Las Vegas, Nevada Window Replacement
Last updated on 11/15/2019
Las Vegas window replacement is something that all homeowners in Las Vegas should consider. Regardless of whether you are looking to update the current look of your trailer or are looking to replace the shabby construction on your four story home, a Las Vegas window replacement can give your house a fresh new look for a new decade. If you are ready to renovate and looking into a Las Vegas window replacement, be sure to compare the different companies, materials and prices on offer before accepting any quote.
Nevada Window Replacement Quotes
A lot of different factors go into any Las Vegas window replacement cost. One of the biggest things is the material that you choose. Vinyl replacement windows are one of the more affordable options and come in a wide variety of styles. Unlike its wood and metal counterparts, vinyl is durable and can withstand the impact of the weather. It will not rot or deteriorate and is resistant to scratches. Furthermore, it comes in a number of different colors and styles. You can even select Nevada vinyl windows that look like real wood. Choose from white, almond, birch or any other hue to suit your home décor.
The style of window that you choose for your home will also heavily impact your cost. Double hung windows, for example, tend to be pricier than single hung windows while garden and picture windows also tend to come with a higher price tag. If you are looking for a specialty shaped window or want to customize your home, then this also tends to be more expensive. Sliders as well as casements or awnings usually come with great savings. However, all Las Vegas companies are different and specialize in different styles and designs. The key to saving on your Las Vegas window replacement is to shop around and compare price quotes from a number of contractors in Nevada.
Energy Savings Window Replacement
Another thing that will impact the cost is the quality of glass. It is a good idea to choose a glass that comes with a high R-level. The higher the R-level, the better insulation you will have. Although Las Vegas homeowners do not have to worry about cold nights or snow, a high R-level replacement window can also keep the harmful UV rays and hot sun away from the house.
The reason it is so important to look into a high quality of glass such as double paned glass window replacement is because a Las Vegas window replacement can effectively lower your heating and cooling costs by as much as 60 percent. Las Vegas experiences some of the hottest summers around and many homes are equipped with air conditioners in every room. What this means is that during those extra hot months, you most likely have your air conditioners working overtime and thus your electricity bills are through the roof. With a Las Vegas window replacement, however, the hot air stays outside and the cool air circulates freely around the home, reducing your need to constantly have the air conditioning running and thus also reducing your energy output and electricity bills.
Las Vegas, NV Windows Contractor
In addition to saving on your annual cooling costs, with a Las Vegas window replacement, you can also save a small fortune on installation costs. For a limited time, the government is offering a tax savings on any windows installation job. Because replacing your windows is an effective way to save on energy, it qualifies for the Energy Star program. This program offers cash back to homeowners that update their home with any environmentally friendly products, including solar hot water, roofing insulation and window replacement. If you are considering replacing your windows, then now is the best time to get the lowest out-of-pocket price out there.
There is one more important thing to consider when looking into any Las Vegas, NV windows replacement job and that is the company that you choose. It is important that you select a contractor that you can trust will do a perfect job. In most cases, the price they offer for their services and their labor will reflect their quality of work. An exceptionally low price may suggest an exceptionally low level of service as well. You could be looking at windows that are not properly installed or a cleanup job that leaves much to be desired. Be sure to always compare the different contractors in Nevada in terms of their experience, their testimonials and their licensing.
A Las Vegas window replacement is not a quick job. Even if you only want to replace the broken glass on one slider, you want to choose a company you can trust and a material that will offer your protection and durability against anything life throws your way.
Las Vegas, Nevada U-Factor and SHGC Ratings for Replacement Windows
When shopping for replacement windows in Las Vegas, Nevada - located in Clark 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 Vegas 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 Vegas, Nevada and Clark County NV.
The climate zone, u-factor and SHGC listed for your county in the Las Vegas, NV 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 Vegas 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.
|Clark County NV||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|
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 Vegas, NV 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 Vegas, Nevada 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 Vegas Window Suppliers
Below you will find a list of local window retailers, contractors, installers, and manufacturers in the Las Vegas area.