Lakeland, Florida Window Replacement
Last updated on 01/08/2022
Lakeland window replacement doesn't have to stop at just your original box shaped window. Instead, you can have these cut into various shapes to fit into whatever your existing frame is. For those situations, you may end up talking to a Florida distributor that has these capabilities. If you want to find out the best price range for a Lakeland replacement project like this, then you can tell them what your time frame is. They may need to charge you extra to cover any additional time schedule changes that may be required. If they need to rearrange their schedule, then there may be an inconvenience fee attached to this. Otherwise, you might just talk to the FL company on when it would be most convenient. If you don't have to have it done by a certain time, this is a great money-saving option.
Of course, there may be additional charges because of the difficulty of the installation. Your Florida building may have second or third story levels where the Florida replacement window treatment will be installed. These conditions may require that they need to rent special equipment in order to get that high up. Also, because of the additional safety measures that affect their Lakeland replacement crew, there may be hazard pay as well. Talk to the Lakeland provider about these additional charges to see how they are going to affect your Lakeland window replacement price quotes. If it's too expensive with one company, then you may move on to someone who offers better prices. Sometimes, working with a smaller company gives you access to these price ranges, even though they do have to rent equipment they don't already own.
Replacement Window for Hard Installs
In terms of replacing a cracked or splintered window that has been damaged, then your Lakeland window replacement will require some special effort. Clearly, you don't want shattered glass to fall everywhere and then end up being a liability hazard for someone else. If you are removing these windows yourself, then perhaps you should put a tarp on either side to catch falling pieces of glass. This will allow you to clean it up without actually touching any of the shards directly. Obviously, even with gloves, this can be dangerous to attempt. Make sure you protect yourself as much as possible and don't put any guests or crew in harm's way.
Once you have an idea of the type of window you are going to use for your Lakeland window replacement, then only price out that category. Why waste time on items that you're not going to use or that will fall into the wrong category type? Although the prices may be similar, it won't give you the exact data you're looking for before you proceed with the Lakeland window replacement. Ideally, this will also be a time when you want to figure out if you really have made the right choice. After you look at example pictures of other various Lakeland window replacement jobs, you can use this to perhaps choose another style. For example, if you are considering bay windows versus one that will be installed flat into the wall, you have a lot of Lakeland replacement selections to look at.
Changing the Face of Buildings
For those other situations where you want to use a Lakeland window replacement just for the purpose of changing the look of the window itself, you don't have the time constraints or the safety needs per se. You can use this time to design your own particular style and change the face of the overall structure. This can be great because you have complete control over the shape, color, and thickness of the replacement.
This also gives you some freedom in terms of when to move forward or if you just want to save up more money. Price checking of course will be the first step in this procedure because the FL providers have different levels of Lakeland overhead to consider. They may also have a different level of experience and charge you more because of it. For those times, it may be worth paying a replacement window expert a little more for some purchases that require attention to detail.
As you move ahead with this project, don't forget that you can also talk to the local FL contractors for advice. They will be there to answer questions even while you are completing the Lakeland window replacement on your own and can help you if end up having problems. For those Lakeland clients who end up hiring them in the middle of a job, they can correct mistakes you might have made. Having these conversations with the Florida experts can save you a lot of hassle with your Lakeland window replacement overall.
Lakeland, Florida U-Factor and SHGC Ratings for Replacement Windows
When shopping for replacement windows in Lakeland, Florida - located in Polk 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 Lakeland 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 Lakeland, Florida and Polk County FL.
The climate zone, u-factor and SHGC listed for your county in the Lakeland, FL 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 Lakeland 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.
|Polk County FL||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|
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 Lakeland, FL 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 Lakeland, Florida 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.
Lakeland Window Suppliers
Below you will find a list of local window retailers, contractors, installers, and manufacturers in the Lakeland area.