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Santa Monica, California Window Replacement

Last updated on 11/15/2019

Santa Monica window replacement can provide quite a few benefits for homeowners in southern CA, even though they might not need the benefits of keeping their homes warmer in winter. Undertaking a California replacement window project can give you the advantage of having more energy efficient glass, as well as preventing the sun's ultraviolet rays from entering your home and fading your furniture and wall paint. New glass doesn't only keep your home warmer in cool climates, but it also can keep the home cooler in summer, while still providing a clear view of the outside.

Avoiding Window Condensation

With old glass, you may experience problems with condensation, where moisture forms on the inside of the glass. When there's moisture on the inside pane, it eventually will trickle down the glass and end up pooling on the interior woodwork, where it could cause water damage. Condensation is also a sign that your home's window frames aren't as energy efficient as they should be, as the formation of water on the inside of the glass indicates a significant temperature difference between the glass' surface and the room's environment. A replacement window project can fix this problem.

Santa Monica window replacement materials can provide a significant benefit in terms of preventing the water from forming on the glass. Condensation occurs during cool morning and evenings because the surface of the interior glass becomes cold as the temperature from outside leaks through the glass. With a cold surface in the room, the humidity from the room collects on the cold surface. Eventually, enough water vapor collects on the window that it will pool onto the window sill.

To fix this problem, the replacement frames will likely consist of more than one pane of glass. Most materials in a Santa Monica window replacement will be double pane frames, also called double glazed frames. By using more than one piece of glass in the window, you'll find that the temperature difference between the surface of the replacement glass and the rest of the room is much less, preventing condensation. The double pane in a Santa Monica window replacement will keep the temperature from outside leaking through to the surface of the interior replacement glass.

In addition, many Santa Monica window replacement materials will contain krypton, or another type of inert gas, between the panes of the glass. Use of this gas will hinder the ability of the cooler temperatures from outside from bleeding through to the interior of the home. Inert gas does a better job of repelling temperature changes than does standard air from the atmosphere, which makes this design a valuable tool in combating condensation.

Finally, you'll find that a Santa Monica window replacement project will also work in a warm environment, as exists in this area of CA. If you are running the air conditioning in your home, and the outside air is warm and humid, you could see condensation form on the exterior surface of the window. This condensation can cause streaks on the glass, as well as blocking your view of the outside world. However, a replacement piece of glass will also prevent condensation from forming on the exterior of the glass.

Finding Installers in CA

Because Santa Monica is located in the greater Los Angeles area of southern California, you should have a pretty easy time finding someone who can handle the installation aspect of your Santa Monica window replacement project. Santa Monica is home to almost 90,000 residents, with several million more are in the metro area, so just do a little bit of shopping around, and you'll have an easy time finding an installer. Just make sure that the installer you select has some experience with this type of Santa Monica window replacement work, and it will go fast.

Santa Monica is a nice place to live, thanks to many of the amenities in this area of California. You'll find quite a few tourist attractions in this town, including the Santa Monica Pier, which draws many tourists to this area of the state, thanks to its historical significance and its entertainment options. Portions of dozens of movies, including Forrest Gump, were filmed at the pier. In addition, you'll find the famous carousel, the Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome, here, and it has been designated a national historic landmark.

With so many things happening in this portion of southern California, there's plenty of reasons for residents to want to move to Santa Monica and live near the ocean. By undergoing a Santa Monica window replacement at your home, there's little doubt that you'll see your home's value increase, which is great for trying to sell your house in a competitive market. Buyers are going to give a longer look to a home with replacement windows installed.

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

When shopping for replacement windows in Santa Monica, California - located in Los Angeles 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 Monica, California and Santa Monica's nearby cities and zip codes.

The climate zone, u-factor and SHGC listed for your zip code in Los Angeles 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 Monica 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
El Segundo
90245
Marina Del Rey
90292
90295
Pacific Palisades
90272
Playa Del Rey
90293
90296
Santa Monica
90401
90402
90403
90404
90405
90406
90407
90408
90409
90410
90411
Topanga
90290
Venice
90291
90294
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
Beverly Hills
90209
90210
90211
90212
90213
Culver City
90230
90231
90232
90233
Encino
91426
91436
Sherman Oaks
91403
91423
91495
West Hollywood
90069
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 Monica Window Suppliers

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

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Bay Screens & Shades Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2005
 3225 Pico Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90405
 (310) 828-7998
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Carnevale & Son Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1984
 1702 Idaho Ave Santa Monica, CA 90403
 (310) 828-5407
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Economy Glass Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1984
 1631 Colorado Ave Santa Monica, CA 90404
 (310) 396-2000
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Sonderegger Construction Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1987
 2624 32nd St Santa Monica, CA 90405
 (310) 452-3059
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Suite Renovation Santa Monica Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2013
 2043 Colorado Ave # 7 Santa Monica, CA 90404
 (310) 496-8147
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Volcom Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2009
 1340 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401
 (310) 587-0777

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