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Sunnyvale, California Window Replacement

Last updated on 11/15/2019

Sunnyvale window replacement is a task that can be completed at a reasonable cost if you make the effort to compare the different replacement providers throughout CA. After reviewing the average price of this type of home improvement job, it may seem that the amount you will spend is not worth what you will receive in return. However, as you become more familiar with the benefits that a successful Sunnyvale window replacement project can provide, then the total cost of replacing your home windows does not seem so outrageous. Especially when you find an affordable Sunnyvale replacement that is made to last for many years. If the idea of replacing California window units on your home has crossed your mind, then take a moment to further your understanding in regards to local contractors and the products in which they provide.

Replacing Multiple Windows

Deciding to replace more than one window unit on your Sunnyvale home can be beneficial towards the price you pay for each Sunnyvale window replacement. Often times a California window company will offer discounted Sunnyvale window replacement prices if you purchase more than one unit for your home. It may be the case that this discount is only available when you purchase more than one of the same model, or a CA company may offer reduced rates on the total number of replacement units included within your renovation project regardless of the type of each window design being purchased. This is just one thing to consider when shopping for the most suitable Sunnyvale window replacement model for your budget.

If you have more than one unit on your home in need of a replacement, then before buying new windows you should determine the style in which you would like to invest in for your house. The same is true even if you are planning on just replacing a single unit on your Sunnyvale home. Now is the time to consider sliding windows such as the double hung sash models or hinged units such as casement and awning windows. Each of these have their advantages so consider how each would function around your home and then make a decision with confidence.

Fixed Windows

California residents have the opportunity to purchase fixed windows for their Sunnyvale window replacement needs. Some homeowners do not like the idea of being unable to open or close their replacements as they wish, but in some cases this characteristic may have some advantages. Fixed units can provide a high performance barrier against wind and water that is likely to infiltrate past damaged or ineffective windows that are designed to open and close with ease. Also fixed windows require much less maintenance then other types of windows after being installed. Fixed windows also have a greater possibility of being customized to the exact size and shape that you need without quickly becoming an expensive replacement model like custom made sliding windows and other styles of more complexity and a larger size.

Hiring A Window Contractor

Before beginning a Sunnyvale window replacement job in CA, take a couple precautionary steps before choosing which contractor is most experienced and knowledgeable so you can be confident in the job as it is getting started. Price is often the most convincing factor for homeowners when searching for the right Sunnyvale specialist, however there are a few other considerations which should be taken into account. The last thing you want to do is decide upon the cheapest Sunnyvale contractor only to discover that they offered the lowest rates because their service is not backed by experience, guarantees, or even a trustworthy product. Avoid spending your hard earned finances on a replacement window project that is not designed to last for many years to come. Instead, invest time and money towards receiving the most reliable products and services that are available in your area.

A great way to investigate the possible Sunnyvale window replacement technicians in your area is to spend a moment gathering obligation free information from each. When receiving an estimate for the price of replacements on your Sunnyvale home, have a list of questions to ask each contractor while considering them for your home improvement job. Ask them about how long they have been replacing windows, what are some common problems that homeowners often overlook, and also how to properly care for your new models. A skilled technician will have detailed answers describing the characteristics you should look for and avoid when investing in a Sunnyvale window replacement task. Not being aware of this information would put you at risk of spending a hefty amount of money on products and services that do not hold the value in which you intended them to have during the planning of your home renovation.

Sunnyvale, California U-Factor and SHGC Ratings for Replacement Windows

When shopping for replacement windows in Sunnyvale, 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 Sunnyvale, California and Sunnyvale'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 Sunnyvale 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
Newark
94560
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
Cupertino
95014
95015
Los Altos
94022
94023
94024
Milpitas
95035
Palo Alto
94301
94302
94303
94304
94305
94306
94309
Saratoga
95070
95071
Sunnyvale
94085
94086
94087
94088
94089
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.

Sunnyvale Window Suppliers

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

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8 Plus Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2013
 242 Commercial St Sunnyvale, CA 94085
 (408) 733-8008
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Bonetti Construction Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1995
 330 Schroeder St Sunnyvale, CA 94085
 (408) 736-6300
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Durabuilt Construction Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2013
 145 E Fremont Ave Sunnyvale, CA 94087
 (408) 509-2526
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Home Services At Home Depot Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2016
 680 Kifer Rd Sunnyvale, CA 94086
 (408) 359-6453
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I C Home Design Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2012
 248 Red Oak Dr E # E Sunnyvale, CA 94086
 (408) 718-7036
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Jh Construction & Remodeling Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2016
 1190 Mountain View Alviso Rd Sunnyvale, CA 94089
 (408) 744-1355
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JMM Construction Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2014
 902 Berkshire Ave Sunnyvale, CA 94087
 (408) 910-4404
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Orion Remodeling Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2017
 773 E El Camino Real # 1005 Sunnyvale, CA 94087
 (408) 753-7759
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Windows Doors & More Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2013
 1190 Mountain View Alviso R #Q Sunnyvale, CA 94089
 (408) 744-1660

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