Murray Hill Window Replacement In Columbus, Ohio
Last updated on 11/15/2019
Murray Hill Window Replacement is an important part of maintaining our homes and businesses and enhancing their resale value, energy efficiency, and their beauty in Columbus. Many of the homes in Murray Hill are over fifty years old and replacing windows is far over-due if it hasn't happened yet. Columbus replacement windows are an important part of any structure because they allow in natural light, natural ventilation, allow residents to see out, and are vital to the energy-efficiency of a home, office, condo, apartment building, or hotel or motel. Using a good, local, OH contractor can make the process pain-free and affordable. Living with old, worn-out, leaky windows is simply not a good way to live. Murray Hill window replacement can solve many problems and be an investment in our homes or businesses.
Types of Replacement Windows
The size and shape of replacement windows will be determined by the size and shape of the old windows. But in doing Murray Hill window replacement the homeowner isn't stuck with the same type of window. The materials used can be upgraded and the styles changed to meet modern needs. Changes that could be made include will the window open or not. If they do open, will they be hinged or slide? And will they be hinged at the top, bottom, or the sides? Or will they slide from the top, bottom, or the sides. Will they have mullions and transoms added to match the decor or style of the home? If they are on the ground floor, they need to open and close easily and lock securely. Ohio and local building codes may need to be consulted. A skilled, knowledgeable, local contractor can help with that.
There are three basic Ohio replacement window materials from which windows are constructed: wood, aluminum, and vinyl. Each has its advantages and disadvantages that need to be considered. Vinyl is virtually maintenance-free and has good insulation properties. However it is not appropriate for larger windows such as picture windows. For that aluminum is needed. While it is also virtually maintenance-free, it is not as good for insulation value as vinyl or wood. Finally wood has good natural insulation value, is beautiful, but requires regular maintenance such as painting. When doing a Murray Hill window replacement project it is vital to decide which material will be used. In some cases more than one may be required. Proper prior planning can make your window replacement stress-free.
Why Window Replacement
Columbus and central Ohio are great places to live. Murray Hill has its own flavor and history going back to the 1950s. There is an eclectic mix of structures here, from homes, businesses, apartment buildings, and condos. From Murray Hill there is easy access to all that our area has to offer. There is the only professional major-league sports team in central OH here. There is the shopping, dining, and entertainment offerings of a big city easily accessible. But winters can be harsh and bitterly cold. Summers are generally hot and muggy. Staying comfortable indoors and saving energy dollars requires the right windows. Old, leaky windows will let in cold, uncomfortable drafts or let expensive air-conditioned air escape. They may not be as secure as old windows, inviting crime. And they may simply be worn out and in need of replacement. Modern windows have energy-saving technologies such as low e glass and double pane windows with argon gas between the panes for insulation. Murray Hill window replacement can make your home more comfortable and be an investment in saving money.
Other Considerations in Window Replacement
Murray Hill Window Replacement can possibly be done by a skilled homeowner with the right tools if only a few windows are to be replaced. But if there are many windows or a large Murray Hill window replacement project, a good, local, skilled, knowledgeable, and reliable Murray Hill contractor should be used. The contractor needs to work quickly yet carefully. A careless contractor could accidentally damage drywall or siding, requiring an unsightly and expensive patch job. And can you imagine if the contractor came to Murray Hill, removed some or all of your windows, then then didn't bother to show up for a week? A good contractor can make the Murray Hill Window Replacement process stress-free.
Windows are an important part of our homes, businesses, or apartment buildings in Murray Hill. An old, leaky window is unsightly and costs you money in energy bills. Murray Hill window replacement can be affordable and stress-free with good proper prior planning and the use of a good contractor. Letting in fresh air, natural light, or simply providing for security are just some of the jobs windows do in Murray Hill. Replacing old ones with new energy-efficient and beautiful windows can be a long term investment in your home or business.
The Best U-Factor and SHGC for Energy Efficient Murray Hill Replacement Windows
When shopping for replacement windows in Murray Hill, an area in Columbus, it is extremely important to purchase windows (and doors) 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 replacement windows, skylights, and doors based on Murray Hill's climate zone.
The climate zone assigned to Murray Hill and the zip codes within it - including zip codes '' - takes into account how extreme the seasons are in Murray Hill . How warm and cold it gets in Columbus determines how well your new windows will need to keep out the cold air and the hot sun.
Below, you will find a table with the climate zones and corresponding u-factor and SHGC ratings for Murray Hill, your neighbohood within the city of Columbus
The climate zone, u-factor and SHGC listed for your zip code and town in the Columbus, area will help you to determine which replacement windows, skylights, and doors will maximize energy savings for your home.
To find the Energy Star recommended u-factor and solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) for your home in the , area, simply do the following:
- Find your neighborhood and zip code in the left most column.
- Find your climate zone in the orange box to the right of the column with your neighborhood's name and zip code.
- 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.
- Under the product type, you will find the best u-factor and shgc as determined by Energy Star.
- 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.