeles County will help you to determine which replacement windows will maximize energy savings for your home.

To find the Energy Star recommended u-factor and solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) for your city in the Compton metro area, simply do the following:

  1. Find your city name in the left most column under "Cities and Zips".
  2. Under your city name, locate your zip code.
    1. If you don't see your zip code, scroll down to the next "Cities and Zips" heading and locate your city again. Then find your zip code.
  3. Find your climate zone in the orange box to the right of the column with your city name and zip code combination.
  4. 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.
  5. Under the product type, you will find the best u-factor and shgc as determined by Energy Star.
  6. 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.

Cities and Zips
Harbor City
Hermosa Beach
Manhattan Beach
Redondo Beach
San Pedro
Signal Hill
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
Cities and Zips
Bell Gardens
Hawaiian Gardens
Huntington Park
Pico Rivera
South-Central Climate Zone
0.30 or less 0.25 or less
0.53 or less 0.28 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 0.25 or less

Remember to research thoroughly prior to making a window replacement purchase, regardless of whether you are installing the windows yourself or having them installed by a licensed professional window replacement contractor.

Compton Window Suppliers

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

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 101 Towne Center Dr Compton, CA 90220
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 19112 S Santa Fe Ave Compton, CA 90221
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