Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Window Replacement
Last updated on 11/15/2019
Oklahoma City window replacement may be the exact thing you are looking for to liven up your living space. If you are tired of the interior or exterior décor of your home, then make the switch to new windows. Oklahoma City window replacement is affordable and can provide your home with a new whole look.
Oklahoma City Window Types
When you are looking into replacing the windows on your Oklahoma City home, it is important that you understand the different styles available. Almost all replacement windows can be customized to suit any size and any home, from a four story mansion to a single story trailer. Double hung windows are an excellent option for those who want comfort, convenience and protection. These windows open from the top as well as the bottom to provide maximum breezes. They are extremely popular and offer an easy way to keep both the inside and outside clean. If you are looking to beautify any room, then consider double hung windows. Single hung windows come with the promise of a smooth operation and durability for your home and are also a good option, especially if you are looking for something a little more affordable.
Two other excellent Oklahoma City window replacement options to consider are garden and picture windows. Garden windows provide a lovely ledge to grow plants and flowers indoors while enjoying the beauty of outdoors. Picture windows provide an excellent view of the outdoors inside your home. They are designed to give a panoramic view of outside perfect for light filled rooms. Picture windows are the most effective products for preventing air infiltration and lowering your energy bills. Picture and garden windows can also open up any room and create the illusion of more space, perfect for those tight fitting corners.
Oklahoma City, OK Window Replacement
Be sure to also look into bay Oklahoma replacement windows which are great for larger rooms such as living areas. Bay windows can magnify your view and provide the perfect answer to a room lacking light. If you are looking for a window that lets the cool Oklahoma breeze in, then you can't go wrong with casement or awning windows. Casement windows hinge open to the outside from the left or right, while awning windows open from the bottom for effective ventilation. For your bathroom or other close space you might consider sliders, which slide open. These can provide an unobtrusive view of the outdoors and are best suited in hard-to-reach areas such as behind cupboards and in showers.
When you are selecting the right type of window for your Oklahoma City window replacement, there are several things you need to consider. Cost is important as is your design scheme. Do you want every room to match or are you looking for different window designs to complement different rooms? Perhaps you want to go with an airy vinyl replacement windows set up for the kitchen and bedroom but would prefer bow windows in the den and the dining room. Perhaps you want to go with a dark wood hue throughout the home to create a symmetrical look - keep in mind that you are the creative genius behind your Oklahoma City window replacement.
Energy Star Window Replacement OK
In addition to comparing the various styles such as horizontal slider window replacement, you should also consider the various materials used. All replacement companies in Oklahoma City use special high insulation windows which provide an effective way to keep the weather and intruders outside. While you will get the beautiful light from the sun, you will not get that hot muggy Oklahoma air coming through. You can choose the grade level of your insulation. Are you looking for top grade material that is sound proof and completely resistant or are you looking for a lighter material? Oklahoma City residents can benefit from higher insulation glass windows that can protect your home from the hot weather, intruders as well as any hurricane, tornado or storm damage that may impact your home.
Furthermore, because Oklahoma City window replacement companies use durable and resilient windows, you will also effectively lower your need to constantly crank up the air conditioner. What this means if you can qualify for energy savings and lower your electricity bills by up to 60 percent each year. Oklahoma City window replacement allows the cool air to circulate your home without losing this coolness through the cracks in the windows. Furthermore, Oklahoma City window replacement effectively keeps the hot air from coming in.
Because an Oklahoma City window replacement is considered energy efficient and can help you reduce your carbon footprint, the Government is offering cash back tax savings to any Oklahoma City homeowner that replaces their windows. If you are considering replacing your current windows on your Oklahoma home, then now is the most affordable time to do it.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma U-Factor and SHGC Ratings for Replacement Windows
When shopping for replacement windows in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma or any of its counties, including Cleveland County and Oklahoma County, 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 your county's climate zone.
The climate zone assigned to your county takes into account how extreme the seasons are in your area. How warm and cold it gets in Oklahoma City 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 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Oklahoma City's metro area counties including: Canadian County OK, Cleveland County OK, Grady County OK, Lincoln County OK, Logan County OK, McClain County OK, and Oklahoma County OK.
The climate zone, u-factor and SHGC listed for your county in the Oklahoma City, OK 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 county in the Oklahoma City metro area, simply do the following:
- Find your county in the left most column.
- Find your climate zone in the orange box to the right of the column with your county's name.
- 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.
|Canadian County OK
Cleveland County OK
Grady County OK
Lincoln County OK
Logan County OK
Mcclain County OK
Oklahoma County OK
|South-Central Climate Zone|
|0.30 or less||0.25 or less|
|0.53 or less||0.28 or less|
|Solid Doors (No Glass)|
|0.17 or less||No Rating|
|Doors with Less than Half Glass|
|0.25 or less||0.25 or less|
|Doors with More than Half Glass|
|0.30 or less||0.25 or less|
If you don't see your home's county above, use the u-factor and solar heat gain co-efficient (SHGC) search tool below to search for your Oklahoma City, OK area county's recommended window efficiency ratings.
Use the table above or the tool below 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 investment in new windows, new skylights and/or new doors in the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma area.
Remember to research thoroughly prior to making a window replacement or replacement door purchase, regardless of whether you are installing the windows and doors yourself or having them installed by a licensed professional contractor.
Oklahoma City Window Suppliers
Below you will find a list of local window retailers, contractors, installers, and manufacturers in the Oklahoma City area.