West Valley, Utah Window Replacement
Last updated on 11/15/2019
West Valley window replacement has to be approached with some research behind you. This is because depending on where the window is going, you might prefer one material over another. No longer are you limited to only one choice as a Utah resident. More materials and more methods are being used for window replacement projects all throughout the state of Utah, not just in West Valley. Ideally, if this information is brand-new to you, then you want to bring in contractors that can give you some professional recommendations. Of course, if you have completed a project like this before on your own, then you may be more familiar with your choices. Most of the time, people base these West Valley window replacement option decisions on energy efficiency, cost and ease of installation.
Choosing the Right Product
These three things are the most important for the project and most important for the timeline customers looking to fulfill. Of course, looks are not going to be forgotten and there are several styles to choose from when it comes to choosing the right product. The material that you choose specifically will probably be based on how well it fits into these look requirements. This is because both glass and vinyl have several options you can consider in terms of color, tint shade and size. The contractors who work with West Valley window replacement jobs will be able to give you some excellent recommendations after they have evaluated the job site personally. This is one of the benefits of hiring a Utah expert to come out and take a look at the proposed job so they can let you know what problems they identify right away.
If the West Valley window replacement is going to be installed in a particularly high location, for example, then you may have to prepare yourself for an additional cost. This is because there is always the issue of hazard pay unless you are going to do this installation yourself. If you are, then you need to be certain to invest in the right safety equipment so that you don't take a chance on injuring yourself during the process.
Other ways to research West Valley window replacement include finding out what the most common material is for West Valley jobs. This can be due to local weather conditions or other details that residents must consider. For example, if you experience a lot of winter rainy conditions in that part of UT, then obviously you want to make sure that your West Valley choice can stand up to those weather environments. While both glass and vinyl do have these capabilities, one may be more qualified to handle it than the other.
Checking UT Product Durability Issues
Another issue is just making sure that nothing is going to warp, including the tint on the windows if that's what you choose to purchase. These West Valley window replacement details will be important because it will keep you from having to buy another replacement window very soon in the future. If you want to make sure that you're purchasing a quality product from West Valley window replacement manufacturer, then ask them what their UT guarantee involves and how you can expect to be refunded if something does happen.
Most of the time, it's fairly easy to find a West Valley replacement contractor because they do advertise online. Even if you cannot find a local brick-and-mortar location for them, that doesn't mean they can't come to West Valley and do the window replacement job for you. Some companies operate on a larger base and may not actually be set up in West Valley specifically. However, they may use subcontractors who meet certain quality regulations according to their agreement. This means that you'll hire a particular West Valley window replacement company, but a separate contractor will actually arrive.
If you have questions about the work that is completed, you should direct all of them to the main window replacement company who you hired in the first place. They will be able to handle any disputes and make sure the West Valley window replacement job is done correctly at the end of the day. Also, if a refund is going to be required or a complete window replacement done all over again, they will also need to set this up. Talk to them about whether or not you want the original subcontractor to try again or if you prefer they hire someone else. You should have a say in this process depending on how well they are known to work with their customers. If not, there are always other negotiation methods that include civil court, if it has to go that far.
West Valley, Utah U-Factor and SHGC Ratings for Replacement Windows
When shopping for replacement windows in West Valley, Utah - located in Salt Lake 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 West Valley 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 West Valley, Utah and West Valley's metro area counties including: Salt Lake County UT and Tooele County UT.
The climate zone, u-factor and SHGC listed for your county in the West Valley, UT 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 West Valley 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.
|Salt Lake County UT
Tooele County UT
|Northern Climate Zone|
|0.30 or less||0.00 or more|
|0.31||0.35 or more|
|0.32||0.40 or more|
|0.50 or less||Any|
|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||0.40 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 West Valley, UT 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 West Valley, Utah 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.
West Valley Window Suppliers
Below you will find a list of local window retailers, contractors, installers, and manufacturers in the West Valley area.