Evanston, Illinois Window Replacement
Last updated on 11/15/2019
Evanston window replacement can be a great idea for a large office building, where the owner is looking to save some money on the unit's heating and cooling bills. Although most people think of the process of performing a window frame change out with new glass can be best utilized with a residential home, commercial style structures also can benefit from having new Illinois window replacement materials installed. When you think about how many pieces of glass are in the typical office building, there's little doubt that the energy efficiency of such units is less than it could be with old glass.
Improving Air Conditioning Bills
When you're working with an Evanston window replacement in an office structure, you're going to receive the same energy efficiency pluses that you'd receive with your house in this area of north central IL. The new glass in a replacement frame is going to provide an improved ability to keep the air from inside your building from passing through the glass into the outside air as easily as it might with an older unit. In addition, the installer that has the new window frames is going to increase the amount of insulation around the frame, providing even better energy performance.
One thing that a large office building will encounter after an Evanston window replacement that you won't find with a residential home is the use of an HVAC unit to provide the climate control in a large structure. By putting in new window frames, you're going to realize that you don't need as many HVAC units, or units that are as large as you might need otherwise to eliminate high humidity. This can save your company a lot of money on the overall cost of constructing the heating and cooling system in your office building. Or, if you ever need a replacement unit, you can buy a smaller one.
This occurs because the Evanston window replacement will mean that you have to run the HVAC unit much less than you would need to with older glass. When designing a large commercial building, the architects and engineers will select the size of the HVAC based on the peak loads that it will need to handle. By installing new Evanston window replacement materials, you'll be able to reduce the size of the HVAC that's required, which will save you money on the entire project, because the peak load will be significantly lower for the structure.
Finding the Best IL Contractors
Evanston is best known as home to the prestigious Northwestern University, which is one of two Illinois based schools in the Big Ten Conference. Northwestern is one of the top research institutions in the entire country, having received some of the largest grant amounts among all universities in the United States. This private school occupies 240 acres of land, sitting on a bluff and in a wooded area near Lake Michigan. John Evans, for whom Evanston is named, purchased the large amount of land on which Northwestern currently sits in 1853.
As Evanston is home to more than 75,000 people, you shouldn't have a lot of problems finding a good supplier of Evanston window replacement products, as well as a qualified installer. To help your cause even more, Evanston is a suburb of Chicago, sitting just to the north of the downtown area. You can shop around just a little bit to make certain that you receive the best possible value on your replacement work. Don't be afraid to ask one window manufacturer to match the price of another, just to ensure that you receive the best deal.
Looking for Peak Performance
Even living in an area of the country like Evanston, where the need for air conditioning isn't as vital as it is in places like Arizona, you'll save quite a bit with Evanston window replacement. In northeastern IL, the summers are hot, but the time that air conditioning is required is only a few months. Still, with an Evanston window replacement job, you can count on seeing your Illinois air conditioning usage to be almost cut in half with a double pane replacement design versus the old single pane window that may have been included with your unit when it was constructed.
If you add low e coating to your building's replacement window frames in Evanston, you're also going to see improved heating bills, which again will allow you to use a smaller HVAC unit. Illinois winters can seem harsh, especially with the wind off Lake Michigan, so having replacement frames in your structure is going to be a great way to save some money. You certainly will have to pay quite a bit in installation costs for your Evanston window replacement project in a large office building, but you'll save quite a bit in the long run, too.
Evanston, Illinois U-Factor and SHGC Ratings for Replacement Windows
When shopping for replacement windows in Evanston, Illinois - located in Cook 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 Evanston 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 Evanston, Illinois and Evanston's metro area counties including: Cook County IL, DeKalb County IL, DuPage County IL, Grundy County IL, Jasper County IN, Kane County IL, Kendall County IL, Kenosha County WI, Lake County IL, Lake County IN, McHenry County IL, Newton County IN, Porter County IN, and Will County IL.
The climate zone, u-factor and SHGC listed for your county in the Evanston, IL 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 Evanston 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.
|Cook County IL
Dekalb County IL
Dupage County IL
Grundy County IL
Jasper County IN
Kane County IL
Kendall County IL
Kenosha County WI
Lake County IL
Lake County IN
Mchenry County IL
Newton County IN
Porter County IN
Will County IL
|Northern Climate Zone|
|0.30 or less||0.00 or more|
|0.31||0.35 or more|
|0.32||0.40 or more|
|0.50 or less||Any|
|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 Evanston, IL 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 Evanston, Illinois 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.
Evanston Window Suppliers
Below you will find a list of local window retailers, contractors, installers, and manufacturers in the Evanston area.
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