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Mountain View, California Window Replacement

Last updated on 11/15/2019

Mountain View window replacement can make a huge difference especially if you're talking about living with a leaky window. Many times, these water droplets along side of the frame or running down the glass may not seem like a big deal. However, this can certainly add up to a larger problem. When these problems continue on unchecked, there is a higher chance that mold and mildew will start to grow and this could create severe breathing problems for the occupants of the Mountain View building. After this occurs, then you're going to be spending even more money on California doctor visits and medical treatments. However, all of this can be prevented if you are careful to get a Mountain View window replacement professional to come out and take a look at things.

Evaluating Existing Window Leaks

As they start looking over the frames, they can tell you how bad the leak is and what kind of CA structure damage there may be. Determining this will tell you how strong the frame is and whether it can handle a Mountain View window replacement. In some situations, you may need to replace the frame as well as the glass or vinyl, or whatever type of California replacement window material you decide to use for your replacement window. Each of the available materials has its own range of benefits, so this is something you can discuss with the Mountain View window replacement expert. Most likely, they can give you specific advice on certain choices they feel would be more beneficial than others, especially after they have seen the CA site where the replacement will be installed.

If the Mountain View window replacement professional is not able to come out and take a look at the site personally, you may be able to send them pictures of the location so they can at least see it. This should give them a better idea of what procedures to use and how long it may take them to get the California job done. Of course, this will only apply if you hiring them to not only order the Mountain View window replacement, but also to install it. That way, you can find out from each potential Mountain View provider what they are including and what is going to be an additional cost.

If you are weighing up your options either way, then you can figure out how much you can really afford to spend at that time. Doing this now is much better than waiting until you're halfway through the replacement job and then have to cancel the contractor's services. There are usually penalties for this that the Mountain View contractor will charge you because they planned on having that job go all the way to the finish. When this is the case, they will often still charge you for a portion of the CA job even though they did not complete the Mountain View window replacement work. This will just deplete your funds even more and you'll have to wait longer to have it finished.

Looking for Air Leaks Yourself

As far as checking for air leaks around your double hung windows by yourself, you can easily do this with a lit candle. If you light a candle and then hold it carefully around each side of the window frames, you'll notice that where the air leaks are, the flame changes. This tells you that you have a problem, even though it may not tell you how extensive that situation is. As long as you know for a fact that air is leaking out, this is costing you money.

Once you remove the window out of the frame, then you can take a closer look and see where things might be loosening or coming away from the main Mountain View structure. If possible, you might be able to cure this with some replacement foam insulation or another material that does the same job. When you install your Mountain View window replacement, you should see a significant improvement in your utility bills, especially if this was happening all throughout the structure.

Remember too that many Mountain View replacement companies will come out and do this service for you at no cost. Sometimes, your utility company will do this for customers that have a certain income level. If they are already having trouble paying their bills, then they really can't afford to have any money floating out the window. If you call and set up an appointment with your California utility company, they can come help you figure out whether you really need a Mountain View window replacement. The results of this report should also give you some advice on other Mountain View replacement and home projects that will increase efficiency overall.

Mountain View, California U-Factor and SHGC Ratings for Replacement Windows

When shopping for replacement windows in Mountain View, California - located in Santa Clara 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 Mountain View, California and Mountain View's nearby cities and zip codes.

The climate zone, u-factor and SHGC listed for your zip code in Santa Clara 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 Mountain View 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
Atherton
94027
La Honda
94020
Menlo Park
94025
94026
Newark
94560
Portola Valley
94028
San Carlos
94070
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
Campbell
95008
95009
95011
Cupertino
95014
95015
Los Altos
94022
94023
94024
Los Gatos
95030
95032
Milpitas
95035
95036
Mountain View
94035
94039
94040
94041
94042
94043
Palo Alto
94301
94302
94303
94304
94305
94306
94309
Saratoga
95070
95071
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.

Mountain View Window Suppliers

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

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Adrian J Kutch General Contr Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2004
 126 San Antonio Cir Mountain View, CA 94040
 (650) 917-9150
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Andrews Enterprises Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2004
 742 San Carrizo Way Mountain View, CA 94043
 (650) 969-3127
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Bay Valley Electric Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2010
 2550 Wyandotte St # C Mountain View, CA 94043
 (650) 968-5405
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Bruce Bauer Lumber & Supply Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1984
 134 San Antonio Cir Mountain View, CA 94040
 (650) 948-1089
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Ecorestyle Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2016
 1829 Orangetree Ln Mountain View, CA 94040
 (650) 255-3712
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Gilmans Kitchens & Baths Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2000
 2039 W El Camino Real Mountain View, CA 94040
 (650) 691-6850
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Heartwood Window & Door Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2001
 990 N Rengstorff Ave Mountain View, CA 94043
 (650) 855-9357
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P M Electric Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2005
 2736 Winfield Dr Mountain View, CA 94040
 (650) 279-1281
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Schiller Construction Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2002
 2249 Old Middlefield Way Mountain View, CA 94043
 (650) 940-1982

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