Richmond, Virginia Window Replacement
Richmond window replacement projects have the potential to be really exciting for you and your family, or they could be a major headache. Which experience you have is largely determined by the Richmond window replacement company you choose to purchase your new windows through. The right company will work with you from the beginning of the project, through the very end. From determining how many new windows you need for your home, to what Virginia replacement window styles fit your mental picture for your house, to installing the windows themselves, some Richmond window replacement companies will be there for you through it all.
Kitchen Windows and More
Your Richmond, VA window replacement project could be for various windows throughout your home, or for all the windows in a particular room of your home. Some replacement window options are better for certain rooms than they are for others. For instance, bay windows are a popular choice for many Richmond residents, but certainly not for their bathrooms. At the same time, you wouldn't want to put a replacement window with opaque glass in your living room, because then you would be able to enjoy the view of your Richmond, VA neighborhood.
Richmond window replacement companies can help you to pick the right windows for each room of your home. They can show you what the most popular styles are for each room in a home, and let you choose which is your favorite from there. You will obviously know what style you like when you see it, but you may not realize that the style you like wouldn't function well as a replacement window for where you want to put it in your Virginia home. Working with the right Richmond window replacement company can help you avoid choosing the wrong kind of windows while freeing you to find the ones you love.
Don't Rush Window Replacement
Once you contact a Richmond, VA company to help you with your project, one of the first things they will likely tell you is to not rush through it. The more you rush a project to try and get it done within a very limited time frame, the greater risk you have of not having a fully complete project, or one that will be fully functioning. Windows that are not properly installed often have difficulty opening all the way, they can be crooked or cause damage as they are being installed.
Another risk you run when you rush your project is that you could miss out on extra savings that you could have if you took a little more time to properly plan out the entire project with a Richmond windows company. When you take the time to know what your entire need is, and you don't wait until you need the new windows, then you give yourself the opportunity to watch local Richmond and other Virginia companies for deals and sales that are often held. Many companies offer regular sales to help them move current inventory out to make room for new products. The further ahead you plan to do your Richmond window replacement project, the more money you could save on the actual purchase price of your windows.
Choose a Professional Crew
When the time comes to actually install your new windows, you should strongly consider letting a Richmond window replacement crew do the job for you. Though hiring a crew to install the new windows for you will add to your overall costs for your project, doing so will also give you the absolute assurance of knowing that every part of your Richmond window replacement project will be done right. Installing new windows can be tricky and, as you just saw, can even cause damage to your home if not done correctly.
Should you choose to install your new windows yourself, and later come to find that you did not do everything correctly, you could be forced to hire a crew at that point to come in and redo all of the work that you've already done. This leads to a waste of time and energy on your part, and adds significantly to your bottom line cost for your project. By hiring a professional crew to do the installation for you, you will know from the beginning that all of your windows have been installed correctly, and that you will not have further issues with them. Also, having somebody else do the heavy lifting can be a great break for your back and arms!
Richmond window replacement companies are waiting to help you get your home improvement project started. They can help you look for signs that new windows might be needed in your home, help you find the windows that you want, and install them for you. Get started today with more information.
Richmond, Virginia U-Factor and SHGC Ratings for Replacement Windows
When shopping for replacement windows in Richmond, Virginia or any of its counties, including Chesterfield County, Henrico County, and Richmond 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 Richmond 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 Richmond, Virginia and Richmond's metro area counties including: Amelia County VA, Charles City County VA, Chesterfield County VA, Colonial Heights City County VA, Dinwiddie County VA, Goochland County VA, Hanover County VA, Henrico County VA, Hopewell City County VA, King William County VA, King and Queen County VA, New Kent County VA, Petersburg City County VA, Powhatan County VA, Prince George County VA, Richmond City County VA, and Sussex County VA.
The climate zone, u-factor and SHGC listed for your county in the Richmond, 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 Richmond 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.
|Amelia County VA
Charles City County VA
Chesterfield County VA
Colonial Heights City County VA
Dinwiddie County VA
Goochland County VA
Hanover County VA
Henrico County VA
Hopewell City County VA
King And Queen County VA
King William County VA
New Kent County VA
Petersburg City County VA
Powhatan County VA
Prince George County VA
Richmond City County VA
Sussex County VA
|North-Central Climate Zone|
|0.30 or less||0.40 or less|
|0.53 or less||0.35 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||0.40 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 Richmond, 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 Richmond, 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.
Richmond Window Suppliers
Below you will find a list of local window retailers, contractors, installers, and manufacturers in the Richmond area.