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Daly, California Window Replacement

Last updated on 11/15/2019

Daly window replacement can be a great option for your California home, offering both a better look and better energy efficiency for you. For those who've lived in a home with an old, drafty window for a long time, having new glass installed can make an amazing difference in your comfort level. And the new California window replacement can greatly improve the overall look of your home, which is great if you ever plan to sell your residence.

When buyers are looking at homes, homes having had window replacement recently will be a big draw. Even in Daly, which doesn't experience some of the cold winter weather that occurs in other areas of the United States, having Daly window replacement will increase the value of your home. It almost certainly will sell faster, too, helping you recoup some of the cost of the project.

Window Replacement in CA

In Daly City, which is near San Francisco and San Mateo, temperature extremes are not common. Summers are cool, obviously, and winters can be mild, too, in northern California. It doesn't snow here, although rain is plentiful, with more than 20 inches of rain falling annually on average. Still, having Daly window replacement at your home can provide plenty of benefits.

Although the entertainment options in San Francisco are more plentiful, Daly is well known for the Cow Palace arena, which served as a home for the NHL's San Jose Sharks at one time. Daly may be more well known for hosting two Republican National Conventions, in 1956 and 1964, both in the Cow Palace. You'll find plenty of outdoor activity options here, too. This city is near the Pacific Ocean and San Bruno Mountain State Park, which is great for recreational activities.

In the San Francisco and San Mateo metro areas, you'll find several million people. Daly alone has more than 100,000 residents, and that means contractors are anxious to provide service in this area, helping them create a customer base in this growing area of the state of CA. New residents continue to move to this area, thanks in part to its proximity to San Francisco, which offers plenty of educational, employment, and entertainment options. All of these factors will make it easy for you to find installers with a lot of experience in working with Daly window replacement jobs.

Daly is home to some interesting northern CA neighborhoods, too, including Westlake, which has noteworthy architectural details in its homes. Having Daly window replacement on these types of homes is a great idea, because your installer can match the materials used in the window replacement to the home's materials. When the installer is finished, it will almost seem as though the glass was native to the original home.

Glass Replacement Quote Options

When you're looking to find a contractor to complete your Daly window replacement project, you will want to try to stick with local workers as much as possible. Local installers will have the best experience dealing with the weather in this area of California, and they will be familiar with the style of homes here, too. In addition, they should be able to give you the best price on labor.

To find good local contractors who are able to perform the Daly window replacement at your home, you likely will want to start with the Internet. Not only can you do some research on types of affordable window replacement using the Web, but you also can visit a Web site that specializes in partnering with installers. At these sites on the Internet, you can submit a few pieces of data about your project, and the Web site will pass that information to local contractors, who then will contact you with free quotes if they're interested in bidding on the project.

As you're trying to narrow down the list of potential contractors for your Daly window replacement job, make sure to ask all of the contractors about their experience with this type of work. Although you can save some money by hiring an inexperienced contractor, the chances of some sort of problem with the work will increase. In addition, ask the installer for a specific time line for completing the work. Anyone with experience in this type of installation should have no problems giving you a very accurate time estimate.

Make sure you know what the installer will do with the old windows, too. Some contractors are becoming more aware of opportunities to recycle old windows, and this might be something you'd like to see done with your old glass, if it isn't in terrible condition. Ask the contractors who have bid on your Daly window replacement project about this possibility, if you're interested. For that matter, ask plenty of questions during the bidding phase, and you'll be more likely to have a successful final project.

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

When shopping for replacement windows in Daly, California - located in San Mateo 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 Daly, California and Daly's nearby cities and zip codes.

The climate zone, u-factor and SHGC listed for your zip code in San Mateo 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 Daly 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
Daly City
Moss Beach
San Bruno
South San Francisco
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
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.

Daly Window Suppliers

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

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