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Reputable Window & Door Replacement Companies in the San Jose Area

We are here to help when you need a local contractor but don't have the time or patience to try to find the best Window & Door Replacement companies in the San Jose area. Relax. We've done the research for you. We save San Jose area homeowners time by conducting thousands of due diligence home contractor surveys and interviews with homeowners. Only Window & Door Replacement companies that “earn” a Five Star Rating through exceptional service and work performance are listed above. Our stringent selection process ensures you'll be working with the best San Jose Window & Door Replacement contractors.

Services & Products Provided by Window & Door Replacement Companies in San Jose:

Residential Window Replacements.

Complementary Services & Products Provided by San Jose Window & Door Replacement Companies:

Customized Windows, Door Replacements, Siding, Stucco.

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Common Replacement Window Brands

Milgard, Pella, Andersen, Simonton, Jeld-Wen, Anlin, Therma-Tru

Choosing Replacement Windows for South Bay Homes

Old, drafty and ugly windows can be a big issue for some San Jose and South Bay homes. Replacing your windows may seem like an expensive option, but it can be very affordable and have a long-term positive impact on your property value as well as on your enjoyment of your home. Depending on what you are looking for, there are several different window materials that may fit your needs. New energy-efficient windows come in multiple styles, including double-hung, casement windows, picture windows and more.

Style Matters

You do not want to negatively impact the functionality nor the curb appeal of your home by a disastrous or poorly-planned home improvement project such as window replacement. Old windows can warp out of shape and get stuck when you try to open them. They may not be functional any more, allowing too much air or water in around the edges that they should be keeping out. When this begins happening, it is time to start thinking about window replacement in your San Jose area home. Choosing replacement windows that will be attractive as well as practical is a big part of your decision process.

Window Energy Efficiency Ratings

Most windows offer basic Energy Star performance ratings to let you know that they have been approved by the energy council. Contractors and professional window installation organizations understand these ratings and can help homeowners interpret exactly which window will be the best for their particular situation.

  • SHGC (Solar Heat Gain Coefficient) signifies of the amount of heat from the sun that filters through the glass. The SHGC is articulated as a number between 0 and 1; a SHGC rating closer to 0 means that the glazing has a higher shading ability.
  • Visible Transmittance (VT) shows the quantity of visible light that is permitted to pass through the glass, expressed as a fraction. More visible light enters the room as the fractions get larger.
  • U-value gauges how well windows defend against heat loss, and is the inverse of the R-value. Lower U-value indicates that the glass is more efficiently blocking the passage of heat through the window.

Energy-efficient features such as Low-E (Low-Emissive) glass has an invisible metal or metal oxide covered on to the face of the window so the surface actually returns heat, while still permitting light to pass through. Proven to increase energy efficiency, Low-E windows also decrease fabric fading and may even increase the overall comfort of your home. Another energy-efficient feature of windows is including argon—an odorless, colorless gas—between layers of glass in your windows. This stacking improves soundproofing qualities and reduces frost and condensation.

Balancing the visual transmittance, U-value and solar heat gain coefficient is a challenge best left to professionals in the window installation business. When you are choosing new windows, be sure to understand not only the look of the windows, but the impact that they will have on your South Bay home's energy efficiency rating.

Common Mistakes San Jose Homeowners Can Make When Replacing Windows

The prospect of buying replacement windows may have you frustrated or confused with the dizzying array of options available on the market. Energy Star ratings, name brand or off-brand manufacturer, the total cost of ownership, DIY or hire a window replacement contractor—all of these things and more may be swirling through your mind. While there are a lot of options, by avoiding a few simple mistakes you will be able to successfully get through your replacement window project without any long-term regrets.

1. Replacing Windows with the Exact Same Type
Unless your San Jose area home is brand-new—in which case you should not be replacing your windows—there is a strong possibility that there are newer and better window options on the market now than there were when your current windows were manufactured. Ordering exactly what was there before may be the easiest way to get through the window replacement process, but there could be longer-term consequences such as added costs or lowered energy efficiency. Do your homework and be sure you’re getting the best possible option at the most reasonable price.

2. Selecting Windows on Price Alone
With windows, as with any large home improvement project, you need to consider the total cost of ownership (TCO). This includes not only the upfront cost that you will plunk down at the window manufacturer and possibly with the window installation company, but also the longer-term impact of your decisions. You wouldn’t use the cheapest, flimsiest door if you were replacing your front door, so why would you go with cheap windows? Ensure the safety and security of your family, but still stay within your set budget. Some glass and glazing options are more expensive. In South Bay, some of these choices will have an impact on your overall energy-efficiency and some will not. Consulting a professional window replacement contractor in San Jose is the best way to ensure you’re making good decisions.

3. Windows are Installed Improperly
When you work with a professional window installation company in San Jose, you should be getting trained proficient craftsmen and women who fully understand the process. Assuring that your window installation contractor has been designated and trained by the window manufacturer to install that model is important as well.

4. Failure to Question Your Window Installation Contractor
Few decisions will have the energy-efficiency impact on your San Jose area home as the choice of new windows and an installation team that you can trust and who will value your business. You should have a very high comfort level that your hired professionals understand the type of windows, why that window is best for your particular situation, and whether there are other options on the market that might offer a better long-term solution.

Choosing a Five Star Rated window replacement company in San Jose will help avoid common mistakes and ensure you're working with a trustworthy, knowledgeable company.

Areas Typically Served By San Jose Window & Door Replacement Contractors

San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Mountain View, Milpitas, Palo Alto, Cupertino, Campbell, Saratoga, Los Gatos, Santa Clara County, including the following zip codes:

94022 94023 94024 94035 94039 94040 94041 94042 94043 94085
94086 94087 94088 94089 94090 94301 94302 94303 94304 94305
94306 94309 94310 95002 95008 95009 95011 95013 95014 95015
95020 95021 95026 95030 95031 95032 95035 95037 95038 95042
95044 95046 95050 95051 95052 95054 95055 95056 95070 95071
95101 95102 95103 95106 95108 95109 95110 95111 95112 95113
95116 95118 95119 95120 95121 95122 95123 95126 95129 95130
95131 95134 95135 95136 95138 95139 95140 95141 95142 95148
95150 95151 95152 95153 95154 95155 95156 95157 95158 95159
95160 95161 95164 95170 95171 95172 95173