Sunrise, Florida Window Replacement
Last updated on 01/08/2022
Sunrise window replacement is one way that you can increase the value of your home through a relatively easy home improvement project. With this type of work, you have the option of trying to install the Florida replacement window materials on your own, which will allow you to save a bit of money. However, it's really important that you know how to perform this type of work, or you could end up damaging the materials during the installation to the point that you'll lose your initial investment. To be safe with your Sunrise window replacement, consider hiring an installer to handle the project from start to finish.
When you select a company to provide your replacement glass, it's possible that the supplier of your Sunrise window replacement products will be able to make a recommendation as to a good installer for you to use. By going with someone the company suggests, you can be sure that the window frames will be installed in the rough openings to the manufacturer's specifications. You also can make use of the installer from the beginning, having him or her help you with the measurements, which need to be accurate to ensure a tight fit.
Types of Replacement Glass
As you're making your selections for Sunrise window replacement, you will want to make sure that you know exactly what types of glass you want to use. For example, some manufacturers offer anywhere from one to three panes inside their Sunrise window replacement frames. With more panes, the window will have greater insulation properties, meaning that your home shouldn't lose as much cool air from inside the home through the glass to the warm weather outside. The number of panes in a replacement window sometimes is called the amount of glazing.
By adding certain types of air or gas in between the panes, you can further increase the ability of the new glass to insulate. By placing plain air from the atmosphere in between the panes, you'll have the least expensive type of Sunrise window replacement glass, but you'll also receive the least amount of insulation. To achieve better insulation results in southern FL, consider looking for a product that includes a slow moving, low conductive type of inert gas, such as krypton or argon. Including this type of gas will end up costing more money for the materials, though.
Tinting can be added to your Sunrise window replacement glass, too, which will help to prevent some of the light from the sun from passing through the glass into your home. With less sunlight entering your home, it should remain cooler in the summer, as sunlight generates heat. It's important when selecting tinting for your replacement window products that you can be sure that the tinting isn't going to create a problem with your view of the outside world. Most tinting will be a slight green or blue color. You may want to limit any tinting of your new windows to areas of your home where sunlight is common and direct.
Low-e glass is another consideration for those who are undergoing a Sunrise window replacement. Low-e glass is important, because it can block the infrared rays from the sun that cause the most heat. When these infrared rays enter your home through a replacement window, they will tend to raise the temperature of your home, which is something you don't want to have happen in the summer in Florida. You sometimes have the option of adding tinting to low-e glass to cut down further on the heat entering your home. So, if you have a lot of sunlight hitting the windows in your home, consider these options.
Home Improvement in FL
Sunrise is a city in southern FL that includes a population of about 85,000 residents. The population growth in Sunrise has been extremely fast, as this area of Florida wasn't even incorporated until 1961. Within about two and a half decades, the area already had almost 50,000 residents.
Sunrise is considered part of the Miami metro area, and Sunrise is home to the BankAtlantic Center, which is a multipurpose arena that's home to the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League. The Panthers have reached the Stanley Cup Finals only once in their two-decade history, when they lost to Colorado in 1996. With a short drive, Sunrise residents also have access to the NFL's Miami Dolphins, the NBA's Miami Heat, and MLB's Miami Marlins.
With so many entertainment and employment options here, Sunrise is a popular place to live, generating plenty of home sales. For those who undertake a Sunrise window replacement project, they're sure to receive more bids on a home they're planning to sell. Just make sure that the project is done correctly, and you'll have a nicer looking home that also stays cooler in the summer.
Sunrise, Florida U-Factor and SHGC Ratings for Replacement Windows
When shopping for replacement windows in Sunrise, Florida - located in Broward 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 Sunrise 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 Sunrise, Florida and Sunrise's metro area counties including: Broward County FL, Miami-Dade County FL, and Palm Beach County FL.
The climate zone, u-factor and SHGC listed for your county in the Sunrise, FL 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 Sunrise 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.
|Broward County FL
Palm Beach County FL
|Southern Climate Zone|
|0.40 or less||0.25 or less|
|0.60 or less||0.28 or less|
|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||0.25 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 Sunrise, FL 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 Sunrise, Florida 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.
Sunrise Window Suppliers
Below you will find a list of local window retailers, contractors, installers, and manufacturers in the Sunrise area.