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Orem, Utah Window Replacement

Last updated on 11/15/2019

You probably have a lot of questions that need answering before you start to plan your Orem window replacement project. There are so many types of windows that are produced by so many Utah replacement window companies that picking the correct windows to put into your home seems a larger task than the installation process itself.

Where to find Answers

You probably think that the best place to go for the answers to your questions about Orem window replacement is directly to the manufacturer. While it's true that they will be able to answer all of the questions about the features of their Orem window replacement, they are going to try to sell you on buying their brand because they are, after all, manufacturing the windows to sell. They may not be willing to point out that the Orem window replacement that they want you to buy is not the best one to stand up to the climate conditions of the Orem, area and at the same time give you the best value for your dollar.

Local Installers

A company who is experienced in the installation of a Orem window replacement in Utah will have a lot of information on the type of windows that are most preferred by other Utah homeowners who face the same concerns with utility bills and weather conditions as you have.

Take advantage of the knowledge that the reputable ORem window replacement contractors in your area have to share to make sure that you are equipped to make good choices in purchasing your Orem window replacement. Ask your coworkers, family members and friends if they know of anyone who has undertaken large home improvement projects that included window replacement and contact the home owners for referrals. If they are happy with their choice of contractor, give the company a call and ask if they offer a free consultation. Most of the companies will send a consultant to your home to take a look at the areas that you will be addressing in your project and be able to answer your questions. The consultant isn't a salesperson for a particular brand of window, but he or she will know the differences in the different features that are available to help you choose the best window for your home improvement budget.

Don't be afraid to ask questions of the consultant. If you want efficient windows that will keep the harmful UV rays from fading your carpets and furniture and prolong the life of your expensive window treatments, use this opportunity to ask what type of window options are the best to protect Orem home interiors from the rays of the sun. If the heat from the afternoon sun on a hot summer day is making the temperature of your home unbearable, ask which windows are the best to install so that your air conditioner isn't working overtime.

While the Orem consultant is in your home, be sure to address any drafts that are costing you money as you try to keep your home warm during the Orem winter months. It may be that the frames that are now in place have started to decay or rot and that the cold Utah winds are coming into your home. There could also be a problem with the insulation that must be addressed when your UT windows are replaced.

If you're looking for maintenance free windows, ask the UT consultant if they recommend vinyl or fiberglass windows or clad windows. Ask for references about past UT installations that they have done and contact the homeowners to see how satisfied they are with their replacement. You may be surprised that you can purchase windows that tilt down so that you clean both sides of them easily from the inside, or you may discover that many of the Orem replacement contractor's previous customers rave about special coatings that discourage water spotting.

An Orem consultant from an experienced and reputable Orem window replacement contracting company will welcome the chance to answer any type of question that you may have about your large home improvement project. As you tick the questions from your list and find solutions to your problems, it should be easier to make the choice on the windows that you will install.

Get a written estimate from the Orem window replacement consultant before the session is over. Make sure that it addresses all of the areas of the replacement, from delivery of the new windows to what will be done with the original windows that will be removed. Get contact information on the person who will be supervising your project as well as a time table for completion of the replacement. Make sure that all of the license requirements for the business are up to date. The free replacement consultation should leave you confident that the project will flow smoothly.

Orem, Utah U-Factor and SHGC Ratings for Replacement Windows

When shopping for replacement windows in Orem, Utah - located in Utah 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 Orem 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 Orem, Utah and Orem's metro area counties including: Juab County UT and Utah County UT.

The climate zone, u-factor and SHGC listed for your county in the Orem, UT 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 Orem metro area, simply do the following:

  1. Find your county in the left most column.
  2. Find your climate zone in the orange box to the right of the column with your county's name.
  3. 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.
  4. Under the product type, you will find the best u-factor and shgc as determined by Energy Star.
  5. 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.

Counties
Juab County UT
Utah County UT
Northern Climate Zone
Windows
U-FactorSHGC
0.30 or less 0.00 or more
0.31 0.35 or more
0.32 0.40 or more
Skylights
U-FactorSHGC
0.50 or less Any
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

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 Orem, UT 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 Orem, Utah 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.

Orem Window Suppliers

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

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Absolutely Dust Free Hardwood Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2014
 1519 N Main St Orem, UT 84057
 (801) 404-9857
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Any Hour Electric Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2010
 1374 W 130 S Orem, UT 84058
 (801) 443-7272
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Drywall Co Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2005
 270 Mountainlands Dr # 6 Orem, UT 84058
 (801) 226-4761
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Master's Handyman Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2008
 227 S 1065 W Orem, UT 84058
 (801) 687-9172
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Montanos Remodeling Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2017
 1164 W 675 N Orem, UT 84057
 (801) 691-0980
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Pyne Renovation & Design L C Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2006
 255 W 100 S Orem, UT 84058
 (801) 362-8107
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Raven Roofing & Contracting Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2010
 438 W 800 S Orem, UT 84058
 (801) 514-4400
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Rocky Mountain Window & Doors Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2004
 505 N 1200 W Orem, UT 84057
 (801) 223-7052
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Superior TV-Satellite Sales Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1997
 754 N State St Orem, UT 84057
 (801) 226-3081
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Therma-Glass Windows & Doors Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1990
 430 W 1200 N Orem, UT 84057
 (801) 225-1272
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Walrap Unlimited Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1984
 863 W 530 N Orem, UT 84057
 (801) 226-3248

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