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Hawaii Window Replacement

Hawaii window replacement companies use the latest materials in home replacement windows to update homes and provide energy savings for their customers in Honolulu, Hilo, Kailua, Kaneohe, and Waipahu, HI. Window replacement is an excellent home improvement investment for homeowners all throughout Hawaii. Keeping up your home's energy performance is critical if you wish to be comfortable when the temperatures are high. And of course, security and safety are major concerns for every homeowner; and these issues are also greatly improved when we choose to install new Hawaii window replacement products.

Making the choice for window glass replacement should be done after careful consideration of all of your options and selection of a top Hawaii window replacement contractor to handle the task on your behalf. Do your due diligence and discover the cost of the project and find the best deals for Hawaii homeowners. Set and keep your budget and get those HI windows done for less.

Choosing to Replace Windows

Many Hawaii residents consider getting their home windows done but many never get past just thinking about it, for one reason or another. One major hurdle we all have to overcome to actually get to the point where we're ready to decide to go ahead to do the job is general anxiety about finding out the price. There is nothing you can do about that number, and honestly it often isn't as big as you might imagine anyway. So, there is really no reason not to make the decision to at least go out and get some numbers together on Hawaii window replacement.

What homeowners often find when they decide to really check out the price they might pay for brand new Hawaii vinyl replacement windows is that they can often get more than they thought possible for their money. As consumers we can find great values from Hawaii contractors and suppliers, but we need to get out and be willing to shop around. Today's market includes many great companies that specialize in providing excellent products and services at reasonable prices to their customers in Hawaii. That has to make you feel good as a homeowner in the state. And we mustn't forget to also figure in the monetary savings new Hawaii window replacement can contribute to our long term budget. It is important to get a complete picture of the cost of the job so you have the real story on how a window job may impact your finances.

Determine Replacement Windows Cost

Getting that real story makes it possible to fully assess the true financial effect of a window job. First of all, get prices on the installation itself. Find out how much companies in the area are proposing to charge you to install windows on your house. Get quotes and compare prices to find the best deal.

Use our free quote service to get this step done as quickly as possible. Just fill out the form at the top of this page and you're ready to get some free quotes coming in from Hawaii window replacement companies. Take in the bids and compare them against one another. Find the one that represents the best deal and you'll know what you're looking at for upfront cost.

But this upfront expense is not the whole picture. We should also analyze any further short and long term impact window installation might have on our finances. There are at least a few different ways in which doing this type of work on your house positively affects your life financially. One of them is in your tax returns. Energy efficient Hawaii window replacement products often qualify for a federal tax credit. If you select the right materials for the job, you could be looking at a large windfall come tax time. Talk to your contractor about selecting windows that qualify for these sorts of credits.

And also consider the potential energy cost savings over time. With energy efficiency come better energy performance and lower home cooling bills every month. This cost savings has to at least be in the back of the mind when we choose to replace windows in our homes.

Replacing Windows on Limited Budget

Hawaii window replacement contractors are accustomed to helping out customers working with limited financial means to get the job done. There are certainly options worth considering for those of us who do not have the cash to fully fund a job like this up front. Get all of these options in hand and make a wise choice on window replacement for your home. Take the time to consider all the different ways new windows can positively impact your life as a state resident, and put together a solid plan for getting high quality Hawaii window replacement services performed at your dwelling.

Energy Star Ratings for Hawaii Replacement Windows

Replacement windows are well-worth the investment IF you take the time to learn about new windows and select the correct features for your new windows. Where you live will determine which features are best suited for the new windows in your home. Take the time to learn about window replacement products and which windows are best suited for homes in Hawaii.

Energy Star determines climate zones, u-factor, and shgc recommendations by county in HI and in most other states.

Below are Hawaii's climate zones with the corresponding u-factor and solar heat gain coefficients for each Hawaii climate zone as determined by Energy Star.

The efficiency ratings below will assist you in making a well-thought-out purchase when looking for energy efficient window replacements that will give you the best return on your money in Hawaii.

In order to find the best u-factor and solar heat gain co-efficient for your county in Hawaii, simply follow these steps:

  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 one of the Energy Star ratings in the table below in order to maximize energy efficiency in your home.

Hawaii County HI
Honolulu County HI
Kalawao County HI
Kauai County HI
Maui County HI
Southern Climate Zone
0.40 or less 0.25 or less
0.60 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

Use the u-factor and solar heat gain co-efficient (SHGC) tool below to search for your Hawaii county's recommended window efficiency ratings.

Use our tool 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 new windows.

Remember to research thoroughly prior to purchasing new windows, skylights, and doors regardless of whether you are installing the windows yourself or having them installed by a licensed professional contractor.

To read more about u-factor and why it is so important when trying to improve energy efficiency with replacement windows in your Hawaii home, please review our detailed u-factor guide..

To educate yourself about solar heat gain coefficients as they relate to your Hawaii window replacement project, please read our guide to understanding shgc.

If your county shows more than one u-factor and shgc combination, you may safely choose any combination for your window replacement project. However, we recommend discussing the best option with a window replacement professional.

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