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Las Cruces, New Mexico Window Replacement

Last updated on 11/15/2019

Las Cruces window replacement can be done without the help of a New Mexico replacement window professional as long as you equip yourself properly with the right tools and instructions. However, where do you find this information if you haven't done this kind of NM project before? The web is going to be a great source of information for you especially if you want to take this information to the store with you. This could be a list of tools and supplies that can easily be acquired at these Las Cruces locations and the home improvement staff can help you choose the quality replacement products. Rather than try to wander through the store on your own, just ask for help and they will lead you through the task.

Of course, you can also get advice like this by talking to experts on the web, but both of them are free Las Cruces resources. If you want to have a discussion with one of these New Mexico replacement window consultation experts, just send them an email and find out when it would be easiest for both parties. The benefit of talking over the web is that neither of you has to commute or leave your current Las Cruces location. However, it doesn't reduce the amount of replacement information you can gather in a short amount of time and it will help you make smarter Las Cruces choices.

Obtaining a List of Tools

The list of tools you need for a Las Cruces window replacement is fairly common but it does include things like a wood chisel, pry bar and miter saw. If you don't have these, then you may be able to borrow them from New Mexico family members or friends. Then again, there are usually rental services that allow you to use these items for a fee and you don't have to worry about storing them afterwards. Once everything has been gathered, then you can start the Las Cruces replacement installation process. Most importantly, when you're matching everything up, you need to have an accurate frame measurement to help reduce condensation on windows.

It's extremely important that you measure from the inside of the building and not the outside. The Las Cruces window replacement will be installed from there so you need to make sure it's going to go in like you planned. The parts to measure are both the width and the height from the inside of the NM window jambs. In fact, you may want to double check your replacement measurements on the spot just to be sure that you pass along the right replacement window information to the NM manufacturer or distributor.

The Proper Window Removal Process

In terms of removing the old Las Cruces window, there is a process to it. You might need the pry bar at this point to sort of pull the sash and other portions off without damaging the rest of the Las Cruces window replacement frame. As you look at each portion, such as the stop, the sash and the beads, take them off one at a time and set them aside. Then, it will be easier to put them back on after you have installed the new Las Cruces window replacement. After everything has been removed, this is also a good time to make sure everything is clean. If there are holes to patch or scraggly pieces of wood that need to be removed, this is when it's most efficient to take care of those. It will also make sure that you don't scratch the new Las Cruces window replacement as you're sliding it into place. You might also do this by running a dry cloth around the edges to make sure everything is completely gone.

Remember that you need to caulk the edges of the Las Cruces window replacement once you put it in place. Here is where you'll use the sealant you have chosen to remove any potential air leaks or spaces where water could drip down onto the window. When this occurs, you have more of a chance for wood rot, mold, and other problems that can create structure damage. Not only are these expensive, but if left unchecked, they can be very bad for your health. There is no need to suffer through any of these if you are just careful to catch all of these extra places by sealing them properly. If you want to get some help with this, you can ask Las Cruces window replacement contractors for tips online. They will be able to tell you what the most common issues are that novices face and how to avoid them. Use their New Mexico advice in your installation process for the Las Cruces window replacement and you'll have a better experience.

Las Cruces, New Mexico U-Factor and SHGC Ratings for Replacement Windows

When shopping for replacement windows in Las Cruces, New Mexico - located in Dona Ana 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 Las Cruces 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 Las Cruces, New Mexico and Dona Ana County NM.

The climate zone, u-factor and SHGC listed for your county in the Las Cruces, NM 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 Las Cruces metro area, simply do the following:

  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 these ratings to maximize energy efficiency in your home.

Counties
Dona Ana County NM South-Central Climate Zone
Windows
U-FactorSHGC
0.30 or less 0.25 or less
Skylights
U-FactorSHGC
0.53 or less 0.28 or less
Solid Doors (No Glass)
U-FactorSHGC
0.17 or less No Rating
Doors with Less than Half Glass
U-FactorSHGC
0.25 or less 0.25 or less
Doors with More than Half Glass
U-FactorSHGC
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 Las Cruces, NM 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 Las Cruces, New Mexico 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.

Las Cruces Window Suppliers

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

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Armando Construction Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2018
 1051 Kennedy Rd Las Cruces, NM 88007
 (575) 496-6517
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Art Glass Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1984
 PO Box 1447 Las Cruces, NM 88004
 (575) 526-2424
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Atlas Home Repair Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2009
 755 S Telshor Blvd # 202a Las Cruces, NM 88011
 (575) 522-0697
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Castle Construction Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1988
 2977 Sundance Cir Las Cruces, NM 88011
 (575) 522-7248
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Cd General Contractors Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1998
 1730 W Picacho Ave # E Las Cruces, NM 88005
 (575) 647-1544
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Cottonwood Construction LLC Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2009
 1700 Tucson Ave # 1 Las Cruces, NM 88012
 (575) 644-6575
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Denney Construction Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2018
 6361 Weisner Rd Las Cruces, NM 88012
 (575) 222-4372
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Desert Hills Roofing Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1990
 2042 Desert Greens Dr Las Cruces, NM 88011
 (575) 650-5750
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Home Services At Home Depot Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2016
 225 N Telshor Blvd Las Cruces, NM 88011
 (575) 265-0780
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Hrc Home Repair Contractors Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2008
 2001 Copper Loop # 2 Las Cruces, NM 88005
 (575) 323-0384
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Lopez Glass Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2006
 5130 Shalem Colony Trl Las Cruces, NM 88007
 (505) 541-0866
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Ned Tutor Builders Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1991
 4665 Riverwood Rd Las Cruces, NM 88007
 (575) 644-0383
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Pioneer Roofing & Specs Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1990
 1141 King Bird Ct Las Cruces, NM 88007
 (575) 524-8726
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Rawson Builders Supply Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1985
 PO Box 996 Las Cruces, NM 88004
 (575) 524-3568
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RJG Enterprises Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2008
 4220 Hoffmann Dr Las Cruces, NM 88005
 (575) 644-0086
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Stout Hardwood Floor Co Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1999
 PO Box 16650 Las Cruces, NM 88004
 (575) 527-4143
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Top Notch Exteriors Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2000
 1813 Coyote Ridge Dr Las Cruces, NM 88011
 (575) 523-5837
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Window World Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2011
 300 N Telshor Blvd # 100 Las Cruces, NM 88011
 (575) 532-9390
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Zipp Construction Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2013
 5525 N Wilt Ave Las Cruces, NM 88012
 (575) 640-8472

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