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Lees Summit, Missouri Window Replacement

Lee's Summit window replacement is a type of product that can be a little difficult to shop for, just because there are so many different options for you to pick from when you're trying to purchase a Missouri window set, especially when it comes to the energy efficiency requirements. These energy codes are going to vary according to the zone of the United States in which you live, so be sure that you understand what you're purchasing. You don't want to purchase replacement frames that are going to be far more energy efficient than you need for your area of the country, for example.

Going Beyond the Minimum Numbers

Now, that doesn't mean that you should never exceed the minimum numbers with your Lee's Summit window replacement products. The energy code requirements that you'll be quoted as part of the Energy Star program are only going to give you the most basic coverage for your replacement products, and these minimum window energy savings options may not give you the features that you really want for your situation. Because Missouri is on the edge of two of the Energy Star's zones, it can be difficult to figure out just what options you want to use.

You may want energy efficiency settings in your Lee's Summit window replacement frames that will give you an above average feature set, for example. However, you want to be sure that you aren't going overboard with your purchase and the energy efficiency features that are available with the products. After all, there are some types of energy efficiency features that you can purchase as part of your window set that will not really provide you with an amount of energy savings that is going to allow you to recapture the amount of money that you're spending for the added features.

Understanding Window Climate Zones

The Energy Star efficiency ratings for all replacement window frames involve four different zones in the United States, including the Northern Zone, the North Central Zone, the South Central Zone, and the Southern Zone. Each of these climate zones will have different minimum requirements for your Lee's Summit window replacement products, so it's important to pay attention to the zone in which you're living. Lee's Summit is considered as part of the North Central Zone, but it's also close to the Northern Zone, so you'll want to consider products for both zones.

When you're looking at Lee's Summit window replacement products that will have minimum energy efficiency ratings for your particular zone, one of the numbers you're going to have to take a close look at is the U-factor measurement. This number is representative of the ability of a particular replacement frame to prevent heat from passing through the glass, either from the interior environment to the outside, or the other way around. Both of these are important considerations in this area of MO, where all four seasons of weather conditions are going to occur every year and window pane condensation could be a problem.

The U-factor number can tell you whether your Lee's Summit window replacement will work well in the winter time, as the glass with a lower U-factor number will do a better job of insulating the home, preventing the warm air that your furnace generates from leaking through the glass to the cold weather outdoors. The same thing occurs in reverse in the summer, as the cold air that's being circulated through your home by the air conditioning unit won't leak through the glass. In the Lee's Summit zone, you're going to want to have a U-factor that, at the minimum, is equal to or less than 0.32.

Finding Your Zone in MO

While most areas of Missouri are in the North Central Zone with Lee's Summit, a few portions of northern MO are considered to be in the Northern Zone. As Lee's Summit is a suburb of Kansas City, you should have quite a few options for finding manufacturers of Lee's Summit window replacement products who can serve both of these zones. Make sure that the manufacturer you select for your replacement window products knows exactly which zone applies to your home in Lee's Summit, as well as what types of U-factor measurements you want to use.

There are so many different options for U-factor measurements that can be helpful in terms of energy efficiency, that your Lee's Summit window replacement project will require some interesting choices. Lee's Summit is a city of more than 90,000 people, so there are plenty of manufacturers and installers of replacement products who will provide service in this area. Although you will have to make some interesting choices with your Lee's Summit window replacement work, they really shouldn't be difficult choices. Make sure the U-factor meets the minimum requirements to start the process.

Lees Summit, Missouri U-Factor and SHGC Ratings for Replacement Windows

When shopping for replacement windows in Lees Summit, Missouri or any of its counties, including Cass County and Jackson 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 Lees Summit 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 Lees Summit, Missouri and Lees Summit's metro area counties including: Bates County MO, Caldwell County MO, Cass County MO, Clay County MO, Clinton County MO, Jackson County MO, Johnson County KS, Lafayette County MO, Leavenworth County KS, Linn County KS, Miami County KS, Platte County MO, Ray County MO, and Wyandotte County KS.

The climate zone, u-factor and SHGC listed for your county in the Lees Summit, MO 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 Lees Summit 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
Bates County MO
Cass County MO
Clay County MO
Jackson County MO
Johnson County KS
Lafayette County MO
Leavenworth County KS
Linn County KS
Miami County KS
Platte County MO
Ray County MO
Wyandotte County KS
North-Central Climate Zone
Windows
U-FactorSHGC
0.30 or less 0.40 or less
Skylights
U-FactorSHGC
0.53 or less 0.35 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 0.40 or less
Counties
Caldwell County MO
Clinton County MO
Northern Climate Zone
Windows
U-FactorSHGC
0.30 or less 0.00 or more
0.31 0.35 or more
0.32 0.40 or more
Skylights
U-FactorSHGC
0.50 or less Any
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 0.40 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 Lees Summit, MO 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 Lees Summit, Missouri 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.

Lees Summit Window Suppliers

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

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A1 Remodeling Co Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2011
 410 SW Seaside Sparrow St Lees Summit, MO 64082
 (816) 537-6090
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Boudreaux Remodeling Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1992
 1016 SE Hamblen Rd # 2 Lees Summit, MO 64081
 (816) 525-3935
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Dill Enterprises Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2006
 816 SE Browning Ave Lees Summit, MO 64063
 (816) 554-3455
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Hobbs Construction Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1989
 PO Box 2026 Lees Summit, MO 64063
 (816) 537-7787
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Home Depot Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2002
 651 SE Oldham Pkwy Lees Summit, MO 64081
 (816) 525-3498
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J E Meyer Construction Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1986
 214 NW Juniper St Lees Summit, MO 64064
 (816) 373-8880
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J Leftwich Construction Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2011
 409 NE Douglas St Lees Summit, MO 64063
 (816) 246-4634
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Jersett Quality Builders Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1989
 1307 SW Highland Dr Lees Summit, MO 64081
 (816) 525-2505
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Lowe's Home Improvement Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2003
 1830 NW Chipman Rd Lees Summit, MO 64081
 (816) 246-2004
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RBP Inc Remodeling & Repair Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2002
 102 SE 16th St Lees Summit, MO 64081
 (816) 347-8361
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Remodel Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2001
 23701 E Cowherd Rd Lees Summit, MO 64064
 (816) 229-3441
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Remodeling Center Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2008
 1803 NE Colbern Rd # A Lees Summit, MO 64086
 (816) 525-4442
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Renovations Etc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2005
 PO Box 6411 Lees Summit, MO 64064
 (816) 246-5911
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Walcutt's Outstanding Window Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2011
 1101 NE Colleen Dr Lees Summit, MO 64086
 (816) 298-9872
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Wes R Martin Construction Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2009
 504 NW Watson Rd Lees Summit, MO 64063
 (816) 305-7714
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Williams Roofing & Contracting Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1999
 1206 SW Peggy Cir Lees Summit, MO 64081
 (816) 554-2897
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