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Long Beach Window Replacement

Long Beach window replacement specialists help homeowners in the Long Beach, California area with their replacement projects. Replacing windows is necessary when they no longer do a good job of keeping hot and cold air from entering our California homes, leading to energy loss and inefficiency. Seek out Energy Star replacement products for your Long Beach window replacement project in order to maximize energy savings and save money to put toward other home upgrades. Shoppers in the walking friendly Southern California community of Long Beach will appreciate the fact that an energy efficient product is safer for our planet. Curbing energy usage helps on a global level, as well as an individual one in terms of conserving our financial resources.

Fortunately, Long Beach window replacement is an upgrade most homeowners are likely to only have to complete once in a lifetime. Since it is done so rarely, it makes sense to invest in the best for our homes. Learning about all of the Long Beach window replacement styles and options is the first step in selecting the wood or vinyl replacement windows that best match our needs. There are several terms that manufacturers use to assess and compare energy efficiency across the board, and it helps for consumers to have an awareness of them as we begin shopping for replacement models. There are numerous Long Beach window replacement companies that can help you select affordable, high performance products.

Double Glazed Window

A double glazed window is a high performance style which consists of two panes of gas separated by a thin layer filled with a gas such as argon or krypton. The gas acts as an extremely effective barrier against heat and cold transmission. These highly efficient products keep our Long Beach homes feeling comfortable year round. A common misconception exists that this type of product is designed exclusively for colder climates. Even in a moderate climate region such as Long Beach, a double glazed window is a standard recommendation for a couple reasons. The primary reason is to keep cool air inside on a warm day rather than seeping out through any cracks in the seal. A double glazed California window replacement product will keep our air conditioners from running constantly on hot CA days.

Another reason a double paned window is a great replacement choice over aluminum window replacement is because of its excellent ability to block external noise. On those days when you are trying to sleep in and the rest of your neighborhood is wide awake, this window will block the noise of screaming children, passing traffic, or a loud car engine. This model also offers better home security over a single pane because of its durability and internal locking system. A window is a popular entry point to a residence for burglars, so Long Beach window replacement is a measure we can take to protect our loved ones and valuables.

Energy Efficient Ratings

There are several energy efficiency ratings you will want to be familiar with to help you in evaluating Long Beach window replacement models. An understanding of these terms will assist us in comparing products on more than cost alone. R value measures the ability to resist the transfer of heat, and a higher R value signifies better insulation for your CA residence. The U value, opposite of the R value, measures the model's ability to transfer heat in or out, so it is best to look for a lower U value. The amount of heat that passes through the glass from the sun is referred to as the solar heat gain coefficient, and it is wise to look for a number closer to zero to ensure that our air conditioners don't work overtime on toasty summer days.

While we want our Long Beach window replacement products to not easily conduct heat transfer, we also want them to allow in plenty of natural light. If we can reduce our need for interior lighting, we will notice a decrease in our electric bill. Visible light transmittance (VT) is the amount of visible light that passes through the glass; no matter where we live, a higher VT always means that we will enjoy plenty of natural light in the interior of our Long Beach homes. UV light transmittance, on the other hand, is a measure of the percentage of damaging ultraviolet light that comes in. Look for a lower value to avoid faded carpets and upholstery.

No matter what our reasons are for seeking Long Beach window replacement services, by gathering ample information we can ask the appropriate questions and get the answers we need to select the most affordable, high performance models available. Use our free contact form today to connect with Long Beach contractors who can recommend the most energy efficient models for your home.

Long Beach, California U-Factor and SHGC Ratings

Use the u-factor and solar heat gain co-efficient (SHGC) tool below to search for your California county's recommended window efficiency ratings.

Use our tool 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 new windows. Remember to research thoroughly prior to purchasing new windows, regardless of whether you are installing the windows yourself or having them installed by a licensed professional contractor.

If your county shows more than one u-factor and shgc combination, you may safely choose any combination. However, we recommend discussing the best option with a window replacement professional.

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