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Portsmouth, Virginia Window Replacement

Portsmouth window replacement companies specialize in helping homeowners find the right windows for their home improvement projects in their local Virginia house. Portsmouth window replacements is one of the easiest and most attractive investments you can make in your property to enhance the look and efficiency. Whether you are thinking about replacing one or many windows, it can increase the value of your home if you wish to sell it. You will also notice that you will begin to save money in your utility bills because of the new technology that makes windows more energy efficient than they used to be. These are just a few of the benefits of choosing a Portsmouth window replacement company to assist in the replacement of the window or windows in your Portsmouth home.

Energy Efficiency in VA

Viriginia window replacement technology has come a long way; and if it has been a while since you have replaced your windows, it may have come a very long way in comparison to your current windows. Portsmouth window replacement is a smart way to cut energy costs and save money in your pocket. They are also better for the environment, usually made for more eco-friendly products which is an added benefit if you want to make your home more "green". New windows will maximize the performance of your air conditioning system during the hot Portsmouth summers and keep that warm air in during chilly winters in the Virginia area.

If you feel that your rooms feel drafty or your windows look old and deteriorating, it is time to consider a Portsmouth window replacement project for your home. In addition to all of the other benefits mentioned, it will simply make you and your family more comfortable in your Virginia home. To get the most out of your window replacement, you should do as much research on the products as you can, so you know what new window replacement factors to consider. The type of frame and glass you select is the key to maximizing the overall efficiency of your Portsmouth window replacement purchase. All of the options to choose from can get overwhelming, however, you can explore all of your choices to achieve the look and quality you desire while not going over budget.

Vinyl material is one options for your Portsmouth window replacement that is both popular and affordable in the local VA area. They are very low maintenance and will not peel, fade or scratch and you do not have to paint or stain them like you do with wood window frames. Wood is another popular choice for Portsmouth window replacement but it does have some disadvantages. To ensure that they last you a long time, you have to perform yearly maintenance as they can split, swell, shrink and crack due to moistures and temperature changes in Portsmouth. Aluminum is another option in replacement windows that is more popular for commercial properties because it is not as efficient and does not come in a variety of colors or styles.

Glass Options in Portsmouth

There are also many options in glass replacement for you to choose from. Although, single pane is still an option, there are other varieties of glass that are much more efficient keeping out noise and weather much better. Better insulation and double panes are among the more popular options for Portsmouth window replacement these days. VA homeowners have a variety to choose from, however, and it is important to know what options are available to you before purchasing your replacement windows. There are also a variety of coating options such as Low emittance coating which blocks the flow of heat and filters out UV rays that can damage your carpet and furniture causing it to fade.

These low emittance coated windows help with the cooling process in your Portsmouth home by keeping internal temperatures comfortable. There are also window tinting options to further the heat restriction during those long, hot summers in the area. Patterned glass is another option that can help block views and keep your privacy in areas such as the bathroom.

In today's eco-friendly world, keeping a "green" house is important to many homeowners. In addition to saving you money on your bills, choosing energy efficient windows also help the environment. By choosing Energy Star awarded windows for your home, you can do you part in reducing pollution and keeping the earth healthy.

Finding a professional in your area is the best thing you can do when thinking of installing new windows in your home. These experts are willing to work with you from the start of the project through the installation, until the project is complete to your satisfaction. You cannot go wrong with a Portsmouth window replacement professional assisting you with this home improvement project.

Portsmouth, Virginia U-Factor and SHGC Ratings for Replacement Windows

When shopping for replacement windows in Portsmouth, Virginia - located in Portsmouth City 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 Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth, Virginia and Portsmouth's metro area counties including: Camden County NC, Chesapeake City County VA, Currituck County NC, Franklin City County VA, Gates County NC, Gloucester County VA, Hampton City County VA, Isle of Wight County VA, James City County VA, Mathews County VA, Newport News City County VA, Norfolk City County VA, Poquoson City County VA, Portsmouth City County VA, Southampton County VA, Suffolk City County VA, Virginia Beach City County VA, Williamsburg City County VA, and York County VA.

The climate zone, u-factor and SHGC listed for your county in the Portsmouth, VA 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 Portsmouth 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
Chesapeake City County VA
Franklin City County VA
Gates County NC
Gloucester County VA
Hampton City County VA
Isle Of Wight County VA
James City County VA
Mathews County VA
Newport News City County VA
Norfolk City County VA
Poquoson City County VA
Portsmouth City County VA
Southampton County VA
Suffolk City County VA
Virginia Beach City County VA
Williamsburg City County VA
York County VA
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
Counties
Camden County NC
Currituck County NC
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

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 Portsmouth, VA 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 Portsmouth, Virginia 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.

Portsmouth Window Suppliers

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

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