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Livermore, California Window Replacement

Last updated on 11/15/2019

Livermore window replacement is a type of home improvement that's typically considered by people who are looking to either achieve some sort of energy savings goal or to just make their homes feel nicer. After all, if you have an older home with a window collection that features only a single pane design and that only has a small amount of insulation built into the window frames, you're going to feel some drafts entering your home in the colder months. Although this problem isn't as significant in northern CA, you will have a few cold, damp days here, and new California replacement window frames will feel good.

In the summer time is when you may tend to notice the Livermore window replacement work that you've done on your California home. With some of the types of glass involved in replacement work, you're going to find special coating that will help to block some of the sun's rays, especially the infrared rays that can heat your home to uncomfortable levels. Some of the ultraviolet rays from the sun can also cause your walls and furniture to fade, which will shorten the lifespan of those items. Livermore window replacement can help prevent this fading, too, which is great.

Finding Contractors in CA

As Livermore is a city that's near the San Francisco and Oakland areas in northern California, you should have no shortage of window installers from which to choose when undergoing your replacement work. With a population of more than 80,000 people in the city of Livermore, there are quite a large number of manufacturers of replacement products in the immediate area, too, as well as many qualified installers. Be sure to spend a bit of time shopping around for just the right person to handle this type of work for you. Any good installer will provide you with references, for example.

Without an experienced installer, you may find that your Livermore window replacement project could end up costing you more money in the long run. For example, if you hire someone who's never done this type of work in the past, you could find that he or she doesn't include enough insulation in the frames of the window products, leaving your home with some uncomfortable drafts. You also run the risk of having an inexperienced installer possibly cause some breakage on your replacement awing window products, providing a much higher project cost.

Livermore is home to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, which is a famous research institution involved in the design of nuclear materials and weapons. Many of the world's most powerful computing systems are in use at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. With this laboratory employing several thousand people, the population of Livermore is seeing a steady growth pattern, which means that homes that have undergone Livermore window replacement projects will end up being easier to sell down the road.

Working With Replacement Products

As you're considering your options for Livermore window replacement, be sure that you think about the type of glass that each window will contain. The low e coating on the glass panes will be very important, so you'll want to make sure that you consider all of your options with this coating. Your overall project will cost a bit more when you choose to add low e protection to the glass, but that may be worth it, as the savings in the future will add up quickly.

Depending on the manufacturer of your Livermore window replacement products, you may have several options for the thickness of the coating. By picking a coating that is thicker, you're going to find that a greater percentage of the sun's rays will be blocked, resulting in less fading of the possessions inside your CA home from the ultraviolet rays. The flip side to choosing a thicker coating is that you'll be blocking more of the visible light that travels through the glass into your home.

Although you might not notice that your home has less light entering it when you go with a thicker coating on your Livermore window replacement products, this type of material could negatively affect the view that you have when looking through your home's windows. As you're considering this type of low e coating, ask the salesperson to show you some examples of how the coatings look, so you can decide which one will be best for you. Test all of your options.

With California homes, this ability to block some of the infrared rays and ultraviolet rays may be the best reason to go with Livermore window replacement products. The reason a homeowner in Minnesota might choose new frames could be completely different. Still, the end result is the same in both places. Homeowners will have better energy efficiency and their homes will feel better.

Livermore, California U-Factor and SHGC Ratings for Replacement Windows

When shopping for replacement windows in Livermore, California - located in Alameda County - it is extremely important to purchase windows 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 window replacement based on your zip code's climate zone.

The climate zone assigned to your zip code takes into account how extreme the seasons are in your area of California. How warm and cold it gets where you live determines how well your new windows will need to keep out the cold air and the hot sun.

California, unlike most states, has many micro-climates. Due to these micro-climates most counties and cities in California have more than one climate zone. Therefore most CA cities and counties have more than one u-factor and solar heat gain coefficient rating depending upon which particular climate zone your zip code is in.

Below, you will find a table with the climate zones and corresponding u-factor and SHGC ratings for Livermore, California and Livermore's nearby cities and zip codes.

The climate zone, u-factor and SHGC listed for your zip code in Alameda County will help you to determine which replacement windows will maximize energy savings for your home.

To find the Energy Star recommended u-factor and solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) for your city in the Livermore metro area, simply do the following:

  1. Find your city name in the left most column under "Cities and Zips".
  2. Under your city name, locate your zip code.
    1. If you don't see your zip code, scroll down to the next "Cities and Zips" heading and locate your city again. Then find your zip code.
  3. Find your climate zone in the orange box to the right of the column with your city name and zip code combination.
  4. 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.
  5. Under the product type, you will find the best u-factor and shgc as determined by Energy Star.
  6. 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.

Cities and Zips
Union City
94587
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
Cities and Zips
Alviso
95002
Banta
95304
Byron
94514
Coyote
95013
Dublin
94568
Lathrop
95330
Livermore
94550
94551
Manteca
95337
Milpitas
95035
Morgan Hill
95037
Mount Hamilton
95140
Newman
95360
Patterson
95363
Pleasanton
94566
94588
Sunol
94586
Tracy
95376
95377
95378
95391
Vernalis
95385
Westley
95387
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

Remember to research thoroughly prior to making a window replacement purchase, regardless of whether you are installing the windows yourself or having them installed by a licensed professional window replacement contractor.

Livermore Window Suppliers

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

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3 D Remodeling Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1994
 PO Box 2812 Livermore, CA 94551
 (925) 449-5477
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A-Taylor Made Window Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2016
 5359 Azalea Ct Livermore, CA 94551
 (925) 932-8762
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Blum Construction Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1984
 444 Olivina Ave Livermore, CA 94551
 (925) 456-9133
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Cole Tile & Coping Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2008
 5200 Doolan Rd Livermore, CA 94551
 (925) 449-4577
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Foundation Repair Of Ca Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2014
 1813 Rutan Dr # A Livermore, CA 94551
 (925) 359-7775
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Gary S Warren Co Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2011
 501 Saddleback Cir Livermore, CA 94551
 (925) 963-2677
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Home Services At Home Depot Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2016
 2500 Las Positas Rd Livermore, CA 94551
 (925) 317-1531
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J C Daniel Construction Co Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2000
 2150 Portola Ave # D Pmb 124 Livermore, CA 94551
 (925) 373-8453
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J D General Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1991
 2485 N Vasco Rd Livermore, CA 94551
 (925) 449-4354
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Kerry Taylor Construction Co Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2005
 4895 Doolan Rd Livermore, CA 94551
 (925) 455-0224
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Livermore Glass Co Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1984
 2136 Railroad Ave Livermore, CA 94550
 (925) 447-6411
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Norcal Construction & Devmnt Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1984
 4181 1st St Livermore, CA 94551
 (925) 449-7774
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Pacheaco Construction Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2002
 2385 Rivers Bend Cir Livermore, CA 94550
 (925) 443-2628
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S & S Construction Co Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1984
 2060 S Livermore Ave Livermore, CA 94550
 (925) 449-4677
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Screen Machine Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2008
 4159 1st St Livermore, CA 94551
 (925) 443-9981
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Screen Tech Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1984
 PO Box 23484 Livermore, CA 95153
 (408) 885-8750
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Small Jobs Fine Hm Remodeling Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1994
 2390 Pasatiempo St Livermore, CA 94551
 (925) 449-9115
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World Exteriors Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2010
 6712 Preston Ave # A Livermore, CA 94551
 (925) 243-0100

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