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Santa Clara, California Window Replacement

Last updated on 11/15/2019

Santa Clara window replacement is an easy and quick way to improve the look and value of your home. There are a vast array of options in products to choose from and if you have never had to replace your California windows before, it can be a little overwhelming having to decide what option is best for your home when you are looking at a Santa Clara window replacement. However, by simply doing a little homework on the types of window replacements available, you will be familiar with the various terms and options and be able to make a educated purchase in your new Santa Clara windows.

There are many different window materials, replacement products and styles and designs to choose from. It is important to know all of the options you have in your Santa Clara window replacement. Choosing the right products can result in a great investment and added value to your home. Additionally, you are modernizing your home making it more efficient with the new window replacement technology is available.

Santa Clara Materials

When you are looking into hiring a Santa Clara window replacement company, it is important to be aware of the various products that you can choose from for your new windows. Some of these materials can perform better under certain conditions than others, like different types of glass, while others can be cheaper. It is up to you in what products you choose, however, it is very important to choose ones that will last a long time and fit your Santa Clara home well. Before you choose a material, you are encouraged to take a look at the various products available and become familiar about which is best for your home.

Wood is a popular material that has been used for many years in Santa Clara window replacement. It is a quality material that is sturdy and still pretty affordable for all budgets in California. However, wood does require a lot of maintenance to make sure it stays a durable and long lasting product. Wood can rot and decay easily when exposed to various elements and the moisture that it is exposed to means that it will often need to be repaired and repainted. If this upkeep does not appeal to you, wood may not be an option that you would like to purchase for your CA home.

Vinyl is another common and popular material chosen by many local CA residents for their Santa Clara window replacement projects. It is much more low maintenance than wood and offers an appealing look. It can be cleaned easily, and insulates the house well. Additionally, it holds up to the elements much better than wood products. However, unlike wood, vinyl is usually only offered in neutral colors as it has a tendency to fade so, if you are looking for something more unique you may not find that when looking at vinyl for your California window replacement.

Aluminum is another option, however, it is generally used for commercial buildings do to its lack of options in colors and styles. Additionally it is not the best insulator and not energy star certified which will not help you save much money. It is very durable though, and many people consider it a great option to use over top of a better insulator such as wood. That way, you have the durability of aluminum protecting your home from the elements, but the better insulation of wood on the inside. It is a good option to consider when looking to get the best of both worlds.

The Next Steps

Once you have done an adequate amount of research on your Santa Clara window replacement material options and have chosen a good product for your CA home, you will need to find a manufacturer and installer to perform your window replacement in your Santa Clara household. Everyone is the area wants to find a quality, trusted home improvement service provider fir their Santa Clara window replacement. This will be another big factor when it comes to your budget so keep this is mind when you are choosing both your product and the company you are working with. You will want an affordable window replacement specialist that also provides quality services for the residents of Santa Clara.

Once you have found a company that suits your needs in the replacement of your windows, you can go ahead and set up an appointment for the installation of the windows in your Santa Clara home. In no time, you will have quality, durable, and attractive new windows in your house for you and your family to enjoy. If you have chosen energy star efficient products, you will also be able to enjoy saving money from your Santa Clara window replacement. You will not regret performing this home improvement.

Santa Clara, California U-Factor and SHGC Ratings for Replacement Windows

When shopping for replacement windows in Santa Clara, California - located in Santa Clara County - it is extremely important to purchase windows 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 window replacement based on your zip code's climate zone.

The climate zone assigned to your zip code takes into account how extreme the seasons are in your area of California. How warm and cold it gets where you live determines how well your new windows will need to keep out the cold air and the hot sun.

California, unlike most states, has many micro-climates. Due to these micro-climates most counties and cities in California have more than one climate zone. Therefore most CA cities and counties have more than one u-factor and solar heat gain coefficient rating depending upon which particular climate zone your zip code is in.

Below, you will find a table with the climate zones and corresponding u-factor and SHGC ratings for Santa Clara, California and Santa Clara's nearby cities and zip codes.

The climate zone, u-factor and SHGC listed for your zip code in Santa Clara County will help you to determine which replacement windows will maximize energy savings for your home.

To find the Energy Star recommended u-factor and solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) for your city in the Santa Clara metro area, simply do the following:

  1. Find your city name in the left most column under "Cities and Zips".
  2. Under your city name, locate your zip code.
    1. If you don't see your zip code, scroll down to the next "Cities and Zips" heading and locate your city again. Then find your zip code.
  3. Find your climate zone in the orange box to the right of the column with your city name and zip code combination.
  4. 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.
  5. Under the product type, you will find the best u-factor and shgc as determined by Energy Star.
  6. 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.

Cities and Zips
Menlo Park
94025
94026
Newark
94560
Portola Valley
94028
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
Cities and Zips
Alviso
95002
Campbell
95008
95009
95011
Coyote
95013
Cupertino
95014
95015
Holy City
95026
Los Altos
94022
94023
94024
Los Gatos
95030
95032
95033
Milpitas
95035
95036
New Almaden
95042
Palo Alto
94301
94302
94303
94304
94305
94306
94309
Redwood Estates
95044
Santa Clara
95050
95051
95052
95053
95054
95055
95056
Saratoga
95070
95071
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

Remember to research thoroughly prior to making a window replacement purchase, regardless of whether you are installing the windows yourself or having them installed by a licensed professional window replacement contractor.

Santa Clara Window Suppliers

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

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Able Glass Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1997
 850 Aldo Ave Santa Clara, CA 95054
 (408) 496-9960
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American Vision Windows-Sn Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2005
 400 Mathew St Santa Clara, CA 95050
 (408) 869-1820
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Arnold's Kitchen's & Baths Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2011
 1850 Warburton Ave Santa Clara, CA 95050
 (209) 404-7333
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Ed's Glass & Screens Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2002
 2984 El Sobrante St Santa Clara, CA 95051
 (408) 244-2720
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Energ Shield Hm Inspctn SVC Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2011
 2302 Rambo Ct Santa Clara, CA 95054
 (408) 489-0614
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Green's Glass & Screen Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2002
 2889 Butte St Santa Clara, CA 95051
 (408) 390-8666
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Home Services At Home Depot Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2016
 2435 Lafayette St Santa Clara, CA 95050
 (408) 359-6414
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Mission Glass & Screen Co Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1984
 478 Oakwood Dr Santa Clara, CA 95054
 (408) 246-1799
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PACE Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2008
 1880 Pruneridge Ave Santa Clara, CA 95050
 (408) 260-2361
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Rack Works Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2019
 1719 Grant St # 7 Santa Clara, CA 95050
 (805) 322-4110
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Skytrust Builder Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2020
 2010 El Camino Real # 2060 Santa Clara, CA 95050
 (510) 621-8169
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Sunlight Concepts Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2000
 1130 Walsh Ave Santa Clara, CA 95050
 (408) 844-0081
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Valley Home Builders Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2013
 1850 Warburton Ave # 103 Santa Clara, CA 95050
 (408) 248-8000
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Valley Home Builders Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2009
 3466 Edward Ave Santa Clara, CA 95054
 (408) 248-8000

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