Tampa, Florida Window Replacement
Last updated on 01/08/2022
Tampa window replacement is an ideal improvement project for the Tampa consumer who wishes to enhance curb appeal and get major return on investment. As a home improvement, Tampa window replacement pays for itself in terms of the increased resale value of our FL residence. If you are looking for a renovation that will greatly improve your immediate quality of life, sense of comfort, and reduce your energy load, Tampa window replacement is an excellent option. Although it is a substantial investment, when we work with Tampa window replacement professionals we can secure deals on the top of the line products that improve the efficiency of our Tampa residences.
Tampa window experts assist FL homeowners in finding cost effective solutions for their replacement needs. If price is a top consideration, spend the extra time upfront researching multiple providers and collecting quotes to get an idea of the overall expenditure of Tampa window replacement. Florida window replacement prices may vary significantly between providers, so it's a good idea to invest the time required to locate the provider whose fees mostly closely align with our budgets. For greater savings over the life of the purchase, sensible shoppers do thorough research and explore their options before making purchasing decisions.
Replacement Window Energy Savings
Reducing the amount of energy we use is one of the primary reasons homeowners cite for choosing Tampa window replacement. If you are curious about the benefits of home window replacement and wish to learn more, there are experts nearby to assist you with a home energy audit. This type of efficiency checkup for a home can determine where we are losing energy so we can make the necessary improvements that save us money. Nearly any older, poorly performing window will benefit from a full Tampa window replacement. When it comes to outdated single panel models with poor insulation, a cracked frame, or a stuck sash, replacing the full unit entirely is a sensible solution.
Work with Florida experts to assess your home's efficiency to determine whether you would benefit most from adding storm windows over current ones, full window replacement, or additional weather stripping. If an audit has determined that you would benefit from this project, replacement professionals will suggest glass options that effectively insulate and offer superb saving potential. For the greatest savings, install Energy Star qualified products to lower your monthly bills. Certified by the Environmental Protection Agency, a product with this label is guaranteed to offer superior savings over a traditional model with all of the same options and features.
Why Choose Vinyl
Vinyl replacement windows are an excellent choice for Tampa window replacement projects because they are resistant to the wet, humid weather conditions consistent with the Tampa rainy season. Whereas wood is prone to rotting over time in a humid subtropical climate region like Tampa, Florida, vinyl is extremely durable year round. It is constructed out of strong PVC to endure for decades, and it will also not rot, chip, or fade over time. Both of these benefits make it a great choice for busy homeowners of the elderly, or those who desire the least amount of upkeep. Choose from attractive, high quality vinyl models that insulate our Florida residences from the heat. Our air conditioning systems will run less frequently so that our families stay cool in the summertime.
Vinyl comes in a range of pleasing trim colors for both the inside and outside of the home so we can complement our decor. For safety reasons, the external trim choices will be limited to the lighter end of the color spectrum. Dark colors more readily absorb the sun's heat and are susceptible to warping. To avoid this, manufacturers have designed a range of pleasing lighter colors and even some that match the texture of wood. Although this material is extremely low maintenance, to keep it fresh over time you may wish to power wash it periodically and use an all purpose cleaner if you see any signs of mildew. Given its durability, vinyl will maintain its beautiful appearance for many decades.
Work with well rounded professional Tampa window replacement companies right from the start to be certain you have access to the highest performing products. In general, working with an established company offers us the widest range of styles and options on the market. The more extensive the range of choices, the more likely we are to stay within our means and achieve our goals. Tampa window experts with design and installation experience help us choose products proven to increase curb appeal, enhance efficiency, and in many cases, last for the entire length of time we reside in our homes. To get a jump start on this project, fill out our easy to use contact form to be put in touch with local providers.
Tampa, Florida U-Factor and SHGC Ratings for Replacement Windows
When shopping for replacement windows in Tampa, Florida - located in Hillsborough 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 Tampa 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 Tampa, Florida and Tampa's metro area counties including: Hernando County FL, Hillsborough County FL, Pasco County FL, and Pinellas County FL.
The climate zone, u-factor and SHGC listed for your county in the Tampa, 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 Tampa 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.
|Hernando County FL
Hillsborough County FL
Pasco County FL
Pinellas 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 Tampa, 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 Tampa, 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.
Tampa Window Suppliers
Below you will find a list of local window retailers, contractors, installers, and manufacturers in the Tampa area.