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Syracuse, New York Window Replacement

Last updated on 01/07/2022

Syracuse window replacement proves to be a worthwhile home improvement task when it is performed correctly. Rather than simply searching for the cheapest replacement models available, there are factors included with both Syracuse contractors as well as the products that they provide that need consideration in order to have the most successful results on your home. Familiarize yourself with more than the average price tag before investing in a New York replacement job. The future condition and value of your home is dependent upon it.

Syracuse New York Window Replacement

Avoiding Home Heat Loss

During cold New York winters, retaining the heat inside your home is an important part of comfortable living. In order to efficiently control the temperature inside the house, one must have adequate insulation and properly functioning doors and windows. Many homeowners are unaware of the amount of heat that can be lost when a Syracuse window is not maintained or shows signs of being long outdated. Some examples of signs you're in need of Syracuse window replacement include the feeling of cooler air when standing near one of your home windows, noticeable condensation build up on a glass pane, and worsening of the ability to open or close your windows easily. Invest in New York replacement windows to ensure you're not one of those who will be paying far too much for comfortable heating and air conditioning inside their NY home. Learn more about the importance of high quality window performance here so that you can ask the proper questions during a replacement window shopping excursion.

Avoiding Convection Near Windows

Contrary to what some homeowners may think, convection is different from drafts of air passing through your window. Instead of an exchange of air between two sides of a poorly sealed unit, convection occurs when temperature is inefficiently controlled between each side of your windows. There does not have to be an opening in which air can escape for this fluctuation to exist. Convection is when air that rests against the inside glass pane of your windows is chilled due to the influence of the outside temperature on the other side of the glass.

New Syracuse window replacement units should have this defense incorporated within the manufacturing and installation process just as it should be included within your decision process while purchasing NY windows. Often times this is done by choosing a double pane Syracuse window replacement rather than replacements with only a single glass pane. The number of glass panes a unit has most certainly makes a difference in the final price of each particular model. Compare each type just as you would carefully consider each different Syracuse technician that is available for the job. Chances are you will not encounter the most experienced professional or the best product for your dollar on the very first try. This is why understanding the benefits of this home improvement task will assist with finding the best available products and services around.

Condensation on Windows

Another detrimental characteristic of poor Syracuse windows is the accumulation of condensation on either side of the glass. Condensation is a result of humid air inside your home coming into contact with a cold window pane inside the house. A cold surface like this will cause the water in the air to form droplets on the side of your Syracuse windows. Although the presence of condensation on your replacement units may give the inside of your home a sauna type appearance as you glimpse past foggy windows on a cold morning, the effects of condensation resonate further than the eye can see. Water that is allowed to build up and rest along Syracuse window replacement sets will quickly cause stress marks within the seal and eventually the replacement window frame itself. If you're not carefully and do not keep out a watchful eye, this condition will lead to the need for further Syracuse contracting work on your home earlier than you had planned. Fortunately for homeowners, there are preventative steps that can be taken to reduce the chance of condensation forming on your latest Syracuse window replacement models.

Knowing that more than one factor contributes to the quality and lasting performance of Syracuse window replacement units, it should come with no surprise that a few maintenance tasks are required to keep them lasting as long as possible. After being subject to months and years of seasonal strain from NY weather, the performance of your Syracuse window replacement will only be ensured if you take the proper precaution of protecting them and performing routine checks on their condition. This will allow you enough time to have a contractor repair any problem areas before they continue and result in the need for a completely new Syracuse window replacement project earlier than you had first expected.

Syracuse, New York U-Factor and SHGC Ratings for Replacement Windows

When shopping for replacement windows in Syracuse, New York - located in Onondaga 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 Syracuse 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 Syracuse, New York and Syracuse's metro area counties including: Madison County NY, Onondaga County NY, and Oswego County NY.

The climate zone, u-factor and SHGC listed for your county in the Syracuse, NY 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 Syracuse metro area, simply do the following:

  1. Find your county in the left most column.
  2. Find your climate zone in the orange box to the right of the column with your county's name.
  3. 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.
  4. Under the product type, you will find the best u-factor and shgc as determined by Energy Star.
  5. 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.

Counties
Madison County NY
Onondaga County NY
Oswego County NY
Northern Climate Zone
Windows
U-FactorSHGC
0.30 or less 0.00 or more
0.31 0.35 or more
0.32 0.40 or more
Skylights
U-FactorSHGC
0.50 or less Any
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

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 Syracuse, NY 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 Syracuse, New York 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.

Syracuse Window Suppliers

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

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Amtek Home Remodeling Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2007
 PO Box 144 Syracuse, NY 13206
 (315) 479-5081
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Angelo's Roofing Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2008
 114 Mary St Syracuse, NY 13208
 (315) 560-0717
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Basement Finishing SYSTS-Cny Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2005
 735 Erie Blvd W Syracuse, NY 13204
 (315) 701-1144
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C Michael Exteriors Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2009
 6075 E Molloy Rd # 6 Syracuse, NY 13211
 (315) 454-5626
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Comfort Windows Doors Siding Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2013
 3624 John Glenn Blvd Syracuse, NY 13209
 (315) 457-0022
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Demascole Inc Kitchen Bath-Tl Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1994
 103 Arterial Rd Syracuse, NY 13206
 (315) 433-1990
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Dubiel Home Improvement Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1993
 125 Bonnie Dr Syracuse, NY 13209
 (315) 487-7618
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Dunford Painting & Restoration Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2000
 4114 S Salina St Syracuse, NY 13205
 (315) 492-3587
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Excel Alumnm Prod Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2004
 563 N Salina St Syracuse, NY 13208
 (315) 471-0925
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Flower City Glass Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2005
 122 Burnet Ave # 103 Syracuse, NY 13203
 (315) 478-8224
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Fss-Genovese Hm Imprvmt-Syrcs Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2006
 1926 Teall Ave Syracuse, NY 13206
 (315) 463-0504
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Green World Landscapes Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1996
 108 Downing Rd Syracuse, NY 13214
 (315) 478-5310
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Home Headquarters Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2004
 538 Erie Blvd W # 100 Syracuse, NY 13204
 (315) 474-1939
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Hoxie's Painting Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2012
 169 Hillsdale Ave Syracuse, NY 13206
 (315) 863-2515
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Illusion Screens Of Cny Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2008
 4338 Southern Pine Way Syracuse, NY 13215
 (315) 218-7364
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Jeff Clark Truck & Constr Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1984
 PO Box L Syracuse, NE 68405
 (315) 458-1399
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Lowe's Home Improvement Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2008
 131 Simon Dr Syracuse, NY 13224
 (315) 350-2801
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Luber Associates Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1997
 103 Milo Ln Syracuse, NY 13219
 (315) 468-0166
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Marinich Builders Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2000
 1123 N State St Syracuse, NY 13208
 (315) 422-1132
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Martin's Glass & Mirror Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2016
 1719 Burnet Ave Syracuse, NY 13206
 (315) 877-1123
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Mj Richardson Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2009
 80 Ball Rd # 7 Syracuse, NY 13215
 (315) 446-1512
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Mpr Remodeling LLC Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2011
 314 Pleasant Ave Syracuse, NY 13212
 (315) 447-5834
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MPW Contracting Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1993
 110 Sheatree Ln Syracuse, NY 13212
 (315) 478-6542
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New York Homeowners Constr LLC Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2003
 107 Leo Ave Syracuse, NY 13206
 (315) 432-1217
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Quality Work Home Svc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2010
 432 S Main St Syracuse, NY 13212
 (315) 452-9000
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Renewal By Andersen Of Cny Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2008
 735 Erie Blvd W Syracuse, NY 13204
 (315) 422-3500
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Roofing Guys Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2009
 3570 Walters Rd Syracuse, NY 13209
 (315) 558-9511
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Ryan Painting & Renovations Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2000
 PO Box 15368 Syracuse, NY 13215
 (315) 469-9283
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Smolen Homes Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1995
 100 Osceola Rd # B Syracuse, NY 13209
 (315) 487-7005
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Strathmore Remodeling & Paint Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2018
 122 Ruskin Ave Syracuse, NY 13207
 (607) 227-2960
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Suburban Mailbox Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2004
 442 Boston St Syracuse, NY 13206
 (315) 434-9174
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Upstate Remodeling Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2007
 437 Aster Dr Syracuse, NY 13209
 (315) 427-6102
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Van Derhoof Roofing Co Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1984
 145 Ainsley Dr Syracuse, NY 13210
 (315) 475-9541
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View-Tech Inc Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2018
 500 Plum St # 400 Syracuse, NY 13204
 (315) 314-5395
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Whiting Ken Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1984
 4458 Cleveland Rd Syracuse, NY 13215
 (315) 469-4077
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Window World Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2008
 954 Spencer St Syracuse, NY 13204
 (315) 295-8888
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Zych Enterprises Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2009
 1232 Westcott St Syracuse, NY 13210
 (315) 439-3002

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