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A Memphis window replacement is affordable, easy to do, and can provide you with excellent savings on the heating and cooling bills in your Tennessee home. No matter whether you need to replace one unit, or ten, you can find excellent values when you shop online and compare quotes from a variety of providers in your TN area. You will find the styles you need for your Memphis window replacement no matter whether you are trying to replace old antique windows or want something that is a little more modern.

Energy Savings

Replacing windows in your Memphis, TN home will not only give you excellent savings on the heating and cooling bills, but may also give you a way to see a tax rebate when you do your taxes for the year. Thanks to Energy Star program, homeowners are now getting an incentive for using energy efficient products for their Memphis window replacement projects.

One of the easiest ways to tell if you are purchasing an energy efficient Memphis window replacement is to look for the Energy Star emblem. This emblem tells you that the Tennessee window replacement has passed extensive testing for energy efficiency. Although products with this emblem may be slightly higher in cost, you will see a definite improvement on your Tennessee home's heating and cooling costs.

If you are not planning to use an Energy Star approved product for your Memphis window replacement, look for windows that have a low U value and air infiltration as well as a low solar heat gain. The U value tells you how much heat will escape through the unit while the air infiltration is the amount of air that leaks through the frame. The solar heat gain is how much of the suns energy will come through the glass. In an area like Memphis, Tennessee, a lower solar heat gain is more desirable.

Window Glass Replacement

If you have a unit that has a broken glass, but is otherwise in good shape, consider replacing just the pane rather than purchasing an entire Memphis window replacement. Replacing glass is easy to do in jobs such as single paned glass window replacement and is very cost effective for energy efficiency. You will be able to choose from a variety of glass styles to match your current windows.

When choosing a new windowpane, look for low E glass, which is a low emission product that traps in the heat and keeps it inside. This will reduce the heating and air conditioning bills in your Memphis home. Although this type of window is slightly higher than the other types, you will likely see a dramatic improvement in your energy bills.

To replace the windowpane in your Memphis home, first tape the old broken one to prevent it from shattering. Next, gently tap it with a small tool to break it out of the frame. Depending on the style of window you have, you may have a rope of putty that holds the pane in place. Scrape off the old putty and apply new to the edge of the new replacement pane. Push the new pane into place against the putty ensuring a tight seal.

Window Replacements

There are a variety of Memphis window replacement products available today. If you are a do it yourselfer, you may want to use a replacement kit that is very easy to install. Kits for a Memphis window replacement come in three basic varieties of replacement kits, sash, full frame, and an insert. Which one you choose depends on the unit you are replacing.

A sash kit replaces the moving parts of a window. This kit is an excellent choice when the unit is not in bad shape, but needs a face lift. A full frame unit, on the other hand, is a complete unit that includes the side jambs, head jamb, and the sill. This replacement is the ideal choice if the old frames are rotted and can no longer be used.

The insert is a full window including the frame that is made to fit inside the existing frame. The old frame must be square in order to use this kit. You will notice that the actual viewing area will be slightly diminished when you use this kit because you are putting one frame inside another. Still, this kit is very easy to install and will last for many years.

A Memphis window replacement can be purchased in a variety of styles and colors to fit the needs of your Memphis home. Be sure to ask the providers you are using for available Energy Star approved products and save the receipts for the tax professional you use. From casements to picture windows, you will find the replacements you need at a price you can afford when you shop online. Compare quotes from a variety of providers in the Memphis area and across the country.

Memphis, Tennessee U-Factor and SHGC Ratings

Use the u-factor and solar heat gain co-efficient (SHGC) tool below to search for your Tennessee 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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