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Westminster, California Window Replacement

Last updated on 11/15/2019

Westminster window replacement is the type of project that you'll want to tackle armed with plenty of knowledge. After all, when you're going to spend several thousand dollars on a project, you had better be clear about what you're purchasing. Don't take the recommendation of just any salesperson when making a California window replacement purchase. Instead, do some homework on your own, taking the time to make sure you understand all of the terminology and options that you have.

One of the best places to find information is the Internet. Just look for Web sites that offer both basic information on window replacement as well as information on obtaining quotes from local manufacturers of Westminster window replacement materials. These types of Web sites are good for providing the type of information that can give you a good head start on learning about these products. Keep in mind that some replacement window manufacturers will have their own brand names for various components of the glass, so it pays to learn about those brand names, too.

High Quality Glass in CA

As you begin a search for Westminster window replacement options, you're sure to encounter varying prices for the new glass. This usually occurs because there are so many different quality levels for each type of replacement window. Some types of high quality glass are more important to install in areas that have extreme and varying weather and temperatures. For those who live in areas that have more mild weather, such as in many areas of California, you might be able to spend a little less on a lower quality type of replacement window, saving some money on your project.

Because Westminster is located in southern CA, near Los Angeles, it sometimes can be pretty hot here, so deciding on the quality of glass you'd like to have for your Westminster window replacement project will be a tough call. As you may know, higher quality glass will do a better job of providing energy efficiency to your Westminster home. For example, some Westminster window replacement products include a low-e coating that will protect your home from the infrared rays from the sun that can cause your home to heat up in the summer. A high quality type of glass will help block these rays.

When you're looking for glass that's of high quality, beyond looking for the low-e coating, consider Westminster window replacement materials that include multiple panes of glass. For most mild climates, having two panes of glass inside the frames will provide the perfect blend of energy efficiency and overall cost of the project. If you live in an area where temperature extremes are more pronounced, however, you may want to spend a bit more for a frame that includes a triple pane design. Make sure the panes have an inert gas sealed between them to further improve the energy efficiency of the glass.

Another option that can improve the energy efficiency of your Westminster window replacement products is to make sure the frames include spacers. These spacers will keep the panes of glass properly aligned, which will allow the inert gas to function properly and prevent a high temperature transfer from inside to outside, or vice versa. In addition, the frames should include an insulation along the edges of the panes of glass, which will further improve the overall energy efficiency of the products.

Westminster Replacement Products

Westminster is a city of about 90,000 residents, located just to the southwest of Anaheim. The Naval Weapons Station, Seal Beach, is located to the west of Westminster, separating the city from the Pacific Ocean. With its proximity to Anaheim and its tourist options, such as Disneyland, there's plenty of reasons for people to want to live here, and the population has grown steadily over the years. Westminster is also located near the popular Huntington Beach area of California.

With a large population base in this area of southern CA, the investment you make in Westminster window replacement should pay off down the road, when you're ready to sell your home. Finding a window installer who has a lot of experience shouldn't be a significant problem, thanks to the large number of businesses that will want to increase their customer base here. Just make sure that the installer you hire is willing to give you a written estimate for the job.

Shop around for the manufacturer of your new glass in California. With so many companies that specialize in Westminster window replacement sales in this area, you can probably find a good price on the actual materials. Just make sure that you've selected the exact quality of glass that you want to have for this project, and then only compare the prices for that type of material to avoid confusion.

Westminster, California U-Factor and SHGC Ratings for Replacement Windows

When shopping for replacement windows in Westminster, California - located in Orange County - it is extremely important to purchase windows 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 window replacement based on your zip code's climate zone.

The climate zone assigned to your zip code takes into account how extreme the seasons are in your area of California. How warm and cold it gets where you live determines how well your new windows will need to keep out the cold air and the hot sun.

California, unlike most states, has many micro-climates. Due to these micro-climates most counties and cities in California have more than one climate zone. Therefore most CA cities and counties have more than one u-factor and solar heat gain coefficient rating depending upon which particular climate zone your zip code is in.

Below, you will find a table with the climate zones and corresponding u-factor and SHGC ratings for Westminster, California and Westminster's nearby cities and zip codes.

The climate zone, u-factor and SHGC listed for your zip code in Orange County will help you to determine which replacement windows will maximize energy savings for your home.

To find the Energy Star recommended u-factor and solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) for your city in the Westminster metro area, simply do the following:

  1. Find your city name in the left most column under "Cities and Zips".
  2. Under your city name, locate your zip code.
    1. If you don't see your zip code, scroll down to the next "Cities and Zips" heading and locate your city again. Then find your zip code.
  3. Find your climate zone in the orange box to the right of the column with your city name and zip code combination.
  4. 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.
  5. Under the product type, you will find the best u-factor and shgc as determined by Energy Star.
  6. 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.

Cities and Zips
Fountain Valley
Midway City
Seal Beach
Sunset Beach
North-Central Climate Zone
0.30 or less 0.40 or less
0.53 or less 0.35 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 0.40 or less
Cities and Zips
Fountain Valley
Hawaiian Gardens
La Mirada
La Palma
Los Alamitos
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

Remember to research thoroughly prior to making a window replacement purchase, regardless of whether you are installing the windows yourself or having them installed by a licensed professional window replacement contractor.

Westminster Window Suppliers

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

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Golden Pacific Screen Printing Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1999
 6392 Industry Way Westminster, CA 92683
 (714) 799-6925
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Home Services At Home Depot Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 2016
 6633 Westminster Blvd Westminster, CA 92683
 (714) 759-2807
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Save-On Glass & Screen Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1984
 7793 Westminster Blvd Westminster, CA 92683
 (714) 893-4275
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Screenmobile Get Quotes Online Claim this Listing  In business since 1992
 7831 15th St Westminster, CA 92683
 (714) 379-0010

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