Glendale, California Window Replacement
Last updated on 11/15/2019
Glendale window replacement projects don't have to wait until you have to do it because you've got broken windows or serious drafts that are affecting your monthly electric bill in a negative way. Some Glendale, CA residents think that doing a window replacement is the kind of thing that only comes up when it is absolutely necessary. As a matter of fact, you can get a set of new windows for your California home any time you want to upgrade your home's appearance, add an extra feature that you want to enjoy, as well as improve the insulation in your home and replace windows that are broken. Read on to find out what just some of your options are, and then enter your information to contact local Glendale window replacement companies to get your project started.
Though some Glendale, CA residents may not know is, glass is not the only kind of pane you can have in your California home windows. Glass is still and likely will always be a highly popular choice for panes. Glass is expertly made to give you a crystal clear product that won't become cloudy over time. This material has been around years and will likely continue to be a highly popular choice because it is able to last so long. Although glass is obviously breakable, as long as they are properly protected, you can enjoy a glass replacement window in your Glendale home for many years to come.
A second highly popular choice is a vinyl pane. Vinyl is a more recent option than glass, as you probably assumed. There are certain benefits to choosing vinyl over glass, but there are also potential drawbacks. Vinyl panes are a good choice if you need a Glendale window replacement set that will be durable and more resistant than glass panes, because they certainly are that. These panes do have the potential to cloud up after a while, though, so you may need to do another Glendale window replacement project sooner after getting vinyl panes than if you'd gotten glass ones.
After you've decided what the panes of your replacement window set will be for your home, the next thing you should think about is what kind of frames you will have. You will want to have all of the frames on your Glendale, CA home be the same as each other, but aside from that, it is up to you to decide how they contrast to your windows and to the home itself. With all of the different Glendale window replacement frame options there are, you can have frames that blend right in to your home, that beautifully accent your home, or that completely contrast the rest of your house to make a statement.
In terms of the materials that you can use for your replacement window frames on your Glendale home, you can choose from wood, metal, and plastic. Each material comes in a wide variety of colors. Wood also offers an interesting visual and tangible texture that can set your home apart from the other houses in your Glendale neighborhood. Metal is a less popular choice for homes, but can be just the ticket to accent your replacement window in your work shed or garage. Plastic is a very popular choice because these frames can stand strong through any kind of California weather, and can come in unusual colors such as red or green that won't fade over time like paint will.
Options for Shapes
So, now you know what panes you'll be using in your windows, and you have picked out your replacement window frames. Now you get to do the really fun part: choose the shape of your windows! There is an incredible array of shapes that you can choose from for your Glendale window replacement project, and sizes as well. You can go with great big bay windows or tiny little rectangular windows. When you talk to a professional at your local Glendale window replacement company, you will be able to talk to them about what kinds of windows are best for what rooms. That professional advice should help you to make sure you're making the best choice of windows for your home.
Some of the most popular shape options for Glendale window replacement projects are bay windows and extra large rectangular windows. Many people love their local weather, and want to let as much of that sunshine in to their home as possible. These are just two of the many, many possibilities, though, so be sure to talk to your local business about what other choices you have.
Glendale window replacement should be fun for you. Upgrading your home is a great opportunity to put your personal style on the outside of your house. So talk to a local business and have fun!
Glendale, California U-Factor and SHGC Ratings for Replacement Windows
When shopping for replacement windows in Glendale, 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 Glendale, California and Glendale'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 Glendale metro area, simply do the following:
- Find your city name in the left most column under "Cities and Zips".
- Under your city name, locate your zip code.
- 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.
- Find your climate zone in the orange box to the right of the column with your city name and zip code combination.
- 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.
|Cities and Zips|
La Canada Flintridge
|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.
Glendale California Window Suppliers
Below you will find a list of local window retailers, contractors, installers, and manufacturers in the Glendale area.