Tulsa, Oklahoma Window Replacement
Last updated on 11/15/2019
Tulsa window replacement companies work with shoppers all over the northeastern corner of Oklahoma to help them select the replacement products that meet their goals. From standard, modern looks to styles that reflect the historic art deco architecture common to this area, Tulsa window replacement specialists tailor each project to meet the client's budget and overall goals. For the most economical choice, they may suggest aluminum frames, while also highlighting the most favored wood and vinyl frame options. For Tulsa consumers looking for a decorative touch, beveled glass is a distinctive element that gives our residences that one of a kind appearance.
Tulsa window replacement adds value to our houses and can improve our overall energy efficiency depending on the combination of Energy Star products and options that we choose. Sometimes our aesthetic vision or need to do the job as affordably as possible will override the desire for energy efficiency. Replacing outdated and underperforming models in our residence is a serious financial investment, and it is best to take time to explore the costs and benefits of all available options before making purchasing decisions. Window technology has advanced such that Tulsa homeowners can enjoy all the perks of window replacement without breaking their budgets.
Aluminum is a durable frame option that Tulsa consumers may consider for their OK home replacement projects. It's important to be aware of the advantages as well as some of the potential disadvantages of selecting this type of metal over its wood and vinyl frame counterparts. Like Oklahoma vinyl replacement windows, these models require minimal maintenance, are long lasting, and offer a wide selection of attractive styles. Similar to wood they can be painted by the homeowner for the ultimate flexibility to match our home's exterior. Oklahoma consumers who want the least amount of maintenance may order aluminum frames with an enamel finish from the factory or clad in vinyl, both options which do not require painting.
Commercial builders love aluminum because this strong metal allows them to use thinner frames so the eye is drawn to the oversized glass panels rather than the framework. In residential applications, this metal is an economical option; however, it is not the most energy efficient option because it causes conductive heat loss and gain. For greater energy savings, Oklahoma shoppers will want to consider vinyl or wood for their frame material. In order to compensate for its poor insulation, Tulsa window replacement shoppers could opt for double or triple glazing and low E coatings to reduce thermal transmission. While aluminum frames do tend to be an older style that has gone out of favor in comparison to wood and vinyl, which are both excellent insulators, it is still a valuable option worth considering.
A popular artistic touch that adds shine and sparkle to a casement window replacement is beveled glass. Traditionally, a rectangular border is etched into the surface a few inches from the edge, creating magical prisms of light that enhance the visual appeal of a window. However, the bevel shapes and design ideas are as limitless as our imaginations. Bevels offer a surprisingly affordable option for adding depth and dimension to a room. Great precision must be exercised to assure that the bevel has the same depth around all four sides. Installing this type of glass involves careful measurement and installation by skilled Tulsa window replacement contractors.
Tulsa window replacement contractors may suggest beveled glass for homeowners who list visual appeal among the important considerations for their replacement project. This design adds greater value than traditional muntins, which also serve to add visual interest to our Tulsa window replacement job. For the most visibility to guests and passersby, it is commonly used in ornate entrance way doors or on a transom window which appears above a door. This striking element is a way to add sophistication to a simple replacement job. For ideas and inspiration that you can show to Tulsa window replacement specialists, you may wish to browse home improvement or architecture magazines.
Tulsa Window Contractors
To get an accurate cost for Tulsa window replacement, speak with several companies in the Tulsa OK area to gather multiple estimates. A quick and easy way to get started on the process is to fill out our contact form. Qualified professionals in your area will contact you to discuss options, goals, and your budget. Do not worry if you feel uncertain about the process or the styles and options that will look the most attractive or offer the most utility in your residence. Speaking with several companies only helps increase our understanding so we can make informed choices and decisions when it comes to this home improvement job. Use our free contact form today to get no obligation quotes from expert providers in Tulsa.
Tulsa, Oklahoma U-Factor and SHGC Ratings for Replacement Windows
When shopping for replacement windows in Tulsa, Oklahoma or any of its counties, including Creek County and Tulsa 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 Tulsa 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 Tulsa, Oklahoma and Tulsa's metro area counties including: Creek County OK, Okmulgee County OK, Osage County OK, Pawnee County OK, Rogers County OK, Tulsa County OK, and Wagoner County OK.
The climate zone, u-factor and SHGC listed for your county in the Tulsa, OK 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 Tulsa 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.
|Creek County OK
Okmulgee County OK
Osage County OK
Pawnee County OK
Rogers County OK
Tulsa County OK
Wagoner County OK
|South-Central Climate Zone|
|0.30 or less||0.25 or less|
|0.53 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 Tulsa, OK 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 Tulsa, Oklahoma 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.
Tulsa Window Suppliers
Below you will find a list of local window retailers, contractors, installers, and manufacturers in the Tulsa area.