Spokane, Washington Window Replacement
Last updated on 11/15/2019
Spokane window replacement companies have all of the necessary experience to make your window replacement project for your Washington home easy, exciting, and even fun. Some residents in Spokane, WA feel that many of the things that need to be done to keep up on caring for your home are mundane, expensive, and the opposite of fun. Replacing the roof of your home, for instance, is not exactly something you would probably look forward to doing in Spokane with as much rain as you experience there. Replacing old and worn Washington home windows provide an opportunity to update the style of your home, and make interesting changes that you could be extremely happy with. That is the focus that many Spokane window replacement companies have.
Know the Signs
Before you go shopping for new windows and a Spokane, WA business to provide them for you, take some time to look around your home and see which windows need to be replaced. Sometimes, a window replacement project is born of a want rather than a need. A person may want to install a couple of bay windows in their living room, or may want to add more opaque windows to their bathroom, without there being anything necessarily wrong with the windows that are in place. Other times, though, your Spokane home may need to have a few windows replaced because the ones that are installed aren't doing their job.
To determine if a few of the windows in your home need to be replaced, walk in front of them when there is cold weather outside. If you can feel a distinct chill from inside your home when you stand in front of a window, you may need a replacement or two. The farther away from the windows you can feel the chill, the worse the draft is. Drafts can cause your heating and air conditioning unit to work much harder than it is supposed to, leading to much higher electric bills for you. Working with a Spokane window replacement company to make sure all of the windows in your Washington home keep the temperature inside at the level you want it to be.
Choose Your Style
Once you know the size of your window replacement project for your Spokane, WA home, you can start on the typically much more fun aspect of choosing what style of windows you want to install. There are so many different kinds of energy efficient replacement window styles to choose from, choosing the right style for you might be a little tricky. Some things will be easy, such as the size of the windows. The size of your Spokane home, if nothing else, will determine what size your replacement window should be. Aside from the size, you can choose from a plethora of shapes.
A word of caution here, though. If you want to get new windows for your Washington home that are a different shape than the windows that are already in your home, you will need to get a professional Spokane window replacement crew to do the installation for you. Installing new Spokane window replacement sets that are differently sized or shaped will involve cutting in to the wall of your home and creating new frames. The measurements will need to be exact, and the frames will need to be installed correctly in order for your new windows to sit the way they should. Rather than take on that headache, allow a professional who is trained to do that work take care of it for you.
Look for Deals
Completing your Spokane window replacement project does not have to be hugely expensive for you. There are several ways you can increase your savings both before and after you install your new windows. After you have finished installing your Spokane window replacement sets, you will potentially see a significant decrease in your monthly electric bill. Before you even purchase your new set, though, you can start looking to save money by waiting until the set you want goes on sale.
Spokane window replacement companies frequently have sales on their products in order to help move inventory through their store. If you have a large scale project that requires several new windows, they could be willing to offer you a bulk sale on all of your windows, saving you money on each one. The longer you have to look for the right windows and to negotiate with the company, the better able you will be to get a lower price on your windows.
Spokane window replacement companies can help you to improve your home by replacing those windows that are letting in drafts, and increasing the curb appeal of your home with new styles. Contact local companies today to start seeing what your options for windows are, and to get your project started.
Spokane, Washington U-Factor and SHGC Ratings for Replacement Windows
When shopping for replacement windows in Spokane, Washington - located in Spokane 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 Spokane 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 Spokane, Washington and Spokane's metro area counties including: Spokane County WA and Stevens County WA.
The climate zone, u-factor and SHGC listed for your county in the Spokane, WA 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 Spokane 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.
|Spokane County WA
Stevens County WA
|Northern Climate Zone|
|0.30 or less||0.00 or more|
|0.31||0.35 or more|
|0.32||0.40 or more|
|0.50 or less||Any|
|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 Spokane, WA 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 Spokane, Washington 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.
Spokane Window Suppliers
Below you will find a list of local window retailers, contractors, installers, and manufacturers in the Spokane area.