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Mission Viejo, California Window Replacement

Last updated on 11/15/2019

Mission Viejo window replacement is one of those home improvement projects that some people will feel comfortable tackling on their own. Others, however, will want no part of doing this type of work themselves, preferring to hire a professional California window installer in Mission Viejo. Both decisions have their advantages and disadvantages, and it's certainly worth considering both of them.

For those who have some experience with window replacement and other types of construction work, performing a Mission Viejo window replacement is a job that won't be too daunting. If you know the steps involved in this type of project and you're willing to perform some physical labor, you can definitely tackle this work yourself. By performing this type of window replacement on your own, you will save some money on the overall cost of the project.

For those who don't feel comfortable handling even basic home improvement projects, attempting a Mission Viejo window replacement project without professional help could end up in a complete disaster. After all, the replacement glass itself can be pretty expensive, so the last thing you want to do is to make a mistake in the measuring process and order new glass that will not fit your frames. Worse yet, if you have no experience with this type of work, breaking a new window while unsuccessfully trying to install it would be an expensive mistake. Take your time to make this decision.

Window Replacement Options

One option you will have for your Mission Viejo window replacement is to hire a southern CA company that can handle the entire project from start to finish. When you make this decision, the company in Mission Viejo that will do the replacement work will visit your home and measure the frame in each window, coming up with the exact size of glass that will be required. That company will handle the process of ordering the new glass, as well as delivering it to your home. At that point, the same company will handle the installation.

Making this selection for your Mission Viejo window replacement is probably the easiest solution. By only having to deal with one replacement window company, you won't have to worry about miscommunication, such as a contractor being unsure about the delivery date for the new glass, leading to problems and delays in the project. In addition, you should receive a beneficial warranty situation by hiring a start-to-finish company. However, there aren't a lot of companies in California that can perform the full project, so you might have a tough time receiving a good price on the project as there won't be a lot of competitive bidding.

Another option is to select the new glass yourself from a trusted manufacturer. Then you can hire a contractor on your own to actually do the installation. You may even need to hire someone to perform the initial measurements of your home's frames, just to ensure an accurate measurement. By selecting this option, you could choose to do some of the work yourself, such as perhaps removing the old glass, thereby saving yourself some money.

Working in Southern CA

Because Mission Viejo is in a highly populated area of southern California, in Orange County, you should not have many problems finding qualified contractors who will perform the work at a reasonable price. Mission Viejo itself has about 100,000 people, and several million more live in the Los Angeles metro area. Mission Viejo is a very popular area to live, as it's in a beautiful area of CA, located between the Saddleback Mountains and Lake Mission Viejo. The competition for new customers in this desirable area among these contractors should help you receive a nice set of bids for your window replacement job.

In this area of California with its mild weather, performing a Mission Viejo window replacement project certainly isn't going to protect you from sharp winter winds and cold drafts. However, there are plenty of good reasons for having this job done. Not only does a Mission Viejo window replacement job lead to better energy efficiency for your home, but it also improves the look of the house. New glass can make use of extremely thin frames, which often are made of vinyl and are extremely tough, which means that the glass occupies the majority of the frame This will allow more light into your home, improving the look.

Another benefit of Mission Viejo window replacement is the ability to select a new set of interior hardware for the glass. Some people will want to select a particular set of handles and locks for the frames, which could allow you to match a new decorating style in the room. With a Mission Viejo window replacement, you can greatly change the look of your home, both on the inside and on the outside!

Mission Viejo, California U-Factor and SHGC Ratings for Replacement Windows

When shopping for replacement windows in Mission Viejo, California - located in Orange 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 Mission Viejo, California and Mission Viejo's nearby cities and zip codes.

The climate zone, u-factor and SHGC listed for your zip code in Orange 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 Mission Viejo 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
Aliso Viejo
92656
Capistrano Beach
92624
Dana Point
92629
Ladera Ranch
92694
Laguna Hills
92653
Laguna Niguel
92607
92677
San Clemente
92672
92673
92674
San Juan Capistrano
92675
92693
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
El Toro
92609
Laguna Hills
92654
Mission Viejo
92690
92691
92692
Rancho Santa Margarita
92688
Trabuco Canyon
92679
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.

Mission Viejo Window Suppliers

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

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All Service Screen & Glass Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2002
 28752 Marguerite Pkwy Mission Viejo, CA 92692
 (949) 364-5678
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Anchor Electric Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2009
 26712 Lope DE Vega Dr Mission Viejo, CA 92691
 (949) 916-7117
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Eisenbart-Sons Glass Windows Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1995
 23725 Via Fabricante # A Mission Viejo, CA 92691
 (949) 768-8141
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Fischer Remodel Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2014
 21595 Hiddenbrook Mission Viejo, CA 92692
 (949) 463-4422
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Hands On Home Mntnc & Constr Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2018
 22948 Via Pimiento Mission Viejo, CA 92691
 (714) 717-9519
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HFC Construction Svc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2008
 25108 Marguerite Pkwy # A-64 Mission Viejo, CA 92692
 (949) 307-3151
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Home Depot Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1999
 27952 Hillcrest Mission Viejo, CA 92692
 (949) 364-1900
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Inspired Remodels Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2014
 21661 Alvarez Mission Viejo, CA 92691
 (949) 412-9567
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Iyi Constructions Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2018
 23891 Via Fabricante Mission Viejo, CA 92691
 (949) 215-3888
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Mcmillen Builders Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1988
 22392 Canaveras Mission Viejo, CA 92691
 (949) 586-5055
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Memar Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2021
 23691 Via Linda # B Mission Viejo, CA 92691
 (949) 446-6228
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Newman Windows-Doors-Msn Viejo Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2009
 24002 Via Fabricante # 304 Mission Viejo, CA 92691
 (949) 454-9000
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Orange Coast Remodeling Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2014
 26131 Camino Adelanto Mission Viejo, CA 92691
 (949) 413-5653
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Renaissance Doors & Windows Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1988
 23812 Via Fabricante # A1 Mission Viejo, CA 92691
 (949) 380-9550
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Royal Flooring Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2010
 23854 Via Fabricante # C2 Mission Viejo, CA 92691
 (949) 777-6866
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Saddleback Valley Screen-Wndw Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1988
 23632 Via Fabricante Mission Viejo, CA 92691
 (949) 768-0762

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