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Rockford, Illinois Window Replacement

Last updated on 11/15/2019

Rockford window replacement costs may vary from one company to another. When you're comparing quotes from several Illinois window professionals, consider a company's level of experience and professional reputation as well as the cost of window replacement. If Rockford window replacement units are not installed correctly, you may experience problems with water leakage, air leakage and poor energy performance. An experienced IL window replacement team can help you avoid the extra cost and inconvenience of correcting installation errors.

Located in northern Illinois, Rockford is situated on both sides of the Rockford River. Because of its northern location, Rockford is influenced by many weather fronts from Canada. Winters in far northern Illinois can be bitterly cold, with heavy snows. In the spring, heavy thundershowers present a risk to Rockford homeowners. Rockford window replacement specialists face many challenges when it comes to protecting residents against the severe weather patterns that affect the city.

U Factor of IL Windows

Rockford has experienced some of the most severe blizzards in the history of this state. Heavy snows, bitter winds and freezing temperatures are common in the winter months. Long time residents have learned how to secure their homes with Rockford window replacement products. In this heating dominated climate, where houses must be artificially heated for several months out of the year, heat loss is a key concern in Rockford window replacement.

If your heating bills have continued to rise over the past few years, window replacement may be warranted. Underperforming windows can result in a rapid loss of heated air from your home, resulting in higher utility bills. Along with the rising costs of heating your home, your house will produce more of the carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to global warming. Replacement window brands with a low U factor will reduce heat loss from your house and make your residence more environmentally friendly, so consider the U factor and the window installation point.

The U factor, or U value, of a replacement assembly can be found by consulting the NFRC label on the product. The NFRC, or National Fenestration Rating Council, rates the U factor of windows, doors and skylights in order to inform consumers of the energy performance of commonly available residential replacement products. In climates where winters are harsh and long, the U factor of a product is especially important.

The U factor reflects the amount of heat that is lost through a window assembly, including the frame and the panes. A low U value indicates that the product loses very little heat, which means that it provides superior insulation. The lower the U value of a product, the more likely you are to feel comfortable in your home, even in the depths of winter. Look for products that are rated by the NFRC for energy performance when you're choosing high performing Rockford window replacement brands for your residence.

Rockford Storm Window Installation

The violent storms, driving winds and heavy snows of the northern Midwest make it challenging to keep your house safe and livable throughout the year. Homeowners depend on storm products to keep their residences secure and comfortable. Storm sets protect your loved ones against the effects of sudden changes in air pressure, high winds or extremes of temperature. The added insulation of a storm set makes the additional cost of high quality Rockford window replacement products worthwhile.

When you shop for storm products, you'll find that your options range from cheap plastic models to double or triple paned high performance brands. In the severe local climate, cutting corners on storm sets just to save money could be dangerous. By investing in high quality brands, you can improve your home's energy efficiency, maximize your insulation and protect your family. Although you don't need to buy the most expensive brand on the market to benefit from Rockford window replacement, it pays to invest in a brand with a high rating.

Storm sets can be installed on the interior of your frames or on the exterior, depending on your insulation and maintenance requirements. Interior installation may reduce air leakage and heat loss more effectively, because the unit is sealed more tightly against the house. With interior installation, removing and cleaning your units is also easier. Models installed on the exterior of a house must be perforated with small openings to allow any moisture that gathers behind the storm pane to escape.

Rockford window replacement contractors have extensive experience in selecting and installing high performance brands on local homes. With the latest storm models, you don't have to give up style for energy efficiency. The new products are as attractive as any of the regular models on the market. Whether you choose wood, vinyl or fiberglass for this important project, the appearance of your new sets will be as satisfying as their energy performance if you take time to find the most reliable brands.

Rockford, Illinois U-Factor and SHGC Ratings for Replacement Windows

When shopping for replacement windows in Rockford, Illinois - located in Winnebago 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 Rockford 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 Rockford, Illinois and Rockford's metro area counties including: Boone County IL and Winnebago County IL.

The climate zone, u-factor and SHGC listed for your county in the Rockford, IL 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 Rockford 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
Boone County IL
Winnebago County IL
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 Rockford, IL 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 Rockford, Illinois 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.

Rockford Window Suppliers

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

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A1 KWIK Dry Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1998
 10899 N IL Route 2 Rockford, IL 61102
 (815) 969-7777
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Andco Kitchens & Baths Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2011
 540 S Perryville Rd Rockford, IL 61108
 (815) 398-1550
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B & M Svc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2011
 1820 Carney Ave Rockford, IL 61103
 (815) 985-0027
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Barclay Construction Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2015
 6464 42nd St Rockford, IL 61109
 (815) 505-1388
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Best Way Remodeling Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2013
 3423 Carrara Ln Rockford, IL 61114
 (815) 201-3352
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Celtic Cabinetry Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2013
 7354 Rydberg Rd Rockford, IL 61109
 (815) 979-2304
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Comfort Solutions Htg & A/C Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2017
 1947 N Lyford Rd Rockford, IL 61107
 (815) 218-6271
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Dream Line Remodeling Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2016
 2011 Harrison Ave Rockford, IL 61104
 (815) 262-3306
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First Electric Co Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2009
 6482 Safford Rd Rockford, IL 61101
 (815) 964-7300
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Hercules Construction LLC Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2019
 728 Kishwaukee St Rockford, IL 61104
 (815) 319-0350
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Home Services At Home Depot Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2016
 6930 Argus Dr Rockford, IL 61107
 (815) 324-0167
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J & J Home Improvements Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2011
 2713 20th St Rockford, IL 61109
 (815) 397-6124
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Ladd Co Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2001
 3715 Corbridge Ln Rockford, IL 61107
 (815) 262-1016
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New Leaf Remodeling LLC Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2012
 6551 E Riverside Blvd # 110 Rockford, IL 61114
 (815) 904-6006
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Pella Windows & Doors Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1984
 4301 11th St Rockford, IL 61109
 (815) 397-6780
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Reo Preservation Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2011
 8291 Beach Dr Rockford, IL 61103
 (815) 721-6434

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